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Before anything, congratulations on the engagement! 

Now, we know you’ve dreamt about that day for most of your life, so make sure you pick some entertainment that can keep the energy from the start of the ceremony to the end of the reception party. 

One of the best ways to do so, of course, is by hiring the right wedding DJ. But if you’re planning your wedding in Vancouver, how much should a DJ charge for a wedding? And what goes behind that pricing? 

Keep scrolling to find out.

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How Much Should A Vancouver Wedding DJ Charge For A Wedding?

The cost of hiring a wedding DJ in Vancouver can vary significantly, ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Typically, however, a Vancouver wedding DJ charges around $1,500 per event.

But before you set your budget, let’s first take the time to find out what factors influence that price, as well as how you can get the best DJ package for your wedding. Sounds good? Let’s start.

Factors Affecting The Price of Vancouver Wedding DJs

1. Experience And Expertise

Perhaps the biggest factor that affects a wedding DJ in Vancouver’s rates is their experience and expertise. After all, you wouldn’t want to hire an inexperienced DJ to handle your wedding. Instead, you want somebody who has expertise in reading the crowd, knowing what songs to pick, and being able to easily adjust on the fly, and that means paying for the years they spent perfecting those skills. 

Additionally, the more in-demand a DJ is, the higher prices they can command. This is because these DJs usually have full schedules and you’re often fighting for a spot in their calendars.

2. Event Date And Time

The early bird gets the early… Vancouver wedding DJ. Yep, you read that right, because another big factor that comes into play is the date and time of your wedding. For example, peak seasons like weekends during the summer months tend to be in high demand, leading to higher prices. This means that if your wedding day falls during the peak season, you want to make sure to book your wedding DJ months (or even up to a year!) in advance. 

Additionally, DJs may charge differently for daytime and evening events.

Setup of one of our wedding DJs in Vancouver.

3. Duration Of Service

The length of a DJ’s performing hours all impacts the overall cost. Whether you need them for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception or just a specific segment of your wedding will be factored into the pricing. It’s also important to remember that more often than not, DJs will have a minimum number of hours you need to book them, like 4-5 hours or a whole set.

4. Additional Service

There are also DJs that bundle extra services, which includes emceeing, lighting, special effects, and even photo booths. But while this means paying more, the right DJ package will only enhance your overall wedding experience, so it should all even out!

5. Equipment Quality

A good DJ set requires a proper setup, and a proper setup doesn’t come cheap. Of course, there are very talented DJs who can do so much magic with just a basic setup, but keep in mind that a DJ who has invested their time and money on good equipment will also charge more, and that’s more than fair! 

Besides, who doesn’t want dreamy lights and magical fog while they dance and party on their big wedding day? We know we do, and that means hiring the DJ with the right setup for that!

6. Travel Expenses

Hey, gas money isn’t cheap! So if your wedding venue is located outside the DJ’s typical service area, expect to factor it into your budget. In some cases, you may also need to pay for an overnight hotel accommodation, so be sure to discuss this with your DJ while planning for the big day!

7. Customization And Personalization

Finally, DJs who go the extra mile by offering personalized playlists, consultations, and a tailored approach to your musical preferences may charge more for their specialized services. Curating a playlist that reflects your unique taste can make a substantial difference in the atmosphere of your big day, after all. 

One of our wedding DJs in Vancouver performing.

Tips For Getting The Best Wedding DJ Package In Vancouver

Now that we’ve gone through the numerous factors affecting the price of a wedding DJ in Vancouver, let’s dive into practical tips to help you secure the best bang for your buck DJ package for your big day:

  • Start Early – Start by… starting early, literally. Look for (and book) your wedding DJ in advance. Not only will this help you find plenty of options and compare prices, but your DJ will also appreciate the early booking, and possibly give you a better (read: lower) rate for your event!
     
  • Define Your Budget – Next up, establish your budget and stick to it as much as possible! Knowing your financial constraints will help you narrow down your options and find a DJ who will fit both of your budget and DJ preferences.
     
  • Research and Review – Of course, we recommend doing your research on all your potential DJ candidates. Look for reviews and testimonials from their past clients to gauge their professionalism, reliability, and performance. For example, all of our DJs here at DJing have their ratings and testimonials compiled on our website, so you can see for yourself whether they fit your taste and preferences!

  • Ask for a Detailed Quote – Next, ask your DJ for a comprehensive quote that outlines all the services included in the package. Make sure there are no hidden fees, and everything is transparent. This will help you (and your wallet!) avoid surprises in your final bill.

  • Meet in Person – If possible, schedule a face-to-face meeting with your potential DJ. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your vision for the wedding, ask questions, and get a feel for the DJ’s personality, even make friends with them! Additionally, all our DJs at DJing are available for face-to-face meetups, just to make sure all your vision for your big day is executed properly!

  • Provide a Playlist (and a Do-Not-Play List) – If you have specific songs you want to hear or genres you want to avoid, communicate this with the DJ. Providing a playlist and a do-not-play list ensures that your big day is all about you and your partner, down to every last song!

Conclusion

In conclusion, expect to pay at least $1,500 per wedding for a Vancouver DJ. Of course, this can change depending on factors we listed above, including the experience of the DJ, event date, and your budget, among others. As such, it’s good to be a little flexible with how much you’re willing to spend. 

And if you’re now ready to find the perfect Vancouver wedding DJ, why not consider us over at DJing? As Canada’s largest DJ company, our team of expert DJs specialize in leading all sorts of professional events, including weddings!

We have also played at more than 1,000+ events, maintaining our stellar 5-star rating the whole way through. What’s more, we understand the stress that comes with planning a wedding (why is it so hard to pick a color for the flowers??), which is why we also offer photography and videography services, just to make that to-do list a tad bit shorter.

So, fill out our quote form or reach out to us today, and we’ll be in touch with you immediately. Happy wedding planning! 

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