Average cost of a wedding band UK
For most couples looking to book some wedding entertainment for their guests a wedding band is one of the most popular options to rock your evening reception.
The average cost of a wedding band in the UK can be between £500 to £3000 depending on the band you book.
Other options for wedding entertainment are usually a DJ, a Wedding Magician or more interesting options like a caricaturist or wedding poet.
How much does a Magician cost for a Wedding?
Another very popular form of wedding entertainment is a Magician. I have performed at 100’s of weddings over the years and one of the first questions that usually comes up is how much do you charge?
This is very dependant on the day of the wedding (Saturdays are a premium) and the time of day.
For more information please check out my page on Wedding Magician Prices
As a rough guide expect to pay between £250 and £550 depending on how many hours I perform for.
How much do DJ’s at weddings cost?
There is always a perception that whenever you book any supplier for your wedding that they add a premium onto the cost just because it’s a wedding. This is not exactly the case but the reason that hiring a supplier for a wedding tends to be more expensive is the time involved.
If you want to hire a DJ for your wedding and are happy for him to turn up 30 minutes before they start and setup around your guests during the wedding breakfast then I am sure it will be cheaper than if they arrive earlier in the day and setup when the room is quiet. A DJ can also provide a PA for you to use and in a lot of cases can supply mood lighting for your room.
As with all things it’s best to speak to your DJ and discuss all the options and then you can decide which one is best for you and your budget.
Wedding Entertainment Package
Also there maybe an option with your wedding venue where they can offer you a wedding entertainment package which includes a DJ or a Magician or a Band when booking your wedding reception with them.
Please check my full list of Wedding Venues in Hampshire here:
9 Best Wedding Venues in Hampshire (in my opinion..)
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