About 2.3 million couples in the US get married every year. And while most of those couples opted for a DJ, a growing amount is choosing a live band.
After all, nothing beats a live performance. If you’re having doubts about whether or not a live band is the right option for wedding entertainment, this article will help you make up your mind for good.
Below, we’ve outlined all the benefits of live performance versus traditional DJ services. Keep reading to find out which option is best for you.
Pros and Cons of Live Bands for Weddings
Live wedding bands can create a unique and exciting atmosphere at a wedding, but they also come with some drawbacks.
One of the biggest pros of a live band is their ability to frequently change up their sound. This means that, depending on the band’s repertoire, guests can enjoy a wide variety of live music over the course of the night.
The downside to this, however, is that they are more expensive. Furthermore, live bands depend heavily on the musicians’ energy and energy, which can be hard to maintain if the group is on stage for an extended period of time without any breaks.
Additionally, since DJs are usually equipped with all necessary equipment, a band’s setup and strike time is much longer.
Pros and Cons of DJs for Weddings
DJs come with their own unique pros and cons. On the plus side, DJs can provide a wider range of musical options and make requests from the crowd accordingly.
A DJ can easily customize their sets to the reception, playing different genres and styles of music to match the guests’ tastes. DJs can also mix beats on the spot, adding a truly unique feel that a live band might not be able to recreate. DJs also provide great music for dancing.
Nevertheless, DJs also provide potential drawbacks as hiring one does not guarantee a live atmosphere as much as a live band does.
The biggest disadvantage of DJs is the lack of ‘real’ instruments, which can leave the reception feeling more empty compared to a live band. Though the cost may be lower than hiring a band, the quality may not be as high.
Considerations for Choosing Between a Live Band and a DJ
When considering a live band and a DJ for a wedding, there are a few key factors to consider.
Firstly, a live band is the best option for guests of all ages, as it creates a very lively atmosphere and ensures that all ages can enjoy the music. Mike Veal Band is a great example, as their repertoire includes songs from the 60s right up to today’s music.
On the other hand, DJs often have a much larger selection of music and can cater to specific requests and tastes.
Secondly, the cost of a live band can be much higher than a DJ, and so can be an important factor. Live bands tend to come with additional setup requirements like audio equipment and extra setup time. This can add to the overall cost and time, and venue requirement.
Making Your Wedding Day Magical With a Live Band or a DJ
Live bands and DJs both provide excellent wedding music and entertainment, depending on your preference and budget.
Live bands can provide a nostalgia boost with classic songs, while DJs provide more diversity with music genres. Ultimately, it is up to you and your partner to decide which option is best for your special day.
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