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Wedding band versus wedding DJ

It’s the age-old dilemma every bride and groom face when they start planning their wedding: do they go with a wedding band, or a DJ? There are pros and cons to both, so it usually just comes down to personal preference, and how you want the evening to turn out for you and your guests. Read on as we pit the two against each other and see who comes out on top…

Wedding Band

A live band has a completely different dynamic and can interact with your guests in a different way to a DJ. Live performances can be quite loud, so you might need to consider what your best option is for providing background music during the meal. However, during the speeches the band’s drummer can give the occasional badum-tish on the drums when a joke is told, so it adds to the overall atmosphere of the occasion.

A wedding band will usually play requests, but their repertoire of songs may be much more limited than what a DJ can provide. However, everyone loves a live band and the front man of the band will be experienced at keeping people moving, dancing, and having a good time.

The first dance between the bride and groom, or the father-daughter dance can often be much more special when done to live music rather than a recording of a favourite song. However, when you’re dealing with a live band there are more things that can go wrong. They come with a lot more equipment and if something goes wrong it can be difficult to get a replacement at short notice.

Wedding DJs

A DJ doesn’t have as much presence as a live band, and the sound is very different. However, a good DJ will have the skills to work the crowd and provide great entertainment at your wedding. DJs have an extensive catalogue of songs so they can take requests and play tunes that are particularly special to you, without having to retune a guitar!

A wedding DJ is usually much more reasonably priced than a wedding band because it’s most often just one person. If you’ve hired your wedding DJ through a DJ service then there will always be a back-up DJ on standby in case of emergencies. A DJ will be able to play some light background music during dinner, and MC during the speeches etc.

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DJ Jason Dupuy Testimonial   Hi Lynn and Jason, This is a long time after 7th June, but I wanted...

Platinum DJs for Deluxe Discos and Professional DJs. Using only top of the range Sound Systems and Light Shows. Professionally trained DJs with excellent mixing skills and ability to read the crowd. Phone 01322 412 494 for questions and enquiries.

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DJ Jason Dupuy Testimonial   Hi Lynn and Jason, This is a long time after 7th June, but I wanted to say thanks to Jason for the amazing job he did at our wedding. From the music to the lights and the exceptional job he did with the outdoors part of the day, everything was brilliant, beyond expectations and beyond anything I have seen at a wedding before. Before and during the wedding, both you and he were super efficient and very easy to work with, so thanks so much for that. All the best wishes, Dom

Kent DJ Michael Davis Testimonial

Kent DJ Michael Davis   Hi Lynn, Just wanted to thank you for all your help with the music for...

Platinum DJs & Discos Ltd. provides professional and reliable DJs with excellent mixing skills and years of experience at Weddings, Clubs, Party's, Festivals, Corporate Events and Christmas Party's. Platinum only uses top of the range sound systems and lighting, which will make the difference. Call 01322 412494 to speak to our friendly booking team.

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Platinum DJs & Discos Ltd. provides professional and reliable DJs with excellent mixing skills and years of experience at Weddings, Clubs, Party's, Festivals, Corporate Events and Christmas Party's. Platinum only uses top of the range sound systems and lighting, which will make the difference. Call 01322 412494 to speak to our friendly booking team.

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Kent DJ Michael Davis   Hi Lynn, Just wanted to thank you for all your help with the music for my husbands party. Just wanted to let you know that Michael our DJ was fantastic! Best DJ I’ve heard. My husband was over the moon with the music and setup of all the lights and set. He was wicked playing exactly what we asked and was brilliant helping with announcements for the cake, singing happy birthday and rallying everyone together. Would highly recommend him. Thank you so much we had a fantastic night. Michelle x Testimonial for Kent DJ Michael

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Testimonial for London DJ Wayne Smooth   Hi Wayne, Had to drop you a note to thank you for the...

Platinum DJs & Discos Ltd. - For professional DJ and Deluxe Disco Hire in London, Kent, Essex and Surrey. Phone 01322 412494 for quotes and questions. Book your Wedding DJ, Party DJ, Corporate Event DJ, Festival and Club DJ at Platinum DJs.

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Testimonial for London DJ Wayne Smooth   Hi Wayne, Had to drop you a note to thank you for the most incredible set you played at our wedding on Sunday!! From the first dance until the very last song you were nothing short of awesome and all everyone kept saying the next morning was how much they'd danced all night because the DJ just played tune after tune, anthem after anthem!! Slick, professional and just damn right on the money, we can't thank you enough for making an already brilliant day into the perfect evening!! All the very best mate, hope to cross paths with you again in the future! Regards, Mark & Tracy London DJ Wayne Smooth

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DJ Company Testimonials   Good Morning Lynn, I hope you're well and Happy Friday! Thank you for the final invoice...

Platinum DJs for Professional DJ Hire and Deluxe Discos in London, Kent, Surrey and Essex. Uk and Worldwide coverage. For Wedding DJs, Party DJs, Corporate Events, Festivals and Club DJs. Phone 01322 412494 for any questions or enquiries.

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Platinum DJs for Professional DJ Hire and Deluxe Discos in London, Kent, Surrey and Essex. Uk and Worldwide coverage. For Wedding DJs, Party DJs, Corporate Events, Festivals and Club DJs. Phone 01322 412494 for any questions or enquiries.

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DJ Company Testimonials   Good Morning Lynn, I hope you're well and Happy Friday! Thank you for the final invoice which was paid in full yesterday. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you to get the music arranged for the Wedding. You have been brilliant and are a true asset to Platinum DJs! Thank you for your lovely wishes for Kiah and Tony and I will definitely send you photos after the big day. We're so excited! Again thank you and I hope we can meet sometime in the near future. Enjoy your day and have a lovely weekend. Best Wishes, Andrea [caption id="attachment_5388" align="alignleft" width="590"] Booking office testimonial for Platinum DJs. DJ Hire London, Kent, Surrey and Essex.[/caption]

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"The DJ was great and had everyone up and dancing. Another very successful annual party and we will definitely return/refer."...

"The DJ was great and had everyone up and dancing. Another very successful annual party and we will definitely return/refer." The other events gave good feedback and obviously your DJs were a essential part of the event.

Platinum DJs & Discos Ltd., DJ Hire & Disco Hire in London, Kent, Surrey & Essex, DJ Testimonials, DJ Michael Davis, DJ Jason Dupuy
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"The DJ was great and had everyone up and dancing. Another very successful annual party and we will definitely return/refer." The other events gave good feedback and obviously your DJs were a essential part of the event.

"The DJ was great and had everyone up and dancing. Another very successful annual party and we will definitely return/refer." The other events gave good feedback and obviously your DJs were a essential part of the event.
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