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Just Said Yes October 2020

Affordable dj entertainment and photographer

Megan, on March 27, 2019 at 3:48 PM Posted in Florida Planning 0 8
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So my wedding is not until Halloween of next year(2020). I already have my venu and food so now just looking for a cheap affordable but still good music and photography. Any suggestions? i see all the vendors here but almost 98% of them are close to $500. I really dont want to spend that much.


  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
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    $500 is a great deal for a DJ! We are spending $700 and we received a discount.

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    I don’t know if you’ll find anything under $500 unless it’s an amateur or someone just starting out trying to build their business. I’ve heard thumbtack is a good place to find cheaper vendors.
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  • Mandy
    VIP May 2019
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    Ask around in your local FB groups for suggestions. People always love to throw out names around here so it gave me a starting point. I've found the vendors on WW are a little more pricey than the ones I've found on my own. I wouldn't skimp too much on photography because that's where your memories will be - in the photos. A DJ - eh, as long as you give them a list of things to play and they have wedding experience.. if you want to save money there, so be it. Our DJ is normally about $700, but we're getting the friends/family discount because my FH works with him. $500 isn't unreasonable.

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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    Hi there Megan Smiley smile

    Well done on sorting your venue and food, you’re flying through wedding planning!

    The WeddingWire cost guide is a great tool to gauge how much different wedding vendors in your area charge. The below does not mean this is what you have to spend, it’s simply a guide based on previous couple data!

    According to the tool, most couples spend between $700 - $1,300 on a wedding DJ in Orlando, with the average cost being $1000. With wedding photographer in Orlando, the average cost is $1,700. I understand the sticker-shock! Here are some articles that help to break down those costs even further -

    Why a Wedding DJ Costs THAT Much

    Why a Wedding Photographer Costs THAT Much

    Is there any wiggle room in your budget? Have you looked through the Orlando wedding vendors listed in the WeddingWire directory and gotten some pricing estimates already?

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    Just Said Yes August 2019
    Sheila ·
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    My fiance's a highly skilled DJ/ Producer we would love to DJ for you and your husband to be...
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  • Megan
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Megan ·
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    Hi Sheila,

    I appreciate you reaching out. Do you guys have a site or anything i could look at?

    What is your going rate?

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  • Erica
    Dedicated July 2019
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    DJ- Mark Arias Entertainment. He's $1200. Photography- Jamie Mai. She can do a several hours for you under $500

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  • Future Mrs. Jarrett
    Dedicated March 2019
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    I booked Florida Wedding DJs.
    We paid $350 and they were amazing. Not sure where you are located but worth a look. Our planner found them and we are so happy she did! We had a blast at a great price. (We had our wedding on a Friday - that may have something to do with the price)
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