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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 West Chester djs
Lucy K.
Great Dj for good price!
DLG  EntertainmentDLG Entertainment
Jenna E.
Castles in the Sky were excellent DJs and musicians for my wedding. Highly recommend!
Castles In The SkyCastles In The Sky
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Brad is awesome! He even did live game play for our kickball game during the event! We couldn't have found a better DJ and will be calling him for all events in the future. Thank you so much Brad!!!
Laughing Out Loud ProductionsLaughing Out Loud Productions
John B.
Dj showed up two hours late and then proceeded to help himself to food and alcohol all night. I doubt very seriously that he even looked at our play list. My daughter the graduate who he was there to celebrate asked for songs that were on her playlist and was told by the dj they were to old. He required us to help him get setup and then left his car sitting in the middle of the driveway where we were setting up games. I wouldn’t recommend this guy to anybody. Also there were multiple times during the night when music stopped because dj was in bathroom or feeding himself. He played from 7:30-10:30. How many breaks does somebody need in three hours? Extremely unprofessional
DJ RamboDJ Rambo
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Reese was on time and great from start to finish. He was able to accommodate us with a last minute change due to weather which was great! I would definitely recommend him and use him again.
No Stress Zone Entertainment LLCNo Stress Zone Entertainment LLC
Boram L.
We hired DJ Prime for our wedding. He was responsive, polite and well organized, and we were very happy with his work. We provided a playlist and he filled in the rest of the time, did a great job of choosing what to play. During the actual ceremony we had a precocious flower girl, this delayed the movement and the music we had chosen came to an end before we made it to the altar. We had not discussed what to do in such a situation, but he handled it seamlessly, didn't miss a beat. It poured rain during our event, it was outside in a tent, but it went really well and I think it had a lot to do with DJ Prime. I had at least a dozen guests come up after the party and tell me how much they enjoyed his work, not to mention his dance moves. In short, I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a DJ.
Prime 1 Productions, LLCPrime 1 Productions, LLC
Canfield W.
When i say excellent it’s an understatement. My original DJ cancelled due to COVID four weeks before our wedding so the searching began. Joe was phenomenal throughout the process and was more excited to actually help us. Our flower girls walked into The Lion King can you feel the love tonight, he mixed mastered and had everyone partying throughout the night. People were even behind the DJ booth and he was so enjoyable. When i say if you have a party Bene is the guy i mean it. 100000% he is my go to for any function from here on our. Thanks again Joe
THE DJ JOE BENE -Professional DJ ServicesTHE DJ JOE BENE -Professional DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
Our event is not until November of 2015 so I can not comment on that part of it. Perry responded very quickly to me when I contacted him and was very helpful and accommodating ! My son, his fiancé and the family is very excited to hear him be the DJ for our wedding!
DJ Perry Angelozzi Event ServicesDJ Perry Angelozzi Event Services
Chelsea D.
Dj Greg was absolutely amazing! Greg coordinated with me for everything I wanted. He was very willing to work with us to make our wedding perfect, especially with our last minute requests!! Greg’s up lighting really brought our whole room together as well. We requested personalized songs per groomsmen/bridesmaid and Greg absolutely made it happen. Greg was very precise with all of our ceremony music and blended all of the music so well. He did all of our wedding announcements and for only meeting us the night of the wedding he pronounced everything so perfectly! Greg allowed me so submit a suggested song list and we had an amazing dance party. I can not even explain the compliments we received on Greg’s dj skills! He was very well mannered, he also has a perfect announcing voice! Greg brought our whole night together and went above and beyond for us...Doing extra organization that our coordinator should of done. I’m so glad that we found him. I couldn’t imagine hiring any other DJ. I’m so glad we got to spend wedding night with Greg! Thank you for everything!!
DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)
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