Wedding Music

Your Wedding Music – Should You Choose a DJ or a Live Band?

Wedding MusicOne of the things that you’re going to have to do when you’re working through your wedding planning list is choose between hiring a live band or a DJ for your wedding music. Both have pros and cons to them, but fortunately you cannot go wrong either way. As long as you make sure that the right type of music is being played at your wedding, it’s sure to be a roaring success.

Looking at the price…

There is usually a big discrepancy in price between a DJ and a live band. When you hire a DJ you’ll be hiring one person to provide the music instead of several. The bands also have to deal with setting up the instruments and the lighting while a DJ only has to worry about getting the sound right. This means that the band will need more set up time, which you’ll have to pay for.

Flexibility counts…

If you are looking for a wide range of music to be played at your wedding you’re better off hiring a DJ. Most bands have one distinct genre of music that they perform and while they may be able to play other styles, it simply may not sound that great. DJs, however, can play anything you’d like to hear ranging from the big band era all the way up to hip-hop. You’ll definitely have more versatility with your music styles when you hire a DJ.

The wedding atmosphere…

It definitely goes without saying that a live band will produce a bigger sound and create more of an effect than a DJ ever could. Some bands are quite lively and get right into the spirit of the moment. At one minute they’ll be playing a soft ballad for the bride and groom’s first dance and at the next minute they’ll be jazzing it up to get everybody on their feet. If you can find a fun and energetic band for your wedding the atmosphere can get quite electrifying.

There are some DJs that can create quite an atmosphere as well, but it just isn’t the same. Live music simply cannot be compared to the music coming from an electronic machine.

When it comes down to it, a live band is definitely worth the money if you can possibly fit it into your budget. As long as you like the band’s music and their style, you’ll have a magical night of musical memories that just can’t compare with those offered by a DJ.


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