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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.

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 Buffalo djs
Thumbtack Customer
Great DJ! Interacted with crowd, played a great mix of music, and was fun. We'll definitely be using Your Event DJ RJ for future events!
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Danyun Q.
RJ was a rare jackpot I found on Thumbtack for my wedding DJ (few other projects didn't work out). He was professional, kind, and extremely accommodating. Had great ideas and was so pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend him for any DJ related needs. Thank you RJ!
Your Event DJ RJYour Event DJ RJ
Thumbtack Customer
DJ was excellent! accommodated to our song requests and was prepared! I would definitely recommend her and will use for upcoming events!
Thumbtack Customer
We had Bill DJ our Dad's 70th birthday on pretty short notice. He was professional, read the crowd, and easy to work with.
Brittany P.
DJ SPK was absolutely fantastic! She was available short notice and still managed to schedule a phone call with me, worked hard to understand the vibe of our wedding guests, was flexible with our schedule, and so much more. I am extremely grateful for her and genuinely didn't even have to think (worry) about the music. She handled everything and excellent planning on her part guaranteed the night went on without any issues. I 100% recommend DJ SPK!
Michael P.
We brought out their company/DJ for a college silent disco event and it went perfectly! They were responsive to all my messages and responded in a timely manner. We'd love to work with them again!
Mia B.
DJ SPK did a fantastic job engaging my guests during my moms 70th birthday celebration. She was very attentive and exceeded my expectations. I would definitely rehire her for any of my future events.
Ashley R.
WNYDJ was amazing! Being a bride, you have so many things to worry about. Having WNYDJ as our DJ, was one less thing I had to worry about on my wedding day. The music was in good hands. Everything he played was exactly what I wanted. With an intro call, and a call a couple days prior to the wedding, everything was ready to go the day of. He guided me through the process, letting me know what I needed to chose specific songs for. I would recommend WNYDJ to anyone looking for a wedding or small party DJ.
Wembley L.
DJ Baby Boomer Box was very professional to work with. He came to the event with a team that made sure all our guests requests were fulfilled when they wanted a particular song, there was always someone at the table so the music was always going, and they played a variety of music that was in addition to the songs that we provided on our playlist. He was able to find songs that suited our taste based on our suggestions for what music to play. I would definitely recommend them for any future events because they are a family business where everyone takes part in making the wedding or party enjoyable. DJ Baby Boomer Box was very affordable and provided quality services throughout the evening.
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John H.
Jess was incredible to work with! She got back to me right away and totally understood what I was looking for. Our event was a surprise birthday party for my 30 year daughter and her friends with a Bravo tv theme. We had rather specific music in mind and Jess instinctively knew what we wanted: Bravo theme songs; 90s music; some country and current pop music. She had it all! Best of all she was very friendly and fun and didn’t talk over the music or party like some DJs do. All the guests loved her and several want to use her for their weddings and other events. She’s by far the best DJ I’ve ever worked with!!
Beth H.
Jessica is a true professional Showed up on time, totally knows her music and was a crowd pleaser. She is a rock star DJ. I would recommend her for any occasion. Guests said this was the best event they ever attended. That's because Jessica really got the party started!!!! And kept it going. She is awesome!!!!
Thumbtack Customer
RJ provided the music for an Employee Recognition and Holiday Event. He was on time and did a great job as the DJ. I was really impressed with the way in which he walked around the hall with an app on his phone checking the sound levels to make sure they were at an appropriate level. We will definitely consider using him for future events!
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Thumbtack Customer
Tim did such amazing job. From the first to the last song he had almost everybody on the dance floor. Any song you wanted he had. He made it such a fun and memorable night that I will never forget. I highly recommend Tim for your DJ at your wedding or any other event you may have.
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Julie A.
4/7/18 was my dads 75th surprise bday party. 716 entertainment (Nicholas) was the DJ and Rhonda was the photographer! I can’t say enough about the wonderful job they both did! They had attention to detail, were engaged with the event, extremely personable and friendly. The guest loved them! They were like family for the night! My mother said he did the right amount of talking, playing music and engaging the guests. If your considering a DJ, look no further! I promise you he is the Best!! The photographer Rhoda was amazing, so sweet with a fantastic personality, and always taking that “in the moment picture “. B/c u only have 1 x to get your event correct. No do overs. Hire them! They will not disappoint!!! Btw... I rarely give such high ratings unless deserved ! These were well deserved
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Michele m.
I hired Jess from VIBE for my wedding. We decided last minute to hire a DJ and she went above and beyond to help us plan. She was even patient with me when I procrastinated in getting my paperwork back to her. She was very organized and professional. Her price was very reasonable. She’s also very personable and sweet. I would highly recommend her for any event!
Raquel B.
We couldn't be happier with how our event went and Jessica played a huge part in that success. She was able to accommodate our wedding date on short notice and helped provide us with suggestions that fit our vision. Her calm and confident demeanor helped comfort us, knowing that the wedding and emcee services were in good hands. All of our guests had a great time and I'm happy to both recommend and vouch for Jessica's DJ services.
Ryan L.
Bill was the DJ at our wedding reception, and we are very happy with how things turned out. The music that he chose for dinner was absolutely perfect, based on just giving him a general idea of what we wanted. He kept people out on the dance floor all night long, playing a good mix of what we specifically requested, requests from guests, and other songs that he successfully chose based on reading the room. Our guests had a great time!
Laura M.
We are thrilled! I'm confident that Vibe is an excellent choice for anyone who needs a DJ - Jessica was perfect for our wedding. She seemed to "get" us - I recommend especially if music is important to you and you have specific taste. But beyond that, she's good at reading the crowd and guiding the party as well! She is never corny, but still fun - our guests loved her. Her equipment was great and a consultation was included. She was very responsive to all inquiries, which I was also very thankful for. Literally couldn't have been better. Thanks, Jessica!
LoriAnn F.
I haven’t had much experience working with DJs but 716 Entertainment seemed to hit all the marks for customer service and I’m thankful to have stumbled on them. I was impressed with their professionalism and reliability. Nick did a thorough job helping me plan my event, i.e., coming up with ideas, sending me reminders, etc. and everything worked out seamlessly. The cake was just as I expected and Rhonda did a great job on the details. These guys aim to please and are proud of the work they do, I would definitely consider hiring them for your event.
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Angelo C.
Excellent!!!! I never used thumbtack before, let alone hire someone through it, but I am SO GLAD I did!!! I just got married this past weekend with about 8 weeks to plan it and Jay was awesome! He was in constant contact with me from start to finish, working out every detail in an easy going fashion....which, for anyone planning a wedding, was a huge relief. They weren’t only meticulous, they set up early, worked with everyone wonderfully, and most importantly kept the party going all night! Superb DJ that I highly recommend to say the least!!!!!
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