(Closed) DJ versus Band

posted 5 years ago in Music
  • poll: What type of musical entertainment did you have at your reception?
    Band : (4 votes)
    17 %
    DJ : (17 votes)
    71 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    13 %
    No musical entertainment : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I think it depends on your venue and budget.  I love a live band but sometimes finding good ones are hard and they are always costly.  DJs can get expensive too but not as much.  Plus a good DJ can read a crowd and change the mood of a reception as well as MC if you need them to.

    We are playing an ipod at our reception.  It’s really just a small cocktail party and it’s saving us a lot of money.  Just have cocktails and dance playlists set up.

    Post # 4
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    we’re having both. we’re friends with the band and they’re going to play for a while at the end, but the dj the rest of the time.

    Post # 5
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Honestly, I’ve been to weddings with bands and generally speaking, it got so boring after a while. I mean, the band is only going to be able to change up the music so much. At least a good DJ can read the crowd and play music from pretty much any genre or timeframe.

    Post # 6
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I was at a wedding over the summer – they had an awesome band but it was so loud that you could not hear any conversation at all. I felt especially bad for older guests who were not dancing, they pretty much just had to sit there without trying to talk for the entire reception. So if you go the band route, try and have some “quieter” areas available!

    Post # 7
    1074 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We are having a DJ for our wedding. We chose a DJ because they can play all of the music that we like and approve and do other fun things to make the wedding fun for the guests!

    Post # 8
    12248 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Our actual reception is a luncheon, so we’ll have iPod music during that, but that night we’re going out dancing, and there will be a DJ wherever we end up!

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