Post # 1
If you’ve read any of my posts you know that I had to change the location of our reception. That means I had to go with new decorations, new invites, etc. etc. One of the things we had to deal with after the chane was hiring a DJ.
Friday night we went to the new location to scout it out, and to spy on the DJ we were considering. After some casual conversation we found out that this particular DJ service isn’t reliable, and are often no shows at thier very own gigs. That is not a stress that I need in my life right now so we started asking around.
We met up with another DJ who was there that night, told them our date and what we needed and how we have a practically non existent budget they said "We’ll do it for $100 bucks." A hundred bucks?! SOLD. I told them I ave a song list and they said no problem. If we don’t have it we’ll get it. Thats what you are paying us for." Cool. works for me.
In spite of all of the changes and things that were totally ot planned or budgeted for, this is working out very well for us. Keep your fingers crossed!
Post # 3
We are going tomorrow night to scope out the new DJ to make sure it’s a good fit.
Post # 4
Good luck with that! $100 is extremely cheap. We actually are getting ours for $400 for the entire night but we know the DJ and have been to many parties that he has DJ’ed for and he is great!
Just keep an open mind.
Post # 5
Wow! $100? I"m a little leery. Why so cheap? Is he new? Just check into that
Our DJ was $500. He was good, but I mean, that’s like, $100/hour. For playing music….
Post # 6
wow good for you!
mine is $600 a friend of a co-worker who is a professional DJ and does big parties in manhattan the revlon walk etc, not bad for NYC prices, but your price is great! good for you!
Post # 7
um, 100.00 is very low. good luck to you for finding the deal. just make sure you get references and check them out.
and, um, a good dj does more than play music. they should know how to spin and transition well. if they have a computer with them, i wouldn’t think that highly of them. they should also be able to read the crowd and emcee well. and, don’t forget they have all that equipment (or at least should), so you are paying for more than just someone playing music. if you think that is all your dj does, it’s probably better to just go with an ipod because that’s less expensive.
i consider dj’s to be like any other entertainers. their price tag (usually) reflects their talent.
Post # 8
Our wedding and reception is on a Wednesday night, and it’s only for 3 hours, that is why it’s just $100 bux. We met with them (it’s a husband and wife) and explained our whole situation with changing the venue and not having certain things budgeted in and they were more than understanding and willing to help. and since it was an "off" night, they were willing to drop thier normal fee of $400.
Post # 9
That makes me leery, too. Sometimes super cheap isn’t always a good thing. We paid $850 for our DJ but I have heard he is one of the bests. Entertainment is such a big part of the night that I didn’t want to risk it on someone just to save a few dollars.