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Hi Keren. Making up playlists prior to your wedding is virtually impossible. You require a music range that will suit all age groups at the wedding and they need to be played at the right time in the right order . I have seen pre-made playlists that go from Party Rock Anthem to ABBA then back to Calvin Harris then Summer of 69, At the end of the day most of these songs may be acceptable but if played at the wrong time in the wrong order they can turn out a disaster. You wont know until the night what mood your guests will be in, and what will get them on the floor or make them walk out the door. This is where a professional DJ or Musician comes in, they have had many years of learning how to read a crowd and know what will work and when. With your input as to the type of music you like yourself and the knowledge of a professional using guests requests etc, you cant go wrong, But again you cannot predict this until the event !!!!. Always remember that 6 months after your wedding your guests probably WONT be saying, Gee the food was nice at Keren's wedding, or the flowers were lovely or the venue was great, What they will be saying is We had a great time at Keren's wedding, or Keren's wedding was awesome, This all depends heavily on the entertainment and fun atmosphere created. Good Luck and we wish you a wonderful day.
Should we have a band?Susann K
We are struggling to decide whether to have a band at our wedding reception. We have the option as it's a friend's band and it will be either free or greatly reduced in cost. Things to consider: - They play exactly my fiance's taste in music - It won't cost much - It will make the friend happy to be included - The friend is my boss - The style of music clashes significantly with our 1930s vintage theme (we are having guests dress to the theme and our venue is also vintage styled) - It's the opposite of my taste in music - Some guests will love it, some will hate it - They won't be able to play our first wedding dance song as that will be jazzy (but we can play this over speakers) What should we do?
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Absolutely! If that's what you want and if that's what makes your special day perfect for you than, yes you should. In saying that there are various Cons and Pros when considering a DJ or a Band. Live music is great and a live band sets an amazing atmosphere at your wedding. It's great to hear music performed live when it's done properly. The Cons of having a band in comparison to a DJ is all about limitations. Live music / bands are limited in the range of music they can perform, if the band has a male vocalist the chances are you won't hear any of your favorite female artist's songs, and if your band has a female singer the opposite applies. Styles of music are often limited with a band, as many groups tend to base their stage performance on a certain style. Limitation also applies to your special songs ie: Bridal waltz's etc. many bands would struggle to perform your favorite bridal song if it didn't suit their line-up. The other downfall with a band is the breaks every half hour or so which flattens the atmosphere in the room for that period of time, where a DJ would go Non Stop all night, To sum up, if your happy with the limitations above, get a band, if you're not get a DJ and ideally have both! with the DJ filling in between the bands sets and playing your special songs when needed. Good Luck and I hope this helps.
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