(Closed) How much did you pay for your DJ?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re paying $895.  The other DJ we interviewed was $950.  This seems to be about the norm for our area.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We paid $450 for ours, we got a super good deal, and went with a pretty big company too.  But I think it all depends on the area you are getting married in. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

were spending $1000 on ours, for 6 hours, seems like a lot to me but he’s the best around here and I want my guests to have a blast!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

$1700 for 6 hours. We have a complicated venue though, and he has the right experience and equipment for it!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

$600 to play from 6pm-1am. If we end up needing him a bit sooner, we can pay extra. He’s the husband of my third cousin and a professional DJ of course (I actually know him better than my cousin!) and has done receptions for one of my brothers and three of my cousins, so I’m excited to have him at ours.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

$695!

I guess it’s not so bad…

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

$500 for 5 hours here.  Definitely just depends on the area I think.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

$575 for 6 hours

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We paid $1250, and that was slightly reduced from his normal rate.  He was considered the best in the area, and honestly, I am SO glad we didn’t skimp on the DJ…everyone had a blast with the music and dancing.  I’ve been to weddings with a DJ or band that sucked and hardly anyone danced. 

I would ask for references and call them before making your final decision…don’t base it on cost alone.  This is THE party that you are throwing.  Good luck!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Ours cost $100 an hour.  We got him off Craigslist.  You should have seen what some people were trying to charge.  Shame on them!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it really depends on your area.  Ours was $925.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

our is $600 for the night, I can’t believe how much some want to charge, but we got a deal since I knew his sister.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are paying $1400 but this includes setting up for the outside ceremony and providing a microphone for us…then playing music for cocktail hour on the patio area and then having a 3rd location (all at the same venue but stil 3 set ups) for the actual reception. So, for that I don’t think it’s so bad. It’s also 6 hours.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Great question- I’ve been wondering this too, none seem to post their prices online so I’m trying to figure out what ranges to expect too.

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