The wedding is a real life dream come true. Couples wait a lifetime to meet “the one” and now are ready to walk down the aisle. The bride-to-be always envisioned an outdoor beach ceremony at a famed 5-star resort.
A string quartet accompanies their walk down the sandy aisle, and family release doves at the end of the ceremony. Later that evening, the wedding party and all of their friends and family enjoy a live band at the island resort’s restaurant and dance club.
Reality sets in when they realize their budget is $25,000, not $250,000. They have a stressful year to wage on wedding-altering decisions that can make or break the party. Getting snagged up on cost versus dream could turn into a source of conflict.
They compromise. They plan on tying the knot on the local free beach instead, and toss birdseed instead of doves. The couple contend’s it’s all about the reception, a great big party for everyone to enjoy!
Face The Music
It’s not your imagination. Prices for anything wedding are more than they normally cost, including the music. The average cost of a wedding band is more than $3,000.
Every band has a limit to what they can play and for how long. They are added mouths to feed, and honestly adding more bodies and more equipment equals a greater chance Murphy’s Law will rear its head.
Meanwhile, a wedding DJ in Lynchburg VA, who can play whatever you like, is one-third that cost at nearly $1,000 for the event. It is easier to coordinate with one person and provide playlists and share music with them.
Hmm, now if you are able to share music with the DJ, do you still need the wedding DJ? With a DJ, you are free to enjoy this one part of the night, wistfully mingling with all of the guests who shared in your day. They inject life, energy, and double as an emcee for the event.
The DJ opens the reception when they introduce the new couple to the dance floor as husband and wife. The DJ announces when the cake is cut and being served, when it is time to eat, dance, and say goodbye.
It could be a $1000 well spent. Unless you decide to hire a “cheap” wedding dj… which might be like using wedding app. The Wedding DJ app for iPhone gives newly weds and newlyweds-to-be the high-quality and powerful sound of wedding tunes through their iPhone – or does it?
Hiring a “cheap” wedding DJ or using a wedding dj app could save you money… but end up ruining your big day. Check out this article on How To Hiring A Wedding DJ