Post # 1
hey all, we are looking at bands for our wedding but the boy has had a change of heart in the last week due to the cost. He thinks the $500 for a DJ is more reasonably priced than the $2000 for the band.
Whilst I agree, it is cheaper, but I am not sure its more fun. I dont think we should necessarily worry about the cost difference, if it is going to change the dynamics of the day.
Every wedding I have been to with bands has been so much fun, weddings with DJs have been hit and miss.
What are your thoughts… are you pro band or pro dj?
Post # 3
I personally like DJ’s more, just because it’s easier to keep the night “going’ then is with a band. The DJ can play to the crowd a bit more, and figure out what’s making people dance or clear the floor, just because they have access to more songs. But, a bad DJ can ruin a night, that’s for sure.
I’d go with a DJ over a band, mostly because I’d want songs from all generations and genres played, and you’re more likely to find a DJ who can do that then a band.
Post # 4
I’m Pro-Band but it really depends on the quality of the band or DJ. Like PP said, a bad band or DJ can really change the mood.
Also, keep in mind you will have to provide meals to the vendor. Paying for a 10 piece band’s meal as opposed to a one person DJ can add up
Post # 5
Thanks for the input guys! It seems its a split here too 🙂 The band will only be a 4 piece, but I shall have to go and see some showcase shows and see who looks the best!
Post # 6
I say DJ! I’ve never really liked bands because you get one ‘style’ of music but with a DJ, as said before, they can read the atmosphere of the crowds and play the songs accordingly. Plus, if a guest ever has a request, the guarantee would be in the DJ’s music library as compared to a band’s knowledge of how to play that song.
Post # 7
We were torn as well due to budget issues! So we did DJ for reception (they can play music for everyone) and then we went with a string duo for our ceremony (cello/violin) we get a little bit of both and the duo is playing everything from classical to The Beatles! All together it was much cheaper then just a band.
Post # 8
we’re having a guitar duet. They asked for $200 for the four hours, we’ll probably give $400