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  • Writer's pictureDan Obermann

Who Pays for the DJ at a Wedding?


There's a lot that goes into planning a wedding, and one of the big decisions is who will pay for what. It's traditional for the bride's family to cover most of the costs, but with modern weddings, there are often many expenses that are shared between the bride and groom's families. So, who pays for the DJ at a wedding? Let's take a look.




It's considered proper etiquette for the bride and groom to cover the costs of the rehearsal dinner, marriage license, officiant fees, and rehearsal dinner gratuities. The bride's family traditionally covers the cost of the bride's dress, veil, headpiece, shoes, bouquet, corsages, boutonnieres, transportation to and from the ceremony and reception venues, as well as any costs associated with hosting the reception (e.g., food, drink, rentals). The groom's family generally covers the cost of the groom's attire, boutonnieres for himself and his groomsmen, as well as their transportation to and from the ceremony and reception venues. So, who pays for the DJ at a wedding?



Traditionally, it is considered appropriate for the bride's family to pay for most of the musical entertainment at a wedding. This includes hiring a band or DJ, as well as paying any fees associated with renting sound equipment or lights. However, with modern weddings becoming more balanced in terms of expense sharing between both families, it is not uncommon for the groom's family to help cover these costs. Ultimately, it is up to the bride and groom to decide who will pay for their DJ.



Planning a wedding can be an expensive endeavor, so it's important to know who is traditionally responsible for paying for each vendor or service. In most cases, it is acceptable for either the bride or groom's family to cover specific expenses. When it comes to hiring a DJ for your wedding reception, it is traditionally considered proper etiquette for the bride's family to pay for this service. However, with modern weddings becoming more balanced in terms of expense sharing between both families, it is not uncommon for the groom's family to help cover these costs. Ultimately, it is up to the bride and groom to decide who will pay for their DJ.


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