I'm helping my company plan our annual Christmas party, in which my band will be the entertainment. I've got an established and experienced sound company chosen, and his price and is great for a full evening of dinner music, executive comments, comedian, and band. However, his light inventory isn't cut out for the "wow" factor my company would like to see. So the sound guy suggested I should contract with a lighting company, and recommended one. I was shocked at the costs quoted, though I've never priced lights separately. His email back to me: My basic production starts at $ 350. This includes One console Operator One console. Martin M-1 8 18 x 8 watt 4 way RGBW. Moving lights start at $100. For beams Chauvet Legend SR230 $200 for Hybrid (spot,beam,wash) Martin Axioms $250.for large Spot Martin Vipers $85. For wash Chauvet R2 Washs $100. For multi spot Chauvet R1 FXB This is per fixrure . I have over 100 led fixtures available. This is plus trucking and each additional person for set up/ tare down The basics of the party: a Saturday in early December at a large resort in Wisconsin. 700 in attendance. Seven piece band. Set up and soundcheck by 4:30pm, 6pm dinner, 7:30pm comments, 8pm comedian, 9pm band. Event ends at Midnight. Can anybody give me an opinion if this guy is on target or nuts?