Post # 1
I’m seeing DJs of varrying prices and have no idea what is a normal or good rate for a DJ. The DJ I am hoping to book (a referal from a friend) charges about $110 per hour including set up and tear down, does this sound reasonable? I’ve seen others advertising half as much but do not have anyone able to verify their quality.
How much was your DJ and how long did you have a DJ for? We are looking at, cocktail hour – finish (including load in/out), about 10 hours.
Post # 3
We have a friend of the family doing it for $300, so we don’t know what it normally costs in real life … sorry I can’t be of more help.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House
Ours is $100/hour (with set up and take down included after 4 hours). We are having ours play from about 6-10:30 (this includes during dinner and dancing).
Post # 5
We are also having a family friend do it for $400 fo us for 7 hours but I believe the $110 and hour may be pretty good. My friend’s DJ charged $120 / hr until he heard it was for a wedding, then the cost started at $1K.
Post # 6
Ours is $1000 for 6.5 hours of actual music playing. I don’t know how long it will take him to set up and break down. FH’s cousin used him last year and he was great.
Post # 8
I was just quoted $950 for 5 hours plus another $100 for every extra hour so it would be closer to $1100 for us. I thought that was normal but now I feel like its too much!
Post # 9
yikes! ours is $250/hr. Everyone we spoke with in the area was about the same. Guess it depends on the location
Post # 10
OUrs is about $815 for 4 and half hours playing time. No charge for set up and break down. I think overtime is $75 to $100 dollars an hour. He will be half hour increments. This is in West VIrginia, but the part that is only 90 miles from DC.
Post # 11
Wow thanks for the quick responses. I guess I should mention, the friend who refered him, said that this was a discounted price but I didn’t know if it was really a discount. It sounds pretty good now that I have a bit of perspective.
Post # 12
From what our coordinator said, we’re budgeting $1300 for our DJ.
Post # 13
$595 for 4 hours. Mine is normally $695 but he’s cutting me a deal because I throw him a lot of work. For 10 hours, I’d say you’re looking at a minimum of at least $1000.
Post # 14
We had a friend who is a swing music DJ do our DJing for us for about $400 for 4 hours. He brought and set up his equipment but he didn’t have an enormous music catalog (which was fine by us).
Post # 15
i think i’m getting ripped off, but this is what they cost in new jersey. $1700 for 2 DJ’s – one as an emcee and one to mix the music for 4 hours. So that’s a little over $400 an hour, but I do have 2…
Post # 16
I’m paying more than most people at $1495, but I’m so confident in my DJs (husband and wife team) and they will be taking on a coordinating role during the reception as well, to make sure things run on time with the idea to have me worry less about it. I think they’ll play great music too. I didn’t really realize I was paying more than average when I hired them, but I’d still do the same thing!