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  • Writer's pictureSierra Hovey

What is a reasonable price for a wedding band?

Planning a wedding can be an exciting and overwhelming process, and one of the most important decisions you'll make is setting a budget for your wedding band or DJ. Before you start shopping around and making any decisions, it's important to have open and honest conversations with your partner and family to ensure everyone is on the same page.

First, talk to your partner about your overall budget for the wedding. This will help you determine how much you can afford to spend on your wedding band or DJ. Consider what is most important to you and your partner and allocate your budget accordingly.

Next, discuss your budget and entertainment preferences with your family. If your parents or other family members are helping to pay for the wedding, it's important to involve them in the decision-making process and make sure everyone is comfortable with the budget.

It's also a good idea to have a general idea of the type of music you want for your wedding before setting a budget. Do you want a live band or a DJ? What genre of music do you want? Are you looking for a traditional big band sound or a more modern, eclectic mix of music? The type of music you want can greatly impact the final entertainment bill. Fortunately, we offer a variety of band and DJ packages that are fully customizable to your tastes and budgets!

Some other things to consider:

  • The number of musicians: A larger band with more musicians will typically cost more than a smaller group. We offer a variety of band sizes to fit any budget.

  • The length of the performance: Would you like your band to play during the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception?

  • The location of the wedding: If you are having a destination wedding, you may have to pay for the band's travel and accommodation expenses, which can add to the overall cost.

  • The level of experience: A wedding band with more experience and a strong track record of performing at weddings may charge more than a newer, lesser-known group.

Finally, be open to negotiating and compromising. If you can't afford the wedding band or DJ you really want, you may want to consider cutting back on other wedding expenses to allocate more money to your entertainment budget.

Ultimately, the right budget for your wedding band or DJ will depend on your personal preferences and financial situation. By having open and honest conversations with your partner and family, you can make informed decisions and find the perfect entertainment for your special day.



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