It’s difficult planning a wedding after all we’re only suppose to do it once (unless your Jennifer Lopez or Kim Kardashian)so no one is an expert at planning their own wedding. You talk to friends, read bridal magazines and talk to wedding vendors. It’s all so much. Down the list is your entertainment and music, so let me put in my plug in for disc jockeys and wedding music and entertainment and hopefully spare you the phrase after the wedding “I wished I had spent a little more on my DJ". Look at these statistics:
- 72% of all brides 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, brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer – reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities.
- After their reception, 78% of brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!
- When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.
- 65% of all couples that chose a band for their wedding, said, "If they had it to do it again, they would choose a DJ".
*These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine in 2003.Sources include: Simmons, 2001; USA Today, 2002; National Bridal Service, 2001;The Knot, 2002; Brides Magazine, 2001
Disc Jockey rates vary based on talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality. Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $350.00 to $3,500.00 with an average of $1,200.00 for a 4-hour booking. The cheapest price is not always the best deal. Surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides would have spent more on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight*
* Do you think these figures for professional DJs for weddings have not gone up since 2005?