Rates

There is a lot of thought that goes into how much to charge. For me, setting Rates is tricky because I try to balance what my service is worth, with trying to be fair to people. I know some people have looked past me without checking out my “credentials” simply because I don’t charge enough. (can you imagine!?)

What dictates Price?

The wedding industry as a whole has a unique mindset that dictates price. There is a common belief that whoever charges the most, must be the best. If I don’t charge more, then I must not value my service, right? Different businesses have different priorities…  Some instantly tell you what equipment they use, not what they can do with it. Some businesses highlight how many people they employ, and what extra services they offer (photobooths, sparklers, cigar bars… etc).  How much overhead does a company have? Are they paying to be listed on sites like Wedding Wire or The Knot? Those subscriptions are THOUSANDS of dollars to be listed at the top. Are they going to Wedding Expos to showcase their services? To be a vendor at those shows, typically the cost starts at $500 per show…  To be on a venue’s “preferred vendor list” a lot of companies give the venue a percentage….  who’s paying for that? Do they have fancy vans wrapped with their logo so that when it sits in the corner of the parking lot of your venue it looks nice? If they have multiple DJs and employees working for them, that means multiple people to pay, multiple vehicles to insure and maintain, and multiple sets of equipment… So they understandably need to charge enough to be able to make money while covering those expenses.

Does a high price mean you’re getting a better experience? Or are you paying for expenses that don’t affect your party? Don’t get me wrong, you have to have quality equipment, and you need to have a professional, reputable company.

Most importantly you need somebody with experience to keep the party going and provide a great experience for you and your guests!

Nearly 30 years of experience DJ’ing weddings… 

Hundreds of 5-star reviews across multiple platforms…

Top of vendor lists (without paying them to be there) 

Weddings

This package gets you:

  • A one on one meeting before your event to make sure the reception is personalized to your tastes
  • Over 65,000 songs to handle requests from your guests with more added each week
  • Appropriate, Tasteful and Edited Music
  • Modern Equipment with a clean, classy look to my work station
  • Fun Crowd Interactions to keep your guests involved
  • Coordination between photographers, videographers, caterers etc.
  • Modern Dance Floor Lighting display
  • Up to 6 hours of Music
  • MC work (Announcing of Wedding party, Calling Tables for dinner..etc)
  • Wireless Microphones for speeches, blessings etc.
  • Ceremonial Dances

Things you might not realize are also included with the base rate but happen behind the scenes

  • Nearly 30 years of experience
  • Unmatched Professionalism
  • Hours a week researching Music and downloading from the Music Service I subscribe to
  • Customized playlists for your event based on our one on one meeting.
  • Travel time (over an hour one way there is an additional charge)
  • Loading in equipment and packing up (sometimes total this adds over 4 hours that I don’t charge for)
  • Backup equipment and sometimes backups to the backups

Also if you need sound for your Ceremony.  I can help with that too no extra charge, it just starts your time earlier.

Included with the Ceremony portion.

  • Microphone for the officiant. High quality microphone picks up audio for entire ceremony.
  • Quality sound so all guests can hear the ceremony.
  • Music before the ceremony begins (if you want) , processional, and recessional music.
  • Additional Microphones for readings, songs, etc. mid ceremony if needed
  • Ability to go to remote locations onsite without power… Extra charge for a generator

The base rate is only $1500

Additional hours will be billed at $100 an hour.

To secure your date I require a Signed Contract and a 20% Retainer Fee.

Rates subject to change at any time. Holiday Weekend rates may apply.

Other Events

This package gets you:

  • Up to 4 hours of music. (there is no charge for set up or tear down time)
  • Edited music
  • Over 65,000 songs to handle requests from your guest
  • Modern light show if requested (no additional charge)

The base rate is $350

Additional hours will be charged $50 an hour.

(Unfortunately, I am not able to do a discounted rate for less hours. This is simply because if you have me booked, that takes a date off of my calendar.)

School Dances/Charity Events/Fundraisers special Rates may apply. Use the Contact tab to request information or call (607-346-1149)

Travel time over 1 hour will be billed at $50 an hour of total travel time…

For example… if the venue takes 2 hours to get to… the travel fee will be $100 (1st hour travel time, no charge… 2nd hour $50… 1st hour back, no charge, 2nd hour back … $50)

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