Post # 1
I emailed a DJ today for a price quote and he got back to me fairly quickly with a response. According to the price quote I will get up to 6 hours of entertainment, dance floor lighting, uplighting, for $995 … now, I really don’t understand what uplighting is but whenever i see it discussed on here it seems like it cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. I’m just worried about being scammed and losing what little money I do have to plan my wedding.
Basically, what i’m asking is, are there cheaper uplighting options that what i’ve seen discussed? Do you think this is a realistic price?
Post # 3
A DJ I had originally lookd into charged that, for the same things. But then said since my wedding was on a Sunday they would take 400 dollars off.
I was almost set to sign, until I read their reviews (google search)
They werent as hot as I had hoped…
I say if you do your research (google, reviews, BBB) and they check out, its a pretty standard price for a Saturday?
Post # 4
@Lee_Ann: It sounds a little expensive. Ours cost $700 for 6 hours with lighting etc. and I am from Aust and everythin is so expensive, I would have thought you could get it cheaper.
Post # 5
The standard price for a DJ at a Friday/Saturday wedding aorund here, (Chicago and burbs), for the basic package can run from 1k-2k. That’s if you use the bigger DJ companies. I got a price from a guy who works out of his house for as low as $500 for the same package as the big guys. I’m a little nervous about it though, because I have no way of knowing if he’s decent or not.
Post # 6
This seems high to me. Is the reception being held at night? Ours starting at five but in July that will be broad daylight with all the hugh windows in the room. What kind of space do you have? Call some other djs and ask them what lighting pakages they have and what up lighting is and then go back to your guy when you know what you are talking about. For my venue, I don’t want to give up the floor space for anything I don’t need. We are space challenged.
Post # 7
Really, it was the “uplighting” that threw me off. I didn’t even know what it was, and I had to google it. And when I googled it I read that people pay like $1000 extra for uplighting. So that confused me. When I asked for a quote it was for 6 hours because I was unsure of what I was doing with my ceremony. But now that I have more sorted out I know I won’t need him that long.
Post # 8
As far as the cost goes in relation to the rest of the states I found an article that said Pittsburgh was one of the most expensive (15th out of the US) cities to have a wedding in.
I know someone who DJs for Y108 and freelancing so PM me if you want his name.
Post # 9
I was about to start a thread with the exact same title when I saw this. I would say the price quoted is not cheap–most of the DJs we’ve looked at have quoted us about $500-$700, but that could be because of the location.
However, we’ve found a DJ/live band for ~$450…the DJ would do the ceremony, and then the band would join in for the reception (after dinner). The DJ and band work as one, and the band has 5 members including the DJ. They’ve got great reviews on google, and I’ve seen a few videos, and they’re pretty good.
Here’s why I’m worried:
I’ve only seen them perform country music. I hate country music. Supposedly they can do anything, though.
They’re so cheap–too good to be true? The head dude/DJ said the band likes to play for fun, and stick to the “starving artists” mantra because they enjoy playing.
They like to make jokes, bantering between bandmates, etc. I’m afraid it’ll be too much talk and too little music.
My guests will mostly be family, consisting of middle aged to very elderly, to high schoolers. Should I be worried? What can I do to make this work? Is this too good to be true?
Here’s their site, including a link to videos: http://allrequestslive.blogspot.com/