Very often the first questions we are asked when speaking to potential wedding clients is:
Our answer: Saturdays start at $780, our average wedding quote is around $1000.
Most DJs in the industry (not to mention many other vendors) do not have set prices for the services that they provide. Instead, they ask that you come in for a meeting so they can practice something called U.C.R.; usual, customary and reasonable. This is the subjective art of negotiating the highest dollar figure someone would pay, based on the potential client’s appearance, the car they arrive in, and the location of their event.
We at DJ Dais dislike employing this practice for several reasons. First and foremost, it’s a little bit sleazy. Of course the entrepreneur’s need to get the most out of every opportunity is understandable, but to make a sale based on social indicators sounds too much like the quackery of used car salesmen. Services should have a specified price, and should cost the same no matter who purchases it.
Secondly, much like lying, we would have to keep the different quotes memorized, ready to recall at any given moment. I suppose a multi-tiered pricing system would make this easier, but this is frankly too much work and trouble to con a few extra bucks from someone.
Instead, we’ve come up with a chart of what each service should cost, accounting for the cost of equipment usage and maintenance, the man power needed to operate, and the extra setup and breakdown time the service will require. As a result, our clients can pick and choose a la carte services with fixed prices, the only variance dependent on the date the service is used (Saturdays and Holidays are generally busier than Mondays).
How would we make this system of honest pricing even better? We supply you with a downloadable pricing calculator you can use to find your customized quote! If you are looking for an honest Wedding DJ with fixed service pricing in Orange County, please give our Wedding Quote Calculator a try!