(Closed) DJ or Band

posted 8 years ago in Music
  • poll: DJ or band
    Band : (5 votes)
    31 %
    DJ : (11 votes)
    69 %
    Other-please explain! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    if cost is not a factor, then a band is so much better! 

    Post # 4
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    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
    13096 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 # 6
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    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.

    Post # 8
    11105 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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.

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