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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.

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. 

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?
Reviews for Lawrence djs
Trevon m.
Great dj
Unique Sounds Entertainment & EventsUnique Sounds Entertainment & Events
Peter B.
Great DJ
Wedding Crash KingsWedding Crash Kings
Shannon S.
We hired DJ Philly Phil for our Corporate Holiday Party. The overall experience with this Dj was okay. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't great. The DJ's attire was off for a Corporate Holiday Party. He came dressed to the venue in a green sweat shirt and sweat pants. We did have a lot of complaints about the volume of the music. We asked the DJ on numerous occasions to turn the music down, but it seemed as though it got louder and louder. We catered food for our quests and I was a little shocked when I saw the DJ grab a plate of food while he was working. This is something that I spoke with the DJ about prior to the show and he insured me that he would be strictly working. That ended up not being the case. He did have great dance music and he got the crowd up on that dance floor. Our overall experience was the DJ lacked in professionalism.
Wedding Crash KingsWedding Crash Kings
Haley k.
Anthony is amazing! He’s going to be my go to DJ for all future events!
Unique Sounds Entertainment & EventsUnique Sounds Entertainment & Events
Chris P.
There is no other option but DJ Philly Phil. Philly, Sherm, and Randall are as great as you possibly can be
Wedding Crash KingsWedding Crash Kings
Gary E.
We needed a DJ for a community party for about 250. Phil was great...perfect for kids and adults.
Wedding Crash KingsWedding Crash Kings
Amy W.
I definitely recommend Dj Philly Phil for any event! He was professional and responsive during the booking process, willing to work with us, and has a lovely personality & sense of humor. He played the perfect music for our event, employees were dancing and bopping along to the beat. Dj Philly Phil made it fun and we will definitely invite him back!
Wedding Crash KingsWedding Crash Kings
Paul D.
Fabulous Job! Wita was very responsive from the planning, to the day of. DJ kept the wedding reception dancing and did everything we could ask for.
Wita EntertainmentWita Entertainment
Kim S.
Logan came early to set up, and had some good background music playing before he was even supposed to start. Played a great mix of music, and even did some line dancing with us! Great DJ at a great price!!
A Time to DanceA Time to Dance
Anne B.
Extremely professional DJ who came to our school dance! He did a great job with selecting music as well as incorporating student requests in real time. The students loved him and were asking if he would come back next year!
Keanna M.
Where do I begin! Anthony was an absolute pleasure to work with! From our very first conversation, he eased my anxiety of hiring a professional DJ. Anthony was knowledgeable, and engaging and kept in touch to ensure we were on track for our wedding. We wanted a fog machine for our first dance and he worked tirelessly to track one down for us. On the day of he KILLED it, his equipment was TOP NOTCH and he was able to read our room and play the music accordingly. He was funny, charming and HELPFUL!! He stepped out of his role as DJ and helped lay out food for our buffet! He also offers a photo booth and our guests LOVED IT!! We struck gold with Anthony, he’s our DJ for life!! Oh and the single ladies said he’s easy on the eyes! 😁 Thank you Anthony for being an absolute BEAST at your job, we all could tell you love what you do and tell Ma we said HEY!
Unique Sounds Entertainment & EventsUnique Sounds Entertainment & Events
Andrea W.
Logan provided his DJ services at my 50th Birthday party. He did an awesome job. We told what our favorite bands were and he played several of their songs. Loved how he taught the line dances. Will definitely keep him in mind for future events!
A Time to DanceA Time to Dance
Johanathan G.
The music was really well spread out during prom. I personally liked it because he is really good at scratching the records and making it flow with the crowd. He didn't play as many slow songs as people wanted but they could've just talked to him or made a playlist before prom. He was a pretty good DJ though
Wedding Crash KingsWedding Crash Kings
Erika b.
We needed a DJ short notice and when I say he came through he did just that. He show up on time he was very Professional and courteous and I would definitely use him again for our next events. And the music he played was in line with our vision and everyone had a great time.
Brothers Pursuing Success LLC.Brothers Pursuing Success LLC.
Shelby H.
Logan was the DJ at our wedding and he was great! A lot at our wedding did not go as planned or as scheduled, but Logan still went with the flow and did great! We also really enjoyed his dance lessons he did at the reception. He got a lot of people out there dancing, which was something we were afraid would not happen. Thanks Logan!
A Time to DanceA Time to Dance
Brenda N.
Djs: Sherman & Christopher 1)Punctuality/Early Arrival: Arrived early! Set up and ready to go before the first guests rolled in early! 2)Preparation: zoom meetings to get to know my fiancé and me prior to the reception. Sent a questionnaire for song selections and followed it SO WELL!!! 3)Professionalism: Amazing! Professional, fun, easy for our guests to approach! 4)Music Selection: On point! Played all of our “Must plays”, played from our “likes” list, and took requests from our guests! Great job reading what people were dancing to and adjusting to the crowd! 5)Friendliness: Couldn’t have asked for better DJs! Great with the adults AND the kids! Kids had no reservations about asking them to play songs. Interacted with us and all of our guests. Easily adjusted to some last minute changes. Even recommended a phenomenal place to go out to after the reception that fit our personalities to a T! Compliments from all of the guests!
Wedding Crash KingsWedding Crash Kings
Dwayne C.
The Brother Pursuing Success,are truly pursuing it!!!The brother Shaikeem is amazing!! No exaggeration the man does his thang!!He keeps the vibe respectable and hype at the same time!Catering to the music you like and to what you need as well!!A Peoples person truly made the night memorable for me and wife for her birthday!! Punctual and a trustworthy individual.Profeesional and Stand up guy and I can say the best all around DAMN DJ!Thank you so much from the bottoms of our hearts, man you have made this a wonderful night and one we will never forget!!BPS is a yessss,people!!
Brothers Pursuing Success LLC.Brothers Pursuing Success LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
What can I say about Vincent Holloway. Vince, was all I asked for in our search for a DJ. He paid attention to the detail we asked for and was very attentive to all our questions and request in setting up or event. When I arrived at our event Vince had already been there 3 hours and was set up and ready to do what he was there to do. He helped me set up and he even helped the venue people get our Twitter up and running. Vince is amazing, he's dependable and simply one of the nicest young men I have ever met. Do yourself a favor and search no further, this is your guy!
Hibachi StudiosHibachi Studios
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