As you plan your special day, one of the big decisions you are going to have to make is whether to hire a band or consider a wedding DJ hire service. There are advantages to both and many brides really struggle in making a decision, but there are a few things you need to know before you make your final decision. We ended up choose a live wedding band we trust from Apollo Live however, ill continue with my view.
Planning your wedding day can be exceptionally stressful and any bride’s biggest fear is that the day doesn’t go according to plan. While live music is always considered a better choice because you have real people up on the stage, you never know what you are going to get, especially if you don’t know the wedding band and haven’t been to a number of their performances. In addition to this, some bands unfortunately only have one volume, often loud and they may not be as good as you remember, which means you’re stuck with horrid imitations of songs you enjoy and love.
The main advantage of wedding DJ hire is that your first song can be your song. Most couples have their own song, a song that brought them together or a special song that makes them look at their relationship and see how lucky they are. When hiring a disc jockey, you get the song you want, performed by the original artist and no some imitation which may sound nothing like the real deal.
Another advantage is that a wedding band may be limited to the songs that they can perform, again no guarantees that they will perform them well. A wedding DJ hire company will have thousands of legal songs for you to choose from, they can cater for all age groups at the function playing softer and slower music while everyone eats and then getting lively as the reception wears on and everyone joins the dance floor.
A good wedding DJ will have the outgoing and fun personality to get everyone up on the dance floor. Sometimes when you hire a band that isn’t great, you find no one takes the leap and starts to dance, but a DJ has that uncanny ability to get everyone excited, get everyone up and get everyone dancing, which is what you want. You want everyone to celebrate your day with you and this includes everyone joining in your fun and having fun of their own during your reception.
One of the problems you encounter when hiring a live wedding band is that they take breaks. It’s understandable, you can’t expect a lead singer to sing constantly for hours on end, they need to take a bathroom break, have something to drink to sooth their throat and maybe even have something to eat. A wedding DJ can keep going, there are no breaks, the music can play on for hours and they have the knack to seamlessly get one song to flow into the next without getting everyone to stop dancing and then start again.
Another thing you need to look at when making a decision on whether to go with a band or a wedding DJ hire is the price. Often a band will be more expensive, they will bring speakers and sound equipment, but they may not provide lighting and visual effects. You will find an entertainment company that provides a DJ will provide the music, the speaks, the visual effects and fun lighting to turn the dance floor into a fun place, encouraging everyone to get up and get dancing.
Remember with a DJ you know the music you have chosen, you know what the artist sounds like and you can take some peace in the fact that there is no surprises. With a band you’re taking a gamble, unless you know them well and have seen them perform on a number of occasions.