The music at your wedding is what starts the party and keeps guests entertained all night long so it’s an important factor to consider when planning your wedding. The choice between having a live band or a DJ is often tough for the bride and groom, so these wedding planners gave us their honest professional opinions. There are pros to both options so weigh these tips and pick your musical entertainment based on what is most fitting for you guest list and budget.
Photo by Jonas Peterson Photography, Wedding by Chic Celebrations
“One of the main factors in an awesome wedding reception is entertainment! There are amazing bands out there, but I just LOVE a great DJ. With a library of thousands of songs at their fingertips they make sure all of your guests are dancing all night long. When you’re meeting with a DJ make sure your personalities and style are a fit, chat about different styles of music and your wishes for your wedding day and get ready for a great time!” – Gianna SanFilippo of Chic Celebrations
Photo by One Love Photo, Wedding by Chic Celebrations
“I don’t think that one is better then the other. It’s a personal decision and if the budget allows I would get both! Often I book a band for the dinner portion and then a DJ for the later portion of the night.” – Sonia Sharma of Sonia Sharma Events & Design
“Having a band play at your wedding is the way to go! Live musicians really get the dance floor flowing and create so much energy because of their performance and stage presence. Music is the heart and soul of your reception and a band definitely raises the excitement level of guests!” – Erin Sprinkel of Sterling Social