When it comes to figuring out how much is a DJ for a wedding, it can be an extremely daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Ultimately, the cost of the DJ that plays at your wedding is going to depend on the following factors.
Duration of The Event – If you only need a DJ to play at your wedding reception for an hour, than you might be able to get away with only spending a hundred (possibly more) dollars on booking them. If you’re looking for a DJ to perform at your wedding reception for 5 hours, than you better get out your check book because that’s not going to be cheap, no matter what quality of DJ you’re hiring. Booking a DJ for an event that long will put you upwards of a 1000 dollars, probably even more.
How Far They Need To Travel – The distance that you’re DJ needs to travel to get to your reception can greatly affect the cost of the booking. I mean think about it, if you’re DJ only has to walk across the street to the venue, than they’re not going to charge you much, if anything for travel. On the contrary, if they’re driving a hundred miles, they’re going to factor that into the cost of the booking. This factor really changes how much is a DJ for a wedding prices.
Quality of The DJ - Sure, you could find a DJ on Craigslist or at the local college / high school, but the quality of that DJ and their equipment is more than likely going to be subpar. This doesn’t mean that you can’t find a quality DJ in those places, it’s just going to be more difficult than it is to find a DJ through a reputable company like Book The Beat, that has a huge directory of reputable DJs. If you go ahead and book a DJ from Craigslist, you may find yourself only paying a couple of hundred dollars for the whole event, but they may be showing up to your reception with an iPod dock as their speakers. Ideally, before booking a DJ, you should ask them what type of equipment they have, or even better, to send you a photo of their setup.
These are the main factors that are going effect the total cost of booking a DJ for your special event. There are other minor factors, but none of them are going to drastically change the price like the ones noted above. Hiring a cheap DJ is one of many wedding ideas on a budget. Good luck on your search and always remember, quality, quality, quality!