Should You Hire A Wedding Band Or A DJ? Part 1

Choosing Between a Wedding Band and a Wedding DJ — Part 1

When it comes to your wedding day, you want every moment to be perfect. While there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, what matters most is that you’re celebrating one of life’s greatest milestones with the person you love. One way to ensure everything goes smoothly is to hire a professional to handle your music and sound. The question then becomes, should that professional be a wedding band or a DJ? We’re helping you find the answer in this two-part blog series! In this post, we’ll cover wedding bands. Check out our next post for information on wedding DJs.

At Entertainment Unlimited, we help couples plan their ideal wedding by coordinating every sound-related aspect of the event. We even work with caterers and event staff to make sure that each special moment happens exactly when it should. Whether you choose to hire a wedding band or a DJ through us, you’ll certainly be happy with the results! Learn more about our wedding services and contact us to get started!

Why Choose a Wedding Band?

Creates an Authentic Experience

It’s hard to deny the magic of live music. Your guests will love knowing that your music is raw and real, and you will, too! There is something quite romantic about live music, especially jazz or classical genres. The songs played at your wedding will never be played in exactly the same way ever again, because every live performance is slightly different. If you resonate with that idea, a wedding band may be just perfect for you!

Perfect for Themed Weddings

If your wedding will be themed to a specific time period, fantasy world, or style concept, a wedding band can make the entire experience feel absolutely immersive. Imagine going back in time and dancing the night away at your own 1920s soiree, or walking into the whimsical world of your dream — the right music can make it happen!

Provides Entertainment

It’s hard to deny the excitement of watching a live band or musician. A wedding band is a two-in-one bundle of music and entertainment. Not only will you and your guests love dancing and listening to great music, but you’ll also enjoy the experience of watching the band, musician, or vocalist. Depending on the variety of instruments, there may be a lot going on to create the melodies and harmonies that keep your guests engaged.


Less Music Variety

One downside of choosing a wedding band is that they can only play so many types of tunes. Some bands may be able to switch around their instruments and vocalists to create new sounds, but you should be ready to commit to the main style the band or musician offers.

Bands Need Breaks

An important thing to keep in mind is that band music relies on humans — you can’t just plug in a band and have them play endlessly. Your wedding band will need breaks, so be sure to work with them to coordinate when they can take a breather. You can always fill in the silence with a playlist of your own!

Book Your Wedding Band or Musician with Entertainment Unlimited!

If the thought of having a live band at your wedding is already making you excited, get started now! Entertainment Unlimited can connect you with the perfect musician for your special day, whether you want music for the entire event or just for the ceremony. If you’re curious about hiring a wedding DJ, check out our next blog post and learn more about our DJ services. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!

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