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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.

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 Benicia djs
Barbara L.
Great evening...would hire DJ Shawdy again. Highly recommended.
DJ ShawdyDJ Shawdy
Audrey H.
DJ Jerrod was the best DJ I could have hoped to find! Super friendly guy, very professional and an all-around great attitude. He helped make my niece's wedding a great success. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
DJ JerrodDJ Jerrod
Summer W.
It was so great to have Tuese dj my party! He definitely kept the teenage crowd dancing and the kids on their feet all night! Great price for the four hours and was willing to work with my needs and requests. The best part was when he sang happy bday to my 16 year old! I think she had a tear! Very personable and professional and would use him again and again! I recommend to anyone looking for a dj u can count on to show up and rock the party!
DJ TueseDJ Tuese
Adrina C.
Thank you Wendell!!! This Quinceañera couldn’t have happened without you! Thank you for listening to our requests, for your recommendations. Wendell’s Dj service were bar none terrific had everyone out of their seats! Very professional, punctual, attentive, and responsive his mixing work was Perfect!!
Wendell ' DJ Dub T' ThomasWendell ' DJ Dub T' Thomas
Maya M.
Jessica was AMAZING!!!! She was everything I could hope for in a DJ, and she went above and beyond as the MC. Before we had arrived at the venue, she was already setting up her station and connecting with the vendors. Throughout the night she checked in with us before anything was done. She was super nice, helpful every time she came over to talk with us and was respectful of the timeline we wanted to stick to without making us feel pressured. I changed my venue so many times, probably 5 times and she was okay with the changes due to the current state of our world. Her communication, professionalism, and work quality was amazing! I can't wait for our big wedding reception next year so we can have her come again!! I highly recommend her for your DJ wedding or any other party needs!!!!!
Azure EntertainmentAzure Entertainment
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