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How Much Does A DJ Cost?

Wedding DJ cost is a very important factor in making a decision to book a Disc Jockey. Therefore, it is equally important to actually “getting what you pay for”.

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CEO/Pro DJ , Boss Playa Productions

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Beware of hiring a Wedding DJ based on price alone!

How Much Does a DJ cost? Well, it depends on what type of event you’re having and how much you would like to invest in the entertainment. Also, it’s a good idea to decide what you want in a DJ. Whether you want a professional, experienced DJ; or a DJ that hasn’t been DJing long and maybe trying to get their name out there.

In this blog post, we’ll breakdown differences in pricing that DJs may charge in the most common event types. We hope this post will get you closer to booking the right DJ for your event.

Professional Vs. Amateur

DJs may charge an hourly rate that fluctuates depending on the type of event you are hosting. That’s why it’s best to find out what you’re getting for the price when you receive a quote from a DJ.

For example, a party DJ may charge $100 per hour for corporate parties and $150 per hour for high school proms. Other DJs have hourly rates that may decrease the longer you book them.

Typically, a beginner DJ, most likely a part-time hobbyist $200 – $300. $400 – $600 More experience than the beginners, but most likely a part-time DJ. $1,000 – $2,500 Most experienced, professionally trained, full-time DJ.

See: Choosing the right DJ: Quality vs. Cost

Wedding DJ Prices

The average DJ cost for a 4-hour wedding reception ranges from around $600 to $1,200. Most DJ companies may charge about $200 per hour. This rate varies according to where you’re getting married and the experience level of your DJ. The prices may also vary, depending on what state or city you’re in.

See: Questions you should ask a Wedding DJ before hiring

Do Your Due Diligence

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In today’s world of technology, there are so many DJs to choose from; which makes it more challenging to really find a good quality DJ.

Nowadays, A pretty DJ website with lots of great pictures doesn’t mean much. Anyone can post pictures of fancy DJ equipment or stock photos of dance crowds with their hands in the air. They can even take photos straight from a competitor’s website or social media profile and post them as theirs. 

The best thing you can do before hiring a Disc Jockey is to read authentic reviews from sources such as Google, Yelp, Wedding Wire, The Knot, and The Bash. Above all, DJ reviews on sites like these cannot be altered or deleted by the DJ or company they work for. 

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