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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 New Brunswick djs
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing DJ!
No Stress Zone Entertainment LLCNo Stress Zone Entertainment LLC
Alvin W.
Ricky DJ was awesome!! I hosted a high school reunion and was initially going to play our own music. However, when our attendance numbers increased a lot, I knew it was time to sign on a DJ for our event. It was last minute but Ricky kindly took on our event. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure what I was getting by using Thumbtack but Ricky called me and told me everything about his professional background, experience and what to expect from enlisting his services as our DJ for our event. He totally sold me during that one phone call! And let me tell you, he did not disappoint! He was prompt, professional, courteous, and was the first one to get on the dance floor to interact with the guests and to get the party started. In addition, he gave us an excellent rate. Lets face it, we all need money but for the service he gave us based on the rate he charged, it is soooo very clear he is a DJ because enjoys what he does, is for the customer and takes pride in ensuring people have a great time! He was Heaven-sent! I highly, highly, highly recommend Ricky. Trust me you will not go wrong with this great DJ- (Alvin) Franklin High School Class of 88 Reunion Committee
NJ DJ Ricky's Party / Event ServicesNJ DJ Ricky's Party / Event Services
Danielle K.
DJ John was a true professional to work with! He is responsive, punctual and definitely goes the extra mile for your event. He made my mom’s retirement party an amazing night. I would recommend him to anyone for any event and will definitely call him for future parties!
Gotta Have Da Music & J&J Fun Foto BoothGotta Have Da Music & J&J Fun Foto Booth
Thumbtack Customer
DjByrdProductions DJ'ed my wedding for 70 people (8/2014). From beginning to end Hamilton was wonderful to work with! He made a trip from NY to NJ to meet and visit the venue and helped me stay on track with my planning. Everything he promised was delivered! Hamilton was super reliable and every thing went without a hitch. His music and technical expertise helped make my event just the right mix of sophistication and FUN. I got many comments about what a great party it was and that the DJ was "the best I've ever heard". I consider myself a pretty picky person and I recommend DjByrdProductions without reservation. Thank you, Hamilton, for your help making my wedding such a memorable success.
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