Music is one of the elements of your wedding to which you should dedicate special attention, as it is the element that will multiply the emotion, create the right atmosphere and give a festive touch to your big day. This is a great responsibility that can give rise to many doubts when choosing the ideal supplier or suppliers. If you still don't know whether to go for a professional DJ or hire a band, in the following post we discuss the pros and cons of both decisions. Ready?
They say that music expresses those feelings that cannot be said with words. Perhaps for this reason it is one of the elements that can never be missing at your wedding. Leaving it in the hands of professionals will always be the best option, as they will ensure that the sound and quality are perfect and are up to the circumstances.
If you want your guests to be able to make requests in real-time, to play a certain playlist and for the style to be varied and versatile, a DJ will be the best option. This professional is an expert in mixing various styles and songs according to the needs and energy of the moment, creating a unique and personalised musical experience. In addition, he or she will generally be able to move their equipment around without any problems if your wedding has different environments, taking up relatively little space, which is ideal if you are getting married in a small venue.
A DJ is usually a less expensive option than a live band, but at the same time, it is a sector with a lot of professional intrusions. Before hiring a DJ, make sure that he or she has sufficient experience and a broad musical culture.
If you are looking for a live experience that creates a festive, exciting and dynamic atmosphere, a band is an ideal choice. There are different styles available, ranging from string quartets to jazz groups, salsa or rock bands. The downside of this choice will be less versatility, as the style you choose will be the one that will be played throughout the party, as long as you don't hire more than one ensemble.
Another option is to look for a group specialising in cover versions of songs from different eras, or even combine both options: A DJ for the ceremony or the aperitif and a band during the party. You should bear in mind that this option always increases the budget and that the space to be occupied is usually much larger, as well as the logistics of assembly, installations and lighting.
Ultimately, the choice between a DJ or a band will depend on many factors, such as budget, space and the style of the wedding. Whatever you decide, make sure it reflects your tastes and recalls your story. Every couple's life has its soundtrack and your big day is the best time to play it.