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DJ or Live Band: Which is Right For Your Micro Wedding?

Choosing the right entertainment for your micro wedding is a tough decision. You want the day to be perfect, which can hinge on the entertainment. The good news is that there isn't a right or wrong answer here. A DJ or live band can be suitable for your big day - it depends on several factors.

To help you make your decision, here are some key questions to ponder:

Wedding DJ vs. Band

How Big Is Your Venue?

Before you consider anything else, consider your micro wedding venue's size. You should already have this planned out, and it can make your decision more straightforward. If the venue is very small, hiring a DJ might be better as they take up less space. Our micro wedding venue is large enough to cater to DJs and live bands. While this might not make your decision easier, it ensures you have both options!

How Much Are You Willing to Spend?

One of the benefits of a small wedding is that you can save much money. With that in mind, a DJ may be the right choice as they will typically be more affordable than live bands. However, if you are desperate for live music at your wedding, think about hiring a band for a short stint. They could play during the cocktail hour or before or after dinner while a DJ takes over.

What's Your Wedding Theme?

Do you have a theme? Specific wedding themes lend themselves to live music rather than DJs. For example, if you're hosting a micro wedding set in the 70s or 80s, you'd need a live band to play songs from that era. Yes, this is a specific example, but it gives you an idea of when live bands can be much better than DJs.

What Sort of Atmosphere Are You Hoping For?

As this is a micro wedding, you should create a peaceful and intimate atmosphere. While you can find DJs that play appropriate songs, a live band is often the better choice here.

What Music Is Everyone Into?

Does your entire wedding party like the same music or the same band? If so, a live band could be a good idea as they cater to your musical tastes. But, if people have different tastes, a DJ is the preferred option. They have access to a broader song catalog, meaning every guest will be happy.


Ask yourself these questions, and you'll soon figure out whether a DJ or live band is right for your micro wedding. In general, DJs are better if you want to save money, create a party atmosphere, and please everyone's music tastes. On the other hand, a live band is more suitable for themed weddings and for creating an intimate atmosphere.

Of course, you can always combine the two if your budget allows it. Have a live band for part of your wedding, and then a DJ to see out the night.

Contact The Warehouse by David Alan

Micro weddings at The Warehouse include everything you need for your special day. Our boutique venue is home to rustic chandeliers, high-end catering, and premier client service. When you choose The Warehouse by David Alan as your micro wedding venue, you can feel confident that your intimate micro wedding will be the day you have always dreamed of.

Contact us to find out how our venue and wedding planning service can help you make the most of your big day.

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