I will keep this as general as possible so as not to bias responses. I asked a friend to bring a specific band that he plays in (he is in more than one) to play a couple sets at our wedding this summer. I would describe him as a pretty good friend (known him for 8 or 9 years and we were within the same close circle of friends for most of that time). His band is an old time swing / country band that does a mix of covers and originals, they are not a traditional wedding or cover band so to speak though they do them occasionally. The band in question plays out fairly regularly but is not a big regional success or anything since they are in more of a niche market. He said he could do it and quoted me a price per musician. Two questions - 1. What price range would you expect for this gig (2-3 hours, same set as their regular bar gigs... i.e. not having to learn a bunch of songs, M.C., play the 'first dance' etc.) 2. What would your reaction be if he sort of vaguely implied he was going to use some other dudes who are not in the band you requested?