Post # 1
I’m in the middle of a venue change (I’ll save the details for the ’emotional’ board section) and now need to find a DJ. I’m clueless. How much is normal to pay for a DJ? We’re in an urban area with lots of variety.
Post # 3
We paid $850 for ours. He did an hour for the ceremony at 2:30 pm and then also from 5:30-midnight.
He probably wasn’t the hottest DJ in town, but I’m a control freak and had predone all my playlists for him anyway, and we also had a friend MC our reception so we didn’t have to worry about his skills there. We pretty much just used him for his equipment.
Post # 4
Our reception DJ is $450 for about 5 hours, but I think we got a discount because he does a lot of events for my sister. I didn’t like his proposal for our ceremony sound, so our ceremony DJ/sound guy is going to be $300 for about an hour , but I guess there is no reason to go through all this planning if the guests aren’t going to be able to hear.
Post # 5
We are paying $1000 for 5 hours….
Post # 6
Ours is $975 for 5 hours and up to 4 different set-ups. We will end up paying a little more the day of since we need him for a total of 5.5 hours.
Post # 7
Normal price range for a DJ for the Minneapolis/St Paul area is 1500-3000. Mine is going to be 1200 and that is a discount! The DJ is a friend of mine who is traveling from a Northern Suburb of Minneapolis to Southern MN for my wedding (100 miles) from where he lives to venue.
Post # 8
We are paying $750 for 4 hours. Our DJ service is like the best around so I’m sure for our area they are on the higher end of the spectrum, but we didn’t shop around. Seeing how much other people are paying I guess ours is a pretty good deal.
Post # 9
I guess the message here so far is that the cost of a DJ really depends a lot on where you live!
As with any wedding service, I think it is always worth a try to talk them down in price if they are asking too much!
Post # 10
We paid $500 for 7.5 hours in Minnesota. He was cheap but not very good. You get what you pay for.
Post # 11
We are paying $750 for 5 hours with lighting!
Post # 12
We are paying $635 for unlimited including lighting.. but really unlimited will amount to about 5 or 5:30 pm to 1am.
Post # 13
We’re paying about $400 for 4 hours plus set up and lights. It looks like that’s really cheap compared to everybody else’s, but we are having our wedding in a smaller town.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
We are paying about 1500 with an uplighting package.
Post # 15
mine is 550 for the night 🙂 he got good reviews so i hope he does okay 🙂
Post # 16
we are paying $450 for a friday night for 4 hours….he said that his normal charge is $800 for 4 hrs on a sat…but gave us a discount cuz it is a friday!