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Band vs dJ

Hiring a Band vs DJ


Choosing between a band vs DJ for your wedding can be challenging. There are so many cool aspects to look forward to when hiring either of them for your wedding. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when you are choosing between the two. Here are a couple of pointers to keep in mind when making your decision.

Band VS DJ

Hiring a Band:

  • The experience. Hiring a band creates an amazing live music experience for you and your guests!
  • The entertainment aspect. Hiring a band means that you are also getting a show. Of course, we want people to be out on the dance floor, however, with a band guests can sit and enjoy the music as well.
  • The band is fun for all ages. All ages can enjoy a band. Depending on the band you hire and the genre of music you choose, all ages can enjoy live music.
  • Special Touch. Songs are a huge part of a wedding. When a live musician performs for the first dance, there is an added element to that special moment.

Pros of hiring a DJ:

  • You get a wide selection of music. Hiring a DJ means you have several different genres and songs to choose from.
  • Your guests can make requests. Since there is a wide selection of music, guests can make requests for any song without any trouble.
  • The ability for interactive dances. The cha-cha slide, Cupid Shuffle, and YMCA are all available song options when hiring a DJ.
  • The Set-Up. Typically the DJ can set up and sound check in a timely manner. Allowing for quick access to music.
  • You are also getting an MC. Hiring a DJ allows the freedom to relax and enjoy the evening while the DJ makes all the announcements.
  • Cost-Effective: Bands tend to cost a lot more than a DJ.

There are so many cool ways to incorporate a Dj or a band for your wedding. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when deciding to go with a Band or a DJ.

  • Cost
  • Understand the space that you have for either Band or a DJ.
  • Keep in mind the music selection you are wanting for your wedding.
  • Do you want entertainment AND music?
  • What is the most important aspect of your reception music?

All of these ideas are helpful tools to use when picking out DJ or Band.

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