DJ Myth #2: Choose the cheapest DJ. They’re a dime a dozen.
So often DJs are forgotten about when planning a wedding! But more often than not a DJ can make or break a party! Each DJ has a unique style, vibe, and playlist. They come with a variety of lights and charisma. You need to find the DJ that fits your style. Just like your venue and your decorations!
Mistakes we’ve seen too often: DJs not being able to read the crowd and change their playlist to best fit the vibe. Shutting the party down abruptly because they’re time was up. Not engaging with your guests at all, staying tucked away behind their table. Don’t let this happen!
Think about it this way. Your guests experience, on average, 8 hours of your wedding day. 1 for the ceremony, 2-3 for cocktails and dinner, and usually 4 for dancing. Your DJ could potentially be involved in all 8 of those hours. Coordinating ceremony music, microphones, cocktail hour and dinner music, speeches, then keeping your guests pumped up and partying, sometime into the early hours of the next day.
DJ prices can range from $400-$4,000 depending on their popularity, demand, and overall offerings. It is important to have a budget in mind. Because they could play a part in up to 80% of your wedding (if not more), we recommend budgeting between 5-10% of your entire wedding budget on your entertainment.
So yes, make sure your DJ fits your budget. Does hiring the most expensive DJ you can find guarantee that they are the best performer? Not necessarily. But in any scenario going with the cheapest option is rarely the best answer either. So set your budget, and find the best fit for you in that range.
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