The purpose of this article is to make a case for hiring live bands for wedding, and to give your arm a gentle twist into making this decision for yourself. Granted, live music isn’t for everyone – but, in a way, it is. Read on to discover how a live wedding band is the missing piece of your perfect wedding puzzle.
Live music is a personal experience
We’re not saying a wedding DJ won’t put the same amount of effort into making your wedding unique, just as we’re not saying you can’t have a perfectly personal experience listening to your favourite records alone with headphones on. What we are saying is that live musicians can achieve things that recorded music simply can’t: they can interact with you, and you them. Not only can you confer with your wedding band before the event (and ask them to dedicate a song to the bride or change the lyrics to include the groom’s name, for example) – you can also interact with each other during the show itself. Most experienced wedding bands will have come to expect random requests being shouted out – and will also know how to fully engage an audience, whether it’s by calling out the people sitting down and not dancing, or inviting people up onstage to sing along.
You can’t stop the dancing
Sure, a persistent house beat is all a DJ needs to have the room heaving for an hour or two. Maybe they’ll even dance a little too – but it’s just not the same as watching a live band living and loving every second of the sound they’re creating together out of thin air. Seeing a bunch of people onstage having the time of their lives is quite an infectious sight – if they all start dancing, you guests will all start dancing too (especially after knocking back a couple of drinks!).