Things To Consider… Why Brides Are Choosing DJs vs. Bands

Wedding Vendors - 7/26/2022

Choosing entertainment for your wedding can be difficult. Every bride wants to dance the night away surrounded by the people you love but who is going to play the music? A recent trend has shown that brides are choosing DJs over live bands. Here is a breakdown of why brides are hiring DJs over bands:

3 Reasons Why You Should Hire a DJ Over a Band:

Cost: Live bands can be expensive because they require more than one person and they also have to transport a lot of equipment. On average a fairly decent live band can be anywhere between $2,000-$6,000. If you hire a local band it might be cheaper but they might not give you what you are looking for. Also, wedding DJs on average are starting at $600 and can get as high as $1,000-$2,000.

More Variety: A band has to learn the keys and lyrics to a song and it takes practice to be in sync and sound good. That's why bands usually have a pre-set list of songs they can play so it limits your music preferences. On the other hand, a DJ can play almost anything you want or desire, and usually, you send the DJ your wedding playlist before your wedding.

Nonstop Music: When you hire a band that will face exhaustion so they have to take breaks in between sets. That means there will be no music a couple of times during your wedding. That's no fun! A DJ however can play music through the whole night without taking a break. Also, when you hire a DJ you are able to hear the songs the way they are recorded, and your guest can make requests too.

Overall, DJs are flexible and allow for a greater variety of music. Also, they are less expensive and are perfect for you to dance the night away with the love of your life and your besties!

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