So you're getting married- Congratulations! But when it comes to planning, where do you begin? Answer: 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: Minneapolis, MN

Knowing your budget is crucial to planning your perfect wedding, so 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. We have provided the most popular entertainment categories and average costs for the area. 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 Minneapolis Wedding: $24,277

Average Number of Guests: 175

Source: The Wedding Report for 2012.

Top Entertainment in the Minneapolis Area

GigMasters has booked over 65,000 weddings across the country, with many located in the Minneapolis area. Using our data, we've compiled a list of the top 5 entertainment categories booked for Minneapolis weddings, with the average cost for each category:

  • Soloist (i.e. Pianist, Harpist, Violinist): $277
  • DJ$452

SOLOIST – PIANIST

Pianist For Parties, Sharon Planer

119 Verified Bookings

A "Best of 2012" award winner and member of over 10 years, Sharon will bring a stellar repertoire customized to fit your wedding style.

DJ

DJ Paul Young

119 Verified Bookings

The musical knowledge of DJ Paul is sure to keep the dance floor packed! A "Best of 2012" award winner. 

LIVE BAND

Reception Jazz

103 Verified Bookings

Whether booking their solo musician, signature trio or full dance band, Reception Jazz will bring a fun and professional atmosphere to your special day.

STRING QUARTET

Loring String Quartet

67 Verified Bookings

These "Best of 2012" award winning musicians have decades worth of experience, resulting in superior quality sound! Client reviews say, "We could not have been more pleased!"

COMEDIAN

Jason Huneke

16 Verified Bookings

Jason's clean, "G" rated show is a great way to turn your reception into a lively night full of laughs! A GigMasters “Best of 2012? award winner and Gold Member.

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 Minneapolis area weddings!