Should you have a wedding band or a DJ?
Published on January 20th, 2015 | by Joe Lawler
When it comes to your wedding day, choosing between a band and a DJ can be tough. There are a ton of great local bands available for hire, but your cousins from North Carolina are unlikely to be as familiar with the songs of your favorite band as you are. Or you could go with a DJ, but memories of the dude playing “Macarena” three times at your senior prom might have soured that option for you.
As you’re making the choice, here are some things to consider.
Do you want to end up feeding one person (DJ) or four or five people (band)?
Do you want to ensure “The Chicken Dance” can be played when your crazy aunt requests it (DJ), or are you willing to make do with a more limited assortment of song choices (band)? Keep in mind that not hearing that song at your wedding could be a huge plus.
How much space do you have? Bands will take up more space, while DJs are more compact. If you have a lot of room, a band might be the way to go, but if you’ve got a limited dance floor you may want to go DJ.
Hearing your special song played at a wedding is fantastic. Would you rather capture the exact sound of the way you heard that Wilco song that was playing the night you first met, or would you rather it have the energy of a live performance?