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  • Writer's pictureDrew Jensen

How Do I Know How Big of A Band I Need?

Updated: Feb 22, 2022

Thinking about your budget and what kind of entertainment you want for your wedding is always a careful decision to make. There are a lot of questions with a decision that fits each individual couple, there’s so many ways you can customize your wedding. Is a six piece band enough for my wedding? Is a 12 piece band too many people for your wedding? 

The easiest way to answer this question is based on the number of guests you have and how big / alive you want the sound of your wedding band to be. Here are some things to consider when thinking about the number of pieces in your wedding band: 

Remember: Funktastic is a completely customized event experience and is a first class band that has got everything you need! Consisting of Chicago's finest musicians, Funktastic is professional, affordable, and ready to bring the house down with your favorite hits!

The All Star Package (12 piece band) is best for a full horn-big band wedding reception. Every delicacy of each tune is covered from the horns of Motown, to every background harmony in your song. This package has the biggest sound with the most amount of time that will pack your dance floor. This also will add in live music flares throughout the day! 

The Base Band Package is best if you have a smaller wedding reception but still want the full band feeling at your reception. All of the energy is there and gives you that live band feeling throughout your whole body that a DJ can’t do. There’s nothing like a live band playing your favorite songs so it feels like you’re at your private concert with your favorite music. It's something different than playing the original song, not that there’s anything wrong with that!

For a full list of our packages, see below and ask us about customizing your band layout to fit your budget, ceremony, dinner, reception or whatever part of the day you’d like music for~ 

1. Base Band Package (6-7 pc): 2-3 Vocalists, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, and Horns can be added Al La Carte. ​ 

2. Big Band Package: **Most Popular** (10 pc) Our base band plus: Horn section with an option of an East Coast Style wedding with dancing between courses. ​ 

3. All Star Package: **Most Popular** (12 pc) Our Big Band plus: Solo instrument for ceremony with rotating quartets during dinner including an extra hour of dancing and a rapper. From our countless weekends performing at Chicago nightclubs like The Bassment, Untitled and many more - we learned to incorporate flares of hip-hop to our sound like no one else.



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