When organising your wedding, it is important to choose colours and a theme for the event, right? Well, the same goes for entertainment. Having a band or a DJ at your wedding creates a different “feel”. It is a crucial decision and can make your wedding reception great!
Having a band perform at your wedding has many benefits, but make sure you weigh up the downside too. One of the best things about having a band is the lively presence. Having a band playing provides the guests with entertainment, and interaction during the wedding reception. The musical experience is far from that of a DJ, and it comes down to preference of live music or original tracks. Bands do tend to make the reception far more “bubbly” and exciting, but they are limited to the genre of music. Don’t expect a jazz band to pump out your favourite pop hit! One of the cons of having a band perform is the cost. Wedding bands cost far more than wedding DJ’s, this is because there is a lot of practice and setup necessary.
When a DJ is in charge of the reception’s entertainment, there is far less crowd interaction. DJs are nowhere near as lively as bands are, but they are very efficient and have more variety of music to play. DJs can still be exciting, but generally they will be busy, as they have to constantly update the playlist, sound, etc. DJs are very good at entertaining for long periods of time, so the worry of running out of music will never be an issue. DJs are very flexible during the reception, as they can play background music during speeches, and special dances for the bride and groom.
Both bands and DJ’s can make your wedding reception memorable and entertaining. Both have pros and cons, and again, it comes down to personal preference, so let your decision reflect on what you think would suit your wedding!