There is nothing that gets people excited and motivated to move than music. Almost all weddings and many events have to choose if they want to go with a live band or with a DJ and each has its pros and cons. The right music can turn a ho-hum reception into a rocking party and the wrong kind can be a buzzkill for your event. Choose the method that best fits your event, mood and budget.
Considerations for Your Illinois Valley Event
Regardless of band or DJ, there are a few universal things you need to consider that might help narrow down your choices. The first is what kind of tone you want for the event or wedding reception. If you’re looking for something somber and formal versus something fun and exciting, then you might want the smooth sounds of a jazz band or symphony versus a DJ. You can go with either a band or DJ for a rocking reception. If you want a general music vibe, then make sure both the band and the DJ provide a variety of songs. The DJ will have the most variety, but wedding bands know they need to be able to play slow songs and dance songs too.
Benefits of a La Salle County Wedding Band
The biggest benefit of having a live band is you’re getting a great sound and the experience of live music. A great band leader can motivate an audience to come out and dance and if dad is a step or two behind on the father-daughter dance, they can adjust accordingly. The biggest downfall is cost. Live bands traditionally cost more because there are more people to pay. Depending on the type of band, you’re talking anywhere from 5-8 people. Unless you’re getting a celebrity DJ, they tend to be less expensive.
Benefits of an Illinois Valley DJ Service
If you want music variety on the spot, then a DJ service is the one for you. They traditionally have thousands of songs on their storage devices. If you want to listen to that power ballad from the 80’s you and your friends loved in high school or that slow song you and your husband heard on your first date, then the DJ will likely have it. Since a DJ is one person, they tend to cost less and take up less space. A band needs room for speakers, instruments, etc., and that can eat up dance floor space is there isn’t a stage.