Wedding Planning

Why Wedding DJs are better than Live Bands

One of the most important aspects of a wedding is choosing the music. The bride and groom might be on the same page for the music and not the person playing it or vice versa. Are you going to want a live band? Or will you want one of the local wedding djs to bring life to the party? There are a number of factors to consider when choosing your live music, and oftentimes it is the wedding djs that come out on top.

Music Selection

Live bands have their merits, but they are also limited by the music they have practiced and/or heard. With a dj, you have the mountain of music they’ve collected over their career as a professional. If you’re looking for something low-key and mellow, slow jams are always at the dj’s fingertips. When you want the energy to pick back up, the wedding dj can make a slick transition into a more upbeat tempo.


A great concern for making couple preparing for their special day is space. If the venue is too small, all the party will have is an iPhone with the latest downloaded music or Pandora Radio. Since live bands tend to take up so much space with each of their member’s set-up, the wedding djs can manage much more with a lot less.

Saving on space can also free up the dance floor to the guests at the party. You won’t have to worry about rotating anyone in or out and everyone can shake their groove thing.


This one tends to be a big issue for everything at the wedding. For live music, particularly, having a local wedding dj will save you money in the long run. Look for people that family or friends know. Always ask for someone with a high recommendation and extensive experience in playing at weddings. You want to make sure that what you’re paying for your local wedding djs is worth it. Be careful as Wedding DJ prices
are all over the place. Read their reviews on and  to make more educated choices.

Personal Experience

In my experience, having a local wedding dj play the party was fantastic. The dj for my wedding, Angelo, talked to my wife and I well before the date. He wanted to go over exactly the type of vibe we wanted the party to have. As certain cultures go through stages of a party, he had a sheet with a full breakdown of specific event during the event.

His dj style really brought out the energy of everyone at the party. I’m not partial to public dancing, mostly because I don’t consider myself much of a dancer. Thanks to the local wedding dj recommended to us by my brother, I danced like no one was watching in a room full of people.

That’s one of the things to keep note of. When it comes to a dj, he can get even the shyest person in the room to let loose and shake it. Shop around and you’ll be sure to find the wedding djs to suit your needs.