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How much would it cost to hire your favorite band to play your wedding? (10 items)

Bethan Owen

June 9, 2014

It is now officially June, and unofficially wedding season. If you're looking for wedding music, look no further.

The site Priceonomics recently joined efforts with the agency Degy Entertainment to determine approximately how much it would cost for any given artist to play a private wedding, from Justin Bieber to David Archuleta to a Dave Matthews tribute band.

"They aren't perfect," Priceonomics said of the numbers. "These are asking prices from a third-party booking agency that specializes in college shows; as such, the numbers are likely inflated."

Assembled are several artists provided by Priceonomics, with their approximate price range. Who will you be hiring for the big day?

1 of 10. $1,000 - $10,000

Authority Zero ($3 - 5k)

Bo Bice (solo) ($3.5 - 7.5k)

Dave Matthews Tribute Band ($5 - 10k)

Margot & The Nuclear So And So's ($5 - 10k)

Quietdrive ($5 - 10k)

Ryan Cabrera ($7 - 10k)

We Are Scientists ($7 - 10k)

2 of 10. $10,000 - $20,000

Bowling For Soup ($15 - 20k)

Flobots ($15 - 20k)

Hellogoodbye ($12.5 - 17.5k)

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus ($15 - 25k)

The Fratellis ($15 - 25k)

Uncle Kracker ($15 - 20k+)

3 of 10. $20,000 - $30,000

Chamillionaire ($20 - 30k)

Flogging Molly ($25 - 40k)

La Roux ($25 - 40k)

Relient K ($25 - 30k)

Rufus Wainwright ($25 - 35k)

Simple Plan ($25 - 40k)

Soul Asylum ($20k+)

Walk Off The Earth ($20 - 30k)

4 of 10. $30,000 - $50,000

Awolnation ($40 - 60k+)

Billy Rae Cyrus ($40 - 50k+)

David Archuleta ($30 - 50k+)

Janelle Monae ($40 - 75k+)

MIA ($40 - 50k+)

Neon Trees ($40 - 45k)

Owl City ($40 - 60k+)

Switchfoot ($30 - 40k)

5 of 10. $50,000+

All American Rejects ($50 - 75k)

Cake ($50k+)

Decemberists ($60 - 90k)

Dropkick Murphys ($50 - 75k)

Feist ($50 - 60k)

Panic! At The Disco ($50k+)

Pat Benatar ($50 - 75k)

Sara Bareilles ($50 - 75k)
1. Alex T
Murray, UT,
June 9, 2014

How is David Archuleta worth 30,000 - 50,000???

2. truth in all its forms
henderson, NV,
June 10, 2014

I once hired Nickleback to perform at my cousins birthday. They were terrible I asked for a refund but they never gave me my nickle back.

3. Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV,
June 10, 2014

I sure hope that is $3.50-$7.50 for Bo Bice. However, that may even be too much. Why does the DNews have an article on David Archeleta about every other day? The rest of the country isn't even aware of him.

4. giantfan
Farmington, UT,
June 10, 2014

Alex T,

"How is David Archuleta worth 30,000 - 50,000???"

Because someone is willing to pay it. Economics 101. Just because you might not be willing to pay that much for him doesn't mean someone else isn't.

5. Shauna E
potomac, MD,
June 10, 2014

not sure what's going on in Nevada, but Texas and Maryland are well aware of David Archuleta. Still couldn't afford him at my wedding!