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DJ or live band?

Lynnie, on 27/May/2019 at 09:05 Posted in Wedding reception

What do you care about more: the playlist flexibility of a DJ, or the atmosphere of a live band? Which would rather have at your reception?



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  • Melissa
    Curious September 2020 British Columbia
    Melissa ·

    I've never been to a wedding that had a live band, so I find it really hard to picture it. For that reason I'd probably prefer a DJ - which is what we will be going with (though price was a huge factor in that). My fiance's brother has offered to play guitar for us during the ceremony though, so I think that will be really nice.

  • Rebecca
    Frequent user November 2019 Quebec
    Rebecca ·

    DJ! My uncle DJs for small parties and is really good so he offered to do it for us. Also with DJ we are hoping to have Disney music played during the actual dinner. Not the actual words but just the piano of the songs. Light, casual and my FH and I are big Disney fans.

  • Kat D
    Curious April 2021 Manitoba
    Kat D ·
    If money were no object we would have both, I would love to have a band at our reception. Most likely we will be doing the music ourselves, we both have experience doing music for parties and events so I’m not too stressed out about it.
  • Nelly
    Curious October 2019 Ontario
    Nelly ·
    Definitely a DJ
  • Jenna
    Frequent user September 2020 Nova Scotia
    Jenna ·
    DJ. A variety is always good.
  • Becky
    Featured September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·

    DJ! Been to weddings that had both and really enjoyed the dj better

  • Seleena
    Super September 2019 British Columbia
    Seleena ·

    I like the thought of a DJ. The music never stops and keeps the party going!

  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
    DJ- less breaks and tend to be cheaper
  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
    Live band. As long as they can play a variety of music!
  • Mandy
    Devoted July 2019 Alberta
    Mandy ·
    A Live band
  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·

    If I could afford it, live band

  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
    As much as I love live bands I'd rather a DJ, which we have
  • Amelia
    Featured September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·

    DJ. We like variety.

  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·

    DJ was perfect and happy with the songs. The vulgar language songs at the end were disappointing to hear as some guests knowing not to play asked the DJ.

  • Loi-Marie
    Curious September 2021 Ontario
    Loi-Marie ·
    DJ for reception for sure!!
  • Rachael
    Super October 2019 Ontario
    Rachael ·

    DJ reception-wise!

    We're having a live violinist for our ceremony, which I'm stoked for!

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