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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a cheap DJ?

To find a cheap or affordable DJ for your party or wedding, search for local DJs near you and ask for free cost estimates from several of them. While some DJ profiles may provide an automatically generated starting cost, it’s important to contact the DJ to get an idea of how much your particular request will cost. This also gives you the opportunity to ask them other important questions and make sure you are a good fit.

How much is a DJ?

When you hire a local DJ, expect to pay roughly between $300 and $800. But be aware that the actual price will vary based on several factors, including the length of the DJ’s set and how much of a presence they need to be. Larger venues can drive up the cost, as this requires more equipment, soundchecking and setup. Adding extras like confetti, fog, light shows and black lights also adds to the cost. 

Get cost estimates from the best DJs near you to find out how much you should expect to spend for your event.

Read our cost guide, “How much does a DJ cost?

How do you book a DJ for a party?

To book a party DJ, start by comparing local pros in your area. Check out their ratings and reviews to find out: 

  • Are they professional?
  • Do they show up on time to set up for the party?
  • Do they know how to feel the energy in the room and adjust the music accordingly?
  • Are they friendly to guests and take song requests?
  • Do they specialize in the genres you want (pop, Top 40, hip-hop, etc.)?
  • Do they have experience playing at your type of event (weddings, birthday parties, etc.)?

Whenever possible, watch videos of their performances. 

Your last step is to contact three to five different DJs near you to ask them questions and get price quotes.

How much are wedding DJs?

Hiring a DJ typically costs anywhere from $300 to $1,200. It all depends on how long they’ll be working at your wedding and other various factors. The cost to hire a wedding DJ is usually higher than the cost to hire a DJ to play at a birthday party or similar event. 

To find out exactly how much your wedding DJ will cost, ask for a cost estimate from several professionals in your area.

How do you find wedding DJs?

Use Thumbtack to find wedding DJs in your area. Here, you can quickly see which local DJs have the highest ratings and best reviews. You can also see how many times each DJ has been hired, whether they’re responsive and if they’re in high demand.

How much do DJs charge per hour?

Hourly rates for DJs can vary depending on where you live, the event type (weddings, prom, birthdays, etc.) and many other factors. For an accurate hourly rate, request cost estimates from top-rated DJs near you.

What questions should you ask wedding DJs?

To ensure you hire the best DJ for your wedding, ask these questions:

  • Are you available on my wedding date?
  • How much do you charge, and how do you set your prices?
  • What’s included in your rate (e.g., set up, clean up, etc.)?
  • How many weddings have you played at?
  • Do you have any references I can contact?
  • What kind of music do you specialize in?
  • Do you provide your own equipment, sound system, speakers, etc.?
  • Do you provide any other services (e.g., photo booth, lighting, etc.)?
  • Can guests request songs?
  • Will you accept a “Do Not Play” list?
  • How early would you arrive at the venue to set up?
  • Do you take breaks throughout the event? If so, how many and for how long?

Why do DJs ask how many guests are at the wedding?

It’s helpful to let your DJ know how many guests will be attending the wedding so they can ensure they have the right sound system and equipment. They may also ask more questions about your guests so they can ensure they have music that caters to the crowd. 

Reviews for Hartford djs
Nikko S.
Great DJ!!!
Dj mc Brooklyn entertainmentDj mc Brooklyn entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome, Goes beyond being a DJ. Great guy. Will continue to work with him. Your doing yourself a disservice by not choosing DJ Sunshine, he has a lot of experience and knowledge in events coordination and stage presence. Will bring your event experience to the next level.
Sunshine EntertainmentSunshine Entertainment
William G.
We couldn't have had A better DJ to give us everything we wanted to make our day so special. I highly recommend DJ Wess to anyone looking for someone to accommodate you for any event. We will definitely be aquiring his service in the near future.💯❤💯❤💯 William and Sheryl Green
Bwess Entertainment DJ & Karaoke ServiceBwess Entertainment DJ & Karaoke Service
Treasures U.
Amazing job. Very professional. The kids had a blast. Non stop music. I will absolutely use DJ rocketboy again.
DJ RocketboyDJ Rocketboy
Thumbtack Customer
Dj Paul was very professional and fulfilled all requests we had. Great job we will absolutley use him again for our next holiday event!
DJ PaulDJ Paul
Danice K.
Wes was great to work with - very communicative prior to the event, punctual, and the guests at the event had a great time. If I ever need a DJ in the area again, I will not hesitate to reach out.
Bwess Entertainment DJ & Karaoke ServiceBwess Entertainment DJ & Karaoke Service
Thumbtack Customer
We booked B_Entertained for a high profile live event in Hartford, CT. Mike did a fantastic job for us. He was able to adjust to the music type we were looking for, anticipate the wants and needs of the crowd and was able to keep the energy of the room up to keep the party going. B_Entertained was very professional, reasonably priced and flexible to our specific needs. I would recommend B-Entertained to any one looking to have a hassle-free and professional DJ. I hire entertainment all over the country and I would hire them again anytime.
B_entertained DJs and MoreB_entertained DJs and More
Karissa C.
Carlos was AMAZING at our wedding this past Saturday. He is so skilled in what he does. He was able to scan the room, get a feel for my very eclectic group of guests, and play the PERFECT songs to get EVERYONE on the dance floor at some point in the night. Honestly, Carlos, there were some people up there who we've NEVER seen dance before! My guests kept coming up to me over the course of the night to ask questions along the lines of, "Where did you FIND this amazing DJ?" My guests are still reaching out to me to tell me how great the music was. Also, a few unpredictable (minor) mishaps occurred at my wedding, and Carlos was so flexible in adjusting some of our original plans to account for what happened. Will absolutely hire him again if I ever throw another big party, and I recommend him to anyone looking to have a fantastic time at their next event!!! Thank you Carlos!!!!!
DJ Carlos E SanchezDJ Carlos E Sanchez
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