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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.

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 Tempe djs
Kristine I.
DJ Philip is just amazing. We were not planning to hire a DJ for our elopement wedding in Tempe, AZ initially, but found out that renting a PA System alone would be more expensive than having a DJ with a PA System. I talked to three different DJs here in Thumbtack and DJ Philip had the most reviews, and is affordable. After I read his good reviews I wanted him to be our DJ. He was quick to reply, accommodated us last minute and made our wedding day more memorable. He got all the songs I requested played during the wedding and when no one was dancing on the dance floor, he started it, showed some simple dance moves and next thing I know our family and friends were all dancing to his beat/ music. He made the party more fun and the best part of it was, he also talked to our guests and stayed with us until the end (even if it was already beyond the hours we paid for). You should hire DJ Philip and I promise you won't regret it! We love you DJ Philip! Thank You so much for being a part of our wedding day! :)
Blue Room Entertainment & Events, LLCBlue Room Entertainment & Events, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
He was absolutely excellent everything we needed him to do he did and then some wonderful music completely age-appropriate excellent DJ couldn't rate him high enough will refer him to every school that needs a DJ
Awesome Tune EntertainmentAwesome Tune Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
I loved having Blue Room and Phillip as our DJ. He asks the right questions and whatever you want he will stick to it. He really did an awesome job. i highly recommend him. Most DJ's charge you like crazy but he is a flat and fair price. I searched a TON for a good DJ at a fair price and we loved him. I have been to many weddings with a bad DJ and man it ruined the event. We are opening a wedding venue and going to recommend this service. Thanks for making our wedding amazing.
Blue Room Entertainment & Events, LLCBlue Room Entertainment & Events, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
He was a great DJ! He understood the crowd and played wonderful music. I'll be using him again.
The Illest PeriodThe Illest Period
Thumbtack Customer
He was the DJ for our wedding. Really cool guy, easy to work with, great music and coordination. I would definitely recommend booking him and would book him for any future events!
One Step Beyond ProductionsOne Step Beyond Productions
Stefanie C.
We asked DJ Joe to come to our school's open house event, and he was fantastic. We asked him to play family friendly music which can sometimes limit the selection but he did it - and the music was fun and lively. We would definitely recommend! Very professional, communicative and quality work.
Joe Martin Disc Jockey EntertainmentJoe Martin Disc Jockey Entertainment
Linda K.
Our whole experience with Noteworthy DJs was great. We were able to put together a fun dance list and Josh made it come alive. The dance floor never slowed down. We also asked for some "yacht rock" during dinner and he played the perfect songs. I highly recommend this company. Very easy to work with and they came through as promised!
Noteworthy DJs - DJs, MCs, Photo Booths & Light...Noteworthy DJs - DJs, MCs, Photo Booths & Light...
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