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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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 Long Branch djs
Christine c.
Canceled night before party & left us with no DJ
Mix To Go Music Group, LLCMix To Go Music Group, LLC
Rachael W.
We are so grateful that we chose to use Electrified DJ Services for our wedding. Earnest and his MC did an amazing job, using just the right combination of dance songs and casual music to meet both types of tastes at our event. They were excellent to work with too! We had a special request for the father/daughter dance which required specific wording to make happen and they executed it beautifully. We would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a DJ!
Electrified DJ ServicesElectrified DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
five stars entertainment was the best experience at the wedding. they kept the crowd entertained the whole night. people are still talking about them and asking where i found them. they will be my first choice for any party i do in the future. we love you dj johnny and thank you so much for a beautiful wedding. love omar and coleen
Five Stars NJ DJ, Photography & More....Five Stars NJ DJ, Photography & More....
Janelle I.
Justin was a fantastic dj! He is so pleasant to work with, always punctual, and even incorporated games with the kids which they loved! He played every song selection I requested and was very friendly and courteous to my guests and staff at the event. Being a father himself; he was excellent with the kids, they loved him! He guided us with when we should make speeches or do things at certain times and even got us the cake knife so we were able to do the cake. We highly recommend him. Thanks Justin for all of your help and hard work, you were a pleasure to work with! Look forward to using you again!
Sunset Sound Entertainment LLCSunset Sound Entertainment LLC
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