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Why More People Are Choosing Live Wedding Bands

Why More People Are Choosing Live Wedding Bands

A wedding DJ used to be a common sight at a wedding reception, but in recent years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of couples choosing to have a live wedding band instead. On an occasion as special as a wedding, a DJ may struggle to provide the same level of entertainment that a live band can. There are many reasons why a couple might choose a live band over a DJ, which we will explore here.

Live Music Sounds Better

There’s a reason why we love going to music festivals and gigs - live music sounds amazing. Watching a live wedding band made up of talented people playing their instruments with passion and enthusiasm adds to the celebratory atmosphere of a wedding and gets people in the mood to party. A powerful love ballad performed by a talented singer will always pack more of an emotional punch than a recorded track.

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Live Wedding Bands Aren’t Just About Wedding Music

A live wedding band is a spectacle in its own right. Musicians are also performers and tend to be charismatic and energized. They love what they do, and it will show in their performance. This enthusiasm will rub off on your guests and go a long way to feeding the party atmosphere. If some guests don’t feel like dancing or want to take a break and rest their feet, they have something interesting and fun to look at. Watching a live band is infinitely more fun than watching someone standing at some decks.

You Have More Control

A good wedding band will work with you to decide what wedding music you’d like to hear, as well as what you don’t. They will have a repertoire of songs that they will have performed at other weddings, so they will already have a feel of what will go down well with a crowd. They can also speed a song up, or slow it down, depending on the mood of the room. A band can also put their own spin on classic wedding songs, which will give you and your guests something different and fun. Although a band may not be able to take requests as a DJ can, this could be a good thing, especially if you don’t want your aunt requesting something like Macarena.

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A Live Wedding Band Will Make Your Wedding A Day To Remember

We see live music as something reserved for special occasions, and there’s nothing more special than your wedding day. A live wedding band will bring their own brand of magic to your reception that a wedding DJ just can’t compete with. Watching a group of talented musicians rock out will always be more entertaining than watching a DJ unless you hire someone like Fat Boy Slim. If you want to make the day one to remember for you, your fiancé, and your guests, hiring a live wedding band is a sure-fire way of achieving this.

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