In 2012 the average cost of a U.S. wedding is predicted to be between $26,000 and $27,000. If that number has you rethinking your decision to get engaged, don't panic. Keep in mind that number includes the couple paying $100,000 for their wedding and the couple who will spend $200. It also includes the New York City DJ and the DJ in Cleveland, Ohio. To help you get a better idea of what wedding entertainment for your reception might cost where you live, we've pulled some numbers for you. These numbers obviously don't cover the whole country, but we tried to pull from a variety of regions. All averages based on ACTUAL 2011 GigMasters bookings. Some of the numbers may surprise you!
Live Band Los Angeles - $1,625 San Francisco/Oakland - $1,519 Washington D.C. - $1,981 Atlanta - $2,266 Chicago - $2,011 Boston - $2,329 Las Vegas - $3,741 New York - $2,059 Cleveland - $1,241 Austin - $1,744 Seattle - $1,370
DJ Los Angeles - $595 San Francisco/Oakland - $556 Washington D.C. - $526 Atlanta - $479 Chicago - $697 Boston - $631 Las Vegas - $355 New York - $721 Cleveland - $521 Austin - $530 Seattle - $766
Variety Entertainer (Caricaturist, Face Painting, Magician, Silhouette Artist, etc) Los Angeles - $340 San Francisco/Oakland - $425 Washington D.C. - $215 Chicago - $503 Las Vegas - $450 New York - $425 Austin - $600 Seattle - $225
Tribute Act/Impersonator Los Angeles - $962 San Francisco/Oakland - $335 Washington D.C. - $385 Chicago $1,198 Boston $595 Las Vegas - $244 New York - $499 Cleveland - $750 Austin - $997 Seattle - $150
Keep in mind, these are all still averages. GigMasters has entertainers of all sorts at all price points!
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