Here’s a breakdown of what goes into my base DJ fee for a typical wedding reception of about 100 guests, including things like equipment, labor, insurance.

Equipment Price Rental Cost
Speakers + Tripods & Backups  $   3,000.00  $     300.00
Laptop & Backup Laptop  $   2,500.00  $     250.00
Digital Turntables & Backups  $   1,500.00  $      150.00
Professional Wireless Mics & Backups  $      900.00  $       90.00
Curated Music Library  $      500.00  $       50.00
Audio Mixer & Backup  $      500.00  $       50.00
Cables, Power Cords & Adapters  $      350.00  $       35.00
Gear Bags & Cases  $      350.00  $       35.00
Labor Hourly Rate
Professional DJ & MC  $ 100 x 5 hrs  $     500.00
Event Assistant  $ 20 x 6 hrs  $     120.00
Setup/Delivery/Breakdown  $ 20 x 4 hrs  $       80.00
Gas, Tolls  $       50.00
Event Insurance  $       30.00
 Total  $  1,740.00
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Where Is My Wedding DJ Fee Going Anyway?
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Where Is My Wedding DJ Fee Going Anyway?
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Here's a breakdown of what goes into my base fee for a typical wedding reception of about 100 guests.
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