Weddings are an important affair. Once you have decided to have a proper wedding party, particularly in this case the wedding reception there are several matters to consider from the venue to the number of guests, general style, cuisine.
The food and music are the central pillars to the success of the wedding reception party and a wrong decision at your part can make or break the best day of your life. Yes, it is a lot of pressure and hence you must start early. Now, the choice of the DJ or Live Band for wedding can be influenced by several factors which include the wish of the bride and the groom, the budget for the entertainment, the venue and dates of the wedding as well as the time at which it is supposed to take place and the general guest scenario at the wedding reception.
To begin with the time, date and venue of the wedding are crucial because the time of day has to match the mood of the music being played. The dates are equally important as most famous bands and DJs have a month of the waiting lists and need to be booked well in advance. The venue may be the factor that determines if the band can make it there or not. If you are having a European wedding, of course, having an American band is hardly possible unless you are flying them there at your expense, you get the drill.
Another important factor to consider is the guests attending the wedding and the mood of the reception party. If the guests are a young and fun bunch of people who up for a good DJ night, then that is of course great. However, it is usually considered classy to have a live band play for the wedding reception as that experience is entirely different. This, of course, takes me right to my next point, with class comes cash! Bands are generally more expensive than a DJ. Bands charge per hour of performance or per musician on the band and can be a costly affair. DJ is relatively cheaper and more affordable.