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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 Schenectady djs
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic... Not knowing at the time of hire that this was Dj Becky's first gig, we thought "What" this was very professional, fun and she was able to get everyone dancing!!! So we hired her again and had the same experience!!! Way to go DJ Becky!!!
Funk in the Trunk DJsFunk in the Trunk DJs
Thumbtack Customer
Lloyd was great! He was the DJ for my retirement party - right on the ball ..well organized - had all the music needed even music I needed that wasn't too popular - My friend who is VERY picky was so impressed she took his cards and said he was her new DJ !
L.A. Sound ProductionsL.A. Sound Productions
Tina T.
I would recommend Sal for any occasion that a dj is needed. He did an excellent job on my daughters wedding!!
Music by Sal (Albany DJ)Music by Sal (Albany DJ)
Lucy B.
Very friendly and nice to have as part of the party. The music was great and made for a fun party. Can’t wait to hire this DJ again!!!
Sample Ama Ent LLCSample Ama Ent LLC
Emma S.
DJ Rambo was awesome. My family and I had a blast dancing to all the songs! Definitely made my wedding special! Thank you!!
DJ RamboDJ Rambo
Aisha W.
Excellent service. I will book with DJ Rambo for every special event that I host. Thank you again for an excellent service. Couldn't ask for anyone better.
DJ RamboDJ Rambo
Lora m.
Our family has found the most amazing DJ. We hired him for my daughters wedding and he was wonderful! Very professional. He not only came in and set up early, but assisted us with a few things as our day was off to a rough start. He had everyone up and enjoying themselves in no time. He played exactly what we asked and included the children as well. He was well organized and able to engage with everyone. Highly recommend . You will be happy with this choice! From now on , when we need a Dj ...we know where to go!
Ranked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪comRanked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪com
Thumbtack Customer
Tom from Your Way was great. He was right on with the music. I needed a dj in a pinch and Tom was right there all the way with me, from our first contact until the end of the party. Everyone had a good time and I would go with Tom from Your Way again.
Your Way Entertainment and ProductionsYour Way Entertainment and Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Michael was the DJ for our daughter's Sweet 16 party at Mallozzi's in Schenectady. First of all, he came from about an hour away but was all set up when we got there. Even before the party, he allowed my daughter to pick her own playlist and set up a program of events. He was personable and friendly. Every one felt he did a great job-especially my daughter. He also looked like he was having a great time!!
MTC DJ ServiceMTC DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
Lloyd is absolutely amazing! From the moment we met him we liked him and had a good feeling we had found the right DJ for our wedding. We were very right, he did an outstanding job and we cannot give him a higher reccomendation! Our wedding music was perfect and he did great at rolling with any and all unexpected changes there were to our previous plans. Look no further, Lloyd Church has extremely competitive pricing and is awesome at what he does!
L.A. Sound ProductionsL.A. Sound Productions
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