When booking entertainment for their event, many people phone or email around looking for the cheapest DJ or to discover what an "average" priced DJ costs.
However, like a lot of other things, most great entertainment is not cheap and cheap entertainment is usually not great. Classy superior, personalized events don't just happen. They involve a lot of pre-planning, time, effort, and talent.
The choice is yours for your Wedding Day or other special event based upon your budget and your tastes but do ask yourself, "When is something worth more?"
Most bridal budget forms only allocate 4 or 5% towards "music". Does this seem to make sense for something that could make or break your function?
A party is not a function of food or a function about flowers. Rather, a party is a function of entertainment.
Good entertainment, while higher priced, creates value all the way from simple things like having your names pronounced correctly when being introduced to more complex processes such as ensuring that everything flows smoothly and goes off without a hitch, allowing you to be stress fress and fully enjoy yourselves while knowing your guests are having the times of their lives.
The barbershop gives a decent haircut at an excellent price, BUT for their Wedding Day, most grooms will probably go to a "salon".
Flowers from the corner grocery store are inexpensive and convenient, BUT for their Wedding Day, most brides will probably go to a "floral designer".
Your car is reliable and gets you places, BUT for their Wedding Day, many choose to enjoy the luxury of a limousine.
Disposable cameras take OK pictures and they don't cost a lot, BUT for for a Wedding Day, a majority of people want a professional photographer.
Similarly, for a social event, an average DJ could do an adequate job, BUT for your Wedding Day why don't you consider hiring someone who can provide personal service and who will provide you and your guests with unforgettable memories of the greatly entertaining time they had?
Did you know?
According to surveys done of brides after the wedding:
65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey.
72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception 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. Within one week 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.
Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine in 2003. Their sources included: USA Today, National Bridal Service 2001, The Knot 2002, and Brides Magazine 2001.
Think how much the cost would be if your guests left early. An average Canadian wedding now costs close to $20,000. Figure that out on an hourly basis and calculate your cost if your guests leave early because they weren't entertained.
If the food at your reception is just "OK", your guests probably won't remember.
If the florist delivers the wrong flowers, you will know but your guests probably won't.
If the cake is average, it won't ruin your party.
If the venue forgets your chair covers, will your guests even notice?
But bad entertainment will ruin your party, your guests will know it, and they will remember it.
So if you wish to explore how your wishes and dreams for your special day's success can be achieved, please complete a contact form or pick up the phone for a free consultation.