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When you are planning your Charleston wedding, one of the most important decisions you will make is who will provide the music. You have a lot of different options when it comes to hiring a band, but how do you go about finding the perfect one for your big day? In this blog post, we will give you some tips and tricks for finding the perfect wedding band!

First, you need to decide what type of music you want. Do you want a band that will play all the latest hits, or do you want something more traditional? If you are not sure, talk to your wedding planner or DJ and they can help recommend bands that fit your style.

Once you have decided on the type of music you want, start doing your research. There are a lot of different wedding bands out there, so it is important to do your homework before making a decision. Ask friends and family for recommendations, or check online reviews to get an idea of what other couples have thought about the band.

Once you have narrowed down your choices, set up a meeting with the band. This is a great opportunity to get to know them and see if they are the right fit for your wedding. Make sure to ask them about their experience performing at weddings, and if they have any special requests or requirements.

After you have met with the band, it is time to make your decision! If you are having a hard time deciding, ask your wedding planner or DJ for their opinion. They will be able to help you decide which band is the best fit for your wedding.

We hope these tips help you find the perfect band for your big day! Charleston Wedding Music has a wide variety of bands to choose from, so we are sure you will find the perfect one for your wedding.

Classic First Dance Wedding Songs

  • “All of Me” – John Legend
  • “At Last” – Etta James
  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis Presley
  • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” – Frankie Valli
  • “Come Away with Me” – Norah Jones
  • “Crazy Love” – Van Morrison
  • “Endless Love” – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
  • “Fly Me to the Moon” – Frank Sinatra
  • “God Only Knows” – Beach Boys
  • “Have I Told You Lately” – Rod Stewart
  • “Heaven” – Bryan Adams
  • “Here, There, and Everywhere” – The Beatles
  • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” – James Taylor
  • “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith
  • “I Just Called to Say I Love You” – Stevie Wonder
  • “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston
  • “In Your Eyes” – Peter Gabriel
  • “It Had To Be You” – Frank Sinatra
  • “L-O-V-E” – Nat King Cole
  • “Make You Feel My Love” – Adele
  • “Marry Me” – Train
  • “My Baby Just Cares for Me” – Nina Simone
  • “My Funny Valentine” – Frank Sinatra
  • “My Love” – Lionel Richie
  • “Something” – The Beatles
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” -Judy Garland or Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
  • “Stand By Me” – Ben E. King
  • “The Way You Look Tonight” – Tony Bennett
  • “These Arms of Mine” – Otis Redding
  • “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

What is better...a wedding band or a DJ?

In a world where money is no object, a big swing band, a house DJ, a jazz trio, and an indie band would perform all night long. In reality, you probably only have the budget to hire one act for your reception. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options. Therefore, I can't tell you which is better. However, we can tell you what each has to offer so that you can make an informed decision.

Wedding Band

Advantages of a Band

  • Fantastic bands are unbeatable in terms of getting the crowd up and moving.
  • A band creates a sense of elegance.
  • Talented musicians can also make effective masters of ceremonies.
  • Great bands are memorable and unique

Disadvantages of a Band

  • It is generally more expensive to hire a band than a DJ.
  • You must feed all your entertainers.
  • In the man versus machine department, bands lose: they'll fail before sound systems ever do.
  • There is a lull in the party when a band needs a break
  • Recorded music is usually played between sets, but it can sound canned in comparison.
  • Songs covered by other artists never sound as good as the originals.
  • Bands take up a lot of room

Wedding DJ

Advantages of a DJ

  • DJs offer a balanced and eclectic mix of music styles suitable for parties of all ages and formalities.
  • DJs are generally cheaper than bands.
  • A DJ will give you more control over the sound of the songs.
  • DJs with experience have the tools necessary to sustain a party that lasts all night
  • DJs can keep the party going while taking a break by playing great compilation mixes.

Disadvantages of a DJ

  • Compared to bands, DJs can seem a little less personal.
  • During your first dance, they can't time the song to match your dancing style
  • DJs who don't know what they're doing can spend too much time on the microphone.
  • A band has a greater presence.

I would be happy to help you decide on a DJ vs. a band at your Charleston Wedding!

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