Choosing between a band or DJ can be challenging, especially if you’re not sure what you want the overall tone and vibes on your big day. In this blog, we’re going to go over some things to consider if you’re currently choosing between a wedding band or a DJ.

Band or DJ?

Below are some pros and cons to consider when it comes to choosing between a band and a DJ. Consider the following factors and if any of them matter more to you than others. Let’s get started and discuss some things to take into account!

Band Pros

One of the biggest benefits of a band is that it’s a “bigger” option. Choosing a band can give you that wow factor and leave your guests wanting more. There’s nothing like live music, so think about whether or not a band could be the right option for your big day.

Band Cons

Bands typically have a style that they follow and this can take away some of your flexibility. If you’re wanting multiple genres and different types of music, then choosing a band may not be the right option.


If you are going with a band, make sure that you fully understand their style and you’ve heard their music before. Consider asking them if they’ll audition for you or if there’s a quality recording that you can consider.


Another con that’s important to consider when it comes to wedding bands is the cost. Because there are more people involved than hiring a single DJ, bands are most likely going to be more expensive. If you have a larger budget, then a band could be a great way to make sure that you have an amazing music experience and your guests have fun on the dance floor.

DJ Pros

One of the biggest pros of working with a DJ is that you’ll have a lot of flexibility. You can most likely give your DJ a list of songs that you do want to play and a list of songs that you don’t want to play.


If you are opting for a DJ, make sure that you speak with them beforehand about what you’re wanting the music on your wedding day to be like. This is a great way to make sure that everyone’s on the same page and there aren’t any music surprises during your reception.


Another benefit of a DJ is that it’ll most likely be less expensive than a band. If you’re on a tighter budget, then choosing a DJ could be a great way to save some money and make sure that you still get a great experience. 

DJ Cons

Depending on where you live, there may be limited DJs in your area. If you’re going to bring in a DJ from another area, consider how travel costs may fit into your overall budget. With that being said, a DJ can be a cost effective option for you to consider for your wedding day.