To choose a DJ or a band? It’s an age-old question and perhaps one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when planning your big day. Music is such a special element throughout your entire day, so you’ll surely want to choose the best match for you. Here are some of the advantages of choosing a disc jockey to provide the tunes for your wedding day!
Everyone has a favorite song to be played during their reception, whether it’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough or the Cupid Shuffle. One of the perks of having a DJ is that you’ll get the actual song that you love, sang by the original artist. Even the best wedding bands can’t always match certain songs to exactly how the real artist sings them (not to say that isn’t a lovely experience!). However, many couples have “their song” and may not be looking for a variation, which isn’t something you’ll have to worry about with a DJ. Another advantage of having a DJ is the freedom that comes with picking a completely customized playlist. Generally, bands have a specific set list or repertoire that they stick to, which doesn’t always have the wiggle room for changes or additions – you may even be charged for learning a new song.
Having a DJ also means that you have a “built-in” emcee that will help to guide the flow of your cocktail hour and reception. A DJ that will multi-task and emcee for the day takes the pressure off of you and your family members because you won’t have to think quite so much about the night’s timeline. For example, a DJ will make the announcement when the wedding party enters the reception, as well as inform guests when certain traditions are happening, such as the first dance, cake cutting, and bouquet toss. One less thing for you to worry about!
For the most part, disc jockeys tend to be more cost effective than hiring a band. Not only can DJs come for a lower cost, but they can also provide other services that a band normally can’t provide, like lighting or sound systems. Choosing to go with a DJ can allow you to stretch your dollar further and can provide bundled services from one company rather than needing to hire many different vendors.
Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.