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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.

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 Hayward djs
Thumbtack Customer
Great DJ, on time arrival, no hassle service, Good music and was able to get the party started!
1st Class DJ Services1st Class DJ Services
Anahi R.
Words cannot describe how happy and lucky my husband and I are to have chosen to hire Dj Stallion for our wedding. Dj Stallion went above and way beyond to ensure that all the important event were being completed on time. Dj helped us with getting all of our guests where they needed to be at the specific times and also organized our grand entrance as well as bouquet and Gardner toss, father and daughter dance, mother and son all and more without hiccups. He went out of his way to work with our officiant, photo and video vendors. They all also expressed how much they enjoyed collaborating with him. Thank you Dj I don’t think we could’ve had a better experience without you.
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Raylin M.
We celebrated my daughters graduation I needed an experienced DJ to be the entertainment. Thomas responded very quickly with a great price and was available to book my party right on the spot . He came with great sound system played a variety of music at are request . He even stayed longer because quests were still enjoying themselves. I highly recommend hiring him if you need a great Dj and affordable price !!!! Thanks again
DJTJ  DJ ServiceDJTJ DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
I was in charge of hiring the DJ for our college's Staff/Faculty Holiday Party and Anthony made me look really good. I heard many people say, "Good music," and "I really like the DJ." And we had a lot of people dancing by the end of the night. With only an idea of the age demographics, and no request list, Anthony kept us musically happy throughout cocktails, dinner and when it was time to get down! He has a very professional website, demeanor and is really flexible. A definite must-hire! Thanks for your help in making our party so great.
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Jasmin A.
Dave is super amazing! This was a late minute since our originally DJ had canceled on us. Dave was able to come up with a compromise since we had a tight budget. Dave and son did a good job. I would hire Dave again for future events and you should too. Thank you for coming once again!
Keep It Movin' EntertainmentKeep It Movin' Entertainment
Annelyn S.
This DJ is so unprofessional. First he’s free on NYE, then he’s not. We went through playlists, a lot of correspondences, and all of a sudden he states he may not be free after all. He even claimed that he didn’t know it was NYE. That was my first question to him. His response was that he’d have to charge more. Of which I agreed. I’m completely disappointed. He wasted so much of my time. Very unprofessional.
DJ Melly Mel ProductionsDJ Melly Mel Productions
Dawn B.
I would highly recommend Dave. He's very professional and his quality of work was phenomenal. He's able to capture the attention of my guests at all times keeping them engaged the whole time at the party. Dave and his son were so easy to work with and made sure that our program flow was spontaneous. Dave was very proactive in coordinating with me to ensure that our program is on point. He had state of the art DJ equipments. We also loved that he had the bubbles machine working and had a beautiful lighting effect. Both the adults and kids had so much fun with it. He even came early to set up at the venue. I would definitely hire Dave and his company again. He is so reasonably priced for such an excellent quality of work that he provides.
Keep It Movin' EntertainmentKeep It Movin' Entertainment
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