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Wedding Entertainment: Band or DJ?

This week on our city wedding blog were discussing wedding entertainment, more and more couples are turning to having live music for their evening entertainment so are DJ’s being shunned?

We don’t think they are, it’s just the old fashioned DJ playing cheesy crap music who has definitely been shunned. We love live music, but we also love a DJ who knows how to fill a dance floor and we’re pretty luckily enough to know lots of both amazing bands and great DJ’s.

Couples are finding so many ways to be different for their wedding entertainment and bring their personality to the wedding, and of course we’re huge fans of this.

wedding festival
festival wedding

Chelle has planned lots of weddings and so shared two of her favourites from the last couple of years where couples chose to be different for their entertainment.

First off we have Zach & Vicky – they had a very personal wedding by getting married in the woods on the land where she grew up, followed by a wedding breakfast in a tipi. The wedding reception really was something different as music is a huge part of their lives as they go to lots of festivals. So, why not have one for your wedding reception. They hired in a stage and had separate bands on though out the evening the last band being Band-E–Oke. Yep we know super cool right? What was even better was the fact it absolutely poured it down, but all the guests embraced it and had a fab time! 

wedding bands
festival wedding
wedding bands

The last wedding our Chelle planned was for Australian couple Tom & Jessie, they got married in a lovely barn in Stafford-shire. The couple are huge on music and even had each table named after one of their favourite bands or singers. They also went one step further for their reception, they had hired a live band, and surprised their guests with the first song of the night, as they performed it! Yep, the band were in on it and so was Chelle no-one else knew, what a great surprise for the guests!

wedding entertainment
wedding band
wedding entertainment
wedding entertainment

A couple of weeks ago Zoey attended the wedding of her brother at the wonderful Stirk house, she admits when she first heard they had booked a DJ she wasn’t keen. Boy was she wrong, Jo & David had booked the fantastic DJ Coast to Coast and Boy did he have that dance floor rocking. For them they wanted a club vibe and the dance floor full and that’s exactly what happened.

wedidng dj

We asked Jo for a few words about his service, she said

"Coast to coast went above and beyond to make my wedding perfect. They listened to all my requests and delivered the best party ever!! My guests have all commented on how good the dj was. Really did a fantastic job couldn’t recommend anyone else."

So, never underestimate the DJ or the band at a wedding as you never know what’s going to happen, just get that drink down you and start rocking that dance floor!

Image credits Steve Grogan Photography KELLY CLARKE PHOTOGRAPHY Kate Gray Photography

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