Planning a wedding means keeping track of lots of things: dress fittings, salon appointments and most importantly, your budget! If you don't have any experience with wedding planning, you might not have a good idea of the average costs associated with a wedding.

Regional Wedding Cost Series: Boston, MA

Because knowing your budget is crucial to planning your perfect wedding, we want to help you with the area we know best- entertainment! The Regional Wedding Cost Series was created to assist you in figuring out an entertainment budget based on the location of your wedding. Included are the most popular entertainment categories for that area, along with the average cost spent on each. Please remember that these are only averages, and there may be a wide range between the highest and lowest priced weddings for this particular location.

Average Cost of a U.S. Wedding in 2012: $25,656

Average Cost of a Boston Wedding: $29,123

Average Number of Guests: 146

Source: The Wedding Report for 2012.

Top Entertainment in the Boston  Area

GigMasters has booked over 65,000 weddings all over the country, with many located in the Boston area. We’ve used our data to compile a list of the top 5 entertainment categories booked for Boston weddings, with the average cost for each category:

  • Soloist (i.e. Pianist, Harpist, Violinist): $264
  • DJ: $754
  • Variety Act (i.e. Caricaturist, Silhouette Artist): $388

SOLOIST - PIANIST

  Ken Watson

188 Verified Bookings

As one of Boston's premier pianists, Ken offers more than 40 years of experience and a variety of different music styles.

LIVE BAND

  Jazz In The Air

94 Verified Bookings

Whether you want your guests relaxing in their seats or moving their feet, this band will bring the right mood to your wedding!

STRING ENSEMBLE

  International Strings

164 Verified Bookings

From classical to pop-rock and a variety of instrument combinations, International Strings is a top choice for a professional performance.

DJ

 A True Family Affair DJ Service

95 Verified Bookings

"If you're looking for the best, you've found it!" With a 5 Star rating, A True Family Affair has been a loyal GigMasters member for over 5 years.

VARIETY ACT - CARICATURIST

  Don Landgren Jr.

89 Verified Bookings

A GigMasters "Best of 2012" Award winner, Don creates entertaining keepsakes that guests will love to take home!

About GigMasters

We connect couples with the perfect entertainment and vendors for their wedding day – everything from DJs and bands to photo booths and limousines. Want help building your wedding budget? Let us know, and we'll happily provide some more information based on actual Boston area weddings!