(Closed) Live band or DJ? What is your wedding preference?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Live band or DJ? What is your wedding preference?
    Live band : (11 votes)
    31 %
    DJ : (18 votes)
    51 %
    Combination of both : (6 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’ve never actually been to a wedding with a live band, but I have been to other events with them. I think for a wedding I would prefer a DJ because you can get such a great variety of music and you can have your favorite artists singing your favorite songs. Totally personal preference, though!

    Post # 4
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I prefer a DJ for the variety of music.

    I pretty much spend the entire reception on the dance floor at weddings so if I’m at a wedding with a live band that I don’t particularly like, I’m not really going to want to dance and will feel like I’m sitting around.

    ETA: I also prefer to dance to the original versions over covers, typically.

    Post # 5
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We had a live band and the dance floor was PACKED for every single song they played. He is quite well known in my city and records music. So that was why. I think it depends on the live band. I’ve been to one wedding where they kind of had both and the live band bombed! It also depends a lot on the crowd. I think an older crowd prefers a live band where younger would want a DJ.

    Post # 7
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @BridalBlondie: You’ll be happy with a live band! It also you makes you feel special that this band is playing JUST for you! Plus you don’t have a lame DJ trying to ‘livin’ up your party. 

    Post # 8
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    2410 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I prefer a DJ. This is because for me and the type of music I like, the band never captures the feeling properly and even though they are very good, I am always craving hearing the real deal:)

    Post # 9
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    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I prefer DJ’s at wedding becase they can play a wide variety of music. But bands can be fun too. It depends on the range of music you want.

    Post # 10
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    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I was torn between this too.  I really wanted a DJ for the same reason many pp’s mentioned above..the variety of music especially for OUR age group.  However, my dad, who’s paying for this, is adamant about having a live band.  The band he hired plays at wedding receptions and other events, but the thing is they cater mostly to an older crowd (parents’ age).  Sooo that had me a bit concerned, but my dad told me today that they need to meet with us to see what genre we want.  That makes me feel better because at least now I know we have options Smile

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