Many brides and grooms plan a budget for the wedding and need to stay with it. Sometimes, the entertainment can be a bit expensive, but it does not always have to be.
There are bands that can play for almost free and DJs that charge a very low rate to play weddings. Either way, you can find a way to save money on the dancing so that you can afford to have some great entertainment and enjoy the reception with your friends and family dancing into the night. There are some ways to get the entertainment you want that you can afford if you do a little checking.
Bands are expensive as everyone knows, but, you can look for up and coming bands that are still a little new to the music industry. These bands have talent. The reason that they are cheaper is because they are new and offer to play for less than other bands so that they can make a name for themselves. You can find these bands advertising in newspapers and even at stores that deal with weddings. You can listen to their music and give them a list of some songs that you must have at a wedding reception to see how they do.
There are also bands that only play at weddings and they offer lower fees than what you would expect to pay. Some of these bands are strictly wedding type music and you might have a limited amount of rock and roll or something a little more reggae. You can also have a single musical artist for the wedding music if he or she has her own background instrumentals. There are people and bands that enjoy playing weddings and joining in the fun and excitement.
The DJ service always has the wedding music and every other song you can imagine. They have their own equipment and do not require a lot of time to set up. You can find single or double DJ teams that also provide some props for some of the music that they play. You can sit down and plan the entire music list for the reception if you want a DJ to play. You can save money on a DJ if the only other solution is a costly band for entertainment. Many DJs can play longer than a band because the set up and tear down times are quicker.
If you are planning your wedding, you want to have some type of entertainment at the reception. You want to make sure that you can afford to have the band or a DJ. If money is an issue, you can look for upcoming bands that play for a fraction of the cost of a band that already has made a name for themselves. The DJ offers a fun time at any reception especially if they have their own props for some of the party songs that you dance to during the night. Everything can be affordable if you look in the right place.