Which event would you rather do?

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D or C
We really prefer high school events, but the almighty dollar is nicer on the wedding. That's pretty low for us for a HS.
Okay, I have to be nosey. Just what do you guys typically get for a HS event? I can't imagine hauling and setting up that MOUNTAIN of gear for cheap $$$$.
 

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Okay, I have to be nosey. Just what do you guys typically get for a HS event? I can't imagine hauling and setting up that MOUNTAIN of gear for cheap $$$$.
Our base is $2800 plus transportation. Our average HS contract is usually around $3400-3700

(we do have a smaller system thatis $1800 plus transp.--we do for smaller schools like the ones with 50 or 75 couples)
 

Ausumm

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I'll take "B" the Farm Ceremony and Reception.
The 60th Anniversary would be second choice.

The big, in town wedding seems more stressful for a variety of reasons,
I'm getting "outdated" when it comes to promos and school dances...
and I am just not interested in going back to a bar scene.
 
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I'll take "B" the Farm Ceremony and Reception.
The 60th Anniversary would be second choice.

The big, in town wedding seems more stressful for a variety of reasons,
I'm getting "outdated" when it comes to promos and school dances...
and I am just not interested in going back to a bar scene.

This is along the lines of how my older brother answered. He would rather take rural barn wedding for $1,000 over driving into downtown D.C. deal with a night mare load in, have to rely on assistants, and have the stress of that much involved for the additional money. He is fine with earning $1,000 to do a rural barn wedding as well.. He has driven farther for less money on events he has booked himself over the years, so a 75 mile drive each way to him for 1K isn't bad. He also mentioned the 60th birthday party being his 2nd choice. Myself, I hate "night mare load ins" as well, so even though, it's more than double the money, I would bethinking hard on passing up that nice pay day to do the easier job. ...Now that I work full time during the week, I can be more selective about what jobs I take. Before when I was just deejaying, I would obviously pick the highest paying job,and work the down town event. ..I would probably still pick that job now as well, but I would certainly give it a lot of thought. ..10 years from now, I would probably pick the easier job over the downtown awful load in job unless I really needed that big pay day at that point
 
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I'm with Mike and B or A. I'm not interested in a 600 kid prom and while the $$s would be nice for a high end wedding, having done just "1", I'm probably not the first choice. I've done a number of 60th Bday parties, so no issue, and would be OK doing another casual wedding. I have no desire for a bar gig at $150 .. been there, done that.
 
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Bob Kreider

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B....way out in front. This is easiest and what I prefer doing.....second is D the high school Prom.

Any of the others, only if I had no other choice.