Post # 62
We are paying $850 for 5 hours because we want them there during dinner to play background music. He charges $750 for 4 hours and $100 for every extra hour. We thought this was pretty reasonable. But we are in Kansas. New Jersey may be more expensive.
Post # 63
Long Island. $1200 for cocktail hour and reception. This was on the low end out here. xp
Post # 64
I am also a South Jersey (Camden County) bride and the lowest I have found so far is $595 (the highest has been $750). We’d like to find someone to do our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all at the same site. If you don’t mind me asking, who are you leaning towards hiring?
Post # 65
We are paying $700 in MA. He usually charges $800, but he said he has a “soft spot” for same sex couples.
Post # 66
My thoughts exactly!!!!! It’s like you read my mind! LOL!
Post # 68
$525 for 5 hours here in Kentucky 🙂
But I got quotes from $200 to $1250… we just decided to go with someone we know does a great job and our friends have used previously.
Post # 69
We are paying $700…I was really impressed after we met with our DJ and I’m happy we went with her. The company is located near West Chester, PA, but I am sure they do weddings in South Jersey too. PM me if you’re interested and I can share the name/phone number with you!
Post # 70
We’re in south jersey and paying $975 for 5 hour reception , including ceremony music( 2 seperate set ups) and cocktail hour and 4 uplights. Center stage djs . lawnside area
Post # 71
We paid $700 for a DJ that did our ceremony and reception. So a total 7 hour of working time with a three hour gap in between ceremony and reception. He offered the video screens and lighting in that package, but the videos made it feel kind of like a highschool dance to me, so I declined.
Post # 72
I’m going to try to use the same DJ that did my sister’s wedding. The company is one of the best rated and has been around for a long time. The rate in 2009 was $500 for 5 hrs in southern Oregon. I’m finding everything to be very reasonable in that part of the country which is awesome!
Post # 73
Central FL, paying $750 for the night, only 1 set-up. Didn’t know him so I didnt get any discounts but he was a top-ranked DJ per all the wedding sites I visit. Lets hope!!
Post # 74
i paid $500 for 3 hours of coverage at my bonfire on the beach. he only charged $50 more than my resort was and at least i read good reviews on him. not sure if he cut me a deal or not because he was already in Jamaica with his equipment for another wedding…and he was my photographer’s husband. i actually hired him like a week before my wedding!
Post # 75
I see my thread came back to life…LOL
I ended up going with Jack Fahey here in South Jersey. 4 hour reception at $675 I think. Might be $575…LOL Good reviews on weddingwire and word of mouth.