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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 Newark djs
Syneekwa J.
DJ TwinB is a wonderful dj. The music selection was great. He was very friendly and made my event very special. I will definitely be using him for future events, and recommending him to anyone who needs a dj!!!!
DJ TwinB Sound&LightingDJ TwinB Sound&Lighting
Thumbtack Customer
I looked for a DJ last minute. I have to say DJ Henry was great. I needed all Latin music since it was my parents 60 th surprise birthday party. He did a great job with the music. All of the guests enjoyed his music as well. I recommend him , he was amazing. Thank you DJ Henry
Los Focos Ent/Flashlight EntLos Focos Ent/Flashlight Ent
Thumbtack Customer
Ernest Chester did a great job. Happy to have him DJ our reception.
Electrified DJ ServicesElectrified DJ Services
Jennifer b.
He was the dj for my wedding. He was amazing i would definitely hire him again for any event. He had the guest dancing and played music that the guest would enjoy! He made the night the best!
Billionaire Sounds InternationalBillionaire Sounds International
Amy D.
Great DJ. Showed up on time and kept the party going. Showed flexibility to stay late when it didn't seem like our guests weren't ready to leave by the pre-determined end time. Would hire again.
Five Stars NJ DJ, Photography & More....Five Stars NJ DJ, Photography & More....
Thumbtack Customer
John was so amazing absolutely one of the best DJ I experience the entertainment the music was so good. and he is prepared for last minute changes and whatever come up. I am definitely using John again. John Thanks for everything.
Five Stars NJ DJ, Photography & More....Five Stars NJ DJ, Photography & More....
Stephanie C.
Dj Rambo was perfect. He showed up early and played music that catered to all of our guests ! He played music and got down on the dance floor to dance with the children! He certainly gave life to the party! Thank you again!
DJ RamboDJ Rambo
Sashayy S.
Me and wife got married on 09.17 , Dj amorri was so professional, helpful , and friendly . His communication was on point throughout our wedding planning process , he knows how to keep the crowd going and get the party started ! Thank you so much for your services and will certainly be booking again for our next event ! :)
Billionaire Sounds InternationalBillionaire Sounds International
Thumbtack Customer
I had my vow renewal and my husband's 30th birthday party. He played well, and is very affordable but his selection of reggae wasn't that good. I rated him well because he did play whatever was requested that he had. I think you have to be more specific about what you want from this DJ.
Kool DJ DeeKool DJ Dee
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