When it comes to wedding entertainment, many couples are usually torn between choosing a band or a DJ.
Both the band and the DJ can offer remarkable performance and you will eventually have to choose one for your wedding. If you need help crossing that line, here are some suggestions from Drama Sounds and Events.
This is a no-brainer. The amount of money you want to pay for entertainment will depend on what exactly you want. In general, hiring a band is way more expensive that getting a DJ. This means that if you have a bigger budget, you should definitely get a band but if you don’t, you can still get a good DJ.
Most bands are limited to specific songs that they can play very well. Most of them can play up to 20 songs in limited genres. This means that you may not get exactly what you want if you need specific songs played. DJs on the other hand tend to have unlimited variety of songs on their playlist. They are able to create playlists that suits your taste.
DJs are more flexible since they can play music at the main ceremony, reception and anything in between. As long as you inform them on time, DJs can be very flexible during your wedding. As for bands, they are not very flexible and you may have a hard time getting the same band to play at the ceremony and reception. This is especially so if the wedding and reception are in different venues.
When it comes to wedding entertainment, reliability is very important. DJs tend to be more reliable that bands. In a band, when one member cannot make it for some reason, it is very hard to find a replacement who is good enough. For DJs, if one member is unavailable, finding a replacement is very easy especially if you are dealing with an established DJ outfit.
DJs can work in small spaces as long as the equipment they need fits there. This is a good thing if you have hired a small venue for your reception. Bands on the other hand need a huge space if they have to fit all their equipment and perform as expected.