Post # 1
So I heard the average cost for a DJ is anywhere from $100-$300.00.. At first I thought it was a joke until three local DJ’s contacted me with the cheapest starting price of over $900.00
for real????… So for 6 hours of coverage nearly $1k?? Am I really that cheap??!
Post # 3
I got mine for $650, but that’s because I have a daytime reception (2-6pm). He would have been over $1k if it was in the evening. I was shocked, too, and I’m so lucky I found my DJ. Keep looking around, asking people who they recommend, see if you have any “up-and-coming” DJs who are only spread by word of mouth, etc. Good luck!
Post # 4
DJs can be VERY expensive especially when you say for a wedding… My coworker paid $975 (for 4 hours) for their DJ which is expensive…. My DJ is giving us a very good deal…. He is charging $600 and that is to set up equipment in two different rooms (Ceremony (Limited setup) and Reception), hours will be from 2:00-9:00, which he will play the ceremony music, play during the cocktail hour, and the reception…. Keep looking, I am sure that you can find something a bit cheaper!
Post # 5
Cheapest I saw was $1100 for 6 hours upwards of $1800. I paid $1400. $900 sounds pretty good to me.
Post # 6
Likewise. We’re paying $1500 and didn’t find anyone who sounded like a normal person who would charge less. Maybe it’s a Massachusetts thing?
Post # 7
We paid $1500 for ours and that was at a discount because I knew the DJ from years ago. That was for 6 hours of time.
Post # 8
damn cost of living up in the area. I think its pretty common in the north east as far south as NJ.
Post # 9
We are paying $750 for 4 hours and the guy does DJ, ceremony announcements if needed, plays guitar and piano and will probably play during the ceremony as well. He is also traveling from a few states away.
Post # 10
Ours is $850 for ceremony (1 hour) and reception (4 hours) both. He was the least expensive we found. Most were at least $1000 to $1500.
Post # 11
OMG!! I got a quote for $900 but I was like O_o So my friend who is a professional DJ is going to help us out I’m not sure how much he is going to charge but he is really good and I trust him, lol!
Post # 12
yeah they are not cheap at all. mine was a friend of the family and for the basic package without uplighting etc, he starts at 1300. I got him to come down to 700. He also had a photobooth which he charges 900 for. I got it for 500. Still a lot of moula, but everyone had a great time at my reception! It is what I wanted and I got it! Worth it totally!
Post # 13
I have to move! In NY, most wedding DJs are about $3000 for a Saturday night.
Post # 14
3K for a Saturday night!!! What!!!
My fiancee and I were complaining about the 1K price tag for 4 hours with our DJ.
But one thing about a DJ, they can make or break the party seriously. I went to a wedding with a horrible DJ and I felt so bad for the couple… because everyone was leaving right after dinner.
Post # 15
The average cost in Dallas is about $1200. 🙁
Post # 16
@Bunnybridetobe; I also live just outside Boston.. I can’t even imagine getting a DJ under $1000! Must be a Boston thing!
We personally knew our DJ and he gave us a discount from $3000 to $2400 and I thought I was getting a steal!