how much is your DJ costing? (especially london area)

Hello



next on my list is finding a DJ but I realise I don't really know how much to expect to pay? We want the standard after dinner disco probably from about 9pm to midnight.



how much is everyone paying? i'm especially interested in any answers from brides getting married in London as I know things tend to be more expensive here!



thanks



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  • clarekellclarekell Posts: 6,666
    Hiya - Ours is costing £160 from 7.00pm til midnight including loan of microphones for the speeches.

    I am not in London though!



    HTH x x
  • sammyjoeuksammyjoeuk Posts: 3,596
    The price will be anywhere from £200- £1000, I know an excellent dj and he charges £450
  • topginger24topginger24 Posts: 593
    I'm payin £190 for my DJ, I have to use the DJ the hotel recommends so I didnt have a choice.
  • We are very lucky as all our DJs (we have 4) are DJing for free - but that's because H2B is a DJ himself so we know lots of people in the business :\)
  • lrbpielrbpie Posts: 2,280
    eeek... just rang the company that provided a DJ for a friend's wedding who we thought was good.. been told he will cost £500 plus VAT which is a bit more than we were hoping to pay!



    Any tips on finding a cheaper one? What makes a DJ good anyway other than just playing the right sort of stuff?



  • mariatsemariatse Posts: 219
    Hi,



    We are paying £365 for ours and thats from 5.30 - midnight (we're having an early wedding) - we are just outside of London - in Kingston.



    The company we are using is called Spotlight Entertainments and we saw them whilst at a wedding fayre.



    http://www.spotlight.org.uk



    The website is really dated but when I spoke to them they were very helpful and friendly.



    x



  • lrbpielrbpie Posts: 2,280
    Thaniks M4z - will check them out. I am being quoted £525 plus VAT for 9pm to 1am so yours sounds much better value!



    Anyone else able to recommend a reasonably priced London DJ?



  • Hiya,



    I am in London and my H2B and I are paying for the DJ at his brother's wedding on Friday (our wedding pressie to them) the DJ we are using has come by recommendation and apparently he is fab. Anyway he is going to play low key music through the meal and then a disco from about 7pm until midnight and all for £250. I think he'll go all over London as we're in Enfield but the woman who recommended him was at a wedding in Canary Wharf.



    I'll try and find out the name for you
  • we have ended up paying £300 that from 8 to midnight. in devon. but he was recomended from this sigth so fingers crossed!

  • lrbpielrbpie Posts: 2,280
    Hi Elle80, if you can give me the name that would be great! always better to go on a recommendation and price sounds great.



    thanks all, any other recommendations very welcome.
  • Hiya, I will get his card on Friday (at the wedding) and let you know next week. I'll also tell you if he is as good as we were told he is image
  • pigstarpigstar Posts: 221
    Hi, ours is the one recommended by the venue and is costing 325pounds for 8.30pm - midnight and we're in Harrow, Middlesex. I'm not actually sure what makes a good DJ but he says he pays a selection of tracks from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and current so guess that sounds good to me!
  • lrbpielrbpie Posts: 2,280



    Elle80, thank you, I will check back next week then!



    thanks again all.
  • Ours is 595 total from 8-1am, he does what ever you want, Ceili row the boat ect whatever you want or not want as case may be, In n ireland
  • Angela49ukAngela49uk Posts: 855
    im not in lodon, but paying £140 from 7pm-1am. Also can use microphones etc for speaches. He is also providing us with a snow machine to use outside, as we are getting married in december. Guests will be coming in through snow, to reception with carol singers, mince pies and mulled wine! Can't wait! xox
  • Muir1978Muir1978 Posts: 326
    We're paying £550, but thats for background music through dinner, announcing cake cutting, first dance etc... and then disco until midnight (and a flutter fetti cannon, but I said no to that!), and we're just outside London.



    The company, Innovents, also have although packages that are cheaper/for smaller weddings.



    http://www.innovents.co.uk/discos.asp



    Good luck!

    ELF
  • Mine is £295 - don't know what they will be like though!!

  • DJ AndyDJ Andy Posts: 3

    It is not about what you pay. It is about the standard of service you expect. A terrific DJ with great lighting does not play a great value for a budget price because they don't need to. You will get what you pay for.

  • Ugh, think I am paying the most. ??845 (London area). But our DJ is also doing the evening mood lighting and some special effect surprises too.
  • Lara1987Lara1987 Posts: 8

    Hi Folks, wow, It really does vary a lot. We paid £395, but I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for most of the time! I think the difference in cost mostly comes down to how professional {full time/part time/insurance/booking contracts/electrical safety checks/official website...} the DJ is, the amount of time/hrs needed and the quality and choice of the equipment which is supplied. My husband and I got married in Spring of this year {2015}. A truly wonderful day! We were told that the DJ had to have at least ten million pounds worth of PLI cover and a valid PAT certificate. We searched Google for potential DJ's as we wanted something a little more unique and stylish than what was being offered by the venue. We found Wedding DJ Cheshire www.wedding-dj-cheshire.co.uk who looked and sounded like just what we were looking for. We emailed them and received a reply back within a few hours. Daniel the owner, who is also the DJ could not have been more professional, helpful and friendly. His knowledge and choice of music is exceptional. He happily accepted our Top 30 playlist in advance, and actually played every track on the night! He also tailored the rest of the evenings music to our personal tastes, which complemented the evening perfectly. The sound and lighting were superb with a rotating mirror ball being the icing on the cake! All his equipment is of the highest quality and looks like it is brand spanking new. We opted to book the full premium package. We also booked a few additional hours to have an early set-up, this included the use of wireless microphones and their sound system for speeches and also a lovely selection of classy, relaxing background music for the Wedding Breakfast. We would highly recommend Daniel and Wedding DJ Cheshire to anyone looking to book a first-class DJ. Hope this helps! Lara x.

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