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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.

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 East Orange djs
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Byrd did my daughter's birthday party and it was nonstop dancing. I will definitely use him again for other events.
DjByrdProductionsDjByrdProductions
Thumbtack Customer
Allen is a cool DJ but he didn't have songs for the older crowd and as a island guy he should have all different kinda music
Dj ALDj AL
Thumbtack Customer
Our wedding was on April 12, 2014. I really enjoyed having Gary as my DJ. He was extremely professional, patient, and prompt in his communications throughout the whole process. His prices were very reasonable and helped me and my now husband to stay within our budget. Gary also provided a custom monogram and uplighting for our event which enhanced the space and made it look even more beautiful. He showed up early and by the time we arrived everything was set up beautifully. The music he played was diverse and crowd pleasing. There was something for everyone. Many of our guests are still complimenting us on our DJ and want his information. Gary paid special attention to our requests and made sure we had what we wanted, exactly what an awesome Dj does. I am so glad he was a part of our wedding day! Thanks Gary!!!
GNJ DJ & Photobooth ServiceGNJ DJ & Photobooth Service
June A.
My experience with Kevin was a joy from beginning to end. I had initially planned a last minute Sweet 16 party for my daughter. So I knew by the timeframe venues and DJs would have been extremely limited and not available for the date requested. Not only did he call to ask about her taste in music he also suggested different venue locations to suit my needs and budget for party, which was greatly appreciated. He arrived on time, handed her friends party favors and everyone enjoyed themselves making her night a success! I would definitely keep him in my contacts for future party needs.
Kreative Soundz EntertainmentKreative Soundz Entertainment
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