(Closed) How much are your DJ/ photographer costing you?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

DJ, Uplighting, Photobooth: $3.4K

Photog: $3.7K

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Here in Winnipeg, MB, our photographer was $4800. a bit more expensive than what you can typically get in the area but we love his work and it includes about 10 hours of coverage, an extra photographer, a photobooth, engagement session and a high def online shareables. the DJ came free with the venue we chose. we’ve booke a band regardless so the DJ is just really for dinner and filler music

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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honeysag79:  DMV bride here as well.  Here’s a thread about some local DJs in your budget http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/recommendation-for-dcnorthern-va-djs/#axzz36tYG5VCz

I needed a DJ that could speak English and Vietnamese, and luckily my mom knows one so we’re only paying him $1000 for the whole day inluding uplighting.

Our photographer was $3500 which includes 8 hours, an engagement session, 2nd shooter, an album, online gallery, and photos on a USB.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Paradise Gardens

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honeysag79:  Can I ask how many hours you want the DJ service to be? Usually they have one rate for 5 hrs and then an additional X/per hour there after. If you’re having a 5 hr. weddign vs. a 12 hr. wedding there of course would be a big difference.

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

$5,750 for photographer – $1k for DJ.  We are in the Dallas area.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

DJ – $850 (ceremony + 6-hour reception)

Photographer – $1200 (8 hours, unlimited locations and pictures)

I’m in the Midwest.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I live in an expensive area too (Vancouver BC). My photographers (duo) are $4500 (I think for 9 hours of coverage) and DJ is $1400 for 8 hours (2 set ups: ceremony and reception). We got a good deal on the DJ because of my wedding planner. 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Paradise Gardens

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honeysag79:  HmMMM in that case I would be looking at someone below $1000. We had a 6 hour wedding including the ceremony for which we needed the DJ and we paid around $700. I say keep  searching and be up front about what number you are looking to ay when you contact them. That way you won’t be wasting anyones time… also look for out of area DJs, or relatively new Djs. I say negotiate and teall them that it’s an afternoon wedding so they could very well go and do another wedding the same night…use the “afternoon” thing to your advantage.

 

Also,get the DJs to bid to do your wedding. I especially liek this website for that: http://www.thumbtack.com/

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

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honeysag79:  Sure thing… his name is Toyin. You can find his work here: http://www.toyinspix.com/ he’s been an absolute gem to work with. He’ll add a 2nd shooter for like $200, I believe. Also, my friends that are taking my supplementary photos are at http://www.capturingperfection.com

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m in NoVa and paying $4900 for the photographer and $1200 for DJ (he’s also doing uplighting and provide a bilingual MC!)

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

NYC – our photographer was around $5,500 (2 shooters + an assistant for 10 hours) and our DJ was around $1,500. We definitely could have spent less on photography but it was one of the areas we felt it was worth it to splurge on. 

Post # 29
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i am in Baltimore but hired a DC photographer.  we paid $4000 which included an album.  everything was absolutely amazing and he was fantastic.

our DJ was $1200 and i was not impressed. 

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Photo: $4400, DJ: $500

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