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Cross Wedding at Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery

This weekend our team had the pleasure of DJing for the Cross Wedding at Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery and it went off with out a hitch! From the ceremony to the last dance it was perfect. Clauren Ridge has been one of our favorite places to work at for a long time. Kim and her staff make is so easy to pull off your perfect wedding day!

Cross Wedding at Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery Video

Disclaimer: This video was not paid for but was filmed and edited for free by our DJ at the event. He simply made this video to help the bride and groom remember how much fun everyone had at the Cross Wedding at Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery!

Cross Wedding at Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery Vendors

We have the honor to work with some of Oklahoma’s best wedding vendors. Here are some that worked at the Cross Wedding:

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Connolly Wedding – OKC DJ Video

So thrilled to be a part of Kevin & Dannielle’s beautiful wedding at the Firs National Center in downtown Oklahoma City! The venue and all the other vendors were amazing! They were so easy to work with I have added them all to my preferred vendor list! See the vendors below.

Vendors:

VenueFirst National Center Downtown OKC
PhotographyGilli Girls Photography by Amber Page
CateringBeau Stephenson from Bin 73
CakeRosebeary’s Designs in Baking

Get A Quote On Your Wedding

If you would like a quote on your wedding dj please feel free to contact us on our quote form. Once we get your inquiry we will send you back a quote, contract and photos!

The Truth About Oklahoma City Wedding DJ Prices

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What can you expect a wedding DJ to cost in the OKC area? If you’re at the early stages of planning your wedding, you may not have a clue. Most DJs don’t list their prices online – they’re afraid of you comparing their services based on price alone, which is a sure way to pick a loser. But it’s also not cool to expect you to call 5 DJ companies and chat about your feelings for an hour just to get a price list. That’s manipulative.

So, if you want the straight scoop on DJ pricing – here it is.

I’ve broken Oklahoma wedding DJ rates into six common price points. In my experience, this is what you can expect at each. Of course, I’ve got an ulterior motive – I’d like you to hire my DJs but please note this is truly what I have encountered.

These rates are for an average six-hour reception: cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. Many DJ companies advertise prices for four-hour packages, then tack on your cocktail or dinner times as an “upgrade” once they’ve got you in the door. Don’t let ‘em confuse you.

 

$400: The “buddy rate.”

No DJ can afford to work this cheap, but you might get the offer from a friend or someone who DJs “just for fun.” Equipment is consumer-grade rather than pro-grade(toasts and speeches are difficult to hear; dance music is loud but makes your ears tired after an hour or two). No backup equipment (in case of failure) or backup DJs (in case of illness). Music is either limited to your friend’s personal collection or illegally copied. Planning help will be minimal (your DJ works a day job, so do not expect to call for help or work out requests in advance). MC skills and cooperation with other vendors will be poor (expect some hiccups in the schedule and moments where your guests don’t know what’s going on). Music skills and knowledge may vary

 

$600: The “scary rate.”

Companies at this price point are volume businesses that survive by booking a huge number of jobs and paying their DJs very little. Staff turnover is high (you don’t know which DJ will show up at your wedding) and reliability is low (sometimes, no one shows up). Equipment is consumer-grade and out of date. No backup equipment or backup DJs. Music is illegally copied. No planning help. DJs are poorly trained, so MC skills, music skills and vendor cooperation will all be poor. Expect a stressful evening.

 

$800: The “hobby rate.”

Music and equipment lovers who DJ on the weekends to support the habit. Usually one-man operations that do not work full-time. Moderate equipment. Backup equipment and DJs are rare. Song collection is limited to DJ’s personal collection – but that’s probably large. Legal music files. Some planning help, but minimal DJ availability (he works a day job). DJ is self-trained. Reliability, MC skills, music skills and vendor cooperation could all be terrible – or they could be great! No DJ assistant. No insurance. Ask for references.

 

$1200: The “pro rate.”

Companies that do events full-time and rely on their good reputation to keep food on the table. Reliable. Pro-grade equipment gets regular maintenance checks. Backup equipment for anything that could fail (hard drives, computers and wireless mics are the biggest culprits). Legal music with unlimited song requests. You pick your DJ in advance. DJs are trained. DJ assistant can mind the music while DJ takes requests or coordinates with your other vendors. Insurance. Advance planning help including online planning tools and full-time office staff. Professional MC skills, music skills and vendor cooperation. 405 Productions is in this price range.

 

$2000: The “something extra rate.”

The “hybrid” DJ who offers something unusual or quirky in addition to planning, MC services and dance music. Perhaps he plays live music for part of the reception, or plays music videos or offers video games or other “interactive” services. Services should be comparable to the “hobby” or “pro” rates above.

 

$3500 and up: The “celebrity DJ rate.”

DJs with a lot of experience who have made a name for themselves. Exceptional MC and coordination skills and highly customized introductions. These guys have years of improv classes under their belts and fancy websites. They get more work than they need and only take the weddings they really want. You pay them to charm the socks off of you and everyone you know.

Goals for 2014

What an incredible year this has been. Business has doubled and so has the 405 Productions team. We went from two to six people this year and have great plans for 2014. We want to be more than just an Oklahoma DJ Service; we want to be a full service event company.

2014

Strengthen the TEAM

Stated above we have six people working for 405 Productions and that is perfect. Now I want to sharpen all of us and make sure we are continuing to improve on customer service, DJ knowledge and becoming more efficient. From the client quote form to the end of the successful event.

Strengthen the PACKAGE

This year we will focus on making a package with every single thing to make our clients event perfect and memorable that no one can beat. I want every client that we work with to think wow I’m glad I found 405 Productions Mobile DJ Service! They have been professional and responsive from day one. Also, we will be adding our four DJ setups to the arsenal. This setup will be our best yet optimized for ease of use and impressive to our clients’ guests.

Strengthen the WEBSITE

For new clients that don’t know anything about 405 Productions this is the face of our company. This is make it or break it with potential future clients. So we plan to add more content, easier navigation and online videos for those people that would rather get their info that way.

Strengthen the SERVICES

We have a huge surprise coming and we can’t wait to reveal it in mid 2014! No info is being sent out just yet but we can say that we will be more than just an awesome DJ company in Oklahoma!
Excitement is in the air at 405 Productions and we cannot wait to begin 2014. If you have any suggestions or requests from myself or my team please feel free to contact us.

Thanks for reading!

Logan Pennington
Owner/Operator

Oklahoma City DJ Company

Named after the area code in central Oklahoma, 405 Productions has a great reputation for providing exceptional mobile DJ services at weddings. Our professional MC’s number one goal is to provide you and your guests the best musical and dancing experiences possible, while remaining true to your vision and playing the genres you choose. Our staff is skilled in the art of beat matching and is committed to going above and beyond to accommodate our customers.

Wedding Planning Stage

Once you pay your “save the date” deposit, you will be given a link to access our online agenda planning website, which will allow you to go through and tell us exactly what you want and when you want it to happen on your big day. You can even make an unlimited custom list of songs that we will acquire at no charge to you. Also, along with DJ’ing your reception we are prepared to run the sound for your wedding ceremony as well.

405 Productions will:

  • Meet with you in advance of your event to brainstorm and/or iron out all the final details face to face.
  • Customize the announcements, itinerary, and music to best suit your culture and style.
  • Follow up with you and always return emails, phone calls, and text messages as soon as possible.
  • Allow you to create your perfect wedding agenda using our online wedding planning tools.
  • Always arrive to your event at least an hour before your contracted time and break down after your send off.
  • Provide the best sound systems money can buy, including at least one wireless microphone for your ceremony and/or reception.
  • Bring 100,000 songs from all genres to your wedding with the ability to download more music at your event, if necessary.
  • Rely on years of experience orchestrating weddings and read your crowd to play the right song at the right time.

How to get a Quote

Getting a quote is easier than ever! Please visit www.405Pro.com/quote and you will answer all the questions that we need to give you the best DJ Quote in OKC! Typically it takes around 4-8 hours but if you request a quote during normal business hours it could be a matter of minutes.

Check our References

405 Productions Mobile Wedding DJ Services is proud to show off our great reputation! Please take a second and review what people are saying about us around the web!