You want to plan the ultimate event, but your entertainment budget won’t cover the price of that famous classic rock band you were hoping to hire. It can be a conundrum, if you go too cheap, you get what you pay for. Choosing an entertainer solely based on price means risking the success of the event.
The better news is that you don’t have to go over budget or sacrifice the quality of your entertainment, you should know how to find the right entertainer.
Cut Out the Middle Man By Using an App
The latest statistics show there are 2.79 million apps in the Google Play Store and 2.2 million in the Apple App Store, with everything from social networking, travel and dating apps to apps for booking entertainment.
When you use an app, you cut out the middle man which immediately makes hiring a quality performer more affordable. It’s really a win-win as it also allows talent to get paid for what they love to do without having a big chunk taken out of their pay from an agent or manager. The performer sets the fee and gets 100 percent of what’s charged, and you’ll get a better deal too.
Plus, you’ll find everything from top-notch DJs and musicians to comedians, dancers, and even circus acts or hypnotists, along with reviews that make it easy to choose the best pick according to your budget.
Tweak Other Expenses, Adding More to Your Entertainment Budget
If you’ve got your heart set on a performer but you don’t have the money in your entertainment budget, consider tweaking some of your other expenses. Remember, your attendees are going to care the most about the overall experience with the entertainment usually the highlight. Food and drink are a primary consideration too, but perhaps, for example, you can minimize costs for decor.
You want your venue to look nice but there’s no reason to spend a fortune on decor as it’s one of the last things people really pay attention to. You might choose a venue that already looks appealing without having to add much decor or perhaps it can be held outdoors among beautiful natural surroundings.
The more interesting the location, the less you have to spend on decorating it. Keep in mind that booking during off-peak seasons, or even less popular dates and times can help cut costs too.
Consider the Costs of Various Types of Entertainment
The cost of hiring an event entertainer varies depending on multiple factors like the kind of entertainment, the number of performers involved, the length of the event, and the location.
The less elaborate setup your chosen entertainment needs, the lower the cost too. And, consider that some performers require costume changes, while others will be more low-key, which can also play a part in the total price.
More Affordable, Value Entertainment
As the number of performers is a big factor in the cost, the most expensive type of event entertainment is a Cabaret show which can run thousands of dollars, while bands with many members aren’t far behind.
An individual performer is always going to be more affordable, with a DJ the cheapest option, but you might want to consider a comedian, magician, singer, solo guitarist, or impersonator.