Wedding Band Cost: The Engagements Cover Band
Music is a big part of the total wedding cost, but it is a cost area that people are often confused about. The Engagements Cover Band is one of the premier wedding bands in New York City and specializes in 80’s cover music. They receive perfect reviews on Wedding Wire so if music is an important part of your wedding, here is the cost breakdown for The Engagements:
Wedding Band: The Engagements Cover Band
Date Price Quoted: February 2013
Wedding Date Quoted For: N/A
Price Assumptions: 4 to 6 hours for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception
Band Fee: $9,000
Travel Fee: $0 (non-specified additional fee for outside the NYC area)
Total Wedding Band Cost: $9,000
The Main Point
As mentioned, people are often surprised by some of the prices that wedding bands charge. I find that a good way to think about the price of the band at your wedding is in terms of entertainment cost per guest. If you had a 150 guest wedding, for example, $9,000/150 = $60. You would probably pay $25 to $50 to see a live band at a concert, so $60 is not that different especially when you get the ceremony and cocktail hour music as well.
In addition, The Engagements is a 10-piece band, and one of the most popular wedding bands in the city so $9,000 is not unreasonable at all. If you are shopping around for other top-notch bands, expect to pay somewhere in this price range.
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