What Do I Need To Know To Play A Wedding? 

  • Reuben Avery
  • CEO - BackOnStage
  • Artist and
    Band Leader
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Performing at weddings, juat as most private events, can be a  very luctative way for musicians to make money.  The acts that are most successful are the ones who know how to take the pressure off the bride and work well with the photographer, caterer, even planner etc.

In this video, veteran band leader Reuben Avery explains exactly what is entailed in playing a wedding. That includes what you should know and things you need to be aware of.


Tips And Advice Reuben Shares In This Video


Understand how different playing a wedding is from most other gigs.

What You Need to Know

Learn how to prepare for performing for a wedding reception.


Learn who you need to constantly coordinate with at a wedding reception.

Wedding Rituals

Learn what your role is in the many rituals of weddings such as throwing the bouquet.


Learn some tips for when you are asked or requirted to emcee the event as well.

Unruly Patrons

Learn how to handle attendees who perhaps had one toast too many. 

Reuben shares a lot more invaluable insights!

About The EXPERT

Reuben Avery

Reuben has over 20 years of experience in the live music entertainment industry. In 2009, he founded Phonix Band Inc., one of the top music entertainment and production companies based in Vancouver, BC. They provide sound production services and an array of live music, ranging from solo acts to 9-piece party bands.

Since earning his Bachelor of Music degree from Capilano University in 2010, Reuben has started several music-related businesses, performed in nearly 1,000 shows with various bands, and worked on film productions as a music copyist and librarian.

In 2019, he founded Back On Stage App, a comprehensive client, team, and business management software for live music businesses. His goal was to leverage his live music experience to help other musicians build and grow their music businesses.

Beyond music, Reuben has over six years of experience as the Marketing Director for Easiklip Floors, a North American hardwood flooring merchant. Here, he has created marketing campaigns, sales funnels, and website infrastructure.

Reuben is passionate about giving musicians and bands the freedom they need to focus on their music. He aims to achieve this by building tools that simplify running a music business.


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