Choosing Between a Band or DJ for Your Wedding
So you are planning your special day and trying to decide on who will be playing the tunes, but who to choose – the DJ or the live band? Below we will cover some points to help you decide which is best for your occasion.
Points to Consider
- Vibe – The type of music you choose will set the tone for the whole event, and will help greatly with creating a theme for your wedding. To make it simple, consider the types of personalities that you invited, as well as what type of ambience you want to set: perhaps you want to go for a fun, funkadelic theme, or maybe you and your guests are more of the upper-class, classical music type.
- Variation – Despite wanting to stick to a certain theme, there may come a time when the music needs to changed up for others to enjoy it. When it comes time to get guests on the dancefloor, it’s wise to go for music that everyone can connect with.
- Budget – In the war of pricing, you will often notice that the DJ is usually cheaper, and prices will vary depending on the type of equipment that is needed and what day of the week your event is on. The band on the other hand will be more expensive, which makes sense, more people equals more pay. Just like DJs, the price for the live band will depend on when the wedding is, how many band members they need for the gig, and how long they have to perform.
- Space – In the end, your venue will play a large part in what can and can’t be done. The venue might have a restriction on the number of musicians allowed, or if there are limitations on power consumption or noise levels.
In conclusion, there’s no doubt that when it comes to music at a wedding, it’s sink or swim. When doing your research and planning, think of the music as the heart and soul of the whole event.