What’s the average cost of wedding music?

Couples today place a large emphasis on having the most memorable and enjoyable wedding reception possible. For many, wedding music plays a large part in achieving this goal.

So how much are Australian couples willing to spend to get their guests on the dance floor? What’s the average cost of wedding music?

According to the Easy Weddings 2016 Annual Wedding Survey, the average price couples are willing to pay for their dream wedding entertainment is $1,455.

When it comes to how much couples are willing to part with to create their desired party atmosphere and get everyone on the dance floor, the average price varies from state to state across Australia.

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The stats

Western Australian couples are the big spenders when it comes to wedding music, forking out an average of $1,580 to get their party started.

Victorian and New South Wales couples are willing to spend $1,535 and $1,525 respectively on their wedding music.

Australian Capital Territory are willing to part with $1,360, and South Australian couples spend an average of $1,330 on their wedding music.

Queensland couples spend an average of $1,230 for their music, and Northern Territory couples spend $1,150.

Tasmanian couples are the most modest when it comes to their wedding music, spending an average of $975 to fill their dancefloor.

Fun facts

According to the 2016 Annual Wedding Survey, 92% of those surveyed said they would hire a band or a DJ for their wedding reception, while 8% of couples said they would not be hiring any music-related service for their wedding.

And, when it comes to the DJ vs live band debate, a huge 71% of couples choose a DJ, while only 29% will choose a live band for their wedding.

2017 prediction

For 2017, the Easy Weddings Annual Wedding Survey results so far conclude a rise in what Australian couples are willing to spend to ensure they create a ‘happening’ party atmosphere and a stellar wedding reception. While the complete 2017 survey is not yet published, we predict this rise in price is due to the emphasis and importance couples place on having the best possible tunes at their wedding. They need someone who’ll judge when to play a certain song, and who’ll know how to get everyone on the dance floor.

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