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Wedding Band Or Wedding DJ??? Why not both?!

January 3, 2021

Wedding band or Wedding DJ??? Why not have BOTH?!

Ok, so one of you really wants a live band at your wedding and the other one thinks that a DJ is the only way to go.

Don’t fight! There’s plenty of time for that after you’re married LOL! Kidding.

But seriously, have you ever thought about the possibility of having the best of both worlds?  

Having a DJ/BAND HYBRID for your wedding may be the perfect fit when you want the showmanship that live musicians bring to an event AND the high energy performance of a DJ!

 When deciding between a wedding band or wedding DJ, who says you can’t have it all?!!! 

What is a DJ/BAND HYBRID? 

A DJ/BAND HYBRID is the marriage of 2 concepts that are great on their own, but together they’re unstoppable! 

A great DJ not only has access to every song you can think of, but knows exactly the right time to play them to get your guests up on the dance floor and ready to party!

A great live band brings energy and showmanship to every event with skilled entertainers who can gauge an audience, knowing when to interact and get them AMPed UP! 

AMP DJ/BAND HYBRID brings all of this to the table and so much more! 

Our DJ/BAND HYBRID is a set unit of entertainers who have traveled the globe with headline acts, rehearse together and take pride in creating MAGIC for every event! 

From custom arrangements and transitions, to choreography and lighting, AMP DJ/BAND HYBRID is all about creating one-of-a-kind wedding entertainment for each of our unique couples.

  • -Imagine a DJ playing your favorite party anthem while a live drummer is bringing that song to life!
  • -Imagine adding a live horn section that will surprise, energize and leave your guests in awe!
  • -Imagine having professional singers who are also performers and MCs as event hosts for your perfect wedding reception, ensuring that your entertainment is something your guests will remember forever!

With a DJ band combo the musical possibilities are endless!

Unique Wedding Entertainment

The Unicorn of Wedding Entertainment

Finding ways to make your wedding unique can be a daunting task when you first begin the wedding planning process.

AMP DJ/BAND HYBRID is a great place to start! While you may find other companies who combine live players and DJs, you won’t find another company that does it quite like we do.

We are an all HYBRID entertainment company! This means that our entire team is made up of multi-skilled musicians and DJs who bring truly unique entertainment to your event that you won’t find anywhere else. This is what we specialize in. Half DJ. Half Band. All Hybrid.

We are the unicorn of wedding entertainment!

How much does a wedding band or wedding DJ cost?

Wedding Investment

The answer to this question can vary widely depending on your location, how many pieces you plan on having, extras added to your package, etc. 

Prices can also vary depending on the time of year and the day of the week you are getting married. For example, many entertainment companies will give couples a discount if they are having their wedding reception on a Monday in January vs. a Saturday night in June.

However, here in New York, the average cost for DJ services starts around $2,500.

The average cost for a good wedding band typically starts at $10k and can go upwards of $20k.

A DJ/BAND HYBRID will typically start somewhere in the middle depending on the amount of live instrumentation you choose.

Knowing what you want and being aware of the space available at the venue you have chosen is key. Perhaps you dream of having a 10 piece band but your venue doesn’t have the space to accommodate it. We are seeing in our post-pandemic wedding world that many couples are opting for intimate micro-weddings consisting of their closest family and friends and a small entertainment set-up.

A DJ/BAND HYBRID may be the perfect choice in such an instance as it can take up a smaller footprint and still provide all the live entertainment you’re looking for!

The same is true for a large scale event. A DJ/BAND HYBRID is sure to WOW your guests bringing them a LIVE BAND experience infused with the energy of a DJ!

AMP DJ/BAND HYBRID has hybrids to fit every event and venue!

Invest In Your Wedding Entertainment

Did you know?

  • 72% of all couples say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.
  • Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
  • During wedding planning, couples say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer – reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. Yet, within one week after their reception, 78% say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority.
  • When asked, 81% of guests say what they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment. 

(*Sources for these statistics include: The Knot, Brides Magazine, USA Today, National Bridal Service, Simmons)

The venue will be stunning, the floral arrangements will be perfect, the food will be delicious, but what will the majority of your guests remember most about your wedding? THE MUSIC.

Music is attached to memories and emotions. That’s why it’s always such an important part of planning any event. You’re setting the MOOD. You’re creating a VIBE. You’re giving your guests an EXPERIENCE they will be talking about for years to come.

So, wedding band or wedding DJ???

There are many choices in life, many forks in the road. Choosing your wedding entertainment doesn’t have to be one of them. 

Have your wedding cake and eat it too!

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