Terrific tips to help you solve the eternal wedding-day music question.
When you have the band-versus-dj discussion, you need to think about what each has to offer before signing a contract. Jung Lee, a co-owner of Fête, a top New York event-planning firm, says, "A great dj is better than a mediocre band any day, but a live band has wonderful energy that you can’t get from recorded music." You decide which fits your party better.
Reasons to book a DJ:
• He’s affordable (dj prices start at about $500 for five hours; bands are often a minimum of $3,000)
• Will play any song you want
• Can work in small spaces without a lot of equipment
• Keeps music going during the entire party with no lull
• Is trained to choreograph the reception and make announcements
Reasons to book a band:
• They make a more dramatic presentation, with musicians, vocalists, and all those instruments
• Have unique personalities
• Their infectious energy can get people on the dance floor
• Guests who don’t dance will still enjoy watching the show
• Live music is more emotional, which is what the day is all about
Article courtesy of Brides Southern California
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