A comprehensive guide for wedding planning
New York’s Best Musicians
Why have music for a
This may seem like an obvious (if not rhetorical) question to
some. While a quiet wedding in Judge’s chambers may not have
music, most weddings do incorporate music for the ceremony,
cocktail hour, and reception. In fact, most couples can’t imagine
their wedding without music
The more frequent (and germane) question is: In selecting
music, what are we going for?
A wedding may be an expression of the couple’s individual
tastes; or it may be an anticipation of the expectation and tastes
of important guests.
Cost is often a factor: how much do we want (or need) to spend?
The safest choice is often an experienced wedding band.
New York’s Best flagship band, Amaretto (based in Washington
DC) has performed at thousands of weddings, and played for the
last three inaugurations. David Fletcher (the bass player, in this
photo of Amaretto), is the owner of New York’s Best Musicians.
There are many great options for wedding music
Anything with the word “wedding” in front of it seems to increase
the price exponentially. For example, a “wedding” dress vs. a
formal white dress; a “wedding” cake vs. (the same big) cake.
Our mission is to provide wedding services at “non-wedding”
There are a wide range of bands for a wedding reception
besides traditional wedding or society bands
Check out the following band. They don’t call
themselves a wedding band, but they are wedding
appropriate – and lots of fun at a wedding reception.
This band can be booked for $2500 – a unheard of
price for a wedding band, which typically runs in the
$5000 – 10,000 range (if not more)
Here some great options choices to consider. On the far left, The Hit Girls
a rocking all-girl band; in the middle, Miss Babs and the Kicking Boogie
Band, a contemporary-feel country band; and on the far right, Curbside
Manner, a great, increasingly popular young band. All of these bands are
The are dozens of great choices available from New York’s Best Musicians
Designing Wedding Music
One of the reasons to use an experienced agency run and
staffed by individuals with bona fide musical credentials is
that they can work with you and your planner in selecting
music which is in keeping with your concepts, tastes and the
theme of your wedding
New York’s Best has many years experience in working with
event designers and wedding planners on a broad range of
weddings and events
New York’s Best’s owner David Fletcher has years of
experience as a musician, music educator, music director
and co-composer, and brings this experience to the table in
working with your planner to design the music for your event
A Current Big Trend
The Great Gatsby is influencing the design of many weddings and events right now.
Here are just a few bands to consider for this theme.
Videos and complete price list on our website at www.newyorksbestmusicians.com
Hot Jazz of the
20’s - two guitars
The Hot Sardines
New York’s Best
Little, Big Band
What about different styles
Most weddings and events are enhanced by incorporating a blend
or combination of musical styles. An important factor is whether
the variety you want can be accomplished in one group. To do so
is often beneficial and can save costs.
A little known fact: most bands, even smaller ones, will bring a
sound system for tracks to play during breaks. This adds variety.
In essence, most bands can act as a d.j. for part of the time,
without adding any cost whatsoever
There is no substitute for live music, but an event can benefit from
a combination of both live and recorded. This is the best of both
How much will wedding music
We are one of only a handful of music agencies that
publish prices. You will find videos and prices of all
our bands at this link
Our prices for both classical and jazz groups are
including on those pages at these links
Why New York’s Best?
We will handle your music needs from soup to nuts.
We will help you select the perfect music. We will work with
your planner in designing the perfect musical fabric for the
day, suitable to the theme and feel of your wedding
We offer the best in musical entertainment for the best price
We work with your budget. We can work with virtually any
We are a pleasure to work with. It’s a point of pride for us. .
Why New York’s Best?
Our musicians are polished, professional, and
extraordinarily talented. And did we mention – they are
really nice. If they weren’t, we wouldn’t be working with
We can also provide video and photo at great prices,
offering the convenience to you of coordinating and
consolidating three interrelated artistic/technical
services (musicians, photographers and
Our photographers and videographers are talented,
polished, and attuned to your needs at a wedding.
Some insider tips: how to
insure a great result
Speak with the band leader before hiring the band.
Don’t hesitate to ask questions and make sure all of
your questions are answered to your satisfaction.
Read online reviews at Wedding Wire.
Pick vendors carefully, but then put your trust in them.
This is your wedding and you deserve not to fret.