(Closed) Is having a DJ over a big band tacky?

posted 7 years ago in Music
  • poll: Is having a DJ at a formal black tie wedding tacky?
    Yes, it is tacky! Hire a big band to better fit the atmosphere : (7 votes)
    21 %
    No, Dj's are more fun! : (26 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 3
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    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
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I say it’s your wedding, pick what you like. 

    Post # 5
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @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
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Is it strange I think the reverse is true? I think DJ’s are more awesome than bands personally.

    Post # 7
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Since when was having a DJ ever considered tacky?  >.>

    Anyways, I agree with RahlyRah.

    Post # 8
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @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.

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