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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 Lancaster djs
Stephanie T.
DJ Topedo was an amazing DJ for my wedding! He is very flexible and willing to work with you if you have specific songs you want played. He was an excellent MC for our reception entrances as well. Excellent service and all around great person to work with! HIGHLY recommend!!!!
DJ Topedo & Co.DJ Topedo & Co.
Thumbtack Customer
This company is absolutely fantastic! They were able to DJ my school's first dance in seven years and the students could not stop raving about how fun all three DJs were. They were very prepared for the dance and all of the songs were fun and appropriate. I highly recommend this service for any school function!
B&B Light and SoundB&B Light and Sound
Andrea H.
DJ Greg was great! Our guests had a great time at our wedding dancing and singing along. Lighting was perfect and song selections were great! Definitely recommend!
DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)
David L.
Mike did a great job filling in last minute when our normal DJ couldn't make a gig. Looking forward to working with Mike again on New Year's Eve!
rock n roll express djs
Amanda D.
DJ Topedo did a great job providing entertainment for our 14-year-old daughter's birthday. He was professional and flexible, accommodated all of her music requests, and kept everyone having a great time. Highly recommended!
DJ Topedo & Co.DJ Topedo & Co.
Julie D.
DJ C was great for our wedding! He kept everyone dancing no matter what was happening. we had a blast and danced the night away! He surprised us with uplighting which was such a nice touch. Thanks so much!
A to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJsA to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJs
Amy A.
If you want a DJ with a great personality who will make everyone have an amazing time at your wedding you need to hire FM Sound productions. The lighting was amazing and everyone at my wedding absolutely loved it. Not only was everything great but he is very reasonably priced!
FM Sound Productions, LLCFM Sound Productions, LLC
Tera J.
Dj prime did an amazing job make our wedding day perfect. From the ceremony to the reception, everything was awesome. This man even got out on the dance floor and put on an off the chains break dance performance. He brought life to our most important day!
Prime 1 Productions, LLCPrime 1 Productions, LLC
Darnell D.
Dj Wah-Heed is a good dude. His communication be on point, he played music we like to hear, and his rates are fare. We ran into a little drizzle for our outdoor event and he was still on time. We got another one for our team of events for sure.
DJ Wah-HeedDJ Wah-Heed
Thumbtack Customer
Was very entertaining and patient with the kids when playing the games. They basically hosted the party for me the kids loved it and had a blast including the adults . Everyone kept asking me where i found them from and was very impressed . Thank you again will always have them as dj thanks guys!
Parisan & Sons EntertainmentParisan & Sons Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
I recently hired Parisan and Sons Entertainment for my wedding on August 22, 2015. Brian Parisan did an outstanding job in every aspect throughout our one on one interactions, the planning, the ceremony and the reception! Brian not only meet my expectations of what he could provide he exceeded them. Our wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Landis Valley Farm Museum in the Yellow Barn. We had a little over a hundred people in attendance. While going through the hiring process with several DJ's, Brian impressed me the most. Brian was very knowledgeable and clear about his sevices and was there ever step of the way throughout the process! If you are looking for a DJ, look no further Parisan and Sons Entertainment is the one! Brian was very organized, offering exceptional suggestions and detail to our special day. We had some tight scheduling needs in meeting at the venue for an initial walk through as well as our rehearsal and Brian was able to be there for both. My thanks and appreciation goes out to Parisan and Sons Entertainment for helping to make our special day so special. We would not hesitate to hire again if ever in the need for DJ services in the future!
Parisan & Sons EntertainmentParisan & Sons Entertainment
Lisa B.
Barry is very easy to work with! He's very personable and makes sure he has every song you want! He offers a military discount which I thought was really nice honoring those who have or still serve! Another bonus is he takes photos for you of your reception at no extra charge to add to your Facebook page! All in all I'd use him again and definitely refer him to anyone in need of Rickin DJ :)!
The Music MannThe Music Mann
Samantha K.
In the beginning Mike was very attentive and made us feel confident that our big day was going to be amazing …. But then the big day arrived and everything went south…. We gave him specific instructions on when to start songs and that didn’t happen at all … his equipment is super limited in how much music he can play. Not to mention his wife was super rude to a lot of our guests and rolled her eyes multiple times at our guests which is very disrespectful! He didn’t do my intro into the ceremony correctly and started it way too soon so my special surprise reveal for my husband was wrecked . Then he sped through introducing the wedding party so none of them had time to do any fun dances …. Then we had our first dance as husband and wife and he cut the song short ! Never have I heard a DJ cut the bride and groom first dance short…. Then during the father daughter dance the music was way too low and we kept motioning to him to turn the music up and he wouldn’t listen. We also requested clean versions of songs which that did not happen…. All in all it was not what we expected out of a professional DJ and we were very disappointed…. Unfortunately we will not be using him again nor would I recommend him.
rock n roll express djs
Thumbtack Customer
Sweet man. Great lighting. Hard working. Only complaint is we were under the impression he knew what he was doing. We were asked to fill out a paper with the music we would want to play. Examples being first dance, cake cutting song, ect. After a thorough consultation we felt comfortable leaving things in his hands. Sad to say some songs we wanted to have played during the evening that we had plans for adding a show for our guests were not played. Songs we personally wanted to hear played were played when we weren't in the room (bride and groom need restroom breaks). Possibly not a deal breaker for others looking for a dj. But after a consultation and having papers written with what music we want played, how could it go wrong?
Parisan & Sons EntertainmentParisan & Sons Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Brian was extremely accommodating in every way. Even though I booked at the last minute,we quickly set up a meeting, and he met me at my house where we reviewed my song preferences and how I wanted the evening to go down. He answered my emails and questions promptly and in a professional manner, and he added extra songs to my playlist at the last minute. He found all my favorite songs, downloaded my four-page list of song choices quickly, and even gave me a USB flash drive of my songs, including a taped recording of my tribute to family and friends at the party. At the party, he did a great job of mixing fast, dance music with slow, love song music in tune with the mood of the party. Brian seamlessly blended my extremely eclectic mix of alternative, rock, tango, and jazz, pop, classical, rap, and R&B music; sometimes the music was more muted and of a background nature when it needed to be, and at other times the music got everyone off their feet onto the dance floor. I could not have asked for better service. And to top it off, his price was very reasonable. I highly recommend Brian's DJ services.
Parisan & Sons EntertainmentParisan & Sons Entertainment
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