Post # 1
So how much does a wedding dj normally cost? We are trying to plan our budget, but it is so hard because i don’t know how much anything costs!!! (not to mention virtually NO deejays post their rates online) The wedding will be in Northern Delaware (about a 30 minute drive from philly)
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
I live in NY and our DJ is about 2500 for 4 hours.
Post # 8
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
Mine costs $500 for the entire night!
Post # 10
thanks for the help everyone! i posted again in the delaware boards, but people dont generally post there regularly. i think ill probably look for someone around or (hopefully) under 1000.
Post # 11
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
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
Our is $750 + tax. Includes cocktail hour, dinner music, MC, and special ceiling lighting.
Post # 14
@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
We are paying $1,800.00 and that’s for 6 hours plus MC services for the evening.
Post # 16
@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!