What should I plan on spending?

What should I plan on spending?

Money is always a touchy subject for people especially in this economy but I’ll give you a rough idea of what you’re looking at to ensure you
have an amazing experience.
There are things that first need to be considered and they are: Is the DJ providing a system for the ceremony? Will you be using wired or
wireless mics? How many guests will there be? Do you need extra speaker(s) for a cocktail area that is away from the main reception area?
Do you want uplighting? (Uplighting adds to the ambiance of the room) Do you want to see your name or initials shown on the wall or floor?
(A very nice effect for those that choose it) Any other special lighting concerns? (Most brides don’t ask for things because they really don’t
know they exist).
There’s a lot more to consider than most people think.
An average 4 hour wedding with no special options will run from a low of $500 to a high of about $1000
Add ons vary from DJ to DJ but you can expect to pay 100 for a low end beach system and wired mics to 400 for a high end system with
wireless mics. Average uplighting fixtures rent for about $25 ea with setup and more for the fancier lighting effects. And that’s about it.
Most DJ’s include basic lighting but I would recommend at least having a dance floor wash to encourage people to dance. Extra hours are
billed at an hourly rate with the average being $175/hr.

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