How important is quality entertainment in the modern wedding market?

According to, Modern Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, and the American Disc Jockey Association, the following statistics dramatically stress the importance and value of quality entertainment in the modern wedding market:

* 72% of today’s brides are using professional mobile entertainers for their entertainment choice.

* 63% of the guests attending these functions do not remember what was served for dinner but do remember the entertainment.

* 4% to 6% is the amount most brides reserve for their entertainment budget.

* The average cost for a mobile entertainer for a wedding is $1,200. The cost is largely dependent upon the experience of a DJ, locale and specific client requests.

* The entertainment chosen for a wedding or party is responsible for 80% of the events’ success.

The following statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine in 2003. Sources include: Simmons, 2001; USA Today, 2002; National Bridal Service, 2001; The Knot, 2002; Brides Magazine, 2001:


* 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 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.

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


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