Post # 1
I had an offer from an aquaintance do DJ for 5 hours for $350. They do DJing professionally but are still in the beginnings of their career. No fancy lights or anything, just the music and speakers, etc. I thought this was a great price but I don’t really know what to compare it to. Most of the DJs in my area don’t put prices on their websites. How much did you pay/are you paying and what did it include?
ETA: Capital District, NY
This topic was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by DoubleA903.
Post # 2
You should specify where you live;) I think it greatly depends on your area, but when i looked (two years ago) the DJs were at least 1000$ 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
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 # 4
Buymymixtape: Sorry!! Capital District NY! 🙂 No wedding videos but I have seen them DJ, mostly in clubs. It is an old friend of Fiance (not that close anymore). I was worried at first, but all I need is for him to play the music. I’m having something laid back and possibly at family’s large property backyard so I’m not looking for anything fancy. I don’t need/want much interaction with the crowd since my family (majority of guest list) goes to parties spefically to dance so I’m not worried about people not getting on the dance floor. I think the trickiest parts may just be planning when to shut music off for best man’s speech and switching to the father/daughter dance song.
Post # 5
GulfCoastBride: The schedule is a good idea! Maybe we can invite him out to lunch and discuss it with him (it’s an old friend of FI). That would probably make the whole thing run more smoothly.
Post # 6
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!
Post # 7
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
DoubleA903: We paid $1200 but I’m in the NJ/NYC area where everything is crazy expensive.
Post # 9
Im in the DC area and DJ’s here are around 600-1000 for 5 hours.
Post # 10
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
In Florida we are paying $575 for 4 hours. He is keeping the reception very organized as well.