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Featured June 2022 Ontario

Live music vs dj music

Rayanne, on June 27, 2022 at 16:12 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 27
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So what's everyone's plans for music on their big day? We want with love music for the ceremony and a DJ for the reception. It was a perfect mix for us.
The quartet was unbelievably beautiful and really added to the ceremony. There is nothing that can invoke emotions like music and they delivered.
For the reception we definitely wanted the variety that a DJ can provide. You don't have to worry about a band not knowing a song. You can get any genre of music (we had some Greek music). Any song that is requested cam be played by a DJ. Live music vs dj music 1

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Latest activity by Beth0102, on July 26, 2022 at 14:37
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    Curious August 2022 Ontario
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    We are doing a live band. I personally love live music and the feeling it gives so it was an easy one for me. But keeping it intimate and small just a duo, guitar and vocals and I believe they have a system where they can incorporate different instruments in to liven it up for some dancing (looping)!

    When I attend weddings I really take note of the entertainment/dance/music portion so this was important to us : )

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    The venue is set up with speakers and a plug to connect to devices, plus I got my friends husband as MC so he's in charge also very tech savvy

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  • Rayanne
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    It sounds like a great idea but I know I wouldn't have the first clue where to start 馃ぃ
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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    We are saving money on this department, I have spotify with the lists on my iPad and just going to plug it in and hit play.

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  • Vinod
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    It was and about 3 events they had him doing enteratainment.

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  • Rayanne
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    Haha I wish I could sing I'd go to a destination wedding it sounds like a blast 馃槄
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    We had a DJ for our wedding as most wedding attended the same. Some chose to have a live band and/or singer to make the events even more special. Indian culture is costly since the singer for the destination wedding came from India to Thailand. He had a blast when not performing.

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  • Derek
    Frequent user September 2022 Alberta
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    We are having a DJ for both ceremony and reception.

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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
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    It definitely makes it easier to have one person in charge. If we didn't have the quartet we could have brought a CD with music that minister would have to time....
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  • KELLY
    Featured October 2023 Ontario
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    We are having a DJ for both
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  • Rayanne
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    That is definitely live music and a way to make your wedding your own.
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    We did DJ but for the ceremony, chose songs that made it feel like live music (a lot of sax and violin covers). We needed the DJ so run other sound cues that a band or musician wouldn't have been able to do so we opted to not go with live music to save money. Though in hindsight, having a live musician vs a DJ might have made certain things go a bit more smoothly on the day of.

    I sang my wife down the aisle so I suppose that's "live music" lol.

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  • Rayanne
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    Very true. I think I would be all over the place when it comes to music lol
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  • Malyssa
    Featured October 2022 Alberta
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    We are going DIY with Spotify. I had been to a few that went this route and we had a blast so Im snagging those playlists and working with them to create our own. This can always be a fun way to remember the night, as I'll have this playlist for as long as I have a spotify account haha

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  • Tunisha
    Featured October 2021 Ontario
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    Ahhhhhh the instrumental one!! Ahhhhh never thought about that. That sounds cool!! 馃槀
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  • Rayanne
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    Lol I had no vocals. I liked that they could time the song so there wasn't the awkward pauses. It's not for everyone
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  • Tunisha
    Featured October 2021 Ontario
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    Actually, I went to one in 2019 where they had live music (or 1 song live by a girl 鈥 beautiful voice) as the bride walked down the aisle. That was lovely and that鈥檚 it for me then. Hahaha
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  • Tunisha
    Featured October 2021 Ontario
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    Ohhhhhh yes, that makes sense.
    I went to my cousin鈥檚 wedding and they did a live music at their ceremony. It was a no for me. Lovely voices but it was way too loud and so long for no reason while they stood there for it to be done. They had the live music while they sign. Just found out they did two songs. Hubby likes it but I wasn鈥檛 a fan. Aha
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  • Rayanne
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    I'm not sure i would have thought of live music myself had I not gone to a wedding with live music before. I can't even describe how it made me feel part of the wedding and I didn't even know the couple. We definitely didn't want a band for the reception though.
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  • Tunisha
    Featured October 2021 Ontario
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    We did 鈥淒J鈥 was hubby鈥檚 cousin that played the songs. We created our playlists and he played them. So that was better for us as we never thought about Live Music.
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  • Rayanne
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    Live music can add up really fast. We were lucky in that moving our winter wedding to summer saved us some money that we were able to use for the quartet.
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  • Liberty
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    We went with a DJ soley for budget purposes
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  • Rayanne
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    Spotify is such a great option. I see more and more couples using it.
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  • Jacquie
    Frequent user August 2022 Alberta
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    We're doing a Spotify playlist and a family member to press play/pause. If budget and space would have allowed, we would have loved to have a live band.

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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    It is convenient for sure! I didn't have to go searching what to do for the ceremony
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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
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    That is super convenient. My DJ is a friend of mine (in nursing school and couldn't make the ceremony). It worked out for us.
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    We're just having a DJ for both the ceremony and reception. His package offers him to be there for both
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