(Closed) How many hours did your hire your dj for

posted 6 years ago in Music
  • poll: How many hours ?








  • Post # 2
    760 posts
    Busy bee

    Our contract starts at 2 pm for setup but our actual DJ needs begin at 4 for the cocktail hour. We also added an additional hour that he gave to us at no cost so our day ends at 9 pm.

    Post # 3
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee

    Our ceremony is at 3:30 so we have him starting music at 3:00 and the reception will be over at 9 so we have him booked for 6 hours

    Post # 4
    6516 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    LadyPeacockk:  5 hours, our entire reception was 5 hours (1 hour cocktail, 4 hours for dance and dinner)

    Post # 5
    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I voted 7+. Our ceremony is at 3:30, cocktail hour starts at 4 PM, and dinner at 5; reception ends at 10:30. So, DJ is starting at 3:00 PM and will play til 10:30. 

    If we would’ve gotten married offsite, we probably wouldn’t have hired him for as many hours since we would’ve likely had ceremony musicians.

    Post # 6
    221 posts
    Helper bee

    Hmm, interesting thread.  I have a four hour time slot for the reception.  We will probably have an hour long cocktail hour beforehand.  Sounds like other bees hired the dj for this as well.  I need to think on this one b/c I planned to have my dj booked for the 4 hour reception only.

    Post # 8
    799 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Our ceremony was at 4:30, and the reception 5:00-11:00 so we had him for 7 hrs

    Post # 9
    928 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted for 4 hours. Ours played the dance portion from 8-12  (although they actuay started before 8.) They also were there by 6 to announce the bridal party and to allow us to use the mic for speeches and what not. The best part was that they didn’t charge us any more for coming in early when they were already the cheapest dj we found. They did get a larger tip for it though.

    Edit: They also played during the dinner since they were there, again free of charge!

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by  Swebs14.
    Post # 11
    223 posts
    Helper bee

    Just finalising 11:30am – 9pm agreement with our band who’ll also do DJ’ing. It will be one looong day for them!

    Post # 12
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Our DJ arrived at the venue around noon to setup his lights and table. Our 3:30pm ceremony was moved indoors the day before due to weather and he offered to help make the backup indoor site “pretty” : ) It was!

    Cocktail hour was from 4 until 5:30, dinner was at 6 and dance started around 7 or so. We shut the reception down just before 10pm but he was willing to stay as late as 2am! We did not have a time limit, his was a flat fee for the entire day, including ceremony music. He was absolutely -amazing-. If anyone in the southern Wisconsin area needs a DJ, I highly recommend “Your Mix Entertainment”!

    Post # 13
    2490 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    5 hours of playing music. 1 hour for cocktails, 4 hours for reception. This does not include setup and breakdown.

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