A DJ is going to cost me WHAT

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cheapest I saw was $1100 for 6 hours upwards of $1800.  I paid $1400.  $900 sounds pretty good to me.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@pinkshoes: 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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@BunnyBrideToBe: damn cost of living up in the area.  I think its pretty common in the north east as far south as NJ.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have to move! In NY, most wedding DJs are about $3000 for a Saturday night.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LMD84: 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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

The average cost in Dallas is about $1200.  🙁

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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!

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