(Closed) How much does a DJ normally cost?

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 2
555 posts
Busy bee

You should specify where you live;) I think it greatly depends on your area, but when i looked (two years ago) the DJs were at least 1000$ for that amount of time. I live in the NYC metro area and we chose a live band in the end, so I can’t really tell you if it was worth it or not. It sounds like almost toooo good of a deal to be honest though. Do they have videos of them at a wedding? Reviews? 

Post # 3
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Cost of living is low where I live but the established DJs around here are all $600+ for a four(ish) hour reception. 

Our DJ planned the entire reception agenda. He literally had a schedule and no one in my family had to worry about when to start the cake cutting, start the toasts, etc. He also had a few games that got the crowd on the floor. Well worth the $ IMO.

since your maybe DJ is still new to the wedding industry industry I would make sure you and them are on the same page about what exactly they are going to be doing. 

Post # 6
1308 posts
Bumble bee

We are paying $750 for ours in Tampa, FL.  He is the “resident” of the venue however, so that may or may not be bringing his price down.


Edit: Sorry, 5 hours of music!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  doglover89.
Post # 7
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Thats a great price! I’m paying $450 for 6 hours, in Alabama. He will come and do rehearsal with us, ceremony and reception. He also gives discounts for different things. If we liked and shared his facebook page we got $100 off and if he was hired by a referral from us we got $50 off for each referral.

Post # 8
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

DoubleA903:  We paid $1200 but I’m in the NJ/NYC area where everything is crazy expensive.

Post # 9
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Im in the DC area and DJ’s here are around 600-1000 for 5 hours. 

Post # 10
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We’re in the metro-Detroit area and paid around $1400 for 6-ish hours. This seemed to be a somewhat medium price for our area. It was worth it; they did a great job and knew how to keep the party going while still keeping with our tastes.

Post # 11
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

In Florida we are paying $575 for 4 hours. He is keeping the reception very organized as well.

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