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What’s the average cost of wedding music?

The stats

Western Australian couples are the big spenders when it comes to wedding music, forking out an average of $1,580 to get their party started.

Victorian and New South Wales couples are willing to spend $1,535 and $1,525 respectively on their wedding music.

Australian Capital Territory are willing to part with $1,360, and South Australian couples spend an average of $1,330 on their wedding music.

Queensland couples spend an average of $1,230 for their music, and Northern Territory couples spend $1,150.

Tasmanian couples are the most modest when it comes to their wedding music, spending an average of $975 to fill their dancefloor.

Fun facts

According to the 2016 Annual Wedding Survey, 92% of those surveyed said they would hire a band or a DJ for their wedding reception, while 8% of couples said they would not be hiring any music-related service for their wedding.

And, when it comes to the DJ vs live band debate, a huge 71% of couples choose a DJ, while only 29% will choose a live band for their wedding.

2017 prediction

For 2017, the Easy Weddings Annual Wedding Survey results so far conclude a rise in what Australian couples are willing to spend to ensure they create a ‘happening’ party atmosphere and a stellar wedding reception. While the complete 2017 survey is not yet published, we predict this rise in price is due to the emphasis and importance couples place on having the best possible tunes at their wedding. They need someone who’ll judge when to play a certain song, and who’ll know how to get everyone on the dance floor.

Melbourne photo booth providers with something special

Toying with the idea of having a photo booth at your wedding? Photo booths are a great way to get your guests mingling and having fun, and can create awesome photos of your guests that perhaps your photographer would miss while paying attention to you!

In no particular order, here’s 6 of our favourite Melbourne photo booth providers, as selected by the editor (me) by how much I’d like to have them at my own wedding.

In the Booth

Providing a boutique, studio-quality photo booth hire service, In the Booth promises something extra special for your wedding! These fully enclosed photo booths allow your guests the freedom to be themselves, with more than enough room for crazy antics and group shots! And, offering instant printing and the ability to download digital copies from their app, your guests can take their creations with them! Check out In the Boothtoday!

Rentertainment

Rentertainment is a must-have for your wedding, offering a Mirror Me Booth, Pix2Flix Flipbook Studio, Inflatable Photo Booth, Magnetic Moments, and more! Pushing the boundaries of creativity, imagination, and technology, Rentertainment is just what you need to get your guests having fun at your wedding! Check outRentertainment’s packages – they have something to suit every budget, size, and theme!

Social Playground

Social Playground, founded on a love of Social Media, photography, and events, offers a range of photo booths for your wedding. The Live Instagram Printer allows guests to snap, hashtag, and print their digital memories instantly! The GIF GIF Booth allows guests to show off their dancing skills and download their very own gif. And finally, the Selfie Mirror allows guests to take picture-perfect selfies at your wedding! Click here to find out why so many happy couples adore Social Playground!

PASH Photobooths

Priding themselves on being Australia’s best quality photo booth, PASH Photobooths offers two types of booths for your wedding entertainment needs! Providing smiling attendants, cool props to suit your wedding theme, instantly printed strips, the ability to leave video messages, and all images and videos given to you on a USB on the night, PASH Photobooths has everything you could possibly imagine! Check out their reviews today, and find out why so many happy couples adore PASH Photobooths!

This food and beverage station is at your wedding

The Craft Beer Kombi and Booze Bus

There is nothing quite like a classic Kombi to evoke feelings of nostalgia and everything beachy. Couples have been able to ride in them to make a grand entrance at their wedding and now, they can also have one stationed at their reception to serve drinks to thirsty guests.

The Craft Beer Kombi and Booze Bus, which services Melbourne, is a stunning red and white kombi with the added bonus of being loaded with craft beer and cider. Couples can also choose non-alcoholic options or to BYO if they wish.

This modified Kombi will be sure to be a talking point among guests and add a whole new dimension to your reception celebrations.

The Chevy Bar

For lovers of art on wheels, you will make a statement like no other with The Chevy Bar. The bright yellow restored and modified 1959 Chevy Apache is the ultimate machine and has been taken to the next level by being endowed with the ability to dispense drinks.
We’re not just talking beer here, but also kegs of cider, post mix, chilled water and an ice bucket on the back tail provides the ideal space to store and serve red and white wine, champagne and even poppas for the kids!
If you are looking for the ultimate party-starter at your reception, you can also take advantage of the Chevy’s PA and audio system, range of lawn games and bar tables. All you would need is a venue and The Chevy Bar can transform it into an amazing celebration space.

Young Vintage Mobile Bar

Carrying on with the motoring theme, the Young Vintage Mobile Bar is the perfect fit for any vintage, rustic or outdoor wedding.
The unique 1926 Chevrolet Delivery Truck is in pristine condition and has been modified to include four beer taps to allow you to hook up kegs of beer, cider, wine, soft drink, or cocktails.
This is more of a DIY solution for Brisbane-based couples, where you have the flexibility of buying your own alcohol and the truck is set up as a fully functioning, self-service bar.

Bianco Latte

If you are looking for something unique that also serves a purpose – or in this case gelato – then you can’t go past Bianco Latte.

The quaint vintage Sicilian ice cream cart can wow your guests with homemade gelato and sorbet that boasts fresh ingredients and is produced locally in Melbourne.

Not only will you be satisfying the sweet tooth of your guests, but also creating a backdrop for your wedding photos that comes straight out of Europe. The stylings of the cart ensure it will suit any wedding theme and is sure to be a hit with guests.

Coffee Caboose

Coffee and doughnuts are one hell of an awesome combo to offer your wedding guests! We love this food and drink combo.

And when it comes to coffee, tea, hot chocolates, and doughnuts, no one does it quite like the Coffee Caboose.

The Melbourne-based company can provide you with the Kobehavn – a gorgeous light-wood cart that couples can customise with their names and greenery to match their wedding decor – or the Gypsy – a street-style, retro coffee cart with an alternative charm.

The two options mean great flexibility to choose the cart that best fits your wedding style. The best thing is, they both include highly skilled baristas with a selection of specialty coffee, Espresso Martinis, T2 teas, Turkish delight hot chocolate, Matcha and All Day Doughnuts.

Real life wedding crashers

Wedding crashers are no myth! Here are some true stories by real life wedding crashers & bridal parties who encountered wedding crashers on their big day from the forums of the internet:

“I decided to go to the beach with a bunch of stoned friends. They had an open wedding and reception on the beach with a buffet. We saw what was going on and post high munchies were taking over. An hour later they’re dancing with the bridesmaid doing the electric slide into a conga line. 10/10 would crash again. ” -Reddit

“I crashed a wedding when I was a teenager with my cousins. It was a reception held at the restaurant in the campground we were staying at. There were pictures taken of us at the table and dancing, but that was the extent of it… we were there for 30 minutes to an hour at the very most.

….we didn’t eat or drink anything while we were there… we were just being the least-rebellious rebellious teens there are! The thrills of being 15. Lol” -WeddingBee

“At my wedding reception three weeks ago a pregnant lady showed up and just walked around aimlessly for a bit and left after having a small bit of food. Turned out she was the sister of our caterer?!? LOL!” – WeddingBee

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