There are many Vancouver DJ rates in
the market today. There is always quite a
debate when hiring your Vancouver DJ
services for an event as to what is the
appropriate price to pay.
As can be expected, different clients have
different ideas, expectations and
requirements. This is part of the reason
why many Vancouver DJ's have various
services and pricing to try and meet
those different requirements.
Before we get into actually discussing
price there are a couple of realities that
as a Vancouver DJ, quite a few possible
clients are not aware of when deciding
upon their price point for a DJ.
One for example, is does the DJ service
have decent newer vehicle for reliable
transportation? I think everyone knows
how expensive it is to have and maintain
a good reliable vehicle.
If the DJ can't get there it doesn't matter
how cheaply they cost, it is not a good
deal for you. The same goes with
equipment. Good equipment and lighting
is expensive and expensive to maintain
and repair. There again, if the music
doesn't play, it is not much of a party.
Thirdly, is the venue. Some venues such
as the Pan Pacific or Fairmont Pacific Rim
heavy terrible load in policies making it
difficult for services to load in and out.
This also applies to harbor cruise ships.
I once had to carry equipment up five flights
of stairs piece by piece so this will certainly
be taken into consideration when DJ
services set their pricing. So how much
should you reasonably pay? After completing
over 1,750 successful wedding events as a
Vancouver DJ and playing in just about
every venue in town, depending upon the
venue, $580 for a seven hour budget service
should be the very least that you pay. For all
the reasons mentioned beforehand as well
as many more, a DJ just can't guarantee
you a flawless musical event for less.
If the venue is a difficult one to load in or
has flights of stairs and no elevator, you
should expect to pay more. I hear of DJs
going for $350 or even less. Like
anything else, you get what you pay for
and you take your chances.
Be forewarned, myself and other
reputable DJ services get many calls a
year from frantic people saying their DJ
has canceled on them at the last minute.
Most often these cheap DJ's offer no type of
satisfaction guarantee and quite often do
not sign a contract with you. These DJ's
procure your event to fill the gap in dates
and if somebody else comes along who is
willing to pay more than you are dropped.
This not only hurts you, it hurts the DJ
industry as a whole is giving us an
unprofessional image. So please don't
contribute to that by hiring the cheapest DJ
you can find and complaining about it
afterwards they don't show up or do a poor
Here again depending upon the venue, a
quality seven hour service with decent
lighting, nice PA, contract, consultation
and yes even the guarantee should run
no less than around $750.
To put that in perspective that is about
five dollars a person if you have a 150
I'm quite sure you can't get a decent
plate of food for that price and keep in
mind, that people remember the venue,
remember the food and they sure as
heck remember they had a good time.
So, I urge you not to be too cheap on
one of the top services required to have
a successful event and a big contributor
to one of the most important days of
By DJ Boogie Shoes - Vancouver DJ