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The music is constantly rated the #1 thing that guests remember most at a party. Don't make a mistake on the biggest day of your life. We pride ourselves in quality and customer satisfaction and you will see the difference when you book with us. We keep the dance floor full while giving you a fun, stress-free experience. Don't lose your date; book today and make your party the talk of the town. Read more here to see how we go above and beyond.
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From our detailed, easy-to-use online event planner to our customizable upgrades to our searchable music library: make your event as unique as you like.

We specialize in weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, holiday parties, school functions, birthdays, & more. Hire the Music Man and take a musical journey with a professional disc jockey who knows how to read and engage the crowd.
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Who Traditionally Pays for What in a Wedding



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Working out a budget for your wedding is one of the first things that should be done once a date is set. Will you have a formal or casual ceremony? Will it be  modern or traditional? Who pays for what? Unlike in the past, the rules aren't so rigid anymore. The burden of paying for the wedding doesn't solely rely on the father of the bride. Many couples are paying for weddings on their own or splitting the bill 50/50 with both sets of parents. There are no longer any hard rules as to who pays for what but below is a guideline for a traditional wedding breakdown if you choose to go that route.


  • The cost of the wedding dress is handled by the bride and her family. They're also expected to pay for the veil, accessories and the rest of the wedding attire including outfits for the shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, and honeymoon.
  • The wedding party is expected to pay for their own outfits: the bridesmaids pay for their dresses and the groomsmen pay for their suits.
  • The groom's family covers the cost of the groom's outfit including shoes, socks and any other accessories.


  • Traditionally, the bride and her family cover all fees related to the church as well as any music needed for the ceremony.
  • The groom and his family pay for the officiant fee as well as the marriage license.


  • The groom and his family handle the fee for the DJ or entertainment.

Flowers and Decorations

  • Flowers at the ceremony and reception as well as bouquets and corsages for the bridesmaids are paid for by the bride and her family. They also cover the cost for any decor.
  • The groom and his family pay for the bride's flower bouquet, corsages for the mothers and grandmothers and boutonnieres for the groomsmen.

Food & Drinks

  • The groom and his family pay for the drinks and alcohol.
  • The bride and her family handle the wedding cake fee as well as dinner and desserts.


  • The bride pays for gifts to the bridesmaids and for an optional gift to the groom.
  • The groom will get a gift for his groomsmen as well as an optional gift for the bride.
  • The bride and groom pay for the bombonieres for guests or family as they are gifts for sharing your special day.
  • Guests are expected to get gifts for the bride and groom.


  • The groom and his family pays for the full honeymoon.


  • The photographer and videographer are paid for by the bride and her family.

Pre-wedding parties

  • The bride's family traditionally covers the cost of the engagement party.
  • The groom's family typically covers the cost for the rehearsal dinner.
  • The maid of honour and bridesmaids are expected to host the bridal shower and bachelorette party.
  • The best man and groomsmen are expected to host the bachelor party.


  • The bride and her family are expected to cover any costs to rent the wedding hall as well as any other rentals needed for the reception.


  • The bride traditionally buys the groom's ring.
  • The groom buys the bride's wedding and engagement rings.


  • The bride and her family cover the cost of invitations, menus, programs or announcements.


  • The bride and her family cover any transportation cost for the reception and ceremony with the exception of any separate transportation needed for the groom and his wedding party.
  • Out-of-town guests are expected to cover their own transportation costs to get to the wedding.



"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
"Thanks Rob for making Suncor's evening a success. Your promptness and reliability was appreciated very much for this corporate event. Now if only I could have you come to our next wind power project opening that will be in Alberta.... ;-)
Cheers, Diane "
- Diane Shields Morrison, Delmer Ontario
"Rob "The Music Man" Salvati was the DJ at my brother's wedding this summer. He did an amazing job taking requests & playing music for everyone's tastes. Rob has a large variety of music & he did very well coordinating the evening with my family. He is a reliable DJ & 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
"Very happy with the DJ. I have heard only positive feedback from parents, teachers and students. We will not lose your number"
- Laura Tonkovic, Goderich 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
Rob was a true delight to work with. You made our reception and dance into a real party. It was great to meet you and work with you. We are recommending you to everyone we know. Amanda and Prakash "
- Amanda Luscombe, Scarborough, 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