(Closed) How did you find your DJ/Band???

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our band was recommended to us by the coordinator at the venue, and since he used to be a professional musician we thought that recommendation had a lot of weight.

We decided to book them after hearing some samples from them, and are doing 7 pieces for a little over $5,000. They will also play during our ceremony and cocktail hour. I am so excited!

Otherwise I would recommend looking at ratings and possibly asking on local wedding boards. You should expect bands to be double or more the cost of DJs.

Post # 4
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My DJ is my MOH’s SO. It’s their wedding gift to us (THANK GOD). There are alot of dj’s out there that do clubs etc that do sidejobs such as weddings, bday parties, etc. He says they normally only charge $200-400 depending. I don’t know what your budget is, but if it’s in that area, i’d definitely reach out to people you know and see if they know anybody or maybe an ad on craigslist.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Our DJ came with the venue, which is awesome (because it’s less work for us), and he was a couple hundred dollars cheaper than other DJs. We’ve heard great things about him and we’re actually meeting him in a few weeks at our tasting.

Post # 7
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150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Woodstock:  I understand. It really varies by by area, and in Northern NJ things are just really expensive. I think DJs range from $1,000 to $2,000 plus where we are…

Post # 8
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3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I won an hour of strings trio for our ceremony, so we ended up just going with the same company for cocktail hour/reception DJ. Honestly, though, they have been a huge hassle to deal with and at times I wish we had just bagged the trio for cocktail hour and gone with another company. 

They are a really big company in our area though, and get really good reviews, so hopefully it turns out great day of. 

Moral of my story….find your music provider because YOU like them, haha! 

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