When choosing food for your party, would you go with the absolute cheapest meat and fish? Probably not. So, why consider the cheapest amateur DJ you can find? For a milestone event, it probably isn’t the best time to look at saving a few quid!
Peter Barr Catering
The trumpet player wanted £580 but I found a cheaper one!
If we're a good fit to work together, I’ll be happy to help you but high expectations and a shoestring budget is a recipe for disaster. Here's a few examples and some unrealistic, exploitative, unreasonable and even illegal requests.
Hi I’m looking for a dj for my mums wedding. I don’t want one that’s going to be too expensive as we have a small budget max £200 from 6pm 6 hours.
DJ wanted for 8 hours for 90-100 guests. The wedding is at 3.00 pm we are then going to the venue for after party at 4.00. Function is on first floor but no lift. Budget under £200. Not flexible.
I need a DJ for my engagment party. Would have to have full set up and flexible with song choice as ages vary. Must be good at entertaining and getting the crowd up dancing as well as put 100% effort in all night to make it super special. Less than £200
Christening, DJ wanted who can be a comedy act for adults and children for less than £200
I was just wanting a price.?
Looking for quotes, not sure of budget. ?
If possible, we're looking for a DJ / Children's entertainer. Thanks.
Requiring a DJ who won’t play any ‘cheese’! ...Funk, R and B, remixed disco, Soul, Motown, and some modern House - with great beats to dance to. Trying to avoid the cliche disco from the 70s, unless remixed. Enjoy Shakatac, The Real Thing, Heatwave, Shalamar, Donna Summer, McFadden and Whitehead, Kool and the Gang to name a few but no ABBA, gimmicky songs or Simply the Best! Mixed audience, handful of 20 year olds, the rest 50+ but who all love to dance to a great beat. A guest singer has also been booked for x 2 sets. Not sure of actual start and finish times just yet.
Hi This is a 50th Birthday Party. She is looking for someone who will not only play music, but help host the event with some games and a bit of Karaoke.
Hi I’ll be hosting Under 18s to give teens a chance to experience fun and we need a good dj under £200
Hi How much do you charge to dj a wedding on the date and time given Thanks. Under £200 wanted
Hi there We have still not found a DJ for our engagement party, and the date is fast approaching! Our budget is under £200 and would prefer around £100 for 4 hours on the night.
DJ wanted for a male 60th loves queen. ?
Hi have been let down by dj we had booked in 3 days time if anyone can fill in this late then please drop us a quote.
Hi I’m planning my partners 30th it’s a rock theme heavy metal party, so I’m after someone who can play stuff like iron maiden, guns & roses , System of a down ,Metallica ,Slipknot ,Ramsticin,Korn, AC/DC and so on.. thank you. ?
Just looking for a cheap ish dj for my mums 40th Less than £200
I am having a 70th birthday party on the 29th June 2019, would like a dj to play 60s/70s/80s music to a family group of mixed ages ranging from 1yr old to 70s from a Irish background, our budget is not high with the cost of the venue and food.
Hi, I have just recently got engaged and a I'm looking for a DJ to play at my engagement party it will be between 5-6 hours. I don't have a massive budget but I'm looking for good quality and some lively to help bring my party together and make it's memorable. Less than £200
Looking for the cheapest price as possible as it’s a surprise birthday/clear of cancer party and on a really tight budget.
I am looking specifically for a drag DJ for the evening for a womans 50th birthday party who loves the music played in north west gay clubs.
Need a DJ cheap as possible please
Venue have PA but if you've got mirrors, lights and light up floors we won't say no, but obviously we need to keep the cost down.
HELP!!! MY DJ HAS LET ME DOWN... ACTUAL REQUESTS
Last minute dj required for tomorrow night due to one booked now ill. It’s for my daughters birthday
I had booked a dj but hes let me down at the last minute hence the close date
Hi. I'm looking for a DJ for my 30th birthday next weekend. A mixture of music would be fab. No children. Just adults - if you could get back to me asap that would be fab. The DJ we booked has just cancelled with it being a week away it's abit of a nightmare. Alice
Commercial DJ needed tonight for a high street bar, last minute let down. Are you available? Craig J
Due to us being let down we need to urgently find a DJ for 26th May 9am till 4pm. Let me know if free. No lights needed but must be chatty on the mic with own kit and play music suitable for families and children. Sian C
I am having an absolute disaster. My DJ has cancelled and I need a replacement asap. I am able to pay in full immediately. Its for a 60th birthday party with aproximately 70 guests from 6pm - 11pm, Many Thanks, Damia
Been let down for a DJ for a leaving party on the 28th April 2018 so could do with quote asap. Thanks Stephen
Let down. DJ needed , 60th birthday Friday 18th May,
Good morning, I’ve been let down last minute is there any chance you are available and what are your prices. It’s for my mums 50th birthday and it’s at the blue club in chadderton and the theme is dancing through the decades so would need music from each decade if possible Kind regards Kelly
Hi, I am looking for a dj for my wedding on 10/06/2018. My current dj has had to pull out hence the short notice. It is at shrigley hall in Macclesfield and would be between roughly 8pm and 1am. Thanks Matt
Hello there, My name is Chloe and I am looking for a dj for my partners 21st birthday party. The party will be held at the Elton Liberal Club in bury and the party will start around 7:30pm. I’m am looking for a dj at a reasonable price and for a dj that will be able to attend. Unfortunately the dj we had, had let us down and now it is a bit of a rush. Please inform me as soon as possible. Thank you Chloe T
My friend’s DJ has let her down and we I need a DJ for tomorrow night are you free… I can be, cost £xxx… Ah, she’s only got the £140 she was originally paying… The sound equipment hire alone for 150 guests is £110 and sound without lighting will not be very good so, it's unfortunate, but on this occasion we're unable to meet your budget.
Looking for a DJ for 7th October Bolton area from 4.30pm as my wedding DJ has now let us down by booking a holiday after taking our booking. Chantelle
I'm looking for a DJ who is available on 14 October this year. Our DJ has let us down. Gemma
Looking for a DJ to do a wedding as ours let us down, 11th july Paul
Hello! Can you DJ on the 25th of May? Unfortunately our other DJ has let us down.
CHEAP DJ RUINED MY WEDDING
“Hi we have a party booked tomorrow but the DJ my friend arranged cancelled today, anyone out there that can help? It should be a fun night, nice people. We would really appreciate it. Thanks, Elain.
“How much??? ...But the other DJ was only £169.00”
...and how did that work out for you?
Generally, bargain DJ’s use cheap equipment that sounds bad, plus they illegally download music which cuts-out and the levels fluctuate. Needless to say they are not insured and their equipment is not tested for safety. These DJs are basically bedroom DJs that are very inexperienced so, when they cock-up, which they frequently do, you’ll only have yourself to blame.
Finally if they are offered an extra £10 from someone else, they’ll simply fail to turn up to your party! Just look how many people say “the DJ has let us down” …this is the reason.
Avoid looking for the lowest possible price because inevitably when calls start coming in to us from distressed couples the week before their wedding it's usually a result of someone trying to save a few quid on the DJ and then finding they have cancelled on them because the DJ has been offered a tenner more to be somewhere else.