(Closed) Let the Music Play-Band vs. DJ

posted 8 years ago in Music
  • poll: Band or DJ and why
    Band all the way : (7 votes)
    27 %
    DJ...of course : (15 votes)
    58 %
    Both : (4 votes)
    15 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Fiance really wanted a band but the one we both loved was too expensive. Also, we recently went to a wedding where the band was TERRIBLE and it terrified me. I’ve always been on the DJ bandwagon because I’ve heard some horror stories about bands and it was just one less thing I wanted to have to worry about. When bands are good, having live music is awesome, but it just wasn’t worth it to us to spend so much extra money (which would come out of what his parents will be gifting us) for something that could be potentially disastrous.

     

    Post # 4
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I am just not a band girl. Not just at weddings, but in general. I hate when we go to a bar or club and there’s a band there. I like songs that I already know, and sung by the right people LOL.

    Post # 5
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    You should go with what you want! If having a live band is important & you are willing to cut/downsize other things to get a band, go for it!

    Entertainment is one of the most important aspects of a wedding, and one of the main things people will remeber is how much fun they had. If we could of swung it (and there was no way at all) I totally would of went with a live band! Live bands are awesome!

    To have a combo of both, I have heard of many brides who used an Ipod for the before & after band performance. I think getting a DJ in addition to the band would be unnecessary. Most ppl get a DJ so that they have an Mcee, but you will have the band to do that, so an Ipod should work well.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Having a live band was really important to my husband as much as I fought it at first.  In the end, even though it was more expensive, I’m really glad that I gave in and let him have the band.  He found a great one through gigmasters and they did a wonderful job. (The MightyNish Band).

    Post # 7
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    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    DOING BOTH! gotta keep that party moving during breaks 😉

    Post # 8
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    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    DOING BOTH! gotta keep that party moving during breaks 😉

    Post # 9
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    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i am big on as band………….especially since fi is in one. love to support local music.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    we hope to do both….. but i do worry about finding a really good band!! if we can’t find an awesome one thats in the budget, then its just the DJ. Music at the reception can make or break it!

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We will go with a “DJ”, (actually more like just a playlist put together by our DJ friend!) but if you like the feel of the live music more, and found an awesome band, go for it! Live bands can be really fun and awesome! 🙂

    Post # 14
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We are having both. The DJ will play the ceremony music and dinner music.  Dinner is served in another room.  Dancing will be in the events room where there is a stage.  So it just made sense to have a live band on the stage.  Plus we say the band perform at a wine festival and they were great!

    Post # 15
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    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I always wanted a band & had a particular one in mind but Fiance convinced me to get a DJ. I was ok with it once I realized how much cheaper it is, and he brought up a good point -“If I want to hear U2, I want to hear U2… not some guy from Jersey who thinks he sounds like Bono”. HAH!  I couldn’t argue with that. LOL

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Band!  We found one that can play classical for our ceremony and jazz/swing for our reception.  We think we got a pretty good deal considering that we are paying for four people to work rather than for just one (DJ).

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