Planning Tips For Your Reception

Gunpowder Soup’s Tip For Your Event

The “industry standard” time a band is on the clock for a wedding is 5 hours.  The sets are usually 45 minutes of performance with a 15 minute break.  The manager of Gunpowder Soup will work with your wedding planner to maximize the time of the show with dinner, wedding customs, and speeches.   Of course, you may have other special ideas and we will do our best to help (within reason).  The manager will follow the itinerary and will work with your wedding planner to ensure all details are discussed before we arrive.  And, we can be very flexible if you desire a very laid back reception, you just give us your cues and we will respond.  Below is an example of an itinerary for a reception:

5:00 PM – Ceremony

5:30 PM – Reception begins

10:30 PM – Reception ends

12:00 AM – Venue needs the Band out

Itinerary:

4:00 PM  The Band arrive and  set up

5:30 PM – The Band will emcee the grand wedding entrance, go straight into the bride/groom 1st dance, start quiet background MP 3 music for dinner

6:30 PM – Performance begins

10:30 PM – Performance ends

10:30 PM to 12:00 AM – Band breaks down and loads out

OR,

 

Itinerary:

4:00 PM  The Band arrive and  set up

5:30 PM – The Band will play 1st set of the show with cocktail feel music and not too loud

6:00 PM – The Band will emcee the grand wedding entrance, go straight into the bride/groom 1st dance, start quiet background MP 3 music for dinner

7:15 PM – Performance begins

10:15 PM – Performance ends

10:30 PM to 12:00 AM – Band breaks down and loads out

 

Break time between sets:

Our breaks are 10 minutes in length and as a free service to you, the engineer will start dance music to keep the people on the dance floor.

Song selection:

You can choose songs you want to hear or let the manager use her six sense and years of experience to pick the songs for each set.   We want to keep the dance floor rockin’ just like you desire for your guest.  If a certain genre of music is requested, we will comply until we see the dance floor thinning out and then we will switch into another genre.  Our GRAMMY award winning engineer and front man will engage with the guests and this is a way for us to find which songs people want to hear.

Extra time needed:

If the venue manage allows the extra hour of staying open, the Band can play an extra 50 minutes with a 10 minute break before starting the new set.   Remember to check with the band manager and venue manager before announcing another rockin’ set from Gunpowder Soup.  The venue may say no and some members may not be able to stay longer.  Very important,  the Band takes 90 minutes to break down and load out.  If the venue says they close at 12:00 AM, the Band needs to stop at 10:30 PM.

 

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