Here's How Much You Should Pay for a Live Wedding Band
As engaged couples plan their wedding, they need to consider what kind of music they'll be having at their wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and wedding reception. The choices are hiring a DJ to play pre-recorded music or hiring a band to play live music. For many couples, the final decision will come down to cost.
How much does it cost to hire a live band?
The cost of a live wedding band or live party band depends on your geographic area, the size of the band, and the services you need. Expensive cities and states tend to have expensive bands. According to Brides magazine, wedding bands in Chicago might cost in the range of $8,000 to $10,000 while those in Palm Beach, Florida averages closer to $25,000. Smaller cities tend to offer lower prices, and the average cost nationwide is a more affordable $4,500 according to WeddingWire.
How much is a live wedding band in California?
California has some of the most expensive wedding bands in the US, but some California bands are remarkably affordable. The Moon Units band offers wedding packages that range from $3,500 to $8,500 depending on the ensemble size and the amount of services you need. These packages include a 450 song list, a PA system and stage lighting, an option for live band karaoke, learning new songs, MC services, and much more.