Spectrum Sound can’t tell you how many times we see a question posted that asked the question, “How much is the cost-of-wedding-DJ?” or “How much should I expect to pay for a wedding DJ for a 4-hour wedding reception.”
The average cost for a 4-hour Wedding DJ:
The average price for a 4-hour wedding can vary depending on what kind of quality you want, and state you’re getting married in. I am sure you have heard the horror stories about the tacky DJ or the DJs that only play certain types of music. Here is a breakdown of what you should expect to pay for certain kinds of DJs in the Tri-State:
$300 – $400 most likely a part-time hobbyist.
$400 – $795 More experience than the beginners, but most likely a part-time DJ.
$1,295 – $2,500 Most experienced, professionally trained, full-time DJ.
Now you should base your budget on what kind of results you want at your wedding reception.
The $400 -$600 range DJs are more prone to making mistakes because they don’t have time to prepare for your wedding. After all, most probably have another full-time job so that they can focus less on the success of your wedding! If this is your budget, you might find a gem in this group, but you run the risk of having a DJ who is not well-prepared or just “shoots from the hip”.
The $1,000 – $2,500 DJ’s are making this kind of money for a reason. It is typical because they are well trained, experienced professionals that do it for a living and commit all of their time to making sure the weddings they do are as close to perfect as they can be. They do not have another job getting in the way of them making sure everything is perfect. They also typically spend anywhere from 20-40 hours of time making sure your 4-6-hour wedding reception is perfect. This kind of preparation shows through in their accessibility to help you with questions, coordination, and suggestions to help drive the success of your wedding.
Now all of the above are not 100% accurate. There are some of the poor quality DJ’s charging more. You won’t find too many great ones costing less, though. Think about it, if they can get a higher price, don’t you think they would charge it? So it’s up to you to interview the companies that are appealing to you and ask the right questions to ensure you are getting a wedding DJ that can deliver the experience you want.
Complete Wedding and Event Packages – DJ Entertainment, Photography, and Videography Services.
Our Clientele understands the value of appropriately priced services and further understands that a Professional Wedding DJ/MC is a valued service, not a priced commodity. Please review our price ranges below, we look forward to hearing from you.
Venue and Location(s) (In what room(s) or area(s) will the event take place)
Services and Equipment Required (Do you need coverage in more than one location?)
Additional or unusual circumstances (Holiday weekend, in a barn 200 miles away, etc.)
Additionally, Packages consisting of multiple services, add-ons, or upgrades can be customized to fit your style, desires, and budget . . . but keep in mind that a multi-faceted Package will usually include a package discount to save you money.
Our Preliminary Survey Form will step you through selecting the necessary or desired services. This will allow us to provide you a detailed estimate right away via email or phone and then see if it makes sense to set up a free VIDEO consultation.
Most DJ/MC events are charged by the all-inclusive package, not by a simple hourly rate, due to the total amount of time that we will spend on your event, not just the “service” time.
DJ/MC Services, of course,
Event Planning Services
Access to Online Planning System
Travel, setup, strike & breakdown
A happy BRIDE!
Packages usually cover a range of 4 to 7 hours of “performance” time, depending on details.
Our Clientele spends between $1295 and $2500 on Wedding Entertainment during Weekends, ranging from Reception Only to Ceremony + Reception DJ/MC Packages. As noted above, the investment on the day of the week, time of year, and the items mentioned above. Weekday weddings are considerably less; Holiday weekends may be more. Inquire About DJ/MC Packages. PRICE RANGE MAY VARY
Did you know? That most Professional Wedding DJs will put in an average of 15-30 hours of total time into a wedding? This includes: Initial Meetings, Phone Calls, Consultations & Admin • Planning Meetings & Preparation • Delivery, Setup & Strike • Working the Actual Event • Follow up, Admin & Close-out
Event lighting is priced out similar to DJ/MC services – by the package. If you are adding them to a DJ/MC package above, you can save additional money. All lighting packages include:
Lighting design & planning services
Cabling, connectors, shrouding
Delivery, setup, strike & pickup (Included when a part of a DJ/MC package above)*
*We can also provide event lighting as a standalone service, where delivery, setup, strike, and pickup will be included in the price.
Most wedding and formal event Décor lighting packages are typically priced between $300 and $2,000, ranging from Uplighting Only to Multi-option packages consisting of Gobo Monogram Projections, Pin spotting, and similar event lighting designed for weddings and formal events. Larger events or other lighting services such as String or Market Lighting will require a custom quote. Inquire About Lighting
Everything will be communicated upfront and subsequently put in your Contract.
There are never hidden charges, and sales tax is not required for “Services Rendered.”
We ALWAYS offer discounts for multi-item Packages. The more items that you desire/require, the bigger the value.
For DJ/MC Packages, there is a minimum package price for Saturday evening weddings between April and December.
All prices include Service charges & Taxes. There is nothing hidden, ever.
Gratuity / Tip is 100% discretionary, and we will never require or ask for it.
Any additional charges or rates will always be disclosed within the agreed Contract and never assessed w/o your knowledge.
Holiday and Special weekends generally are priced at a higher rate, Midweek (Sunday-Thursdays) are usually lower.
Surcharges may be applicable for travel beyond 50 miles each way.
If you’re planning a wedding in Southern Indiana , Illinois or Western Kentucky and want a Great Wedding DJ, Contact the Wedding Professionals at Spectrum Sound. And schedule a Free, no hassle consult to get pricing, give us a call OR TEXT at (812) 431-8085
Complete Wedding and Event Production – DJ Entertainment, Photography, and Videography Services – SpectrumSound.com If you would like to meet the most experienced, fun, and versatile DJ professionals and music programmers in the TRI -STATE area, call my office at 1-812-431-8085, and we can arrange a no-obligation consultation. You will get my honest expert advice hassle-free, even if you decide not to hire me. Pick up the phone and call 1-812-401-4931 today! Best Regards, Terry Tunks Owner
DJ Terry Tunks and his talented team of DJ’s have entertained at many thousands of wedding receptions and events over the years. Evansville, Indiana, Newburgh, Indiana, Owensboro, KY and across Southern Indiana and Kentucky. In towns like JASPER, NEW HARMONY, FERDINAND, FRENCH LICK, WEST BADEN, HUNTINGBURG, AND SANTA CLAUS, IN. Based at one time in Louisville, KY because of sponsorship of Coca – Cola. SPECTRUM SOUND is just as comfortable entertaining small groups at a casual affair to 18,000 at the THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE DERBY CELEBRATION.
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