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A Radio Interview with Peter Merry
The former President of The ADJA
The entertainment you choose will have a profound and direct effect on the
successful and memorable outcome of your wedding day celebration
 How much should you spend on a Professional Disc Jockey?
First lets look at what most Brides had to say after their wedding.
*After the Vows...........

72% of the Brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception
Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
During wedding planning, Brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the
reception site and caterer. Reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities.
Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made
entertainment their highest priority.
When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is
the entertainment.

* These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom magazine in 2003. Sources include:
Simmons, 2001; USA Today, 2002;
National Bride service, 2001; The Knot, 2002; Brides magazine, 2001.
Read Real Letters from Brides
"The price a client pays for entertainment is directly proportional to the  
quality they receive, which is directly proportional to the success of their
Not all DJ's are the same. If my service was the same as everyone else's,
then you would look for the lowest price.
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is
Entertainment is 80% responsible for the success of your wedding!!!!
Average Market  
What is a Disc Jockey Responsible For?






Professional Event Coordinator
A DJ should help you plan your wedding, and work with you, your banquet manager,
banquet captain, photographer, and all other vendors to make sure everything flows
smoothly. Since a wedding is a once-in -a-lifetime event which is completely
unrehearsed, having a professional handle the details makes all the difference in the
Master of Ceremonies
A professional M.C. will keep your guests informed & interested throughout the event,
without distracting the attention from the Bride & Groom.
Quality Pro-sound equipment rental including delivery, set up, and testing with integral
back-up. Music CDs and M.C. not included. (It would cost over $1,200 to rent the
equipment I use for a wedding)
Music Library
For a 4 hour wedding you would program approximately 100 songs. If you were able to
use 2 songs per CD and had to purchase 50 CDs at  $15 dollars per CD. Nobody
rents CDs. (I bring over 15,000 songs so I have just the right music selection for you,
and your guests.
Music Programmer
The most obvious thing a DJ does is play music, but it takes an experienced
professional to program exactly the right kind of music for you & your guests at the
right time, and the right volume levels. With my many years of experience & training I
am able to read the crowd, honor requests, consider the time, and program songs at
the right moment for a great party every time.
Audio Technician
A professional should know his or her equipment and should be able to troubleshoot  
when equipment fails. With rental equipment there is no backup when there is failure.
I am an experienced audio tech, able to troubleshoot pro-sound equipment. (I also
bring back-up equipment)
Total Value of a Professional Wedding Disc Jockey...........................$3,975
The Average Price Paid for a Wedding Disc Jockey.............................. $950
A Reception is the Entertainment Part of a Wedding!
The Current Phoenix Average Spent on a Wedding Day is $30,000!
At 5 hours for the wedding and reception, that's $6,000 per hour.

If the guests leave just one hour early, because they didn't spend
enough for quality entertainment, the Bride & Groom will have lost
Percentage of money spent
on a wedding reception
Percentage of what guests
remember most
US Wedding Statistics
The Truth About DJ Pricing
            Most DJ company's will price their service based on
                  Equipment, Advertising, Overhead, & Rent
 In most cases what your not getting is a quality Disc Jockey!

Entertainment is a talent based service.
Each DJ will bring a different level of talent, quality of service, experience,
     expertise, to your wedding.

That's How My Price is Based!
Average Cost of a Wedding
  A Professional Disc Jockey's income
compared with other Wedding Professionals
Photographer                       $800       to     $10,000 per event
Videographer:                      $600       to     $15,000 per event
Florist:                                 $1,000    to     $8,000   per event
Cake:                                   $300       to     $1,200   per event   
Disc Jockey:             A personalized service not a commodity  
You need to find out what makes a Disc Jockey worth his fee.
I believe that selecting a DJ is different from selecting any other
vendor for your wedding. The DJ is responsible for making sure
your wedding is engaging, fun, and memorable for you and your
Because of that, you need to feel confident that this person is
going to meet your expectations both professionally and personally.
That kind of assurance and confidence can only come from a
personal consultation.

There are many things I do that cannot be found in a “DJ Service,”
and I also prefer to know exactly what my clients needs will be
before giving a price quote as everyone’s needs are different.

If you are open to learning what I can do for you that will make
your reception one of the most memorable celebrations you’re
family and friends have ever experienced. Please know that
you’ll be given as much time as you need to make a decision,
as I believe choosing the entertainment should never be influenced
by pressure or misperceptions about pricing verses value.
"A fair price is one equal to the service rendered,
competition has nothing to do with fair price.
How much is it worth to you to have a successful wedding?
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