Post # 1
Hi guys! I just inquired at Scratch DJs and got some great-sounding reccommendations and an estimate of about $1600. Is this a good price? They seem like an awesome company and it might be worth paying at the upper end of the scale… but since I literally have NO idea how much wedding DJs cost, I thought I’d turn to you guys: how much did you pay/are you paying for your AWESOME DJ?
(I should specify that the dance party is the most important part of the reception for me. Fiance and I both love to dance, and will have a lot of friends and relatives at the reception who feel the same. I don’t wait to risk having a lame DJ- the only thing I want besides good food and good beer is a party that people wish would go all night long.) So that said: how much did you pay for your totally amazing DJ that got everyone on the dance floor all night long?
Thanks in advance for any advice!
Post # 3
I am paying $950 for 6 hours of reception and 1 hour ceremony. This includes dance floor lighting but no uplights. The lowest price I could find (for my time slots) was about $750. If you were only needing 4 hours it would have been $550 for this person. But most prices around here were about $800-$1200 for what I was looking for, with a few at $1500.
It’s hard to tell without knowing what is included in your $1600 price. I’d say it’s on the higher end, so I would expect this person would be great and that you would have a lot of things included in this price. Have you read any reviews?
I think I compromised fairly well. Fiance was insistent I could find a great DJ for $300 but I was very hesitant about that, and I had budgeted $1150 for one. So I found something in the middle. The one I found had great reviews on weddingwire and is young(er). I talked to a few who were older (40+) who also had great reviews but I just felt I wanted someone younger but still experienced (30s, let’s say).
Post # 4
I think we got a bit of a discount on ours b/c he’s a friend of a friend, but we’re paying $800 for the whole shebang. no lights, just him playing music when we need music. We ARE picky about the music, but we also dictated to him a lot of our choices (including just burning him a disc for our cocktail hour, rather than making him hunt down our obscure selections).
Post # 5
That’s helpful guys, thanks!
The price Scratch charges includes everything- the (really great) DJ for 6 hours + set-up, equipment, and I think lights, but I can’t recall because after discussing with Fiance we decided against it. He has friends from his hometown who DJ, and one is just a good aquaintence who would not have been invited to the wedding anyway, so we do not have to feel bad about having him work (we actually get to feel good about giving him a gig to play instead). It’ll end up saving us a lot of money, so while I would have love, love, loved to have had a Scratch DJ, it just wasn’t in the cards. @glimmeringone, I think we’ll go the same route- no lights necessary, just someone to play some good music and get people moving!
Post # 6
Now here is something I need advice on! I am so particular about music (bad music makes me very angry) that I’m nervous about the whole DJ selection process. Venue, photographer, and dress were found rather quick. Officiant will also be a stress-free selection, but music? I need that to be perfect!
Post # 7
Here is a great dj website
Post # 8
We used Scratch Weddings and my guests all LOVED the music. During the reception everyone kept telling me what wonderful selections he was making and then after they all gushed about how great he was.
The company was easy to work with and we really loved our DJ, great guy (DJ Cincere).
I’d recommend them, totally.
Post # 9
I loved our dj, Robert Sperring. Regular dance floor lights, but no uplighting or anything like that.
Post # 10
@PhillyProper: Who was your DJ and what kind of music do you like? I had a phone call with one of Scratch’s sales reps last night and my Fiance and I are considering DJ Tanner if we go with them. I’m kind of wary of not actually meeting with the DJ in person and going through an intermediary instead.
I emailed White Label DJs and should be hearing from someone soon. I want a rocking dance party, not a club night!
Post # 11
@MeghN: We set up two different interviews with Scratch DJs before deciding. Is there some reason that you aren’t meeting with DJ Tanner??
When I first contacted Scratch, we spoke with a rep over the phone and discussed our musical preferences and she suggested two different DJs based on our conversation and set us up with in-person interviews. Ultimately, we went with DJ Cincere.
After the interviews we signed the contract through their New York office and were given a direct contact to work with. About three weeks before our wedding, they reached out and had us complete a very thorough form and timeline. Then with about 10 days to go, we conference called with both the representative from Scratch and Cincere to nail down all the details.
Overall, the company was extremely responsive – quick to answer phone calls and e-mails, same day. DJ Cincere gave us his direct e-mail also (though we never had to e-mail him directly because Scratch was always there for us). Their DJs are working entertainers and they have their own jobs/gigs/businesses outside of working weddings for Scratch. Think of the company as a talent agent for brides. Their DJs show up and perform/spin at your wedding.
And like I said previously, all of our guests thought Cincere was great!! He kept everyone on the floor all night, and our guests (at the end of the evening) clapped and cheered for so long that he gave a short encore even though we were well past our end time and should’ve been clearing out!
Post # 12
Congratulations!! I am a wedding professional, and the ONLY DJ that I recommend is Moore Music DJs, based in West Chester. Pam Moore is absolutely fantastic, very knowledgeable and professional, witty and personable. You’ll meet her, love her, and hire her — and you will NOT find anyone more reasonably-priced, particularly for all of the ‘extra’ things she does for you.
Post # 13
check out http://www.4mostsound.com. That’s the DJ we’ll be using for our wedding. We are paying $995, no time limit since they only do one event a day.
Post # 13
sunflower6813: Would you recommend 4MostSound? Thanks!