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Your Event, Your Way

From our detailed, easy-to-use online event planner to our searchable music database to our customizable upgrades, you can make your event as unique as you like.

Choose The Music Man DJ Service and make your wedding or special event the talk of the town. Read more here and see how we go above and beyond.

Convenience At Your Fingertips

At The Music Man DJ Service, we know that you will be juggling between many vendors as your event approaches. That is why our automated system will notify you beforehand if there are any important details that you forgot to provide on your private event planner so that nothing gets missed.

On top of this, you can check available dates, receive an instant quote and book us directly through our website in just a few easy steps. Meeting requests can also be completed with the click of a button.
Finding The Right DJ

We pride ourselves in being a professional, affordable & experienced DJ Service that will keep the dance floor full while giving you a fun, stress-free experience.

We specialize in weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties, school events, corporate functions & more! You'll get more for your money with our free features along with a musical journey from a professional entertainer who knows how to read and engage the crowd.
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      Who Pays For What In A Wedding
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Traditional breakdown of who pays for what in a wedding       Working out a budget for your wedding is one of the first things that should be done, once the date is set. Will the ceremony be formal, semiformal or informal?  A formal wedding, of course, will be the most expensive and the informal, the least. Nothing is set in concrete.  Who pays for what? Unlike a decade ago, the lines are no longer rigidly drawn.  The burden of paying for the wedding has shifted in recent years from the shoulders of the father of the bride, to include the groom's family. Also, with many couples marrying later and having money of their own, they are sharing in the expenses. 

There are no longer any hard and fast rules as to "Who Pays for What", but a general guideline follows as to the traditional breakdown.

Traditional Breakdown of Expenses
Best Man Formal Wear Best Man
Bachelor Party Best Man/Groom's Attendants
Father of Bride Formal Wear Bride's Family
Bridesmaid's Gowns Bridesmaid's
Father of Groom Formal Wear Groom's Family
Groomsmen's Formal Wear Groomsmen
Gifts for the Couple Guest, Attendants and Family
Maid of Honor Gown Maid of Honor
Matron of Honor Gown Matron of Honor
Wedding Ring for Groom  The Bride
Accommodations for out-of town Guests The Bride
Bridesmaid Gifts The Bride
Bridesmaid Luncheon The Bride
Medical Visit for Bride The Bride
Wedding Gift for Groom The Bride
Wedding Gown, Headpiece & Accessories  The Bride's Family
Altar Baskets/Arches The Bride's Family
Bridal Brunch The Bride's Family
Bridesmaid Bouquets The Bride's Family
Canopy/Carpet The Bride's Family
Catered Reception/Professional Services The Bride's Family
Ceremony/Reception Flowers The Bride's Family
Church Fee The Bride's Family
Church Janitor The Bride's Family
Grandmother Corsages The Bride's Family
Invitations/Announcements The Bride's Family
Kneeling Bench/Candleabrahs The Bride's Family
Musician/Soloist The Bride's Family
Napkins/Matches/Printed Items The Bride's Family
DJ The Bride's Family
Reception Hall Fee The Bride's Family
Rented Items for Reception The Bride's Family
Rented Items for Wedding The Bride's Family
Rice Bags The Bride's Family
Video Photography The Bride's Family
Wedding Breakfast The Bride's Family
Wedding Cake The Bride's Family
Wedding Favors The Bride's Family
Wedding Photography The Bride's Family
Wedding Programs The Bride's Family
Children's Formal Wear The Children's Parents
Bride's Bouquet The Groom
Clergyman/Officiant Fee The Groom
Gloves/Ties/Ascots for Attendants The Groom
Groom's Boutonniere The Groom
Groomsmen Boutonnieres The Groom
Groomsmen/Usher Gifts The Groom
Honeymoon Arrangements The Groom
Limousine Service The Groom
Marriage License The Groom
Medical Visit for Groom The Groom
Mother's Corsages The Groom
Usher's Boutonnieres The Groom
Wedding Gift for Bride The Groom
Wedding Ring for Bride The Groom
Rehearsal Dinner The Grooms Family
Groom's Cake The Groom's Family
Travel Expenses to the Wedding Out-of-town Attendant/ Family Member
Usher's Formal Wear Ushers


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"Rob was willing to do what ever was asked of him... and even went the extra mile when he knew it was a theme party he dressed up to fit the theme. Thank you so much Rob, you are worth double what you charge!"
     - Judy Harling, Windsor Ontario

"I would like to say that the DJ service provided by Rob was OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Every one of our requests were honored. Rob travelled a very long distance for our wedding and was very pleasant and punctual.

I would rate this service an EASY 10 OUT OF 10!!!!! Thanks so very much again Rob and all the best!"

     - Gordon Booth, Hamilton Ontario

"Having Rob "The Music Man" as a part of our celebration made the evening even more enjoyable. Not only was Rob completely professional and extremely polite, but I knew I could trust him in doing a great job. I felt so comfortable knowing that this night was as important to him as it was to us. Your entertainment was great, your music enjoyable and your drive to want to do a good job was complete perfection! Thanks Rob for a great job and I look forward to having you as a part of another one of our celebrations."
     - Amber Chalut, Windsor Ontario

"Rob "The Music Man" Salvati, was the DJ at my brother's wedding this summer. He did an amazing job taking requests, and playing music for everyone's tastes.

Rob has a large variety of music to choose from, and he did very well coordinating the evening with my family. He is a reliable DJ, and I would recommend him to DJ at your next special occasion. I know who I'll be calling when I get married!"

     - Amy Borland, Essex Ontario

"Rob, Thank you for your patience and of course for the wonderful job you did at the wedding! All of my new sister in-laws from Australia were "blown away". Thanks again!"

     - Ruth Krey, Windsor Ontario

"The afternoon and dinner music was great, just what we wanted, couldn't have been better. It added to the festivities. The night music worked in great when the band wasn't playing and you had just what everyone seemed to want. Keep up the great work."

     - Hilda Franklin, Wheatley Ontario

"Rob, you really impressed us with your professionalism. You accommodated all of our requests and were so easy to work with. The music was fabulous and we're still getting compliments on how much fun everyone had on the dance floor. It was packed all night! Thanks again for helping to make our night perfect. We'd recommend you to anyone looking for a great DJ! Thanks again for all your help with our wedding. We really did enjoy the reception and a large part of that was due to you keeping everyone happy and up on the dance floor. Best wishes for your continued success!"
     - Tracy and Mark Daignault, London Ontario

"I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did at our wedding. Everyone had a great time and loved the music. They had more fun at our wedding than at most weddings they've been to in a long time.

Thank-you for making our day so wonderful. We just wanted to have fun at our wedding and we did. Everyone has told us you did a great job. We'll recommend you to anyone who asks about a DJ."

     - Jennifer & Shane Oltean, Leamington Ontario

"Dear Rob,
Thank you so much for keeping our party going! You are a very talented DJ and it was a great pleasure to have you at our wedding. You did such a wonderful job! All of our guests were raving about how much fun it was and what great music was played. Happy holidays!"

     - Laura & Steve Tultz, North York Ontario

"Hi Rob, Jason and I just wanted to thank you so much for your hard work at our reception. You were totally awesome. The music selection was great and we really enjoyed having you as a part of our wedding celebration.

Your professionalism was outstanding especially when it came to filling our MC and music requests on the fly. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who's looking for a DJ for their function. Thanks again"

     - Jenn and Jason Krueger, Ruthven Ontario

"Hello Rob,
Thank you very much for everything. Everyone complimented on the music and how well you did it all. Thanks again, and I will make sure to pass on the word..."

     - Veronika & Nic Worr, Windsor Ontario

"Hi Rob, thank you for all your hard work at our wedding. We had a great time dancing to the music. Thank you for being our MC. We were very happy with your services and would gladly recommend you to our friends.
Sincerely, Shannon Dickie."

     - Shannon Dickie, Amherstburg Ontario

"I've had the pleasure of experiencing The Music Man's entertaining DJ service at several parties that I've attended. I have yet to see and hear a DJ that can get the crowd going like this man. I would wholeheartedly recommend this DJ service to anyone and EVERYONE!"

     - Ruby Monaco, Leamington Ontario

"Rob! You did a fantastic job! (Especially on such short notice). Everyone had a really great time. You played an awesome mix of music. Maybe we'll see you at our 50th! Thanks for the pictures. If you have anymore, we'd be glad to see them.
Thanks again"

     - Sandy & Marc Quenneville, Belle River Ontario