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.
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.
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.