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Should I Hire A Band or A DJ?

A wedding has to have music. Music is used in a variety of ways. It can get everyone on the dance floor. It can accompany the wedding party going down the aisle. It can give ambient sound while people eat and drink. Without music, weddings would sound weird. But who should be playing the music at my wedding? A band or DJ? Well, you cannot go wrong with either. It depends on what exactly you are expecting at your wedding. Weigh these pros and cons to see exactly what you need at your wedding.

The Pros of Hiring a Band

Bands give an electrifying feeling to a wedding. You can always tell when music is live. It tends to sound a little bit better when it is performed in front of you. It is a great way to promote a band you love or give business to wedding bands. Your wedding will stand out. This is especially true if everyone else you know has been using DJ services. They tend to be more self-sufficient. They set themselves up and play when they need to play.

The Cons of Hiring a Band

There is a lot of setup involved with a live band. They have their own unique equipment that will need time to set up and take down. Depending on the size of the band, they can take up a lot of room on your dance floor. Their musical stylings will likely be limited. If they are playing cover songs, they will never sound as well mixed as the original. If the band is bad or if there is a complication, you are stuck with that. There is always the potential for human error. Bands can also end up being more expensive since you are paying more individuals.

The Pros of Hiring a DJ

There is an unending list of songs that can be played. The songs will sound exactly the way you want them to sound every time. The more variety, the more moods that can be expressed. If the venue already has a sound system, the DJ will not have nearly as much setup as a band. You get a lot more bang for your buck with a DJ. DJs do not have to take as many breaks. DJs can be used for more than just music. They can emcee your wedding events as well. 

The Cons of Hiring a DJ

DJs tend to not be quite as memorable as a live band. They do not have as much of the personal touch a band might have. DJs can also take the spotlight and be more about their own self promotion. In either case, it does not benefit you and your partner. DJs can put dancing as the central focus. This is not always what a couple is looking for. A lot of people think they can DJ when you really should go with a good DJ service.

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