Reasons Why You Should Hire Wedding Function Bands Rather Than DJs For Your Big Day
Are you planning to hire a live wedding band for your wedding reception? Maybe you have a theme for your wedding, and a swing or jazz band would be the perfect choice. Wedding function bands add to the special atmosphere of the day, but what are the advantages of hiring a live band over a DJ?
Wedding celebrations with a theme such as the 1930s or 1950s are fun, and can make a wedding memorable not only for the happy couple, but also for their guests. So much can be incorporated into the theme – wedding dress, hairstyles of the bride and bridesmaids, wedding cars, reception – that it has become a very popular choice for retro-loving brides.
Wedding function bands can play a big part in such a theme, and form a major part of the evening entertainment. Swing and jazz bands bring a dynamic and fun element to the proceedings, in contrast to the formalities of the wedding ceremony itself. Hiring a DJ for a themed evening reception just will not have the same impact, and could even take away the uniqueness of the theme.
Wedding function bands make your celebration more personal
You can personalise your first dance song by having it performed in a slower or more upbeat tempo, whereas a DJ would just play the song by the original artist as it has always been heard.
The best wedding function bands interact a little with the audience, and by the end of the night can seem more like guests themselves. Go to watch a shortlist of bands playing live to see if they gel with their audience and if they are well-received. It is difficult to get this sort of impression of the bands without actually going to see them.
That special something
The atmosphere created by live bands is very special, and if you hire a live band for your reception the atmosphere and ambience will live in the memories of your guests for a long time to come.
Hiring a DJ is the best thing to do for some couples, but if you are looking for something a little special and personal to you, wedding function bands are the way to go. Start by asking around your friends and family for word-of-mouth recommendations, or carry out a simple internet search for a long list of bands that may suit you.
Whittling down the list can be fun in itself if you go to see some of them playing live in the name of research, or just listen to some of their demo tapes and contact them to find out if they would be a good fit for your style of wedding.