How Much Was Your DJ for Your Wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
206 posts
Helper bee

The DJ we’ll probably get is around $600–That includes the ceremony, so 4 hours of play. We have to add extra if we want any type of fancy lighting. 

I don’t know if it makes a difference, but I’m in Louisiana–everything might be a little cheaper here compared to up north.

Post # 3
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

It’s going to depend on where you live, but I think we paid around $720 for four hours of a DJ and $320 for uplighting. Some of the other DJs through the same agency cost more. He was one of the less expensive DJs in the area and he did an awesome job. 

Post # 4
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

mdcmod:  We are having our DJ play the entire ceremony cocktail hour and reception for $1875

That will be a total of 6.5 hours

I think $1000 is resonable for 4 hours

Post # 5
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We payed 700 bucks- that was through a guy who had his own small business DJing at weddings.  If I went with a large company for the wedding it would have costs 2000.  

Post # 6
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Our DJ is $1800 from 5-11 not including set up time. He has all the fancy lights and stuff but I don’t want my wedding to look like a middle school dance, so we’re skipping all that. He has a good microphone system though for the ceremony and will MC as needed too. 

Post # 7
3088 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We booked ours a couple of months ago. For six hours it was $825. He comes with a photo booth, so for both for six hours it’s $1650 (with a $100 discount for booking him after a bridal show). I think it’s definitely a fair price and is probably more to do with where you live. I looked at several DJs in that price range, and simply preferred to find someone with a photo booth package.

Post # 8
87 posts
Worker bee

I paid 2370 for my dj. That included 6 hours of music. A photobooth for four hours. Uplighting and remote system and we can display our monogram on the floor or ceiling.  Hope this helps!

Post # 9
567 posts
Busy bee

mdcmod:  we got our DJ as a package deal with our Photobooth (dj owns the company) and paid $1844 for 6 hours of DJ and 4 hours of the photobooth (with attendant) with unlimited prints and a photo album. This price was with a discount for having our wedding on a Friday. I think normally just the DJ alone is around $1200. He is a professional club DJ here in our city which is exactly what we wanted so he’s a little pricier than other DJs who only specialize in weddings.

Post # 10
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Ours was $900 (Discounted from $1100 for being off “peak” wedding season) for 6 hours of reception which was 2 hours of dinner/cocktail music and 4 hours of dancing.

Post # 11
46 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

My DJ is actually one of things I went a little over budget on.  We’re paying 1750 for 6 hours and uplighting.  There are definitely DJs in the area who are cheaper, but making sure our guests have fun is important to us and we know this guy is good because he did our friends’ wedding and the dance floor was full all night.

Post # 12
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

$1000 (but this was a discount rate as we got married in the off-peak winter season)  I think she’s normall $1350.

This covered ceremony music and reception so 7pm-130am

Post # 13
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

mdcmod:  Our DJ is $1150 including 6 hours of ceremony and reception music and travel time. 

Post # 14
4956 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

mdcmod:  Mine was $1425 for ceremony music/mics, cocktail hour, and reception for 4 hours. 

Post # 15
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The one we wantes from 1450 with a discount because our wedding is on a Friday — he also MC’ed as well…

Someone else booked him before I could.. grrr

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