Post # 1
Just wanted to get some opinions on the difference between a band or a DJ. I don’t necessarily have an opinion but everyone around me does! I want a traditional, elegant and classy affair, this can’t be attained by having a DJ? What does everyone think? Thanks in advance!!!
Post # 3
Why do you think by having a dj that it can’t be classy? Please explain……
Ive been to several classy weddings that had DJs…. I don’t get why u think that??
Post # 4
I don’t know why a DJ wouldn’t be classy. Every big ballroom I’ve been to have a DJ. In fact, I’d find it kind of strange to have a band there.
People like to dance, and people like DJs.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
SO and I are torn on this one. The nice thing about having a band is how classy it seems, and it’s so cool to have live music. I’ve never been to a wedding with a band, so I think I’m leaning toward it. However, that pidgeonholes you into one style/sound of music, and you are putting a lot of trust in strangers to do a good job. Also, they are going to have to take at least one break, so there will be no music for part of the time unless you hook up an iPod for background music.
The nice thing about a DJ is that you can have them play literally anything from Frank Sinatra to the electric slide. But I’ve never seen a good way to dress up that gross DJ equipment, so it does pull the feel of the reception in another direction.
I think ultimately we will probably go with a band. The selection process will probably be brutal, though!
Post # 7
DJ. Bands look nice but djs are way more fun. My sister is having both, I’m excited to see it’ll balance out.
Post # 8
@weddingbound, I don’t think a DJ would be unclassy. Most of my friends and family have told me that it would be unclassy, for the theme I am going for. I just wanted other people’s opinions because I am completely leaning towards a DJ. At the same time @gingerkitten, I agree completely that it would be so cool to have live music. Plus, all my friends and family have had a band. ( I guess I have a snotty group! lol) I don’t want to use the same band that my friends and family have used. Also, I’m not sure I can handle the selection process for a band!
Post # 9
What theme are you going for?
Post # 10
I want traditional, elegant, and classy. I am having an evening wedding in a church and then the reception is tons of candles and a black tie event.
Post # 11
Band, definitely they give a better party atmosphere.
Post # 12
I am pretty much going for the same feel minus the church. At the end of the day you have to think of the music you want played. While I’m having a really elegant and classy affair. I still want my guest to have fun and party all night. Bands just get a little boring for our style.
Post # 13
my fiance and I have very different tastes in music from one another (I like country, he likes metal…). Neither of us listen to much “top 40” stuff. What we can agree on though is classic rock. We found a cover band that is really good, has an extensive song list of songs we both like that are very danceable (but the kind of danceable we’re into – might not be EVERYONE’s cup of tea, but knowing our firends and family it will be most of theirs). We’ve been to their shows around town before, and everyone is dancing, and we always have a great time. So we booked them. People will still be able to put in requests too. And during their breaks they supply music.
http://www.hometownsweethearts.com/songlist/ Here’s their song list, in case anyone is curious.
I’m not sure I’ve ever been to a wedding with a band (not that that’s why we got one, we just booked them because we think it’ll be fun and suit our style). The thing I don’t like about some wedding DJs are the flashy lights and commentary. Obviously those things can be done well, but I’ve been at some weddings where they were kind of corny. Depends on the DJ! DJs are nice though in that they can play nearly anything 🙂
Post # 14
We are doing both. My Fiance really wanted a bluegrass band, so they will be playing for cocktail hour, dinner and the begining of the dance. Then we are switching over to a DJ for later in the night. Although, we are just renting the DJ equipment for $200 and running it off of a laptop.
I’ve only ever been to receptions with a DJ, and ours will be the first that I’ve ever been to with a band.
Post # 15
I think a DJ is better for wanting guests up & dancing.