(Closed) How much are you paying for wedding MUSIC band… not ring!

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are paying $500 for 4 hours of music for a 5 piece band

Post # 4
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

We hired a traditional French Canadian, 2 person band (but they both played multiple instruments) to play during dinner. They cost us $500 and it was SO worth it! I thought they would just play music, but they were great entertainers! They had us play the spoons along with the music, learn a traditional and silly dance and played the musical saw! They were awesome!!

Post # 5
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

We had a 7 piece band for 5 hours and we paid $5850

Post # 6
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

$6600? I think for a 6 piece band.

Post # 7
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

we paid 5,000 for a 6 piece band. and it was SO worth it!

Post # 8
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

$4,500 for a 9 piece band playing 5 hours. Best investment ever!

Post # 9
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re paying $900 for a quartet to do the ceremony and reception… 6 hours or so. But we’re musicians, too, and they’re our friends, so we’re getting a good rate (they told us they’d do it for as little as $500, but we don’t want to totally screw over our friends). Normally, they charge $2500 for 4 hours.

Post # 10
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

$6000 for a 9 piece band 

Post # 11
32 posts

Holy crap…I play in a 6-piece band, and we’ve played a couple weddings. We charged $400 for one and $600 for the other (longer time, had to learn more songs the couple wanted). We also provided our own sound system.

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