(Closed) My DJ isn’t that expensive…right?

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 47
1933 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it’s totally reasonable.  Ours is $1500 and reasonable in our area.

Post # 48
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We paid 2000 for our dj and that was with a discount because my sister use to work with him!He is a well known radio dj so we are probably just paying for his name but he is really good and it’s the one thing I’m not stressing about for my wedding! 

Post # 49
4 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

i wish our DJ was that cheap! We are not even getting ceremony music included in our fee.

But it depends on your area too, a NY DJ will cost much more than a similar DJ in say SC.

Post # 50
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

$800 in Delaware, so I think you are getting a deal!

Post # 51
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

to me, that’s a great deal. I think it largely depends on where you live in the country, but we’re paying 1500 for 10 hours.

Post # 52
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We were lucky. Our DJ was a really good friend of ours. He charged me 300 for ceremony and reception. 4 hours total. When I paid him at the end of the night, he gave me 200 back and told me consider it one of his wedding gifts. So, we paid 100 for 4 hours. We lucked out big time.

I think 550 is a spectacular price!!!

Post # 53
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with everyone. You actually got a great deal on your DJ. My DJ is usually $1200, but I won a package so we get him for $800. Most DJ’s average about $750 – $1000, depending on what type of package you get. Congrats on the great bargin! 🙂

Post # 54
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

DJs are just like most other vendors; their price is going to be dependent on the region you live in and the amount of competition they have, so it’s always going to vary in whether or not someone thinks you’re paying too much or thinks you got a great deal.

The way I see it: you could pay $300 for a DJ you wouldn’t be happy with, or you could pay a few hundred dollars more for a reputable DJ whose style is more of what you’re looking for. That extra $150 is a good investment. It is still worth looking into what kind of equipment each DJ would be using, and ask about their back-up plans and emergency equipment, but I think you should just go for the $550 DJ and not feel like you’re having to compromise on your wedding day.

That said, I live in the Seattle area, and wedding DJs costs start at around $1,000 just for 3-4 hours of music with the most basic set-up. So from my standing, as long as you’re dealing with a credible DJ with decent equipment and good policies, $550 is a great price!

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