Music Bands vs DJ Cost?

posted 3 years ago in Music
  • poll: BAND VS DJ?
    BAND : (10 votes)
    32 %
    DJ : (21 votes)
    68 %
  • Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My DJ is $3,000 but I’m nowhere near Montreal. I dont care for bands so I didnt even price them.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Band was 10k for reception.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Our band played for 4 hours and cost us $2,500. They were from the Minneapolis/St Paul area and were fantastic! 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We priced one band for my area – it would have been $10k. Our dj was about $1k.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Our DJ in Ottawa is $750, which was discounted from $900 I think because the venue has equipment already and our wedding is a bit off season. That’s for 9 hours including pre-ceremony through to end of reception (both in same venue)

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I should add: we priced out DJs and they seemed to be $500-$1500 for what we needed. We got along well with this guy and he seems very professional, and under budget. 

    We didn’t price out bands as we both prefer DJ

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    my Dj in miami was 700

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Our DJ was $1,995. He was a little higher than the average for our area ($1500), but he’s done over 400 weddings…and he’s crazy amazing, so we splurged a little. 

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we paid $600 for our dj for about 7 hours.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    wow 10K for a band…omg!!! I’m paying $1800 for my DJ 

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    $1000 for my 3 piece jazz band, 7 hours.

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Our DJ was $525..unlimited hours. We did get $100 off because it’s on a Friday and we are having the ceremony and reception in the same place, so there is no extra charge for the ceremony. I shopped around and am ReALLY happy with my choice. 

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