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Wedding Entertainment: U.S. Consumers Dig the DJ [Infographic]

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Jun 4, 2013 Celebration, Disc Jockey, DJ, Music, Party, Portfolio 3 Comments

When planning your wedding you may be surprised to learn the following facts.  According to Association of Bridal Consultants, nearly all brides would have liked to spend more on entertainment.

Reception entertainment is the last thing on a brides mind; she is more concerned with the wedding dress, attire, reception location, catering services, etc.

72% of brides would have taken more time and allocated a larger budget for wedding disc jockeys or live bands.  81% of guests say the most memorable thing is the entertainment (bands/DJs)

When asked about using a band or disc jockey; 65% of newly wed couples said they would have liked to use a DJ rather than a live band.

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French DJ and music producer David Guetta once said, “I am trying to walk a tightrope; trying to keep the DJ community happy while trying to spread the message about dance music to more people. That is the mission that I am on.”

We all love a little Guetta every now and again, but for most soon-to-be-brides, music entertainment is the farthest thing from their minds. During wedding planning, ‘reception entertainment’ is among the least of brides’ priorities, as wedding gowns, guest attire, reception site and caterers take the lead focus. However,
72 per cent of all brides say that in hindsight, they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment!

According to Association of Bridal Consultants, almost 100 per cent of brides would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment. 81 per cent of surveyed guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the Band/DJ entertainment. According to St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine, 65 per cent of all couples who chose a band as their wedding reception say “if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey.”


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Technology and DJ entertainment are among the few industries that have not been affected by the Recession. Recent studies show the demographical costs of US weddings amount to $1,300 for entertainment, $1,751 for live bands and $559 for a musician/soloist/ensemble,

Wedding disc jockey rates vary based on a number of factors, including talent; experience; emcee abilities; service; coordination; equipment; music knowledge, and mixing ability.


The Wedding Spending Breakdown


In terms of wedding expenditures, hall and catering services are at the top of the list: the average bride-and-groom shell out 37 per cent of all wedding costs to secure a venue for the big day! Next are wedding rings, which total 23 per cent of all wedding reception costs.

Bridal attire follows suite at 10 per cent of costs, photo/video at 9 per cent and wedding gowns which account for 6 per cent of expenditures. The least amount of money spent during the wedding-planning phase? DJ entertainment, which accounts for just 5 per cent of wedding costs!


Music Makes Memories


Sorry, brides — the numbers are in! When it comes to what guests remember most about a wedding reception, doily invitations and that red velvet cake take a back burner to DJ entertainment. 38 per cent of wedding guests say that DJ entertainment is the most important aspect to a wedding. Gowns come in next, accounting for 18 per cent of lasting impressions, along with 16 per cent who enjoy flower arrangements. Finally, hall and catering services come in last, accounting for just 8 per cent of wedding-guest memories!

**If you live in the Los Angeles area and are intereested in your musical, entertainment options, visit http://musicmakesyoumove.com and select a premiere, disc jockey service that will prove as memorable as the ceremony!

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