Post # 1
Have anyone here worked with 2Dogs Entertainment? They quote us just under $4,000 for 11hours of services with uplights, MC, asian translator and what not in their package. I had a great time talking to them and really like them.
I’m not sure what to do because it’s way over our entertainment. Anyone with any experience with them say it’s worth every penny? Our wedding theme is Asian Fusion, day portion is relax and nothing crazy, the fun will mostly be in evening.
Post # 3
Damn! That seems like a lot to me. I have no clue as to who they are, but I see you are talking New York so that price is probably reasonable for the NY area.
Post # 4
@Jujubean: May I ask why you would need 11 hours of DJ services? Is there some type of elaborate set up/tear down required?
Post # 5
@Brielle: I wouldn’t call it elaborate, just a very long day setup. We are having a wedding ceremony, lunch early afternoon then a tea ceremony and banquet later in evening with about 3hrs break in middle=11hrs. Lucky it’s all in same location no moving around.
I know it’s not ideal, but my FiLs requested my fiancé and I to host a lunch for our close family members and friends due to their tradition. Normally they would have to cook it themselves.
Now, the ceremony up several hours to around noon instead of afternoon. We want music at our ceremony and needs an emcee to translate. Most of our family members are elder Asians that don’t understand English. To make a long story short, the quote I got is for 11hrs including the breaks in middle, adding that as Overtime since company only takes one client per day. Which is good imo, they will dedicate whole day to us. I really enjoy talking to their representatives and they has experiences dealing with Asian wedding somewhat. Personally, think they good match for us. All the reviews I read about 2Dog Entertainment been positives. The price is way over our budget but I do not know if that is average in NYC. I want to get a sense.
My FiLs is paying the bills and music isn’t their priority. They already increased the entertainment budget. The quote still too high.
Post # 6
@Jujubean: Have you done some comparison shopping with other companies? I think the cost would probably depend on what kinds of services they are providing, packages they offer, and the area that you live in New York. And have they gotten good reviews on their services and have happy customers? I think 11k is a lot but then you are getting them for 11 hours and uplighting amongst other add-ons. I would do some research of equivalent companies and see that their prices are like if you aren’t sure.
Post # 7
the only comparison we had is a company recommended and quote from our wedding planner. I’m not too gunho about that DJ/MC yet. the quote was 50% less then 2Dog Entertainment.
All the online reviews that I’ve read is positive toward 2Dog Entertainment. They were also featured at TheKnot. My delimma is, is that a decent price? Like and want Vs Budget, right now.
FiLs think the price$$$$ way too high, so they are not increasing $$.
Post # 8
That sounds like a lot but if you break it down I think its probably about right. Our DJ is $900 for 6 hours (this is also discounted bc we arent getting married on a Saturday). We are having a professional lighting company do our uplighting – 27 uplights for $1300. Thats $2200 right there and your event is almost double the length of ours, plus you have the translator. For me the lighting is a big deal – I’ve seen before & after pics of our venue with lighting and it makes a world of difference! My friend who is a wedding designer has told me so many times not to skimp on lighting – cut something else out first, she says. Music is obviously important too and you need the translator for your circumstances. Have you gotten a separate quote from a lighting company to see if you can get that part of the service for less money? Then you can still go with the DJ & translator from 2Dogs…
Post # 10
holy CRAP that is a crap ton of money. I got married in the DC area (not as expensive as NYC, but close) and our DJ was $600 for 6 hours.
Post # 11
sounds good for 11 hours and uplighting! DJs where I’m from are around $1500 for just a 5 hour reception.
Post # 12
We paid $1200 for a high quality DJ-MC for four hours. That was with no uplighting or extra effects. You’re requiring their services for almost three times that amount of time, plus some add-ons. So…through that comparison alone, it doesn’t seem all that crazy.
Post # 13
that seems like a ton of money! (our DJ is only $400)
Post # 14
Well 11 hours is a lot, so for that in NYC with the uplighting and translator, I don’t think it seems that high. BUT I would definitely try to negotiate it down a little anyway!
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
Honestly, that sounds about right. You’re getting a whole lot for a very long time. Our DJ provided uplighting and some ceiling lights for $1500 for 5 hours– and that was in Florida.
Have you gotten quotes from any other DJs in the area? That comparison might help, too.
Post # 16
Oh, I didn’t realize nor aware you can rent uplighting from another company. Any recommendation for a company in NYC for a Monday September wedding? I’ll do some research too. Thanks!!
We don’t need the uplighting for our Ceremony or Lunch since it’s during the day time. I am aware it doesn’t matter since it’s part of the package. We did get a quote for 5hrs instead of whole day. It’s just alittle under $3,000 due to our size of 300 – give or take a few.