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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 New Bern djs
Justin K.
Where do we begin? From being punctual, to being flexible with our requests, requirements, and time.. Our DJ definitely made the reception the BEST reception ever. Song selections were perfect. All songs fit our very diverse group. Wedding games were excellent, everyone loved it! DJ announcing was nothing less than great! Super down to earth, and easy to work with! Not to mention a few pictures throughout the night! I HIGHLY recommend DJ Fuzzy Wuzzu from Live Action Events! I can’t thank you enough for the help in making our reception so great!
Live Action EventsLive Action Events
Kim M.
Awesome DJ! He responded to my inquiry quick and was available for our date on very short notice due to a cancellation. He kept the music (perfect selection btw)going and went with the flow. Given the amount of time he had to prepare for the event, I was highly impressed. Thank you so much DJ Smoove for helping make my Dads retirement party special.
Dj SmooveDj Smoove
Rachel P.
DJ AJ was such a pivotal and integral part of our wedding. He held us all together and kept us informed of anything going on at anytime. He was so polite and kind and truly wanted to make sure we had the best experience. DJ AJ held us together, literally lol. He was awesome and we care deeply about him and are so appreciative that we got to share our special moment with him!
DJ AJ (Always Jamming)DJ AJ (Always Jamming)
Thumbtack Customer
Glad to have worked this team. They kept in contact with the Brides and wedding director, and when the big night arrived so did they. The DJ kept the crowd involved and played all the special request. It was fun. If I ever have need of music entertainment Cyrax Sound will be the team I will think of first.
Cyrax Sound EntertainmentCyrax Sound Entertainment
Terri M.
DJ Smoove was amazing. Everyone loved his music, the playlist was perfect. He was early to set up. He worked with me trying to play a track off of Amazon music of my mom singing Moon River. She passed away a while ago and I had some recordings of her singing. I, the bride, was upset as it wasn’t downloading. He assured me it would work. It did. And everyone danced to my mom singing Moon River. Our wedding took place in our friends back yard along the Neuse River. It was all perfect. Thank you James for making our special day that much more. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND DJ SMOOVE!!!
Dj SmooveDj Smoove
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