Many Bride & Grooms don't realize most DJ's that have been in the business for awhile, are the ones that plan your receptions. Though having a wedding planner or event planner isn't a bad idea, your DJ will be the one planning out most if not all of your reception. They will plan a timeline of events for your reception, from the grand entrance to the final dance of your evening. Usually coordinating with the photographers, as well as the caterers. They will make all announcements for the evening, keeping everything fun and running smoothly. But, receptions are not the only thing they plan. As a DJ, myself, many times we are asked to plan the ceremony as well. Helping a bride set up timeline, choosing her "Bridal March Song", even doing rehearsal's. So don't be afraid to ask your disc jockey if they can accommodate to your needs. Not only will this save you some money, by not hiring a wedding planner, but it might also help you to understand why DJ's might charge more. Ceremony Coverage, Reception Coverage, Nice Clean Setups, Timelines, Music, Meetings, Planning & rehearsals, are what any respected DJ Company should be providing. As with most weddings, planning is the key to a successful Day. A DJ Company will put on average of 40 hours of planning into your wedding. When considering the average wage for a Wedding Planner is $17.14 per hour & people in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. It might be a good idea to ask your DJ if they can accommodate to your needs.