Weddings can be expensive and you should look for ways to save money if you can. One area you can save money on is entertainment. Ninga Melodies suggest a few ways you can have the perfect wedding entertainment on a budget:
Compare between bands and DJs
If you will be choosing between a DJ and a band for entertainment, you need to compare these two and choose the one cheapest for you. Different bands and DJs have different rates depending on the time of year, day, location, reputation among other things. Search around for the best deals and be prepared to search extensively as the best deals are not easy to find.
Get both the DJ and band
I know this may not make sense right away but hiring both the DJ and band can help you save some money. When you hire both of them, have each one of them play for half the time as with this, you will get slightly lower rates that you would have spent getting them to play for the whole event. Combining them together may end up being slightly cheaper than getting one independently if you negotiate with them beforehand.
Hire them during the off-peak season
During the off-peak season, you are more likely to get discounted rates. This is because the groups providing entertainment are usually free most of the time during such seasons and may be willing to lower their prices. You can ask around from the different wedding planners to figure out the off peak season in your area and then plan accordingly.
Pay in Advance
Some wedding entertainers are more than willing to give you discounted rates when you pay up front. Look around for such entertainers and get to enjoy these deals. Just know that with such deals, you may be forced to pay the whole amount before the D-day and not the 50% before and 50% after payment plan offered in normal situations.
Check their social media pages
Some wedding entertainers may share some of the deals they have with their fans on social media. These deals may not be available to you if you walk straight into their premises without asking about them. Keep an eye on these deals as they might help you save some money which you can spend on other things. Most entertainers who offer such deals through their social media pages do so during the holiday season.
Ask for Extras
Some wedding entertainer may be able to offer you extras such as customized lighting as one package. Look out for such entertainers as they may save you the money you would have spent on lighting.