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What is the difference between a luxury wedding DJ and a cheap wedding DJ?

Updated: Mar 15, 2022

It is unlikely that you have ever needed to book a DJ for an event before. This may be the first time you have ever booked a DJ, so you might not know where to start. If you have investigated it briefly, you will have noticed that you can find DJ’s that charge all sorts of money from around £150 right up to £10,000+

The cost of hiring a DJ varies for lots of reasons. Here is what you can expect…

Wedding DJ for £150-£350

At this price, you can expect to hire a beginner or student DJ that is right at the start of their DJ career. If you’re on a very tight budget, it can seem like a great deal to find someone who has experience at student nights, however, it’s important to remember that a wedding is a very different occasion. The more experience the better, as they’ll know how to pace the night, how to introduce the first and last dance, and what music works across the variety of age groups you inevitably have at a wedding.

Wedding DJ for £500 - £800

This is the average price of wedding DJs in the UK. At this price you will most likely get a part-time wedding DJ, meaning that they will probably have another full-time day job and only DJ on weekends. DJ’s in this price bracket will come with more experience than those in the lower price bracket and will come with equipment required.

Wedding DJ for £1,000 - £2,500

Wedding DJ’s in this price bracket will offer an exceptional service. They will be full-time DJ’s who will totally committed to your day. They will have an exceptional amount of experience in the wedding industry and will usually stand out from others. In this price range, you can expect your wedding DJ to provide an all-day service which involves playing music throughout the whole day and an MC service too.

Wedding DJ for £2,500 - £10,000+

In this price bracket, you would be able to book a celebrity DJ or celebrity performance. More often, most celebrity DJ's would only perform a one-hour set and you would need to consider hiring in all the sound and lighting equipment separately.

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