Your DJ and entertainment company is one of the most important vendors you will need to hire when planning your wedding reception. You may even use your DJ to play music and provide a sound system at your Ceremony and Cocktail hour. The biggest question most important to you is, how much should I be paying and where do I even start.
I want to be as honest as possible and there really isn’t an exact amount to expect when looking and hiring your wedding DJ. I will tell you for a four hour reception with a DJ and Emcee, and maybe a small lighting package anything less than a thousand dollars, you are taking a chance. Here at Rossi Entertainment we offer one package that includes a DJ, Emcee, and Photo Booth with attendant for $1500.00 total. As always if you add a more elaborate lighting package, Gobo projector, or even more hours the price will naturally be higher.
When hiring your DJ keep in mind you are paying for not only the time and effort at your event but the hours of prep work done months before. Examples include acquiring all your special dance songs and must play music, going over the names of your bridal party introductions, and even answering your emails and phone calls. With the big investment weddings can be, not hiring a professional and talented DJ can be a mistake.
I will give you a breakdown and hopefully this helps in your search.
- Simple / Just DJ and Emcee – Don’t pay less than $1,000.00
- Moderate / Some Extras – Don’t pay less than $1,200.00
- Rossi Entertainment – Pay this $1,500.00 – DJ with Emcee and Photo Booth
In my opinion you can get a great DJ for around $1,500.00.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns before booking your Wedding DJ.
info@RossiEntertainment.com or 855-DJ-ROSSI
Let me start by saying that DJ and entertainment companies that have hundreds or thousand of positive reviews, it’s a great accomplishment and one you should be very proud. Maybe when Rossi Entertainment receives a few hundred more we may change our thought process. The best way to select your DJ is to email and call them directly and make a connection on a personal level before you think about hiring that person professionally.
Today we have more than two handful’s of review sites and that’s not including review sites designed and set up exclusively for weddings and events. I think about it this way, take notice to all the DJ companies and how many have moderate or negative reviews they have online? I can tell you, it’s not many. You can look and search for days and you may find some examples here and there but the overwhelming majority are receiving 5 star feedback. The reason for this is that we only ask when we have done an exceptional job, we know the clients personally, or maybe we used an incentive to collect that awesome review.
Next time or hopefully the one and only time you are searching for a wedding DJ, you make an effort to hire the DJ of YOUR choice and not necessarily the company who has been collecting reviews for the past ten years. It’s your choice and remember reviews are just one person’s opinion. I don’t know about you but deciding on a product or service based on online reviews, especially from Yelp is so 2015.