(Closed) Looking for reasonably priced DJ for SF wedding

posted 6 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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5 posts
Newbee

@sfpharmie:  We’re using DJ Curtis (http://www.4djcurtis.com/) who came as a recommendation by a friend.

For 6 hours of music (5 pm to 11 pm) – that covers guests arriving, ceremony music, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing – cost is $1200.  And he brings dance floor lights.  He’s actually the most reasonably priced DJ we looked/talked to.

And we liked his personality (over the phone) the best.

Post # 4
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@sfpharmie:  I’ve been shopping, too, and found a number of DJs on Craigslist. The two on my short list are well under $1000  I don’t know if they have lights, fog, etc but I don’t want those, anyway.

One is Bobby Carias, who goes by DJ B. 916-912-8951. That’s a Sacramento number but he goes all over the Bay Area.

The other is Harrison Sanchez. 888-811-2735. He is in the Sacto area, too, but goes all over the bay area.

They each have many good references. It will be hard for me to decide! If you contact them, please say that Shawn referred you.

Good luck – and congratulations!

Post # 6
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sfpharmie:  I have a friend that is a DJ who is pretty reasonable.  I can msg you his information. Let me know.

Post # 7
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42 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@sfpharmie:  Super high recommendation for the DJ I used!!! He was AWESOME!!!~! I paid just about 1000 for 7-11pm. dance floor was packed the enitre night! 

 

DJ Cyrus of P3SF – contact Paul @ [email protected] – promise you won’t regret it!

Post # 9
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91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

4 hours for $1000? Isn’t that kind of high? I’m on a tight budget as well!

Post # 10
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Shawno:   I have to remove my recommendation for Bobby Carias, who turned out to be a very bad choice. He missed several scheduled phone appointments. When he missed one he had confirmed three weeks prior to our wedding we decided he was not reliable and found another DJ.

We asked for our deposit back. He refused, and was pretty nasty about it.

There is a possibility — just a possibility — Bobby Carias is worse than disorganized. The red flags: no address on his contract, nor on his new website; changing phone numbers without telling clients, and changing his DJ name back and forth.

There is also a possibility he is simply a poor business person. He never acknowledged missing appointments, which was strange considiering he would have the text he sent right on his phone. Based on his comments, he was also mixing us up with someone else.

At any rate, do not use DJ B, Bobby Carias, for your DJ.

Our rescuer and DJ was Court Helms, who did an absolutely awesome job. I would be happy to put you in touch.

Post # 11
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5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I know this is way late, but you might want to check out entfusion (http://www.entfusion.com).  It’s a new site, but they’ve got several dj’s (amongst other vendors) on there.  I like it a lot better than craigslist, it’s much more personal.  I found a good DJ and photographer for myself on there!

Post # 12
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9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am also looking for a DJ for my wedding in Sonoma, but I’m wanting more class, less club.  It’s hard to tell someone’s style from their website, but it does scare me when some websites talk about “bringing the club to you”.  If anyone has a recommendations for a good DJ who will play country/oldies/motown and some top 40, please let me know!

Thanks Bees!

Post # 13
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101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@beachykeen:  Without knowing more about you, one DJ who sent us a quote through Gigmaster might work for you: DJ Ronn.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2013

AVOID BOBBY CARIAS!

He scammed friends of mine. Read his reviews… or other reviews before hiring.

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