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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.

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 Garden Grove djs
Kam L.
DJ Stoke went above and beyond for our event - he arrived and set up well ahead of time and stayed behind without any issues when requested. DJ Stoke created the much needed energetic atmosphere and conducted himself in an utmost professional manner. We look forward to working with DJ Stoke for our future events.
DJ StokeDJ Stoke
Thumbtack Customer
I had Michael Hobbs DJ my wedding and he was fantastic. He made it really easy for me before the wedding by always being there and making sure that I got all the songs that I wanted. My guests loved him at the wedding. Great DJ and I'd definitely have him again and refer him.
Temecula DJTemecula DJ
Thumbtack Customer
Lon Lee was great! He was pleasant, cheerful and professional. Should we ever have another need for a DJ, we will definitely be calling him!! Thanks Lon for all your work! It was the Luka-Loose Vow Renewal on 12-12-14.
DJ Lon Lee (My contact is in the profile picture.)DJ Lon Lee (My contact is in the profile picture.)
Cintia G.
Martin was so easy to work with and he is such a good DJ! All my guests loved the music he played. We literally danced to the very last minute of the evening. That's just how good he was. We would definitely hire him again and recommend him!!!
Thumbtack Customer
My partner of 24 years and I were married on November 21, 2015. Armando was great as our DJ for our wedding and reception! He met with us about a month before the wedding to discuss our choices for music. He did give us an outline of a typical wedding and how the music might flow throughout. Although we did not have a typical wedding, as we skipped a lot of the usual formalities, we did utilize the outline for a guide for our ceremony. The wedding music was perfectly timed by Armando before, during, and after the ceremony. Our music choices were very personal and important to us and we really appreciated his expertise as a DJ. He has a great voice for announcements yet remained unobtrusive to the guests and mood of the celebration. We would definitely hire him again.
The Personal DJThe Personal DJ
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