Should We Hire a Wedding Band or A DJ To Play at Our Reception?
Part of the wedding planning process is deciding if you would like a live band to play or would prefer a DJ to perform at your wedding. This will be one of the biggest events you may plan in your lifetime, so putting thought into the type of entertainment you would like to host is a key element to creating a perfect wedding event.
The Energy of a Live Band Is Unmatched
One of the biggest reasons people choose to hire a live band to perform at their wedding is from the energy that they provide. Co-Founder of EBE Talent, Mike Gendler, weighed in, “Whether your guests realize it or not, live instruments and voices affect your body in ways that nothing else can. Having real instruments play your favorite songs and having real singers sing them is a unique and unparalleled experience that makes any night instantly more memorable.”
EBE Talent has 14 wedding bands that provide an individualized performance to each event. Bandleaders meet with clients to tailor the musical experience and make the party exactly what the wedded couple and their guests want to hear.
The Versatility You Get with A Wedding DJ
Keeping up with what’s popular on the Top 40 music trends, DJs can play the exact song that a newly wedded couple wants to hear. DJs typically cost less than a live band, so they are a great option for couples sticking to a tight budget.
“Every band at EBE learns the latest pop hits as soon as they come out, so you can still hear the most current music with our bands, as well as with our DJs. And as we know, nothing makes an event instantly more memorable than the feeling of live music in the air,” according to Mike.
The Best of Both Worlds: EBE Talent’s Top Wedding Performers, DJs, And Live Bands
If a couple is looking to add something unique to their wedding and has decided to hire a DJ, they can also book a drummer to perform at the event as well to add a little something special. Mike says, “For those who want a little bit of both, EBE offers the middle ground between bands and DJs for a little bit from both columns. You can include a drummer with your EBE DJ to add some extra “punch” and percussive energy to your reception. EBE also offers bands that include a DJ as a full-time member. The DJ rehearses with the band and can also break out for their own set at your reception, or the DJ can include the band’s drummer for a built-in DJ/Drum duo set.”
Getting to Know the Entertainment for Your Wedding
There are websites available for couples to do research on the entertainment that they would like to hire to perform at their wedding. Websites like The Knot and WeddingWire are great resources to see feedback from real couples’ experiences. Locating the DJ or live band on YouTube and social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to find out their activity is a great “hands off” way to get to know who will perform at the wedding event. Mike says, “For those who want help narrowing down options, companies like EBE that employ both bands and DJs have representatives who are happy to talk to you and your significant other and help you find the perfect band or DJ for your wedding!”
Choosing Custom Wedding Entertainment That Stands Out
Run of the mill DJs and live bands can play songs, but what sets EBE apart from the rest is the attention to detail and going above and beyond to make the wedding music experience is perfect. The band leader or DJ will meet with the couple to ensure everything is correctly planned, from the grand entrance song down to the maid of honor’s last name. At the wedding, the DJ or bandleader will be armed with everything they need to make the event an experience your guests will never forget.
When you are ready to make decisions about the entertainment that will perform at your wedding, EBE is here to help. Contact us today to find out more information about our DJs and live bands!
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