Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times for any couple. But before the dress shopping and cake tasting, there's one huge planning element that must be defined: the budget!

Regional Cost Series: San Francisco, California

Knowing your budget is crucial to planning your dream wedding! So, let us give you some tips in our area of expertise- 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco Wedding: $33,192

Average Number of Guests: 150

Source: The Wedding Report for 2012.

Top Entertainment in the San Francisco Area

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

  • Soloist (Harpist, Pianist, Violinist): $288
  • DJ$556

Below is a list of the top entertainers in each of San Francisco's most popular entertainment areas. Every member listed has a 5 Star Rating and great client reviews!

ENSEMBLE– ORCHESTRA

Fil Lorenz Orchestra

49 Verified Bookings

A “Best of 2012? award winner and Gold Member, Fil Lorenz and his members bring a wide array of musical experience to any event.

SOLOIST - HARPIST

Lara Garner, Harpist

82 Verified Bookings

The romantic sound of the harp can add a special touch to your big day. Let Lara's expertise bring a unique style to your event! A "Best of 2012" award  winner and Gold Member.

LIVE BAND

 The Mixx

133 Verified Bookings

The live sounds of these talented musicians will entertain guests of all ages! The Mixx is a 5 Star Rated, Gold member band that has been with  GigMasters for over 5 years.

DJ

A New Day And Time Entertainment

87 Verified Bookings

These “Best of 2012? award winning DJs have been with GigMasters for over 5 years, but they've been in business for over 14! Their  professionalism and quality sounds will be the perfect fit for your wedding.

VARIETY ACT - CARICATURIST

Pete McDonnell Caricatures

21 Verified Bookings

Caricatures are a great way to entertain all guests! Pete's drawings are sure to impress.

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 weddings in the San Francisco area!