(Closed) how much does a DJ cost?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Try posting this in your local boards to get more accurate responses.  I live outside DC and a DJ here can easily go for $1500-2,000 for the night.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m about two hours from your general venue area, and DJs quoted me between $700 and $2500 (yes, really). That was for about 4 hours, and both ceremony and reception. Although that was from the Baltimore market, not the Philly market.

I would hop on weddingwire or another place and check out reviews, and then just shotgun inquiries with your criteria (what you’re looking for in a DJ, length of time, etc) and compare rates that way. Local boards are also a great idea.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Same. I think our DJ is about 1095 for… 6 hours I think. But I’m also in the Baltimore area. You might try asking some of your other vendors. They may have some insight. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper

I’m in the Midwest, and DJs can range from $400 for 4 hours to $1500 for 4 hours.

While that can make it hard to pinpoint a cost, it also means that you can likely set a budget and find a DJ who works within that budget, as prices vary so much.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I live in NY and our DJ is about 2500 for 4 hours.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

It depends. Mine is costing us $500 for 5 hours. He’s done my mom’s yearly halloween party for years and is just fine but is perhaps more amateur than other DJs. The DJ wasn’t exactly a huge priority for me… as long as someone is playing music I’m happy. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine costs $500 for the entire night! 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ours is going to play from 630 to midnight. He is doing uplighting, music and will take 75 pics and post them online for $650!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

WOW. I didn’t realize how much other brides spent on DJs! I could not justify paying them $1000 just to play music for 4 hours. Our original DJ was $800 for 4 hours and he had to back out out a few months before our wedding, and we found another one for $600 that included lighting and mc’ing who did an excellent job. My friend who’s getting married in a few months got one for $400.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our is $750 + tax.  Includes cocktail hour, dinner music, MC, and special ceiling lighting.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@atalante: and @colli459:  I’m a 2013 bride outside the Baltimore area (Hunt Valley/Phoenix, specifically), and I’m starting to look at DJs – did you book DJs already, and did you come across anyone great that you wouldn’t mind sharing? Thanks 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are paying $1,800.00 and that’s for 6 hours plus MC services for the evening.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@WoodenShoes:  We are getting married in Philly, our DJ is $900. We LOVE our DJ and can send you more information if you want! PM me for details!

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