(Closed) band or dj??

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: band or dj
    band : (5 votes)
    22 %
    dj : (18 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We are having a DJ, tacky no, but they may not be your vision for your wedding.  If you really want live music then I would go for it.  There are alot of country bands that have more in what they can do than they would put in there normal set list. Whatever band you choose, you can ask them what not in the country they can play and allow some flexibility.

    Post # 4
    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i actually like djs better bc i like a variety of music styles, but i voted for a band because i that’s what you seem to want 🙂

    Post # 5
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I don’t think DJs are tacky at all – I’ve been to lots of weddings with awesome DJs! That said – we found an awesome band so we booked them. If you really want a band, I say go for it. I think I’d rather listen to only live country music than a DJ playing some recorded country music and some recorded other music. I’m not really a country music fan – but live music is really cool!

    Post # 6
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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 # 7
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    If you think DJs are tacky, don’t have one. I do think as a guest I much prefer DJs for variety, dance music, etc. I’ve been to one wedding with a band and, to be honest, I didn’t dance as much. I want a DJ for my wedding.

    But if you don’t want dancing to be a huge part of your evening, then there’s really no reason to have a DJ. It all depends on how you see your reception going, IMO.

    Post # 8
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We are doing a DJ for a few reasons:

    1. Fiance and I both are very particular about our music. We want to hear the song the way it was originally written and recorded
    2. We aren’t big dancers
    3. 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.

    Also, both can be tacky and both can be wonderful. A DJ is not “tacky” by default, and a band is not “better” by default.

    You could have a really terrible band and a really classy DJ.

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