Planning a wedding can be a stressful yet simultaneously exciting process for many people. There are so many details to oversee in an often limited amount of time, after all. Wedding music is just one such example. The goal is always to find music that can be a wonderful backdrop for the happiest day of your life. Not only is it important for people to find the right genre or genres of music they’d like played at their weddings, but it’s also important for them to determine whether they’d like to hire a wedding band or a wedding DJ. Like most things in life, both choices present various pros and cons.
If you’re making preparations for music for your big day, you first need to decide whether you’d like live tunes or a preselected playlist. If you hire a wedding DJ, you have a lot of control over the situation. You can pick sentimental ballads that remind you of your first date with your future spouse, all those years ago. You can select upbeat dance tracks that will get the entire crowd in a fun mood. The list goes on and on. While hiring a wedding DJ can indeed contribute to a more predictable music experience, however, it might lack the same animated energy that a live band could potentially bring to the table.
As indicated just now, a live wedding band can take the exuberance of your wedding to the next level. It’s also crucial to note, though, that live bands can never sound as predictable as prerecorded tracks can. Even if you see all of the local bands you’re considering hiring play live several times before you decide to use them, there are a few major factors to consider. Sound issues in the wedding venue are one example. If the sound is off in the venue, then it might lead to a less-than-ideal musical experience for everyone.
Budget is yet another important factor to consider. While most people would love to have an endless budget to plan their dream weddings, that simply isn’t a reality for everyone. Because of that, most people have to be smart and diligent in order to achieve amazing and unforgettable weddings. Wedding DJs for the most part aren’t as expensive to hire as live bands are.
Live bands also typically call for more space than wedding DJs do. Setups for DJs often aren’t too complex, but bands are a whole other story, especially if they have a lot of members. Before you decide that you’d like to hire a band, consider the size of your wedding venue. Also talk to the band you’re considering about their gear. If their speakers are on the big side and your wedding venue isn’t exactly the roomiest in the world, then you might have a problem.
The priority is never to become a stressed out bride when planning your wedding. If you sit down with your fiancee and carefully discuss the positives and negatives of all your wedding music options, then you should be on an excellent track not only to an A+ wedding, but also to an A+ union for life.