(Closed) DJ vs. band – the only sticking point

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Get a CD with the special songs that you want played. Bands need to take breaks once in awhile and most of them bring a sound system to play music during those breaks. Then you both win!

Post # 5
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I don’t think it’s rude or insulting at all, but I guess it depends on the musicians you’re working with. 🙂 If that might be an issue, it would be a great time to schedule their meals (if you’re providing vendor meals) at that time. 😉 I’d talk to them about it first and just let them know that the original versions are the sentimental ones for you. If they typically do weddings, they will more than understand that the bride may have some particular, maybe even peculiar(!) requests.

Post # 6
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

If it is that important to you to have the originals, maybe the band would be willing to play the CD? There are band/DJ’s nowadays. I was 100% going for a DJ until I spoke to an awesome band who is willing to learn any one of our songs. I also don’t care about having the original recording though, I like the atmosphere of the live music even if it’s slightly different. Plus I’m so sick of hearing all our wedding songs on my Ipod I want to mix it up a little!

Post # 7
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I feel the same way as you.  It was REALLY important to my FH that we have a band, but I LOVE the orginals of songs.  We still haven’t decided on our first dance song, etc, but I did give the band a memory stick with the songs I wanted them to play by the original artists 6-7 songs).  Once we chose our first dance I may ask for that one too.

Post # 8
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’ve been to a wedding where they had their first dance & the father/daughter dance music played from a CD…the rest of the music was played by the band.

Post # 9
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Compromise and get a dj/band combo. 

Post # 10
17 posts

yep DJ/band combo. i always offer this music package. My group jsut happens to only do 1900-1940s (jazz, tango and more) music so it’s an offbeat, unique mix. We do old style dancing first then I DJ mdoern music after.

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