Roughly how much are you spending on DJ?

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yes that is very reasonable…I’m spending $1700 for 5 hours and up lighting and I got the deal because my sister knew the DJ

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@CharleighT:  I got married in Colorado and my DJ cost $2,200 for 5 hours and for lighting. We gave him $250 for tip cause he was absolutely amazing!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

= Our venue had a sound system that we rented for $120, including a wireless mic. One of the groomsmen was MC and we used iTunes. It was awesome! Everyone danced and sang along all night!

I feel like that’s a lot, in our area they’re ~$900. But it depends on where you are, I guess.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I hired a very reputable DJ with rave reviews. We have him for the ceremony which starts and 4pm and the entire night. We are having a barn wedding, no special effects no up lighting. I will be using chandeliers. We are paying a little under $900 in the Twin Cities area.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@CharleighT:  Our DJ is associated with the venue.  He is 700.  It was a no brainer for us because that price is unbeatable and their sound system is built in to the venue.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Meeting with one tomorrow that is $600 for 4 hours.  Met with someone else that was $1400 for  4 hours.  Called a third that was $2500 for 4 hours.  There seems to be a wide range out there.

 

One guy that we met with was very much an MC, but I don’t think we needed quite that much interaction.  We have an older crowd.  Also he tried to talk me out of a string quartet for the ceremony, which just made me mad.

 

The guy tomorrow is recommended by my planner, so he should be good.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

we’re spending I think about $800 for 5 hours, in NE Ohio for reference.  

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We’re spending $600 for our DJ which includes 5 hours of service and uplighting. This also includes setup and breakdown. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We’re spending 1000 for 4 hours of DJ time, but I know it takes them a while for set up/tear down

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@CharleighT:  That’s a very reasonable price! We had a live musician/singer for our ceremony and dinner reception. I recall him being $900 for 1 hr of ceremony playing and 2 hrs of reception playing (including sound system). Maui is so $$!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think it depends on where you are getting married at. We are getting married in NC and paying $795 for 7 hours of music with the basic dance floor lighting. One DJ quoted us $2k to have him for 4 hours which I thought was insane. He claimed it was because he was a “boutique” DJ. Yet he lacked half the accolodes and credentials of our first choice (who was already booked for our date) and who was half his price. So it depends on the area I guess for the most part.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We are only spending $450 on our dj. That is the norm for my area… I cannot imagive paying $2000 for a dj.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

$1600 but we got her down to $1000 since she has a Jan/Feb deal.  $1600 is pretty high for Michigan.

 

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