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When you’re planning your wedding, there are a few details that you’ve always been certain about.

You know you want to get married in Spain, you know you’d like to have a bilingual ceremony, and you’ve been dreaming of the perfect wedding dress since you were a little girl.

But there’s one decision that you’re not quite sure of: if you should hire a wedding band or DJ. This post is here to help you make up your mind.

Why Live Wedding Band Musicians Are the Way to Go?

When deciding between a wedding band or DJ, our best advice is to always go for a live wedding reception band.

There are countless benefits to doing so.
First of all, if you’re marrying into the Spanish or Latin American culture, but are British or even American yourself, the right band can help you to make sure you have music for everyone.

You’ll dance to bachata music one minute, and then to classic pop hits the next.

Even if you just love Spanish culture, but aren’t actually Spanish yourself, having music that’s authentic to the country you’re getting married in will make the whole experience even more special.

But it’s not just about mixing cultures through sharing traditional Spanish and Latin music. Maybe you want to hear some of your favourite songs live, but you can’t exactly afford to fly in Beyonce.

A wedding reception band can put on a concert for both you and your wedding guests — and many couples don’t realize that today’s bands know both modern and classic wedding songs.

Wedding guests dancing

This means that you’re just as likely to dance the night away to Stevie Wonder songs as you are to the latest chart-topper from Bruno Mars.

Plus, live music offers a certain theatricality that DJs and playlists don’t quite have. Musicians can get even the most uptight members of your family out on the dancefloor, and they can create awesome energy that lasts for hours.

Don’t be surprised if you spot your uncle who claims to “never dance” doing the salsa, the cha-cha, or the twist!

A Combination of Both

If you still want to hire a DJ, your best option is to have both a DJ and a band for wedding festivities.

This is an ideal option for those who want the party to continue well into the early hours of the morning, or if you know that your guests will want to keep on dancing while the band is on a break.

Make sure to provide your DJ with a list of both Spanish/Latin rhythms and international pop, so that everyone feels included in the celebration.

Wedding DJ

Wedding Band or DJ: Wrapping Up

We hope that this post has helped you to decide whether you want a wedding band or DJ at your ceremony.

Looking for an experienced, professional, and seriously fun band

We offer a wide variety of wedding packages, so you’ll be certain to find the option that’s the best fit for you.

We can’t wait to help you dance the night away — and make your big day even more special.

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We are Calle Habana, a professional music band specialist in performances for weddings and events for more than 15 years. We are passionate about everything related to the weddings and entertainment world and enjoy every minute that we share our music with all of you.

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