How much does a wedding DJ cost and what price can I expect to pay for a wedding DJ in 2017?
2017 Wedding DJ Prices
Wedding DJ costs for 2017 can be appraised by looking historically at budgets and amounts spent. The cost of wedding entertainment held firm for a number of years and then prices very gradually started to rise. In 2012 and 2013, the average amount spent on wedding entertainment was £560. A year later costs had increased to £692 and in 2015 the average amount a Bride and Groom spent on their wedding entertainment was £773.
So in 2017, where does the price for hiring a wedding DJ sit in the wider picture of marriage costs? In an article published in The Independent in December 2016, the average cost of a UK wedding stood at £27,000.
Of this, the venue and catering accounted for the largest proportion of a wedding budget. The next most expensive outlay was for the wedding dress with the photographer coming in as being fourth most expensive. Whereas wedding entertainment scaled down to just a miniscule two and a half percent of the overall wedding cost (according to figures from Bridebook).
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Take into account that the term “wedding entertainment” also refers to a number of other possible strands including: a magician, an artist, a band, a casino table etc. and not just the price of a wedding DJ. Therefore, when examined overall, it becomes clear that the cost of hiring a DJ for your wedding is just a tiny investment and the price you actually pay will very likely be even less than the figures shown here.
Wedding DJ cost in 2017 will remain similar, if not the same, as that of last year in my opinion. Here at Live Events Group our DJ prices are both realistic and affordable and should you be interested in finding out some more information about our costs for a wedding in 2017, please contact us below.
About the author: Simon Ross is co-founder and joint Director at Live Events Group, a Wedding DJ and Mobile Disco Hire company in the UK.