Find a DJ near Wilmington, NC

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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 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 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 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.

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 Wilmington djs
Lisa M.
DJ AJ was awesome! Very responsive and goes with the flow. Loved having him DJ our wedding. I would recommend him to anybody!
DJ AJ (Always Jamming)DJ AJ (Always Jamming)
Thumbtack Customer
DJ TM was awesome! Created the perfect vibe for our end of school year pool party!! Highly recommend!!
DJ TMDJ TM
Kailey P.
He was great! When we left our wedding my husband couldn’t stop talking about how awesome the DJ was! He played all the right songs, the crowd was hyped the entire wedding. From the moment we hired him he was on top of it, asking mine and my husbands song requests, the order of the bridal party, and schedule for the first dances any announcement etc. Even the night before the wedding my husband wanted to send a last minute playlist and he had no problem including it!! We will definitely be hiring him for any events in our future! Thank you so much DJ Tommy G, you really did such an amazing job!! We couldn’t have hired a better DJ for our special day!!! Thank you!
DJ Tommy GDJ Tommy G
Robyn S.
What a very professional, kind, and talented DJ!!! DJ Pdogg showed up early in the day to check out his space, was at the event early in case any issues arose (and none did), and then had everyone dancing from the beginning of our party until the very end. He was always prompt and detailed when dealing with us during the booking and then followed through until the very end. We have already planned to book him for our event next year!
Dj PdoggDj Pdogg
Thumbtack Customer
Pat and his assistant were absolutely fabulous! We hired him to DJ our daughter's Sweet 16 party and he rocked the house! Excellent lighting and sound as well as an assortment of great games!
Ice Box Productions DJ ServiceIce Box Productions DJ Service
Ruthie P.
Amazing DJ! Showed up on time, did everything as asked, and what a great person to work with. Thank you for your selection of songs and having fun with us! You won’t regret hiring him!!
Lion Attitude EntertainmentLion Attitude Entertainment
Sarah M.
DJ AJ was one of the best parts of our wedding. Had the whole party rockin’. He kept up with us in the days leading up to the wedding and then really did a great job with everything on the day of. Professional, punctual, communicative, friendly, and just overall AWESOME.
DJ AJ (Always Jamming)DJ AJ (Always Jamming)
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