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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 Paterson djs
Mia M.
Amazing Dj!!!!!!
DJ RobFlowDJ RobFlow
Natanya F.
The Dj followed up even to the last minute to ensure that we had a Dj for our event even though we got a different vendor.
Worldwide DJs EntertainmentWorldwide DJs Entertainment
Bridget R.
Thank you DJ Big Al for making my night a success! From the start to the end the music was perfect as well as the lighting!!! 😃🙌🏻 Loved my grad party!
Big Al EntertainmentBig Al Entertainment
Jaclyn E.
Nick is the best dj I ever came acrosss....he plays very well and is very open to suggestion indeed a great service to us and my husband and I are very happy to have had nick joy us in our happy day....I definitely recommend him to any party event or any special event. Great job great service the whole package!
Pulse Entertainment NJPulse Entertainment NJ
Thumbtack Customer
I just wanted to write my quick review on my DJ Jose from party for free entertainment he did a phenomenal job MC in my wedding and providing all good lighting was on time and did everything we have asked for and more me and my wife truly satisfied with his service I will refer him to any upcoming events he is good at what he does music was good lighting was good no words can explain how grateful we were to have him there thank you very much Jose
360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths
Cindie J.
I gave him 2 stars only because he played music that's the only reason. but lets face it anyone can do that. I hired this DJ for 2 specific things the first he indicated he could play a DVD that would continuously loop throughout the night and second he could do the "dancing in the cloud" for my daughter. Keep in mind when reading this long review and please read it all before you hire this company. My daughters wedding at "The Brownstone" (yes the 'Housewives of NJ venue)and it was a formal affair. He showed up not as the young 30 something man in the video he supplies of a great party; but of a much older man. He also brought 2 13-15 yr old kids with him. The kids wore neon sunglasses all night. And jumped up and down like they were at a "Sweet 16" or a "Bar-Bat Mitvah" party. P.S. I had to pay extra on dinners for the 2 kids he brought. (that was not added into the final count given to the venue) We also had a band, which was great because in spite of the contract stating Louis will be there (alone) from 7;00 pm - 11:00 pm he left at 10:00 pm . And left the 2 Teen agers to finish up the night. (#RUKIDDINGME) I gave the DJ a DVD (see photo below) & just in case I also put the format on a "thumb drive". I told him repeatedly this was a surprise I backed it up with emails. IN spite of that he approached my daughter the bride at the cocktail hour and asked her for the DVD. I gave him the DVD and told him to play it before I get up to speak in front of a crowd of 166 people. WELL, Louis announces me I walk up everyone is looking at me and low and behold the DVD does not play. My speech that I had written was based on what was in the DVD. I hand him the "Thumb drive" and guess what he did not have equipment to play a "Thumb drive". So I am standing in front of everyone staring at me with a speech targeted for the DVD/THUMB DRIVE. I was mortified. I am not a speech giver and I am not an ad-liber … LOUIS MADE ME LOOK LIKE A FOOL Keep in mind I tested both the DVD and the Thumb drive before I left my house and both worked. Louis equipment is so dated he could not play a DVD or a THUMBDRIVE.#OMGin21st CENTURYADJCANTPLAYATHUMBDRIVE ;#LOUISMADEMEA JOKE. Then the "dancing on the clouds" WELL it was more like dancing in a THICK LONDON FOG it was so bad you could hardly see my daughter dancing with her new husband. REMEMBER I HIRED LOUIS FOR 2 SPECIFIC THINGS as you can see from the photo the fog begins to roll in & it got thicker and thicker. Then there is LOUIS himself WOULD RATHER ARGUE with you over placement of speeches and order of things or music request of the quest then just go with the request of the people that hired him. ANOTHER THING. My husband told him numerous times how to pronounce our last name (Jackter not hard right!) LOUIS announced us to our guest as JAKNER(#DJHASNOATTENTIONTODETAIL!) He told my cousins he could only take music request if the BRide herself on every occasion came up to him and gave permission. (#WHAT A JOKE!) we had a band and a DJ THANK GOD because LOUIS violated his contract and left the bldg. at 10:00 pm. The BAND "PICKLES" from NJ (would recommend to any NJerseyites) picked up and Jamned for next 2 hours. (#GREATPICKUPBYBAND) YES, we had non-stop music; but I had a band for that too....Remember I hired Louis for 2 specific things. There is so much more I could say...I am getting so aggrevated. You would think since Louis could not play my DVD he would have refunded some money ...BTW we had to give him the balance in cash before he started to play a tune!!! He had my cash in his pocket and did not offer anything back. WHY.. LOUIS DOES NOT KNOW THE SAYING "CUSTOMER SERVICE DO NOT ARGUE WITH CUSTOMER MAKE THEM HAPPY SO YOU CAN GET REFERRAL BUSINESS. And LOUIS shot out of the reception at 10:00pm LOUIS to you … I notice that you do respond to the reviews and again do not listen to your customers but rather argue with them in the review. I dare you to refute any one item I have written here....I AM QUITE CONFIDENT YOU CAN NOT REFUTE. P.S YOU OWE ME FOR 2 DINNERS & ANY REFUND YOU SEE FIT FOR NOT FULFILLING YOUR CONTRACT!! I remain displeased & aggravated.
A Touch of Class DJs , Photos, Video  NJ - NYA Touch of Class DJs , Photos, Video NJ - NY
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