It’s going to be a London wedding and you have the date set and the venue has been agreed. You are already looking at wedding dresses and the wedding invitations have gone out. Now it is time to look for your wedding entertainment. If you have opted for a DJ then it is just a matter of a quick look on the internet and according to Brides Magazine , the wedding entertainment is only 2.6% of the total cost so it can’t be that important…..wrong. While a DJ may be 2.6% of the cost, what percentage impact could the wrong decision have on your big day? Read below the answer may surprise you.
Current average wedding costs
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Wedding venue: £2,790
Reception venue: £3,919
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Attendants’ outfits: £436
Groom’s outfit: £439
Mother-of-the-bride outfit: £349
Engagement ring: £3,037
Wedding rings: £809
Gift list: £2,400
However if you asked your typical wedding guest what they remember most about the day they would say 80% will remember if the food was good or not Around 70% will remember exactly what they had. When it comes to bar prices 85% of the men and 60% of the women will be remember if it was at the top end of the price scale. At least 75% will tell you what they thought of the wedding entertainment. It will stick in their minds far longer than anything else. Also, for your evening guests it will be their only measure of the day along with the bar prices and easy it was to get to the venue.
Honey Brides say “Music can single-handedly make or break a wedding”
Yet when choosing entertainment for the longest part of the wedding day with the highest number of guests and creating the memories which guests will take away at the end of the night why do so many brides go for the cheap budget DJs?
So my first point is do not skimp on the cost of the DJ.
Secondly, when do you want the DJ to start playing? A lot of brides go for 8 till 12.00 I would suggest 7 till 11.00 as a far better solution. It’s a long day for your guests and will remove that lull in proceedings that occurs for your guests after the wedding breakfast.
What kind of DJ you have is down to you, but I do hope that you will consider what an impact this decision will have on your day and budget for it accordingly. Please be aware that the Wedding DJ in London has other things to factor into his costs such as Congestion charges and parking. Also loading and unloading can cause problems in a lot of the beautiful old buildings in London, as well as London’s famous traffic, your DJ will have to leave in plenty of time to ensure he reaches the venue.
Choose the right DJ for you and your guests will love you for it.