(Closed) Band VS DJ

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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 # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we’re having a guitar duet.  They asked for $200 for the four hours, we’ll probably give $400

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