Wedding DJ Pricing Guide

What does a wedding DJ cost?


If you're planning a wedding, you've probably noticed that prices are all over the place. You don't want to overspend, but you also don't want to ruin your wedding by choosing the cheapest option.

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The typical wedding DJ cost is roughly $1,200, however this does not account for the huge range of pricing you're likely to encounter while doing research.

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In practice, DJ services might cost anything from $600 to $3,500.

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There are venues, florists, hairstylists, and wedding DJs for every budget. But does it mean one is as good as the other?

Here's what different wedding DJ prices most likely tells us about them.

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Keep in mind that these pricing assume a busy season wedding. DJ firms provide discounted costs during the off-season.

If your professional DJ friend is merely costing you $500 as a courtesy, that's a different situation. However, wedding DJs in this pricing category are usually new to the profession. 

Budget-Friendly DJ

Expect to Pay: $500-700

They're presumably doing this part-time as a side gig and may have scheduling difficulties that prevent them from turning up.costs low.

Professional, full-time DJs with a comprehensive variety of skills are paid this much for a reason.

Professional Full-Time DJ

Expect To Pay: $1,300-$3,000

They are talented, experienced, and completely dedicated to ensuring that the weddings they perform at are as close to perfection as possible. They often spend 10-30 hours preparing for a 5-hour wedding... THAT is devotion! They're open for queries and offer plenty of song suggestions.

Keep in mind that the cost of your wedding DJ will increase if you add services like ceremony sound, uplighting, or a photobooth. Once you've gotten several quotations, compare the DJs' services as well as their rates. This allows you to compare apples to apples and get the best overall value. 

You Deserve an Above Average Wedding...

Choose value over price

If you only ask “What does a wedding DJ cost?” you’ll only be getting half the picture. You also need to consider what value a DJ can bring in.