(Closed) How much should I expect to spend for a good DJ?

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would recommend posting this on the local board for your wedding location as well.  Girls who have been married (or are getting married in the area) may have some good advice for you.  Maybe the higher priced DJs are better established in the industry or more popular?  Or maybe they are more professional in their performance?  These might be some reasons why DJ’s would offer the same services at different price ranges. 

Personally, I am getting married in Lake Tahoe, CA, and I am paying $600 for a DJ who’ll work both the ceremony and reception.  She is also a "Mistress of Ceremonies" of sorts.  I got a really good deal because I am a local (usually she charges more for tourists). 

Post # 4
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I agree with Mrs Spring to ask this same question of your local board (click here to find yours) … prices like this totally range based on where you are.


But with that said — Pricing is something you have to figure out based on your budget and your preferences.  For us the two more important things about the day were photography and DJ, therefore we were willing to go a little higher priced on those two things … but I’m not a huge flower person, so we don’t plan to spend a great deal of money on the florist.  It’s kind of a give and take.  Once you establish what your budge is you can take money from one area that you aren’t as invested in and move it to something else – possibly the DJ – that you really want an awesome vendor.

Good lucK!

Post # 5
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Mine was awsome (and had done 2 other family weddings before mine) at we paid $1400 for a 4 hour reception.

Post # 6
21 posts
  • Wedding: January 2003

The more expensive DJs are going to be licensed, full time, have more overhead & expenses covered by their fees, for example all of the expensive advertising, etc.  Not to mention they are also attending seminars and involved in professional DJ associations, another plus is they are tied in with a network of other pro DJs that can fill in should an emergency arise.  Also take into consideration if you have to meet with them, etc.  Their fees cover all of this.  The lower priced entertainers are not as involved in the industry and may be lacking experience.

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