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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 Hoboken djs
Diana H.
DJ prime is amazing!!! He was the best vendor that we worked with for our wedding. He is responsive, punctual, and so easy to work with. He made sure everything we requested was delivered. And he is an awesome dancer!!! Hire DJ Prime!!! You won’t regret it!!!
Prime 1 Productions, LLCPrime 1 Productions, LLC
Jessica B.
Michael is a phenomenal dj! We had guests on the dance floor the entire night. He played all of our song requests and he also played such a great variety of music so everyone could enjoy it. A dj can make or break your wedding and Michael made it fantastic!
DJ DembyDJ Demby
Thumbtack Customer
Dj Allan was great! He made our re-opening event fun with a wide selection of music everyone enjoyed.
Came in clutch and saved the day. My event had no Dj until today. Thank you so very much really appreciate it
Vanessa M.
Latin/ American DJs was very professional. My family and friends enjoyed the music he played all night long. He was very responsive throughout our planning process. Hire him!!
360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths
Thumbtack Customer
Mike was the DJ/MC at our corporate event. It is worth mentioning that there was no time for preparation for this event and Michael did his best to make it unforgettable. He is fantastic, easy to work with, efficient and all round great guy. He is also very accommodating and kept the party rolling! I can't express how professional, wonderful, and amazing he was! The music was great and he played everything we asked for! Mike was reasonably priced and promptly returned all emails, which was extremely important for us. We highly recommend him.
MVP ProductionsMVP Productions
Kathryn M.
DJ Nate did a fantastic job with our intimate wedding that involved a ceremony, cocktail hour, and dancing. We provided him with a few playlists (one for ceremony portion, one for the cocktail hour, and finally one with tons of dancing music). He read the room well and mixed the music we provided beautifully. He really took our direction well and provided his own suggestions when needed, it was great to collaborate with Nate on our special day and we’d definitely work with him again in the future.
DJ Nate SlateDJ Nate Slate
Anastasia K.
Rich is amazing. We hired him for our wedding and I can't say enough of how great he was, from his professionalism to quality from the very beginning. He cares about his work and wants to hear what you envision for your event, and he works to make that happen. We had some specific requests and he was so great about fulfilling them. He also was able to see from a small list of songs what type of music we wanted and was able to just take it from there without us having to worry. I also really recommend hiring him, in addition to DJ, for a photobooth. It was a really cool design for the booth and modern looking, unlike anything I've seen (I wish I had a picture of it!). Our guests had a blast. I seriously recommend him, and he's one of the best vendors I've ever worked with. Thank you, Rich!
Rich DiFeoRich DiFeo
Jennifer F.
The before the event communication and professionalism Wes provided was excellent. You felt assured he understood what your ask was and what you expected. He was punctual and provided the equipment for our ceremony. The microphones went out during our ceremony and Wes was there to assist. We provided Wes with a play list of some songs that we wanted to hear throughout the night. We are from the Caribbean and there are songs that we like to hear. We provided the playlist as a supplement to the music Wes would be playing. We did not think what we provided would be the foundation. The dj always runs the vibe for any event or party. Unfortunately for us the vibe was not completely what we wanted. I spoke with Wes after my wedding and he was very open and receptive to my feedback. I was also very open to what he had to share. At the end of the day I had a beautiful wedding and I am choosing to look at the glass half full instead of half empty.
Bwess Entertainment DJ & Karaoke ServiceBwess Entertainment DJ & Karaoke Service
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