"Interesting Wedding Statistics:

* AFTER THE VOWS....

72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.

Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the 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.

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.


* These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine in 2003. Sources include: Simmons, 2001;
USA Today, 2002; National Bridal Service, 2001; The Knot, 2002; Brides Magazine, 2001."  



"Disc Jockey rates vary based on talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality.

Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $350.00 to $3,500.00 with an average of
$1,200.00 for a 4 hour booking.
 The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you
are planning a wedding.  As a matter of fact, surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides
would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.

A full-service disc jockey company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special event
but it may appear that you are only paying for "4 hours".  Consultations, music purchasing &
editing, preparation, set-up and tear-down, education and other business related endeavors
add up to the overall success of your special occasion."


* This information can also be found on the ADJA website.