(Closed) How Much was your DJ?

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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 # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

$500 from 7:00-11:00 pm

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

yikes! ours is $250/hr. Everyone we spoke with in the area was about the same. Guess it depends on the location

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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 # 12
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Helper bee

From what our coordinator said, we’re budgeting $1300 for our DJ. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

$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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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!

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