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 a live wedding band cost?
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 often cost $8,000 to $10,000 in Chicago while prices in Palm Beach, Florida average 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. So if you're wondering how much should you pay for wedding musicians, the answer is "it depends where you live!"
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 refreshingly affordable. The Moon Units band offers wedding packages that range from $3,500 to $8,900 depending on the ensemble size and the amount of services you need. These packages include a 500 song list, a PA system and stage lighting, an option for live band karaoke, learning new songs, MC services, and much more.
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