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How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Band for My Wedding?

If you’re planning your wedding, you have probably already asked yourself “How much does it cost to hire a band for my wedding?”. Firstly, I think we can all agree that a professional wedding band is the way to go! [Read this post to see why!]. When it comes to figuring out the pricing, well, that can be a little more complex.

“As with anything to do with your wedding, shopping around is key, as is asking all the right questions. The price may be influenced by things like the distance the band has to travel, and the number of hours you’d like them to play. Don’t be afraid to ask what they can do for you to meet your budget.” – Expert advice from this post.

We’ve done some of the dirty work for you by asking some of Ireland’s top wedding bands what their prices and packages are like…


How much does it cost to hire a band for my wedding?

Flog the Dog | View Profile

Flog The Dog are a proper knees up wedding band with songs for everyone on the dancefloor. You and your guests will enjoy a night of entertainment which is a fully inclusive experience where we interact with guests and even tailor our setlist to your liking. Packages start from €1750 and can include DJ from €250. We also provide ceremony music and Drinks Reception Music along with After (Day 2) Music. All prices are inclusive of travel and VAT.


Deja Vu Wedding Entertainment | View Profile

Our main band and DJ package is just €1700. This includes our 3 piece band for 2 hours followed by DJ for 2 hours or music finishing time.

We offer:

Full consultation from initial enquiries right up to the day of the wedding

We allow couples to be involved as little or as much as they want in the music
Full professional sound and lighting system.

We can learn the first dance on request and send a video to the couple a few weeks before the wedding to see if it suits.

Gossip Band | View Profile

Gossip are a 5 piece band with 1 female vocal lead and 2 male vocals. We are usually sold as a package with our Dj included.
We also offer ceremony music and drinks reception music with our lead singer Claire Malone plus a musician of your choice for during the day.
We offer discounts when more than 1 option is booked. We have an amazing full day package which includes all of the above and gives a 400€ discount in total. A lot of couples opt for that choice as they have the comfort of knowing their musicians are with them all day and don’t have to worry about contacting different music suppliers for each part.


Entourage Wedding Band | View Profile

Entourage are one of Ireland’s, top Wedding/ corporate bands & it’s easy to see why!  Their set is energetic & fun without being the typical wedding set!  You won’t find a band with a stronger her male & female Combo on the circuit! Fronted by Award Winning Jenny Cullen, they have all day music packages to carry you from ceremony into the early morning hours.

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.

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