Advice: Cost of a DJ

Hi Ladies, I was wondering if you could share the cost of your DJ and how long you have contracted them for. 


TIA, Shan

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm
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From my search I know there is a very wide range of prices--- I went with a reputable company (and where I paid an extra fee to have a specific DJ that we met in person, rather than having the company assign one for us)... our 4 hour reception package is going to be $1,495... also i believe we'll pay an extra $295 for the cocktail hour... ceremony we're planning on using live strings, so that will be separate..


I don't doubt that this price might be a little above average (and it's south florida, where I feel like EVERYTHING is above average!)  However, we wanted to splurge on a DJ with a good reputation b/c our #1 goal is to have a fun party :)  HTH!!

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 11:49 pm
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HA - its not above average, I just got a quote for a "Chief Entertainment Officer" for $1800. He has a great rep... but he talked WAY to much! I couldn't wait to get off the phone. 


This was for the Binghamton, NY area


I just want someone who will fit our vibe but not break the bank :/

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm
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wowzers!  Ok well that at least makes me feel better about our price... lol at "Chief Entertainment Officer"... I haven't heard that term yet!  


I had a similar experience with another DJ down here-- we met with him and I felt like I couldn't get two words in-- he basically was like "here's how it goes" without asking us ANYTHING about our wedding or our "vision", etc.  It gave us a really bad vibe and at the end of the day, our gut was right, because he ended up calling us the next day and saying "sorry someone came in late last night after you left and booked me on the spot"... talk about lack of professionalism!


So yeah-- I'd definitely talk to as many people as you can and go with your gut!  first impressions are often true!

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 12:03 am
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oh and that unprofessional DJ???-- he cost TWICE the amount of the other DJ.. also, I had a friend attend a wedding he DJ'd like 2 weeks after we met with him and said he was HORRIBLE


.. just goes to show that you don't always get what you pay for... 

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 12:05 am
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We paid $450 for four hours and the ceremony. But he wasn't on time, and all the details we had talked over, he supposedly wrote down and then... I dunno. I guess he used that paper to wipe his behind with because he certainly didn't use any of it during the wedding.


But prices have ranged from $600 (probably the most common) to $2000

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 12:52 am

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