Your wedding day should be a wonderful one, but planning it can be quite stressful. While there are so many details to think about, music is perhaps one of the most important, as it will accompany the ceremony, the drinks reception, and the evening party.
There are a handful of really good wedding bands for hire that play live music and that offer disco services at the same time. For the live part, choose carefully a number of songs for the band to play during the ceremony, while you walk back down the aisle, and your guests leave the room. Having a live band also means you are better prepared for the unexpected; for example, the guests leaving the room might take some time, especially if the venue only has a narrow doorway. But the band can lengthen a two minute song as much as required so that all the guests leave on the sounds of music, and no one feels left out.
Most bands are able to work with a separate DJ, but this will really push the bill up. If you are on a budget, enquire whether the band can fill in and provide a semi-automated disco when they’re not playing live. Even though it will cost more to keep the musicians on the premises all night, it will still be less than what a professional DJ would charge. You can pick the songs yourselves, or let the band come with their own playlist based on the age and gender of your guests.