As you plan your wedding, you might wonder what your sound setup should look like. For both the ceremony and the reception, you can use either a DJ or a live band. Each option has its own set of advantages.

Which one is right for you? This guide will help you decide.

What Kind of Mood Do You Want to Set?

If you want to create a sense of elegance, having a live band play as you walk down the aisle can be a great way to bring in the atmosphere. On the other hand, a DJ also has any song you want to walk down the aisle to on hand.

The same applies to the reception. A DJ can leave you with plenty of hits for the dance floor, while a band can add its own sense of atmosphere and fun.

What Kind of Space Are You Working With?

If your wedding venue has limited space, you may think that having a DJ is the best option. If you have plenty of space and a large stage at your wedding, a band is a create option to keep the vibe going.

What Is Your Budget?

DJs are generally less expensive than bands. Of course, you might find a great rate for a band if you have a family connection.

In fact, hiring a loved one can add a special atmosphere to your wedding as well. This is a personal call you will have to make for yourself.

What Kind of Music Do You Like?

Are you interested in Top 40 music for your wedding? Want to make sure that you have every decade and genre covered? A DJ might be best for you in this regard.

Do you love a specific band? Do you have a special connection to the band? If so, hiring a band for your wedding is likely the best option.

What Should You Do?

Are you still on the fence about what to do for your wedding ceremony and reception? You have many options. If you have looked over this list of questions and are still unsure, speaking with an event planner or wedding venue can shed light on the best option.

No matter what kind of music you opt for, your wedding ceremony and reception are sure to be a delight. The earlier you begin planning, the more time you have to determine which option will make your wedding shine. Contact a venue, like Russo's On The Bay or another location, for more help and info.