Wedding Music – Bands | Charlotte Wedding Planner Tips

One big decision many brides have to make when planning their wedding is the entertainment. How to create the vibe you want and keep your guests happy and on the dance floor.  So that leads many brides to ask, “Should I hire a band or a DJ?”  Since this decision is so critical to the overall feel of your wedding I thought I would take some time to highlight the pros and cons of each to help you make the best decision for your big day.  This month everything you need to know about bands.

Hot Sauce Band kept the dance floor packed for a summer wedding at Triple C Barrel Room coordinated by Magnificent Moments Weddings

Photography by John Branch IV Photography 


Overall Vibe

Live music is just so much fun!  Your guest will definitely feel the vibe of a live band and dance a little longer


When you experience something first hand you tend to remember it more.  And it is said that the most memorable things of a wedding that stick out to guests are the food and the dancing. So hiring a band is sure to be memorable to your guest for years to come.


A live band can create an overall experience that is hard to be matched.  Bands are putting on a performance much like a concert and your guests will get an extra perk of getting to watch them up close and personal.



Most wedding bands are full scale productions and have several members and a lot of equipment.  Make sure you consider your venue and whether it had the space needed to accommodate the entire band.


Since bands come with more people and more equipment they will also come with a premium cost.  Be sure to consider your overall budget when thinking about hiring a band.


Since most bands specialize in one type of music you might get less variety of songs.  Think about the type of music you want played at your event and see if you can find a band that fits.

While there are several things to consider when choosing between a band and a DJ, the overall vibe, memorable impact and amazing experience is definitely something to consider.

Want more great advice on planning your wedding?  Contact Magnificent Moments Weddings we would love to help share all our knowledge and experience with you!  And be sure to check out Part II next month to learn more about wedding DJs.

Happy Planning!