During the beginning stages of planning your wedding, one of the first decisions you will need to make is your budget. It makes sense that wedding vendors need to know this vital piece of information before they can begin to help you put together your dream wedding. But if you have never planned a wedding before, figuring out a budget can be a little difficult.

Regional Wedding Cost Series: Philadelphia, PA

To help you begin to plan your wedding, we have put together a series of wedding costs by U.S. regions to give you an idea of the costs of different wedding entertainment in various areas. Keep in mind when looking at these numbers that these are the averages and there can be a big difference between the highest and lowest priced weddings in your area.

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

Average Cost of a Philadelphia Wedding: $27,057

Average Number of Guests: 149

Source: The Wedding Report for 2012.

Top Entertainers in the Philadelphia Area

GigMasters has booked over 65,000 weddings all over the country. We have put together a list of our top 5 entertainment categories booked for Philadelphia weddings with the average cost for each one:

  • Soloist (i.e. Acoustic Guitar): $339
  • DJ: $640

We also want to provide you with our top booked and highest rated entertainers in the Philadelphia area in those categories listed above. To find more great entertainers in your area, browse the GigMasters site – I’m sure you will find the right entertainment for your vision and budget.

SOLOIST: ACOUSTIC GUITARIST

Scott Samuels

328 Verified Bookings

This guitarist has three focuses: professionalism, musicianship, and total client satisfaction.

LIVE BAND

Uptown Band Feat. Erich Cawalla & Jenifer Kinder

46 Verified Bookings

Winner of the GigMasters "Best of 2012," "Top Pop Band 2012," and "Top-40 Band" awards. They are able to play virtually every type of music.

STRING ENSEMBLE

International Strings

34 Verified Bookings

This ensemble prides themselves on their performance quality, professionalism, experience, reasonable rates, communication skills, and flexibility. They cover a wide range of styles – from classical to pop-rock, jazz, to world music and more.

VARIETY ACT: CARICATURIST

Caricatures by Emily Anthony

50 Verified Bookings

Awarded the GigMasters' "Best of 2012" award. Emily not only draws traditional live caricatures, but also creates digital caricatures from client photos in her studio (especially popular for weddings!).

DJ

Best Time Dj’s

146 Verified Bookings

A "Best of 2012" GigMasters performer, they believe everyone deserves their dream party celebration. Best Time DJ's have experience you can count on and are ready to serve your event needs.

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.