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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 Trenton djs
Neesha W.
Great dj !
Prime 1 Productions, LLCPrime 1 Productions, LLC
Maryann B.
We were completely satisfied with Pro DJ Sound and Lights. DJ Ricky was wonderful to work with and we would hire him again!
NJ DJ Ricky Party ServiceNJ DJ Ricky Party Service
Bernadette M.
Excellent DJ! Exactly what I asked for!
NJ DJ Ricky Party ServiceNJ DJ Ricky Party Service
LaBella B.
My go to DJ Cameron and crew is spectacular.
A to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJsA to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJs
LaBella B.
He is an awesome DJ will call of needed in the future very punctual.
No Stress Zone Entertainment LLCNo Stress Zone Entertainment LLC
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Byrd djed my husband 50th birthday and our 10th wedding anniversary party. DJ Byrd keep the music pumping and my guest dancing all night long. He showed up well in advance of the party and was ready to go when my first guest arrived. He was very attentive to my music preferences and took requests. DJ Byrd even surprised us with a light show! I would absolutely recommend DJ Byrd and I look forward to using him again for my next event.
DjByrdProductionsDjByrdProductions
Lori H.
Was excellent. Kept the night moving and people on the dance floor. Would use again and recommend to anyone who needs a DJ.
A to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJsA to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJs
Nicholas H.
DJ Prime did an amazing job with our wedding. He guided us through everything via email leading up to the wedding, took requests for songs we prepared ahead of time and played them. The day of the wedding, he talked to us about everything, gave us suggestions on when to play certain songs, and helped us with getting guests to go get food. He even came out on the dance floor at one point and was instantly the center of attention with his fantastic dance moves. Overall a wonderful wedding thanks to DJ Prime! He is a must have DJ for any event!!!
Prime 1 Productions, LLCPrime 1 Productions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
If you're looking for an awesome D.J that provides friendly, professional service, look no further. Dj Vybe is the man. From the first time we spoke over the phone,( which happened to be almost 11pm.My fiance was freaking out because we hadnt booked our DJ lol) Dj Vybe was courteus, polite and accomodating. We exchanged emails, phone numbers that night and he was ALWAYS ready to make life easier for us. Thanks Vybe. All I can say is, Vybe definately rocked that party and he is already booked for our wedding November 3rd. Sorry guys.. lol We got him first..lol
Ranked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪comRanked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪com
Angela D.
I would recommend to anyone looking for a dj service! made my wedding a blast interacted with the crowd, great music, lots of compliments, and great priced!!! could not be happier!
Electrified DJ ServicesElectrified DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Ricky is the man! Started off the night with a minor equipment issue, but proved how he was a true professional by having back up equipment with him. Very attentive to what the people wanted to hear and kept us dancing all night long. It is my true belief that my wifes surprise party was so great because of this man!! Yes we will use him again for any occasion we need a DJ. Customer for life
NJ DJ Ricky Party ServiceNJ DJ Ricky Party Service
Gina O.
We couldn't be happier with our decision to use Castles in The Sky as our wedding DJ! Chris and Sarah were a pleasure to work with from the very beginning of our planning process all the way through until the conclusion of our event. Even though some changes had to be made to our original plans due to Covid, they were extremely accommodating and kept everything running smoothly. They did an amazing job reading our crowd and kept our dance floor going, despite having a smaller crowd. We loved that they not only were able to DJ our reception, but also were able to play beautiful live music for our ceremony and cocktail hour (and all at a great price)! We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ in the area.
Castles In The SkyCastles In The Sky
Mindy R.
DJ John did such an amazing job at our Latino/American wedding! He addressed everything I asked for and even made last minute changes possible! Great transitions and also great VJ!
Gotta Have Da Music & J&J Fun Foto BoothGotta Have Da Music & J&J Fun Foto Booth
Karen N.
They are great husband and wife DJ! They made our day so much fun! They made sure they did everything I asked for! Even the changes i made 30 minutes before my reception they were cool about it and got done! I would totally recommend! I loved them!
Castles In The SkyCastles In The Sky
Corrine E.
I couldn’t be happier with DJ Joe’s work at our wedding this weekend, I had picked out a bunch of songs to play and he threw in some of his own picks that were real crowd pleasers. Everyone was dancing and having a great time! Due to rain we ended up having to change our ceremony venue 3 days before the wedding and Joe was so nice about it and very flexible with us. Thank you so much for a fantastic night, Joe. 10/10!
THE DJ JOE BENE -Professional DJ ServicesTHE DJ JOE BENE -Professional DJ Services
Chris T.
I'm not even sure where to begin. Catherine was super responsive until she received a deposit. We had to make our own Spotify playlists. She arrived to the venue only 30 minutes prior to the ceremony and didn't greet either myself or my wife until we were literally lined up to walk into the wedding ceremony. She had zero personality. She was asked by several different people, myself included, to lower the music volume and just... didn't. Because she only arrived 30 minutes early, she had no time to troubleshoot a WiFi issue and her booth had to be moved by the venue and she was consequently set up by a table that was meant to be the furthest from the DJ speakers. I can barely speak from having to scream through every conversation I had all night long at my wedding. She was on her cell phone all night. She worked within my budget, but this is truly a case of getting what you pay for. Perhaps if I had paid her quoted price, she would've been a bit more professional. She was literally the only complaint about the wedding day and from multiple guests, including my mother, who could not hear at all because of the volume that Catherine outright refused to change.
Catherine StaglianoCatherine Stagliano
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