African American Weddings

Band or No Band

Hi Knotties!

Anyone having a live band at the reception? I've never been to a wedding with one. We were thinking of having the band play/sing during cocktail hour and dinner and then turn it over to the DJ after dinner. The band is really good and would sing and play old school and new school songs.

I just don't know if I should save that money or if this would be a nice addition to have?

Re: Band or No Band

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    chavanolachavanola member
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    edited December 2011
    I had a live band at my reception (and they played a couple special request songs on mp3).  It worked out great.  They also played at our ceremony and cocktail hour.  I'm not sure it would be worth it to have both a band and a DJ though.  How much is it vis a vis your total budget? It might be a nice extra, but I think in the long run you might be better saving the money if you're still going to have a DH at the reception.
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    brittanyl8605brittanyl8605 member
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    edited December 2011
    The DJ is $300 and the band is $800. We have the money....but of course since it's an extra we keep thinking why not save the $800.
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