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Why a Live Band instead of a DJ ?
You have invested so much time and effort to make your wedding unique – the bride's and bridesmaids' dresses, ceremony music, reception venue, table centerpieces, color scheme . . . Why then, would you select the SAME pre-recorded music that your friends and family have seen and heard at countless other receptions?
At the vast majority of social events, about half of the guests will be avid dancers, while the other half will dance only occasionally. Watching a DJ press buttons while holding a pair of headphones to his ear offers little or no entertainment value for guests who are sitting out a dance. In an attempt to compensate for this, DJs have added more lighting and other "extras" - which have driven up their costs.
Frequently during the course of the evening, many guests, both on the dancefloor and those seated at tables will applaud the band's performance. When is the last time you saw an audience applaud the performance of a DJ?
Most bands which offer the total sound and variety of FANTASIA cost $4000 – $5000. FANTASIA's cost is only $1500 more than a quality DJ. For a gathering of 250 guests, this amounts to only $6 per guest to provide an exciting live performance that will be enjoyed by dancers and non-dancers alike.
There may be special songs that the band does not cover. Not to worry - FANTASIA offers a high-quality sound system to play CDs during a break. Many couples provide their own custom break CD to share songs that have special meaning to family and friends.

One client recently told us:

"We decided to trim $5 off of the meal "extras" in order to budget for your band. The meal will be over in less than an hour, but the entertainment for the rest of the evening is what our guests will remember and enjoy . . ."


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