Post # 1
IM thinking about getting a band for the reception, but my fiance and I only listen to country but i know alot of people hate country. Should we get a DJ instead to switch it up a little, so they dont only play country or do a cover band for country music? I really think DJ’s are tacky and would love to stay away from them. But i dont want people to hate the reception bc its country music but that is what we really love! I know DJ;s are cheaper, but thats not really a factor at this point.
Post # 3
if cost is not a factor, then a band is so much better!
Post # 4
There are a lot of types of DJs- yes, some are cheesy and overactive, but others can be very behind the scenes and you hardly notice them. Personally, I voted DJ because of this- I think if you can find the right fit for what you’re looking for then it might be good to have someone who can mix things up.
That said- it’s YOUR wedding. If country is what you love, then have country! If there’s a band that you already have in mind, I say go for it. Hearing music from a live performance is pretty much bound to get people on the dance floor, even if it is a genre they don’t normally prefer. (There’s just something about the live energy vs. just a recording.)
Post # 5
I prefer a DJ for the variety of music. You just have to find a good DJ who isn’t cheesy (DJ’s aren’t tacky in the least).
I pretty much spend the entire reception on the dance floor at weddings so if I’m at a wedding with a live band that I don’t particularly like, I’m not really going to want to dance and will feel like I’m sitting around. I even LOVE country music and would prefer a DJ to a country band at a wedding reception.
ETA: I also prefer to dance to the original versions over covers, typically.
Post # 6
The right band can be priceless, regardless of their style of music.
I went to a wedding this past summer where they had hired a Bluegrass band. Safe to say there were no Bluegrass fans in the crowd. But you could not pry people off the dancefloor, even at 3am. The band played for 7 hours with only occasional breaks- they were only hired until midnight, but didn’t want to stop because everyone was having the best time ever!
I’m a country fan too, although everyone in my family hates it. But my father sheepishly admitted that he does know how to two-step, if that ever becomes a requirement.
Go with what you love!
Post # 7
We are doing a DJ for a few reasons:
- FI and I both are very particular about our music. We want to hear the song the way it was originally written and recorded
- We aren’t big dancers
- The space where our dance floor is going to be is fairly small
I have been to weddings with both bands and DJs. I happened to like the weddings with DJs better. We could have a band if we wanted, but we decided we like having a DJ better so we are splurging on a really good one.
Post # 8
I was in two minds also because we didn’t want a cheesy DJ. We have decided to go with a DJ though. The one thing with a band that someone advised me is that they wont play continually, they’ll have like 10-15 minute breaks every so often, meaning it can cause a break in the atmosphere. I haven’t voted as it really depends on the feel you want, best of luck.