In 2017, couples will spend on average about $25,000.00 for their wedding and reception. Your budget may less or more, but in all things, everyone wants MORE VALUE for the dollars they budget.

This is most likely your Top 10 list of expenses:

  1. Venue, Catering and Rentals
  2. Jewelry
  3. Photography and Video
  4. Attire and Accessories
  5. Entertainment
  6. Planning and consulting
  7. Floral Decorations
  8. Invitations
  9. Gifts and Favors
  10. Beauty and Spa

Typically many couples believe that the entertainment will be the least expensive item they will plan for. However, such is not the case. While entertainment is not the most expensive item you may consider budgeting for it usually is not the least expensive. Venue, Catering and Rentals top the list and gifts favors beauty and spa are usually the least of the items on your list. ENTERTAINMENT will usually fall right in the middle of the amount of money you should budget for your event. Before cutting back on Entertainment, consider the cost of how many guests you are inviting and what expense that entails. A single guest can cost between $167.00 and $205.00 dollars each to eat and drink at your wedding reception. When you take the time to figure in the exact cost of seating that one guest, you find that the cost of the invitation, the postage, the RSVP response, chair (rental), linens, plate, silverware, glasses, table decoration, cocktail, cost of meal and beverage really add up. So if you are on a set-budget, the best way to save money is to control the number of guests that you invite instead of trying to find the cheapest entertainment. Also remember to RSVP! So many times we see couples expect many more people than really attend. Get a firm head count to help save on your expenses!

HOW MUCH ARE WE? This is typically the first question asked by our clients after asking if we are available for a particular date. If you take advantage of our packages listed below, you know immediately what your wedding and reception entertainment will be. And if you qualify for one of our discounts, you'll save even more. But keep in mind that these prices are based not only on for the time that we are actually there, but also for our equipment cost (we are setting up about $5,000 in equipment to perform your wedding reception), the amount of time we will spend planning and preparing for your big day, traveling to your event, insurance for the event, the eventual set up and break down of the equipment and of course our experience, too! We specialize in WEDDINGS. When I say "WE" I'm referring to myself DJ Doc Wristen along with DJs Tim Watson, Shaye Thompson and Terry Sims. WE ALL have the experience to make your celebration the best it can be wherever you are in Texas!

CHEAP is not the same as A GREAT VALUE: In 2015 we received six (6) panic calls because a 'cheaper DJ, a family friend or the band' bailed on the couple at the last minute. Price cutters and lowest bid disc jockeys are seldom the great value you hope for. Most times they will ask for half or full payment up front, be picky about the hours they will perform, will bring in old looking and inferior equipment, won't have a modern light show and will tell you they don't have the songs you want. These are not business people, they have no clue what it takes to run a small business. Who do you want entertaining your guests? Someone who does it part time just for the fast buck? Or a Wedding Company who does this for a living and invested in your complete satisfaction?!

Whomever you hire, ask questions about their experience, how many weddings they actually have done (not parties, no clubs, not birthdays: At least 25 WEDDINGS). Then ask for ALL of the couple's names and numbers so you can call each to determine if he or she is as good as they claim.

SAVINGS IDEAS

  • The peak months for weddings are April, May and June.
  • On a tight budget? Save money when you consider scheduling your wedding during the off peak months.
  • Don’t space it out. Your reception should follow your ceremony.
  • Look for venues that offer all inclusive packages ie linens, food, tables and chairs rather than renting separately
  • Saturday is the most popular day of the week for weddings. Consider a Friday or Sunday wedding, many times venues and DJs will give you a price break for these days.
  • Plan your guest list carefully, remember each person you invite adds up!
  • Military? Public Safety? Education? Health Services? See our discount below!
  • And our #1 piece of Savings advice is: BOOK EARLY. BOOK NOW. DON’T WAIT!

Please, take a few minutes to consider our prices. If you are still undecided, don't hesitate to call and tell us what you envision your perfect wedding entertainment will be and how much you can afford.

We will work with you at a price you will be happy with!


Package Pricing Works Best For You

We understand the difficulty in selecting the right components to fit every situation. That’s why we offer eight exciting packages for you to select from. Each one builds upon the former to add more and more of the exciting visual effects you want for your ultimate party! And in every package, you get the standard in entertainment:

  • An Experienced Professional Master of Ceremonies / DJ Entertainer
  • A compact mix and sound system designed for the venue that’s not too big or to loud
  • An exciting and vibrant digital light show for the immediate dance floor area
  • All of the Clean Music you want in any genre from Country to Rock to Pop to everything in between
  • And your choice of family games including The Anniversary Dance, The Dollar Dance, The Newly Wed Game, The Fellowship Dance and the Wedding Party Scavenger Hunt.

The Package price is what you pay with no other add-ons, set up, break-down, load out or travel fees.
Overtime past six hours is available and out of area mileage can be calculated during our initial consultation.


WEDDING CEREMONY Package

Sometimes a full blown wedding and reception combination is not in your plan. You're inviting friends and family to witness your marriage ceremony and afterwards you have other plans. In this event, when you just want music, microphones and sound support for your wedding ceremony only, let us help you produce a most memorable occasion that you and your invited guests will enjoy.

Our Wedding Ceremony Package comes complete with Music, Microphones, Speakers and Announcer.

  • First: The Music

    Known as The Prelude, this is that time leading up to your entrance, thirty minutes or so of your favorite songs that sets the mood of your beautiful wedding day, played during the guests seating. This is your selection of up to nine songs from any genre you desire. Next come the family songs, including the song for the Grands and Parents to be seated; the Bridal Party entrance; optionally a separate song for the groomsmen or flower girls and ring bearers; next your song selection as you walk up the aisle; the optional unity ceremony and/or dedication song; the couple’s recessional song after they are introduced and postlude music for up to 30 minutes for the guest’s exit and during pictures. Best of all, it can be wired or wireless. Meaning if there is ready access to electricity our system would be a simple plug in. But for those locations where electricity is unavailable, let’s go totally wireless! Great for those events in the park, on the lake shore, on the golf course or a wooded meadow.

  • Second: The Microphones

    Typically, the Minister will have his own microphone, either handheld on a stand, a headset or lapel. Alternately or in conjunction we can mic the groom (generally because he has more pockets to conceal the transmitter). Placed about the 3rd button on his coat or shirt, this is an optimal mic position so that both the bride and groom’s vows can be amplified to the guests. For readers during the ceremony, up to two additional microphones can be provided, with mic stand.

  • Third: The Sound Support

    Depending on the size of your wedding ceremony, we will use one or two powered speakers for the playback of all voice and music. All we need is access to a standard 110v outlet either by direct connection or extension cord. For those locations where no electricity is available, then we have our battery powered solution. This is a go anywhere system that requires no external power source making this most suitable for anywhere you can imagine having your wedding ceremony.

Music, Microphones and sound (with Announcer)
Provided electrical option: $400.00
Wireless battery option: $500.00
Included with any reception package: $250.00

Additional components like our Up Lighting, Funfetti Confetti Canons, Dancing in The Clouds, Spotlight and Laser effects are also available. Tell us what your vision is for the perfect wedding ceremony and we will do our best to make it come true.

*No discounts on this package


RECEPTION PACKAGES:

The NO FRILLS NO LIGHTING Package.

It’s the Classic (next down) with no lighting effects. Great for outdoor events under the stars or wherever you want to do your own lighting. NO lighting means DARK or house lights full on.

$900.00





The CLASSIC Package.

This is our traditional entertainment show which includes the DJ MC, all sound and lighting and the music that you will want for your celebration. If all you need is a great light show and a professional entertainer who will help guide your event from start to finish, this is the package that you want.

$1000.00




The SIGNATURE MONOGRAM Package.

Adds our special Monogram Lighting effect to The Classic. Your initials, your name, your brand, your greeting custom designed by you then created for your special day and emblazoned on the wall or floor! You and your guests will be impressed by this fabulous effect! At the end of the night the monogram is yours to keep as a lasting memento!

$1200.00



THE ACCENT UL Package (Our Most Popular Package)

Up Lighting has become the single most popular “must have” add on item at weddings. The Accent UL (Up Lighting) includes everything from The Classic above, plus adds eight (8) Chauvet Wireless Up Lights in your wedding color. Use these special lights to accent the walls, columns, the cake table, wedding table and / or entrance. Up Lights project UP in a cone of your exact wedding color and is a beautiful ACCENT statement!

$1300.00


The IMPACT UL Package.

It’s the Accent x 2! For those venues where you want to saturate the area with your wedding color, this is the package for you. The Classic plus Sixteen (16) Wireless Up Lights. Wireless means no cords to tape down, we simply turn them on they shine throughout the night.

$1500.00



The ELEGANCE Package.

Combines the CLASSIC, SIGNATURE and IMPACT packages! Your initials or name on the wall behind the wedding table, over the cake, onto the dance floor or in the entrance area. From up close to across the dance floor, we can put your signature just about anywhere! Plus your wedding color everywhere!
In this package you get one (1) custom Monogram and sixteen (16) Wireless Up Lights in your wedding color.

$1,700.00


The Grand Package.

In this package go all out with two (2) Signature Monograms. Mix or Match. Your names on the dance floor, your initials behind the cake, or display anywhere you desire to create that personalized special effect. Next we enhance the venue with sixteen (16) wireless up lights for your special wedding color on the walls, columns, under tables again where you want your wedding color throughout the venue. And for added excitement, let us introduce you to The Funfetti confetti cannon! Imagine your Grand Entrance as the MC announces you into the ballroom and from above Hundreds of Confetti Streamers cascade down all around you! Use this very visual and exciting effect for the end of the wedding, the grand entrance, the send off or during any other time within the wedding!

$1,900.00


The WOW! Package.

Takes the GRAND to a HIGHER level! This is the WOW! Statement for the Party of The Year!

  • 2 Signature Monograms
  • 2 Chauvet Glo Totems topped with moving head lights sweeping the dance floor
  • 2 Chauvet Funfetti confetti cannons for the Grand Entrance and The Send Off
  • 1 Chauvet Nimbus Dance In-The-Cloud water vapor fog cannon for first dances
  • 24 Chauvet Wireless Up Lights
  • Signature Monograms can be placed anywhere shining your initials, name or brand.
  • Glo Totems are 6 foot hollow towers containing up lights in your wedding colors, placed on the dance floor topped with a pair of moving head spot lights.
  • Funfetti confetti cannons shoot streamers high into the air to cascade down around you
  • Chauvet Nimbus Dance In-The-Cloud water vapor cannon combines dry ice and hot water to create a low lying cloud effect that envelopes the couple for first dances. Unlike chemical fog and hazer machines which set off fire alarms and are banned at most venues the Nimbus is water vapor and produces no smoke irritants.
  • Chauvet Wireless Up Lights shine for hours in the color that you want where you want in your venue.

$2,500.00


Also included in all of the above packages:

  • Unlimited telephone, text and / or email consultations
  • Up to 20 of your special music requests in any genre
  • Our services for up to six hours (time starts when the first guest arrives at the reception),no later than midnight or until the bride and groom leave, whichever occurs first.
  • No deposit contracts are another exclusive feature of our company so you never have anything to lose if you change your mind.

AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS:

$100.00 Discount (limit one discount per package for qualified clients)
EDUCATION: Educators and Students in College, University, Trade School
MILITARY: Active, Reserve, National or State Guard and Veteran
HEALTH: Doctors, Nursing, Aides, Hospital staff, EMTs
SAFETY: Law Enforcement and Fire Department

ADD ONS FOR ANY PACKAGE

ADD FUN FETTI TO ANY EVENT: $75.00 EACH
Fun Fetti is an EXCITING GRAND ENTRANCE and SEND OFF EFFECT using CONFETTI BLASTED from the new CHAUVET confetti blaster cannon. It’s an incredible effect and guaranteed to produce lots of excitement. And while one cannon can produce an exciting effect, TWO CAN DOUBLE THE FUN!

REMOTE WIRELESS SPEAKER: $75.00 EACH UNIT
In the event you are hosting your cake ceremony and other events in a separate room away from the dance floor, you may want a remote speaker that will provide for your guests the same music and announcements as in the main floor area. Remote wireless speakers are also recommended for larger venues where you want evenly distributed sound levels throughout the building.

OVERTIME: $100.00 PER HOUR
While our contract provides up to six hours of entertainment, sometimes that’s just not enough. For those times, we will happily stay later. Overtime is billed in the first 10 minutes of overtime performance.

OUT OF AREA TRAVEL EXPENSE $1.00 PER MILE BILLED ONE WAY.
We provide entertainment within a 100 mile radius around our surrounding service areas including Abilene, San Angelo, Brownwood, Wichita Falls, Midland-Odessa, Lubbock, Weatherford, Stephenville and Arlington.

All mileage outside that radius is $1.00 per mile billed one way. Tell us where you are having your event during our initial consultation, more than likely you are in our coverage area.


   
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