These days everyone and their mom are a dj. With technology advances, many folks can play music and make legit transitions.
Do you truly like the dj you hired based on his or her skill level or just the price that the dj gave you. For the sake of your wedding reception, please make sure the dj has experience to play at a wedding. The Dj makes or breaks the wedding with his music and microphone presence.
If a dj is charging 200 or 300 dollars then they are a beginner dj and its best to get a family friend to play music off their ipod since it will be the exact same experience.
You get what you pay for.
Djs that charge 400 to 600 are part time djs who have full time jobs. They do have some experience and can have a good experience with these djs.
Djs that charge over 1000 to 2500 dollars are the real deal. They can really talk up the wedding and 9 times out of 10 a full time dj. Since djing is their full time gig, they can spend more time preparing for the wedding.
On average the wedding couple spends 700 to 1400 dollars on a dj. Especially now couples are spending more money now than in the past to ensure a good wedding experience.
Take the time to interview djs to get a feel of what kind of wedding you want. Also take a glimpse of their reviews to get a sense of the quality work of the dj. A common question would be can we see you perform a wedding. That makes it difficult since weddings are usually made for private events.