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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.

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 Carlisle djs
Gabrielle D.
Greg was a blessing. He stepped up when my other DJ canceled five days before my wedding. Greg put my mind at ease and was very professional. Everyone enjoyed the music and we all had a great time. I will hire Greg again for any DJ needs. Great to work with.
DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)
Ivonne W.
Amazing DJ, we live on a military Base in Carlisle PA, we have use Lucho services twice. Lucho never have problems entering the base.we highly recommend Lucho!
Dj Lucho EventsDj Lucho Events
Erick S.
The song selection was wonderful and professionalism was on par! The shoe game was so much fun and the wedding party had fun dancing the night away. It was sad to have it end so soon, but was happy this DJ was part of the wedding. Would highly recommend!
South Mountain Entertainment, LLC.South Mountain Entertainment, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Charles was excellent as our DJ. The music he picked along with our pics was a great crowd pleaser. Everyone was very happy with Charles. We definitely will call on him again. We passed out his business cards to everyone!! Thank you Charles for a wonderful day!!
Blue Galaxy EntertainmentBlue Galaxy Entertainment
Brian R.
I wasn't privy to any of this, but my husband and the venue owners relayed to me their issues with this DJ. The microphones apparently didn't work at all during set up. The Pastor was supposed to have one but it kept cutting in and out during the ceremony and at one point I think they turned it off entirely. My husband was supposed to have a lapel mic and they never got that to work either - too much gain I believe is what my husband said and the mic check ran too long so they ended up having to scrap it all together. And then my matron of honor who was doing a reading as well was supposed to have a mic and there was NOTHING set up for her to even attempt to speak out. We didn't find out about that until we were walking down the aisle. The only thing that did work, thank goodness, was the music, but I could've done that on my own. We paid for a DJ to have microphones and since none of them worked I'm sure our audio for our videographer during the ceremony will be poor quality now as well. I thought I was getting a good deal, but apparently you should look elsewhere and pay more for a ceremony DJ.
South Mountain Entertainment, LLC.South Mountain Entertainment, LLC.
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