DJ or Guitar Dude? I need your advice!
i'm posting this in a couple of places to get help...
So my wedding is in Hilton Head - ceremony on the beach at sunset, reception on the big outdoor deck of a quaint little place there (hamburger joint by day). Small group of 40 or so - all ages... from our parents, aunts/uncles to lots of teens and 20-somethings.
So i need a bit of music for a cocktail hour, then some nice background music during dinner, then we party. Music has to stop by 10 due to the noise ordinance on the beach.
Our vibe is casual, fun, but nice. And i'd like for the party to be great. I'm thinking our crowd is the reluctant-dancer type... the type who need some drinks or encouragement to get out there. FI and I are not big dancers, but we love a good party. Fav music is like Dave Matthews Band or Daughtry plus some good alt and classic rock.
We are debating on getting a DJ - who could rock it out. Or get a guitar/vocalist who would give us a beachier vibe... although i do *not* want the cheesy wedding singer type. But does anyone dance at a reception/party that has a guitarist?
What do you think? All opinions welcome!