Lea
Just Said Yes May 2020

1/2 dj and 1/2 Band for Music

Lea, on October 31, 2019 at 3:21 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 12
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Has anyone ever done this or planning to do this? How did it work out?

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    We didn't do this, but we did talk to two DJs that offered both. Like a guitar accompanying the song you walk down the aisle to, etc. It was obviously more expensive that way and wasn't what we were looking for, but that may be worth looking into. I assume some DJs/bands wouldn't want to work together if they hadn't prior.

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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
    Meghan ·
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    My cousin had this at his wedding. He plays trombone and members of the band he played with at the time played for some of the time and then a DJ did the rest. It worked out fine. It was nice having a mix of music styles.

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  • Maria
    Super October 2019
    Maria ·
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    When our band took breaks they played recorded music. Is this what you are referring to? I think that worked fine because I gave them specific dance songs I wanted.

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly Online ·
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    Our DJ played the guitar and sang acoustically during cocktail hour and then DJ’d the rest.
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  • Kellie Martinez
    Super October 2019
    Kellie Martinez ·
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    My dad is a wedding DJ and he has done weddings where the entire ceremony or just the bridal walk was done by a band and the reception was done by him. It is not a problem but make sure your DJ has done this before; everything will run a lot more smoothly Smiley smile

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  • Rebecca
    Savvy September 2020
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    The company I’m using is live saxophone music for the ceremony and cocktail hour, then switches into DJ mode for reception. Should be fun!
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  • R
    Devoted September 2018
    Rachel ·
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    We hired a band and one of the members DJ-ed during the band’s breaks. It worked out great! Kept the party going without those lulls in between sets.

    I’ve been to weddings before when someone just plugs in an iPhone playlist during the break and gets a ton of texts/alerts (🙄) so may be worth asking about when you’re interviewing bands and DJs.
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  • Lea
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Lea ·
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    What I am thinking of is having a Dj for the ceremony, cocktail hour, intros, and dinner. Then, have a band come on, but during breaks the dj would come back on. Does that make sense?

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I have been to a wedding where I saw this. They had the singer or band perform every now and then and the rest of the time was dj
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  • Aimee
    Devoted July 2020
    Aimee ·
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    I have thought about it but it was out of budget. I would have liked the band for ceremony and cocktail hour and DJ for the reception
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    We didn’t have a DJ but we had an audio tech who played our background music for 30 minutes, a band who played for an hour, a Frank Sinatra impersonator who sang for an hour with tracks, then the band when back on for 90 minutes. Really fun having the different types of music!
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  • Dierdra
    Dedicated November 2020
    Dierdra ·
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    The band we are using does 1-2 hours DJ and everything else live. Cocktail, Ceremony, Dinner Reception(mixed) unless you have a preference.
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