When Something Is Worth More

Source: Modern Bride Magazine

Entertainment is 5% of your Wedding Budget, but TWICE as many guests will remember your entertainment more than anything else!


Reception Hall & Catering = 37%
Wedding Ring = 23%
Bridal Attire & Gown = 16%
Photo/Video = 9%
Entertainment = 5%


Entertainment = 38%
Gown = 18%
Flowers = 16%
Reception Hall & Catering = 8%

As your gown and your food are important, so is the selection of music and entertainment as it can determine the success of your event. We guarantee your guests will stay after the meal to party; Your Photographer and Videographer will have something to shoot and your guests will stay long enough to really remember your gown!

Statistics show that Mobile DJs carry 75 to 80% of the responsibilities at the average wedding reception. Many couples attribute 80 to 90% of the success of their reception to their DJ. Yet only 5% (or less) of the total budget is spent on entertainment in many cases.

After The Vows

The following statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine. Sources include: Simmons, USA Today, National Bridal Service, The Knot and Brides Magazine.

72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.

Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.

During wedding planning, Brides say their highest priority is their wedding dress, attire, followed by the reception site and caterer – reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities! Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!

When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment (Band / DJ).

65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding reception, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey!

Wedding Disc Jockey rates vary based on talent, experience, MC ability, service, coordination and equipment needed. Not all Wedding DJs are created equally and Backspin Entertainment understands the needs of today’s modern couples and provides wedding DJ entertainment without the cheese.

Rates for the DJ industry range from $500.00 to $3,500.00 with an US average of $1,500.00 for a 4-5 hour reception.

The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a wedding. As the surveys above conclude that 100% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment & made it their #1 priority in hindsight!

True wedding professionals such as Backspin Entertainment will normally invest between 25-40 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for “4-5 hours”.

Consultations, music purchasing & editing, preparation, set-up & tear-down, education, phone calls, travel & other business related endeavors add up to the overall success of your special day.

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