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The Choice Between A Wedding Band And A Wedding DJ

Jul 18, 2008
The wedding music is of course an important item in your reception. The music can also be a good entertainment in your reception. As a result you should be spending some time on choosing your wedding music.

When you are considering your wedding music, you basically have three options. The first one is that you create a music CD yourself and play it during your reception. This is a budget option indeed. In fact, most people will go for option two or three. It is to either hire a wedding DJ or a live band. Yet it is not easy to make the choice. In fact, you need to consider different issues when you are making your choice.

One of the advantages of hiring a DJ is that you will usually need to spend less if you hire a DJ. This can be an important issue if you do not have much budget on your wedding music or wedding entertainment. You do not want to be in debt after you wedding.

Let us talk about the other difference between a DJ and a live band. A DJ will help you to play different music CDs while the live musicians will play the music themselves. This can be the main different between a wedding DJ and a live band. Yet the wedding DJ may also help to help you to play other lighting and stage effects. You can assume that the musicians will not be able to help you to do so while they are playing the music.

Yet one of the advantages of hiring musicians is that you can require them to play the music according to the atmosphere. You can ask them to play faster or slower when needed. Of course you may also require the DJ to do something similar. However, it will be less flexible in most cases.

No matter you are going to hire a wedding DJ or a few musicians, the baseline is that you need to choose the most suitable person. The experiences are always the most important. You will not hire a DJ or a live band if they have no experience in performing in a wedding. It will be very risky for you to hire such vendors because they may not know the etiquette while they are playing. Remember, playing in a wedding is a bit different from playing in other occasions since more etiquette will be involved in a wedding.

Besides, you need to discuss with the DJ or the musicians about the songs or music they are going to play before your wedding. This is to make sure that all the songs and music will suit your wedding theme. If you are going to hire a live band, it will be perfect if some demo sessions can be arranged before you actually make the decision. From these sessions you will know how well they can play the music.

Remember, you are trying to hire the DJ or musician in order to give the best entertainment to your guests. You should try your best to find the most suitable vendor to this end. You should never choose a DJ or band carelessly otherwise it will just ruin all your effort when you are planning for your wedding.
About the Author
Jerry Leung has great interest Chinese Wedding Traditions and Marriage Customs. He runs a website on Space Weddings. Be sure to check Unique Wedding Favor Ideas.
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