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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 Fremont djs
Linda G.
DJ was great to work with! He's a pretty chill guy and made the experience also chill. We had a few requests that were out of DJs equipment supplies (3 sites for a wedding), and he somehow made it happen. Thanks DJ!!! You are awesome!!!! :D
DJTJ  DJ ServiceDJTJ DJ Service
Kamini K.
DJ Johnny is really a good at work and he did a Bollywood party for us and he was too good at it. It was really a worth having him as our DJ
DJ JohnnyDJ Johnny
Thumbtack Customer
Very great DJ he had kids dancing and played my list. Very reasonable Smiles
DJ JESSE J.A.M.S.DJ JESSE J.A.M.S.
Rita T.
Lewis made our party really fun with his exceptional DJ skills. He was open to suggestions and type of music that we wanted.
The Fire DJsThe Fire DJs
Hanna A.
Joshua was a fantastic DJ who helped make my sweet 16 so sweet :) highly recommend him for a wide range of events
Joshwayy ProductionsJoshwayy Productions
Chi h.
Roxwell Rocks 🎸 He made our event so successful and so much fun. If you want to hire a DJ, you definitely need to call Roxwell.
A New Day And Time EntertainmentA New Day And Time Entertainment
Lucy H.
Maximus Clean was a DJ at our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration and he was GREAT!. Played the music we wanted, a great MC, reasonable in price, and all our guests liked him alot.
Maximus Multimedia DJ ServicesMaximus Multimedia DJ Services
Rae C.
DJ Elaz was PERFECTION at my Daughter Sweet 16.. He played upon Request.. He kept Us ALL on Our feet all night… I’ll definitely be booking with Elaz Again
DJ ElazDJ Elaz
Levi R.
So glad I chose DJ Thomas for our party last night. All our guests enjoyed the music he played and he accomodated all our requests. Great job!
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Thumbtack Customer
First time I have hired a DJ. I hired Charles Bell to DJ my daughter's Grad/Achievement party. Charles was great! He was professional, arrived on time, played great music, took requests, and also provided a wireless microphone and a projector and screen for our video/slideshow. His equipment is professional and he even plays videos to go along with his music. Charles was very responsive to my texts and emails and was also able to work with me to accommodate my budget!
PPI Productions & Entertainment Ltd.PPI Productions & Entertainment Ltd.
Hanzhi L.
Great experience working with DJ Stallion! He showed up on time on our wedding day, and have everything set up. He played all the songs we requested, and his white-space selection was great too. He MC thru-out our wedding, and let us know what we supposed to do (we were having a backyard wedding, and we didnt have wedding planner). I strongly recommend DJ Stallion, and hope there will be future opportunities to work with him again.
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Cheryl M.
DJ Stallion was everything he advertised - from our initial phone call to discuss music selections to the day of the event itself. Arrived early and was set up with music playing when guests began to show up. He played everything I requested in advance and transitioned between songs flawlessly. The guests loved it and he fed off the energy of the crowd, pumping his fist, bobbing his head and really made my Birthday party one to remember. Liked the jams so much I requested an additional hour. Friends and family raved about it afterwards, very happy I found DJ Stallion and would recommend him to anyone who loves music and wants a quality experience for any event.
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Sandi O.
We hired DJ Stallion for our daughters wedding. He was a delight to work with. Not only was he professional but easy and flexible to work with especially since we had no idea what we were doing. He guided us through the entire process and made numerous changes so I guess we were not the easiest clients to work with. That being said, he was the easiest person to work with I would highly recommend him and would use him again! Sandi
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
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