Your wedding day will, of course, be one of the very most important days in your entire life. It’s a huge celebration, and a very happy time when all your friends and family members get together to celebrate your union and the start of your new life with your partner. Of course, that wedding day can also start to get pretty expensive, pretty fast. We don’t always have the luxury of knowing that our wedding will be taken care of by a doting father, and we’re not always prepared to handle such an intense financial burden, ourselves. Especially when you’re planning a wedding on a budget, it can really get to the point where a financial break is great just about anywhere you could possibly hope to find one. Entertainment has a tendency to be one of the more expensive aspects of your wedding celebration, so music is a great place to start when you’re thinking about seriously cutting costs. We’ll talk about five of the best strategies to save a few bucks on the music you play at your wedding.
1. Hire Some Friends! If you’ve got creative friends who are good with some instruments, then you should definitely tap into their abilities for your wedding’s entertainment. Not only will they be honored that you’re asking them to entertain the guests at your big shindig, but they’ll also likely charge you a lot less than a professional band will. You might feel a little awkward asking your friends to play completely for free, but you’ll at least get a way with an incredibly discounted rate.
2. Don’t Go with Live Music. You can also skip live music altogether. Music can be had with little to no cost to you, and if it comes down to it you can simply download your favorite music or the requisite wedding songs and put them on your iPod or mp3 player. Just because you’re getting married doesn’t mean there has to be live music.
3. Find Some Music Students. If you’d really like a band to play, but don’t have any friends that are musicians, music students are a great alternative. You might even be able to find some that will play for free, because the performance fills a requirement for a class. Either way, finding some music students to play your wedding will seriously reduce your costs.
4. Hire a DJ. A DJ is a lot less expensive than a live band, for a lot of reasons. For one thing, a DJ has a lot less that’s actually involved with his performance, and it’s typically a lot easier for them to set up and perform. If you can find a great DJ for your wedding reception, you’ll be able to save a lot of money that might have gone to a full band.
5. Hire Someone That’s Relatively New to the Business. You don’t have to hire an entertainment titan like One Direction in order to have great music at your wedding. If you look for someone who’s a relative newcomer to the entertainment business, you might be able to get a nicely discounted rate. These are just a few of the strategies that will make it incredibly easy for you to save money on the music for your wedding.