Thursday, January 10, 2013

Band vs DJ


Band vs DJ

Music is an essential part to any wedding reception.  It is what gets the party started and what keeps it going to all hours of the night.  Do you want a DJ or a band?  Now that is the question.  There are so many positive aspects about both that it sometimes becomes difficult to decide.


Live interaction with band
Nothing is more fun than dancing to a live band!  The energy it adds to the wedding reception is incredible. You can also see if a couple of the members can play music for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.  That way you get everything covered by one vendor.


Variety of music with DJ
You like rock, he likes country, and your parents like swing music.  This is when a DJ is worth all the money in the world.  Everyone is pleased and everyone gets to dance!

Photo provided by Indigo Photography

Emcee for the night
When you book a DJ, they are generally your emcee for the evening.  This helps with announcing bridal party, telling guests about special moments like your first dance, and a variety of other times.  If you book a band, you do want to make sure that someone in the band will be the emcee for the evening, or it may take longer to do things and your guests may miss some important moments.


Photo provided by Indigo Photography

Photo provided by Indigo Photography

Variety of lighting with DJ
Many DJs supply additional colorful up lighting, laser lights, and a variety of other extra items you don’t normally get with a band.  This can add so much flair and color to the wedding reception that it feels like a club.

Photo provided by Tahoe Moments

Photo provided by Tahoe Moments

Special Songs from Childhood, College, Family, Etc.
Sometimes you have those one or two special songs that might not be in the band’s repertoire.  See if the band will allow you to play it on their break through their system with your IPod or other type of music device.

Photo provided by Rose Street Studios 
The last 6 photos are from real Heavenly weddings!

Every reception is different!  Make sure you go with what is entertaining for you, your family and your guests and you will be sure to be a hit!

-Adriann




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