Many times, the decision is between choosing a live band or a DJ. You can also have a combination if that is your preference. But hiring a DJ is more cost effective compared to hiring a live band and you will be able to enjoy your favourite music the way you remember it. You will need a lot of time to plan the wedding and select the vendors that are perfect for the wedding.
A wedding band will definitely need some more space when it comes to the wedding venue. But if you have space limitations and a big guest list, you may not have enough room to accommodate a full band. But you can still have great entertainment by hiring a DJ. They will take up a lot less space so you have a bit more flexibility when playing around with the guest list and even adding a few more guests closer to the big day.
You just need to make sure that there is a place for the DJ to set up with a power source and access to the sound system of the venue. And almost all venues will have this service. When you hire a DJ for weddings, you are able to get access to a wider range of music options and this doesn’t have to be limited to a certain genre. And you can plan the day easily by having specific tracks for particular moments of the wedding and this will be very easy to discuss with the DJ.
There will be break times required when you are working with a live band and you have to plan for what to do for these downtimes. The breaks will be less frequent when working with a DJ and this will have fewer disruptions on the schedule. And when it comes to setting up, a DJ will not need a lot of time. This is also a more affordable choice if you are planning a wedding on a budget and booking a DJ will be easier than booking a live band. And in addition to being a DJ, they can also be your master of ceremonies. There is always a limit to what can be played when you are working with a live band and they will not be able to play all the genres you like.
And sometimes, there is a comfort in hearing your favourite songs from the voice of the actual artist and music. This is what brings you nostalgia and this can be easily added to your wedding by a DJ. You can customise the music options for the day more extensively with a wedding DJ. Sometimes you may not be sure of the musical aesthetic for the wedding. This can sometimes be affected by the guest list, the number of people attending, the type of venue etc. Your DJ will be able to accommodate the requirements of the venue. And if you have any favourite songs that you want played at your wedding, you can give a list to the DJ prior to the event.