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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 Lakewood djs
Rubisela S.
DJ N'Sane did a great job. Would recommend to my friends. Thanks my son had a great time.
Thumbtack Customer
Dj FRNY was great! He was on time, had the music I requested, and he made our night! I would recomend him for anyones party. Thanks Luis, from Ruby.
Robert O.
Roger was very good! After we met and discussed our expectations aroud the type of music the special music we needed played and the timing of when it should be played he (Roger) exceeded our expectations. He is a great DJ and knows how to work the crowd. He also has a great set up for the different equipment he uses. I would recommend his services to anyone needing a GREAT! DJ. Thanks for making our party a great success! Rob
Chucky's EntertainmentChucky's Entertainment
Armando C.
Very responsive to all my concerns very professional kind easy to work with just an all-around great DJ for any special event will definitely use him again and recommend them to other friends and family
Crystal Note DJ CompanyCrystal Note DJ Company
Diego M.
I really liked the set up of the dj and the lights. It was very elegant. The music was good. For the most part there was music that I wanted but a broader range of music would not have been bad. The music overall was good though.
Creative Projects EntertainmentCreative Projects Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Chris did a fantastic job and everyone loved the music. My son who is special needs person loved his party and still cannot stop talking about DJ Chris. We would definitely hired him again.
Thumbtack Customer
When I first booked DJ Clean Kut (Andrew), for my husband's "Thirsty Thirty" birthday he was still new to Thumbtack and didn't have any reviews. I went with my gut feeling that he would meet and exceed my expectation so I hired him - the best decision I made!! Andrew played the music we wanted and whatever our guest requested. He was very professional and so quick to respond to emails which I so appreciated. I highly recommend DJ Clean Kut and will definitely keep him in mind for future events.
DJ Clean KutDJ Clean Kut
Thumbtack Customer
This DJ was very prompt and had great equipment and visuals, a microphone that worked also had a great variety of music..we were very impressed and VERY HAPPY with his services. Will be hiring him again for our next event. Thank you very much Sonido Universal.
Sonido Universal Spanish & English music videosSonido Universal Spanish & English music videos
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