(Closed) and average dj costs?!

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it depends where you live and the company.

I budgeted $500, but then my Fiance said it would be at least $1,000. We ended up finding one for $800. Under our new budget, at least.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Most that I have seen in the philadelphia/tri-state area were about the price you quoted. however, the DJ i booked was only $650 for a 6 hour reception.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Depends on your location. Ours is $1200, which includes uplighting, and music from 3pm to 1am.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m paying 1200.. DJ, Photobooth and Uplighting..

DJ services from my company  without a package are 695.. the range is very wide.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

1050 for dj, up lighting, and monogram. He also does awesome recorded messages into songs. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ours was CHEAAAAP. $500, all day, no limits, some lights, plays whatever we want. In my area, its around 1000-1500 average, i’d say

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Depends what you want.  We have a DJ for the whole reception for $550.  That’s just music and a microphone though. No extra lighting or MC charges

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

1k was the cheapest I found, but we didnt really like her.  We ended up paying 1400 for a guy we thought was pretty cool.  That included acoustic guitar for ceremony and cocktail hour too.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am getting married in SC and have gotten quotes between 600-1k. I think we are going with one for 775. My friend getting married in PA on the other handis paying 2200 for a dj and uplighting.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine is $150 per hour for a total of $675 for my 4.5 hour reception.  

Post # 13
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Honey bee

There is no average. You have to shop around in your area to see what the best rate is. The prices listed above will not apply to you since this is an international board.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Depends on your area…  check a few different prices to get an idea of how much is average in your area…  mine is $500, for dinner music and dancing (but my wedding is in the middle of nowhere….. 😛 ) 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Man and I thought DJs around here were expensize. Ours will be $700 for 5 hours with some lighting, we are not having ceremony music though-using ipad and speakers. They averaged here around $600/4hrs with $100/+hr and most have some sort of lighting included.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m meeting with ours tonight (one more thing off the list!) and he is about $800 for 5 hours, including ceremony, cocktail and reception. Lighting is included, as well, but I have to ask what all that entails.

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