What Is Included In Wedding DJ Packages?
There are a ton of different ways to package together Wedding DJ services, but in this post we are going to look at the most popular types of packages, and what they may or may not include. Here is a list of some of the most popular types of Wedding DJ Packages.
Pre-Wedding Party DJ Package
Up to 6 hours of service.
If you are throwing a pre-wedding party such as a “Stag & Doe” or “Jack & Jill” many DJ companies will offer services which can help you make the most out of your event. Great Wedding DJ’s will have lots of experience running these events and will be able to help organize and emcee your event, which can lead to more donations.
Pros: An experienced DJ/MC can really help your event success.
Cons: You’ll need a DJ who is an experienced emcee.
How much does a DJ cost for a Stag & Doe/Jack & Jill?
You should expect to pay between $300-800
Cocktail Wedding DJ Package
Up to 6 hours of service.
This is a very common wedding package you will see available with most DJ’s. It is designed for couples having a cocktail style wedding that runs from 7pm-1am. It should cover all of your essentials like microphone, a dance-light, and sound for 100-150 people.
Pros: A great evening for everyone.
Cons: Focus is primarily on the dance, so your DJ better be great.
How much does a DJ cost for a Cocktail Wedding?
You should expect to pay between $800-1000
Wedding Reception DJ Package
Up to 8 hours of service.
This standard wedding DJ package will include DJ service for everything except your wedding ceremony. You’ll have a DJ there from 5pm-1am to help you with your cocktail hour, introductions, dinner music, reception dance and of course all the great things that happen in between. The Wedding Reception DJ packages should typically include minimal lighting and sound to cover your event.
Pros: Very affordable.
Cons: Does not include ceremony.
How much does a DJ cost for a wedding reception only?
You should expect to pay between $1000-1200
Ceremony & Reception DJ Package
Up to 10 hours of service.
This wedding package seems to be the most popular. Brides love having the DJ there to provide microphone and sound during the ceremony, to provide ceremony music or even to integrate with a live musician, in order to ensure even the guests at the back of your ceremony hear your vows. Then you have the confidence of knowing your DJ is already set up and ready to go for the rest of the evening.
Pros: Complete coverage for your day.
Cons: Higher pricing.
How much does a DJ cost for a wedding ceremony and reception?
You should expect to pay between $1200-1800
Ultimate Wedding DJ Package
Up to 12 hours of service + bonuses.
Reserved for couples seeking a cut above the rest. There are only a handful of DJ companies who offer Ultimate or All Inclusive style DJ Packages, which might include things such as premium equipment upgrades, unlimited meetings, international travel, multi-day events, no cost package add-ons, and special gifts for the Bride and Groom.
Pros: All inclusive, everything you’ll need and some.
Cons: All the extras add up to a higher cost package.
How much does a DJ cost for an Ultimate Wedding DJ Package?
You should expect to pay between $2000-4000
Popular Wedding DJ Package Add-Ons
- Ceremony Service $300+
- Lighting Upgrade $250+
- Sound Upgrade $250+
- Dry Ice for First Dance $250+
- Projector & Screen for Slideshow $300+
- Photo Booth $600+
How Much Should I Pay for My Wedding DJ?
You should expect to pay somewhere between $800-2000 depending on the length of time, number of guests, and type of coverage and package add-ons. The important thing to remember is that you want to hire a DJ who will happily interact with your guests, who will cater playlists to the people on the dance floor instead of themselves, and who will help to maintain your desired flow and atmosphere of the event. That is why you should hire a Wedding DJ who has lots of reviews and recommendations.