One of the many things I see on social media is brides looking for "cheap" this or "small budget" that, and many of these brides don't realize that this will often mean a sacrifice of quality...or maybe they are just expecting highest quality for bargain basement pricing. Unfortunate news for those brides, 98% of the time, lower prices mean less quality and/or fewer services that you need. A great example is one I hear from a great DJ with over 15 years experience, hiring a DJ for $300 budget for your ceremony & reception music, Master of Ceremonies duties, lighting, set up, breakdown, planning meetings, playlist arrangements, planning for the timing of the ceremony and reception, communication, which all together is probably 15-20 hours of work, is not going to happen. If you do find a DJ that will work with this budget, it's likely that they will not have backup equipment in case theirs breaks down (I've had this happen at a wedding once, which caused a 30 minute delay in starting the wedding while the DJ went to Best Buy to purchase a new laptop), or they will not have invested the necessary time to ensure that your playlist caters to your expectations, or perhaps their equipment in general is subpar. Either way, if the music of your ceremony and reception is important to you...don't skimp on your investment for the DJ!
Fun thinking about this aspect, right? The things that could go wrong with a wedding by budgeting too low or in the wrong places. Good news, I have some suggestions for you!
I'm Rebecca, owner and clergy for True Hearts Weddings. I love performing weddings, I love my 4 children, and I love life.