Just Said Yes October 2020

Hi! How much do Wedding Djs cost?

Rose, on August 23, 2019 at 8:22 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 16
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I have a meeting tomorrow with one and I want to make sure I'm not being ripped off! And any questions I should ask them? Thanks!!


  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy ·
    I’ve gotten quotes between $600-1600
  • Jasmine
    Rockstar August 2020
    Jasmine Online ·

    It's based on location and experience plus whatever the DJ packages include. I was quoted at $1195 for mine and that's their most expensive package.

  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
    We paid $1750 because he played acoustic guitar and sang during cocktail hour. Just to DJ it would’ve been $1500.
  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
    When I priced them out most were about $1200 in the West NJ area. We found one who was only $600 (could have been $500 but we upped the package to include uplighting)
  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
    Why don’t you use a site like Thumbtack or Gigsalad and see what DJs in your area are charging for the amount of hours you want? It helped me get a feel for budget for the band I hired.
  • Sara
    Expert October 2019
    Sara ·
    It all depends on your area. Mine was 1700 but he is also doing twinkle lights. He was the cheapest I found.
  • Lindsay
    Dedicated October 2019
    Lindsay ·
    Connecticut I paid $808
  • Marissa
    Dedicated October 2019
    Marissa ·
    Ours is 1250 for 7.5 hours!
  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura ·

    Mine is charging 400, but it's because i've known him over 35 years. His usual price is 650, and that seems to be the going rate in my area. I would check on thumbtack or here on WW and see what the average prices are in your area

  • Danielle
    Dedicated October 2020
    Danielle ·
    We have one for the ceremony, cocktail and reception. It was 1050. And the price went up from there depending on if you needed more time or wanted a dj and separate mc. Ours is one person who can do both and they include lighting. They usually run about 1-2 grand for most areas. Thumbtack can be helpful in finding cheaper djs and everything in your area.
  • Ashley
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ashley ·

    Ours will be about $1,300 for the whole day (they'll be there about 9.5 hours total). We didn't do uplighting or other crazy lights because we like the bistro light vibe our venue already provides. We did have to rent a bit of extra equipment for our ceremony and our cocktail hour because they are all on different floors. The cost seemed super reasonable for our bigger city.

  • Rose
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Rose ·
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    I didn't know sites like that exist, thanks! I'll check it out.

  • Tilar Fifield
    Devoted August 2019
    Tilar Fifield ·
    We paid $700 for the ceremony and reception service with our DJ! He was awesome. If you hunt hard enough you can find good prices!
  • Ariel
    Savvy August 2021
    Ariel ·
    Mine has a discount with the venue I'm at. I'm paying $1598 for 5 hours of music, 6 uplights, dance floor lighting ($1049), and then a photobooth ($549).
    With the deal I got, there's no charge for the lighting and $100 off the photobooth because I got a package.
  • Krista
    Savvy April 2020
    Krista Online ·
    Wow, some good deals out there! I’m paying 1900 for five hours...
  • Wendy
    Super August 2020
    Wendy ·
    DW in Cancún and $1300 for 4 hours..

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