Band or DJ? Band or DJ? Band or DJ?
[head spins a la Linda Blair in The Exorcist]
Pros: Live entertainment, live energy
Cons: Expensive, possible limited range of genres
Pros: Inexpensive, broad range of genres
Cons: Less lavish feel, possible cheese
Lucky for us, our budget allowed for a wonderful band, and I can't say enough good things about them. We booked The Chuck Wansley Band through deBois Productions. It was a pleasure working with deBois, and The Chuck Wansley Band was phenomenal.
The Chuck Wansley Band had extraordinary showmanship and an impressive songlist -- everything from the 1920s through the present day. They played Usher, Outkast, Beyonce, No Doubt, Black Eyed Peas, etc. at our wedding. If you play some of the clips off their website, you'll appreciate my gushing. Also, Chuck Wansley was so charismatic and pronounced all of our names correctly (no easy feat with various Asian and Greek names). Truly outstanding. We had three members of the 11-piece band play during our ceremony and cocktail hour, as well. Our guests still rave about the band to this day!
Oh, and you can't do the following with a DJ....