Here is some information to ponder in your search for a DJ:
*72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.
* Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
* During wedding planning, brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer. Reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. Yet, within one week after their reception, 78% say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority.
* When asked, 81% of guests say what they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.
* 65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey professional.
*These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine in 2003. Sources include: Simmons, 2001; USA Today, 2002; National Bridal Service, 2001; The Knot, 2002; Brides Magazine, 2001.
Yes, your gown and food are very important. Still, the selection of your DJ music and entertainment can determine the success of your wedding reception.
Four Types of Wedding Reception DJs
We will lay out the pricing for you, plain and simple. We are VERY competitive, and it may be hard to determine your choice for entertainment with the drastic differences you will be quoted for rates and prices.
1.) The Cheapest of the Bunch!
Many cheap DJs have no idea how to entertain a wedding reception. Just call some of the other guys and you will notice a HUGE difference in their customer service skills. Would you want this person to be in charge of coordinating your classy affair?! Many also do not use a legal contract, insurance, or updated music. This could be a risky proposition because they might show up with radio shack equipment (if they even show up at all). It is possible for you to spend $150-$400 and be happy with your wedding reception DJ. You have to be comfortable with your decision and the consequences.
2.) "Wow! I can book xyz DJ service and save a 100 bucks!"
So you interviewed several companies and choose someone to just play music. The Good News: Congratulations you just saved a 100 bucks, The Bad News: Well, a 100 bucks saved might cost you $1,000's later. This group of DJs are all over the map, a majority of them are not legitimate companies. However, many large wedding reception DJ companies fall into this category. They employ or contract out 10-20 wedding disc jockeys per weekend, and therefore can make a profit (smaller profit margin with a lot of DJs) to support large ads and office space. There are many good DJs who work for these large entertainment companies, but sometimes they are so large, that you might not know who will be your DJ until the week of.
So why does it matter if they are a legitimate company or just someone you can save a 100 bucks with? Well, professional entertainment companies depend on your referrals to generate business, so they will give your wedding 110% dedication. Also we will offer you more than just music to ensure that your wedding is a success. This includes online planning, sound options, and a variety of lighting solutions. So since you are hyped about the idea of saving a 100 bucks, ask yourself:
*How can any below average vendor compliment my above average wedding?
*How many photos can a photographer seriously take with an empty dance floor?
*Is their equipment the same kind that is in my living room? What happens if it fails?
*Is saving a 100 bucks on the DJ really worth the outcome of my wedding reception?
Do you see how a 100 bucks saved can turn into $1,000's wasted? If you want to take the chance, then by all means got for it. We will help some other couple plan the ultimate wedding reception experience!
3.) I want a fun and unique wedding!
I'm glad we're on the same page! We are priced in this distinctive category from $400-850. This group is pretty small, there just aren't very many reputable companies out there. Our prices are set according to, our years of experience, reputation, and quality of personalized service. Anyone you hire in this category, at the very minimum, should offer:
*Licensed and Insured Policy
*Online Planning Area (password protected)
*Helpful Weddings Song Suggestions
*Experience in High Profile Events
*Wedding Planning Assistance
This list is not complete, of course, but you get the idea. Hyperformance Audio Productions is qualified and prepared to deliver a personalized service that is Nowhere Near Average. We provide constant communication with our brides, so we do not miss any important details. It is our goal to provide you with the greatest quality of customer service. We are committed to providing you with everything mentioned above. We understand a wedding reception can be expensive, so we would like to offer you the best options at competitive rates.
4.) SUPER Expensive Wedding Reception DJs
The next category is a pretty small one. These 'people' charge $1,200.00 - $4,500.00 for a wedding reception. Sometimes there really is an added value that might be full photography or videography options, props, sometimes two (or three) DJs, and even dancers. Other times, this is just an overinflated price determined by the owner's. We don't think you should take out a second mortgage just to afford quality entertainment. Really investigate what you are getting, and for what price. You should probably ask yourself if it is really necessary or just overkill.
One of Life's Most Precious Moments
So, have you decided? If you're on the fence with two DJs, this is always a good rule of thumb: Choose the company with the best options at a competitive price. After all, this is your ONE wedding, and you should enjoy it, so make your decision after doing your homework. We will create a custom package for you and our Wedding Planning Forms will organize your important details. Let us share our ideas with you, to ensure your wedding dreams become a reality.