Post # 1
I really like dancing to djs music better than big bands. But is it too tacky to have a black tie wedding with a DJ instead of a band? What about if the DJ played songs that have dances to go along with them? (like the electric slide or the cuban shuffle?) Or if they teach a dance to people? What would you think if you went to a 100,000 dollar wedding and the DJ did this sort of thing? (not that my wedding is going to be 100,000 dollars haha, just gave a price for this question to make more sense)
Post # 3
It depends on how energetic the DJ is. Some DJs are awesome at getting the crowd going and creating a fun atmosphere. Some just sit with a laptop and treat the wedding like a church bingo night and don’t really get the vibe of the event.
So no, I don’t think a DJ at a black tie affair is tacky, but you should most definitely audition a few and pick someone who is going to work the event properly.
Post # 4
I say it’s your wedding, pick what you like.
Post # 5
@KatyElle: I agree. The DJ can make or break the atmosphere, so look at reviews and get recommendations. I don’t think it’s tacky 🙂
Post # 5
I actually prefer DJ’s…especially if you get one with a lot of personality that gets people involved. My only issue with bands is that they generally only stick to 1-2 genres of music. A DJ can please a lot of different musical tastes.
Post # 6
Is it strange I think the reverse is true? I think DJ’s are more awesome than bands personally.
Post # 7
Since when was having a DJ ever considered tacky? >.>
Anyways, I agree with RahlyRah.
Post # 8
Live band weddings are only fun for one or two songs. That’s my opinion. I can’t ever really get into a song that a live band is playing.
I don’t think it matters if you are having a plat wedding or a low budget family reunion that happens to have a wedding during it, a DJ is awesome. They can keep the floor crowded and set the mood for the entire event.
Post # 9
Personally, I’m SO glad we went with a DJ! He came highly reccommended and he was amazing! He kept the crowd going all night long. I prefer DJs over live bands and I agree with @Miss Tattoo: that live bands are great for a song or two but then I’d much prefer a DJ.
Post # 10
No matter if you pick a DJ or a Band, it is soooo important to read references and meet with them in person. A music group can make or break a reception.
I’ve been to weddings with really cheesy DJs and weddings with awesome DJs. The same goes for live bands- I’ve seen AMAZING bands and bands that look like they came straight out of “The Wedding Singer”
Post # 11
@PinkPinstripes – I agree.
I have seen some fabulous DJs, but the last wedding I went to had the worst. Even my parents were requesting livlier music!
I am having a live band, but they are one that I have seen before at a wedding, have won the city’s best wedding band title, etc.
Totally depends on who you hire either way.