How Much Does a Wedding DJ Cost?
When it comes to hiring a DJ for your wedding, there are several things to consider regarding what it might cost. As with any vendor, DJs will charge varying prices depending on the packages available and the client’s desired outcome. Most DJs are willing to modify packages to meet client expectations, but it may come with additional fees! As we go through a list of things to consider, take some time to jot down your thoughts, so you have a clear idea of what you want.
Though DJs don’t exactly work on an hourly salary, one of the most significant things to consider about the cost is the amount of time the DJ is needed. For example, when hiring a DJ for a wedding, it is likely cheaper to hire a DJ for just the reception instead of for the ceremony and reception. Knowing and understanding the timeline for the event will help you determine how long you will need a DJ and potentially help you save a significant amount of money. Be mindful of set up and tear down times, as well. While some DJs include this time in their packages, others don’t.
Many couples do not understand the planning many vendors, including DJs, put in before even arriving on site for the event. Playlists, final calls, suggestions for couples, selecting music with the couple, and many other things need to be factored into the time you’re paying for. It’s much more than a few hours on the wedding day!
Also, consider any odd-on services you might need. Everything from monogram lighting to dancing on a cloud will likely cost a little bit more than a basic package. While these enhancements bring a fun element to the party, they will increase your budget. If you already know these are non-negotiables for your event, plan a little extra wiggle room for your DJ costs!
And lastly, when you hire a DJ, one of the most worthy things to spend money on is their experience. Hiring a DJ with years of experience will not only ensure your party goes all night long it will also mean less worry on your end. Experienced DJs might cost more, but they have greater knowledge in troubleshooting things! Equipment malfunction? An experienced DJ can keep you and your guests from even realizing there’s a problem!
At HD Entertainment, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, experienced DJs for any event! Check out our website for packages and DJ biographies to get to know us a little bit more!