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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.

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 Port Chester djs
Anjani G.
Loved loved loved the DJ! He was polite, professional and great with the music! :)
Your Way Entertainment and ProductionsYour Way Entertainment and Productions
Thumbtack Customer
I thought they did a great job, our DJ was very accommodating and everybody in the crowd was pleased. I would strongly recommend this business to anyone who is in need of DJ and we definitely would use them again
Magical Memories EntertainmentMagical Memories Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Byrd was the DJ at my daughters Sweet Sixteen party and he did a fabulous job. He was able to get the teens all out on the dance floor. He arrived at my venue ahead of schedule and played music for the full 4 hours. I was so nervous and worried about hiring a DJ on line and this was the best experience I have ever had. He was excellent and had a range of music and was very professional. His equipment and lights were amazing. I would recommend this DJ to anyone. His fees are very reasonable for the service that you receive.
Diana S.
DJ Tyrone what’s professional, courteous, and prepared. It was a school wide holiday celebration. He played pop music that was appropriate for elementary students to dance to. They had an amazing time.
DJ Tyrone EntertainmentDJ Tyrone Entertainment
Elizabeth C.
I Was pleased with Jose and the job he did. He was very accommodating, flexible and most importantly very professional. His music selection was on point based on our request. I would definitely recommend his services! Next time I have another function I will hire him again as my DJ and master of ceremony! Thank you Jose
360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths
Thumbtack Customer
MC Event ConsultingMC Event Consulting
Thumbtack Customer
EXTREMELY UNHAPPY CUSTOMER!!! When I made arrangements with TONY my request was very specific; classy mix of conversation and dance music. European dance mix, Latin salsa, and Russian pop. I provided 6-7 hours worth of music...NOT ONE SONG FROM IT MADE IT TO THE PLAYLIST!!! I checked in with Tony to make sure he was able to open the music. Tony reassured me that he WAS ABLE to and that all will be great. He sounded courteous, professional, intelligent and capable. When I hired TONY D. I was hiring based on HIS reputation and HIS reviews. WHAT I GOT WAS A PARTY WHERE GUESTS WERE WONDERING WHY WE EVEN BOTHERED HIRING DJ. Tony's wife switching with him an hour into the party (THIS was not discussed ahead of time, and when I asked about it this is the response I got "We have 7 djs unless your request a person, I have to send people where they are needed," so I guess my party was not that important)...SHE WAS WEARING SWEATS!!! The worst part of all, she did not have ANY OF MY MUSIC. She does not know how to DJ. She does not know the difference between dance music and conversation music. She also can't find music to save her life on the computer in front of her... When we asked for salsa she started to play merengue, than switched to a Latin mix...Not OK. And the rest of the stuff I asked for never made it to the playlist. She gave me some excuse about not having it on her computer...Why did it happen? WHY WAS I NOT CONTACTED AHEAD OF TIME TO FIGURE OUT THE MUSIC IF THERE WAS AN ISSUE?UNPROFESSIONAL TO SAY THE LEAST!!! Second salsa we asked for she played the same song and it took her a while to find it...I am not sure what your standards are, but this is unacceptable. WHAT I GOT WAS NOT WHAT I PAID FOR!!! BE CAREFUL WITH HIS "PROFESSIONAL".
Tony D's EnterprisesTony D's Enterprises
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