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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.

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 Gilroy djs
Vianca C.
DJ Alex was punctual, prepared, and flexible. Many unexpected things happen on a wedding day, but music should not be something you have to worry about. We chose the perfect wedding dj. Our wedding guests loved the music.
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Claudia C.
Shannon was very responsive when I reached out for a DJ on Thumbtack. I was very impressed with his professionalism. He provided all the information and details I needed to feel comfortable with the price I would be paying. Although I could not use his services this time, due to not enough guest attending our 12-24 party. I would definitely call him for my next party. He is very down to earth, kind and experienced which I really appreciate. He has several DJs working for him. I wanted a DJ who could play Latin and regular 80s music. He had just the DJ for me already to go. If you read the other reviews you can see he is just the kind of DJ one would want to hire. Thank you, Shannon for taking the time to listen to my needs and set me up with just the right DJ.
SKA Entertainment 2015-2022 Platinum Top Pro!SKA Entertainment 2015-2022 Platinum Top Pro!
Brenda B.
The music at my wedding was great and I cannot think DJ TJ enough for making my day so special.
Professional DJ ServicesProfessional DJ Services
Jackie R.
DJ Alex is very friendly, he made sure that he played the music that we wanted to hear. I highly recommend him.
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Lionel C.
DJTJ is absolutely amazing!!! He was the DJ for our wedding and everything was perfect!! He’s very professional and definitely knows how to engage with the crowd and keep everyone on the dance floor!! He goes above and beyond to make sure everything is exactly the way you want it, he communicates very well and in a timely manner. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ.
Professional DJ ServicesProfessional DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Aaron was great to work with. He made sure we got a chance to meet a couple times before the wedding and was very receptive to our ideas and also happy to make suggestions based on his years of experience DJing events. We were impressed with the thought he put into creating our sets and appreciated his flexibility when we got behind schedule. I'm sure ours wasn't the first wedding in history to run behind but nevertheless we thank DJ Aaron for his patience! We highly recommend him for events in the Bay Area.
Aaron Eeg and AssociatesAaron Eeg and Associates
Heidi F.
Great service from the time I made contact on Tumbtack to finishing our party that night. Very professional, everyone loved the music, the lights and laser were very cool too. This was our first DJ at a house party and after this experience will be return customers. Thanks again!
Block Party EntertainmentBlock Party Entertainment
Rebecca O.
Dj Sean was on time and friendly. He did not arrive with lights and fog machine as discussed because As he put it, when he saw the venue he thought it looked pretty well equipped. To his credit he sent someone to go get a small fog machine that didn’t really work. is still learning how to read the crowd. His musical choices were often mediocre and he kept his head hunched over in the computer(which was not powerful enough to push a strong bass) instead of keeping the crowd going.
Dj Sean KirkDj Sean Kirk
Vickie H.
This Dj was awesome not only did he schedule us in at the very last minute (like one day notice) he played exactly what I asked for at the right times. His observation of the crowd was on point and he intuitively knew what songs to play and the volume to play them. He was engaged with the crowd, taught us a few shuffles (fun fun fun) and danced right along. Very professional and very accommodating. He definitely went put of his way. Like 75 miles out, 150 rd trip, if that's not accommodating, what is. He deserves all 5 stars plus 5 in my opinion. Thank you! For making our celebration a memorable one!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌝
A New Day And Time EntertainmentA New Day And Time Entertainment
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