(Closed) Is this too much for a DJ?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We got our DJ down to $650 for atleast 6 hours.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ours is $1395 total for unlimited time (reception and cocktail hour) and two in-person planning sessions with the dj.

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Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our DJ is $850 for the ceremony and a 4 hour reception. He usually charges $1500 for that much time but he did my FSIL’s wedding, so he offered us the “family discount”.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Our DJ is $600 for 7 hours – including cocktail, dinner and dance. He includes his light show and MCing in this price too. i’ve been to other weddings of his and he’s really good – always people dancing. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We were really lucky to find a DJ in our area that charges $650 for unlimited hours and consultations and an extra $50 for the ceremony (he said the fee is just to move his equipment up the stairs)

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have been perplexed by this question myself and have asked friends.  I get a consistent answer of between $1,500 to $2,000 for 5 hours.  I am still shocked by the sticker price!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ours is $500 for 5 hours, includes MCing and lights.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

$900 for 6 hours.  We got a deal though because it is a friend of a friend.  Most places I researched were upwards of 1200-1500.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m not sure where in California your wedding is, but in socal prices are ridiculous! I ended up having a friend who’s a DJ do ours. ($600 for 5 hrs) Searching for DJs was the WORST! They give you a 20 min long schpeel about how great their service is and try not to even give you a price! Finally I found out they charge about what you’re quoted, @Tessemasgirl. I would keep looking. Good Luck!

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