Booking a DJ

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m a little less than 300 days out and we’re dangerously close to booking ours.

We are paying $500 for 4 hours.

Try thumbtack.com enter what you are looking for, all the other information it requests and the zip code where you are having a wedding. Djs will give you a quote.

Post # 4
Member
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We just booked ours last week. Our venue has a preferred DJ so we just went with them even though we never met them. Ours is $750 for 5 hours. 

Post # 5
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Prices will depend on where you’re at and how many hours normally.  Also, some DJs don’t like hooking up to other people’s speakers.  Unless you’re in a very expensive are, you should be able to get a good DJ with lots of experience for under $1000 as long as it’s for less than 6 hours…

 

Post # 6
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@ShabbyChicBee:  I booked ours about 1 month ago so…. 7 months out.  He was $1300 for 6 hours with extra lighting.  I could have gone a cheaper route but this particular DJ has worked our venue regularly for years and gets awesome reviews.  It was important to us that we have a DJ who could provide ceremony music, MC the reception (for speeches, dances, and cake cutting) and also help us get the party feel started after dinner.  Oh, and our venue is in a residential area and so there’s a noise ordinance that we have to comply with – both decimal level and time.  He knows exactly how loud he can play the music and still comply.  Don’t want our reception getting shut down!

Post # 7
Member
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I went through millions of DJs, interviewing them, and looking around for pricing.  Went to the wedding show in September and found mine.  Now just trying to book him.

Ours has an incredible package; 24 uplights (around the entire venue), dance floor lighting, 5 to midnight reception, access to online planners, unlimited consultations, and our 1:30pm ceremony music.  This is costing us a grand total of $899. 

I’d just suggest shopping around, and the bridal shows really do help (at least here; we got a 10% discount for just talking to them there).

Post # 8
Member
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We booked ours in December, which is pretty early I guess. But my first pick was actually already booked by the time I talked to him in late November for our April 2015 date. Craziness! He’s $795 for 7 hours and is gonna be providing standard dance floor lighting and music for our entire wedding day (ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception). We had to do some research to find him though.

Post # 9
Member
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

just booked ours last week – $800ish for the whole reception (ours is 4 hours, but his timing is theoretically unlimited).  we had about 5 candidates to choose from, and chose ours based on interview –  sort of silly, but I felt like he handled himself really well and just got a good feel for him!  he was also recommended by our venue.  we’re in NE Ohio for reference. 

Post # 10
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2151 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We booked ours far in advance… like just over 1.5 years out… but we got a really good deal. Ours is costing us $850 for 2 nights (reception and stag and doe) both from 6pm-1am and includes all the speakers/equiptment and lighting. So it works out to about $425 for just my reception. And this company was my first choice. 

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