“Let’s get this party started!” exclaims the fist-pumping DJ. Exuberant wedding guests often expect a high level of energy and fist-pumping music at a wedding. After all, it is a celebration. The best weddings pay attention to the entertainment needs of all guests. There’s some music for the older folks, some music for the young party lovers, and some music for those who fall in between. A DJ can provide the right mix of both worlds, but a live band adds a bit of finesse and live energy that is unparalleled. The top 5 benefits of having a live band at a wedding are highlighted below.
Greater Crowd Interaction
A live band his better able to gauge the feedback of the audience and adjust accordingly. Most experienced DJs are able to do this as well, but there is a greater likelihood that they may be distracted by the technicalities of their music board and equipment instead of trying to build the vibes. Live bands tend to be well versed in a variety of musical selections. So, taking an impromptu request shouldn’t be a problem.
Enjoying a Dynamic Live Performance
There’s just something truly exciting about watching a live performance. You get to experience in the music in a way that just isn’t possible with a recorded track. The instruments and voices come alive and can really get a party into full swing. It’s all about presenting a stellar performance, playing good music, and having fun.
Bands can Adjust to the Wedding’s Theme
If you want the theme of your wedding to be evident in the music, a live band can ensure this happens. Live bands can find the right outfits and song selections that suit your wedding’s theme and keep the crowd engaged.
An Air of Elegance is Added
Live bands add increase the level of sophistication at a wedding. They can play soothing background music while people eat, drop In a few beats during toasts, and perform the right type of music for both ballroom type dances and dances that really get the party started. Your guests will sing nothing but praises about your wedding because of the memorable experience the live band creates.
You Can Hear the Band Beforehand
It’s important for you to get an idea of what the band sounds like and how the band performs before hiring them. You can visit a live performance of the bands you have shortlisted. You could also request a recording, pictures and/or videos of their previous performances. Be wary, however, of live bands that invite you to watch performances at other weddings. This means that they will probably use your wedding for promotional purposes as well. Nevertheless, experiencing the bands beforehand allows you to make a truly informed decision.
A live band provides numerous benefits for a wedding. Your guests will be engaged, the music and appearance of the performers will fit your wedding’s theme, your wedding will have a sophisticated flair, and you will be able to listen to potential bands beforehand. It may cost more than hiring a DJ, but the overall benefits are worth the price.