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Music is one of the most important components when it comes to a wedding. It says a lot about you as a couple and can really set the tone for the whole night. It is used in every part of the wedding from the bride walking down the aisle all the way until the last song of the night. So who do you trust with one of the most important tasks of the evening... A live band or a wedding DJ? How do you choose?! Check out all things we believe you should consider when choosing between the two.
There are three main points you should consider when choosing between a band or a DJ.
1. Wedding Venue- If you have already chosen your venue think about the spacing. Is there enough room for a full live band to fit? Is your dance floor a little smaller that only a DJ booth would fit? Think about your floor plan and see which fits best.
2. Budget- Your budget is the most important thing to keep in mind when choosing between the two. Live bands are generally more expensive but if the music is on the top of your priority list then it might be great to splurge a little for a full live band.
3. Theme/atmosphere- What kind of atmosphere do you want to create for your wedding and how are your music choices going to influence that?
What having a live band at your wedding means:
Pros: Let's be real... Who doesn't love live music!? The excitement level is turned up to a 20 and guests are going to walk away talking about the band you had for months and months to come. They keep the party going because they join in on the party!
Cons: One of the biggest cons is the price tag. Live bands tend to be more expensive because you are having upwards of 10 people traveling to be at your venue. Depending on the location you may need to put them up in a hotel room for a night as well. Also, a bands repertoire tends to be what they choose so if you are looking for specific songs at your wedding you may not have the option.
What having a DJ at your wedding means:
Pros: A Wedding DJ is generally less expensive and they aren't packing as much equipment as a band might. They also have access to every song in the whole world. So if you want to mix country music with swing music and then throw in some rock n roll then you can! The possibilities are endless. If you do your research, read reviews, and set up meetings you will be able to pick a DJ with an awesome personality that will make sure your party goes all night.
Cons: It is a rare moment that people will talk about the DJ you had at your wedding for months afterwards. They tend to not be as memorable because of how common they are in the wedding scene. You also run the risk of a lack luster Emcee who isn't willing to have fun themselves. They may just sit in the corner and press play when they need to.
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Lilli Black is a wedding coordinator, planner and designer in Denver Colorado. She works in Denver, as well as all over Colorado. She has been in the wedding industry for many years, and has planned more than 1000 weddings in Colorado.