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Band or dj?
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OH originally wanted an iPod disco but the issue there was lights as it was going to cost more to hire in a lighting rig, have someone set it up and get it PAT tested than it was just to have the DJ. I would also have loved a ceilidh band but OH hates them so we decided a DJ was better all round.
These are our DJs (based in York but I think they will travel locally): http://www.nightowlsdiscos.co.uk/
Result, the oldest git in the room gets catered for, everyone else would rather jump out of the window.
Book a band that plays what you like, end of story, it is your wedding.
Let the DJ do his bit from 8 until about 10:00 and bore everyone then let the band rip with one long 75 minute set of the best stuff, no fillers, never two sets, that is for pub gigs, then the DJ finishes off.
Do this please everyone thing and you end up with the band of ... cheese.
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It's the done thing where I'm from to have a band and dj but we really wanted some traditional dancing too - it's going to be an exhausting night but v good for the hips!
First house purchase ... 2018 :j
A band tends to play what it can, which may or may not be what you want to hear
You can turn down a DJ but you can't turn down a band
A band will nearly always expect to be fed before they kick off
And they may well expect do do what passes for a sound check when they set up ...