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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 Lodi djs
Katrina Y.
We loved Dj Alex and would hire him again!!! Thanks for everything...
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Justine J.
I honestly can’t think of a single thing that I can complain about DJ Stallion. He was independent and professional, and he truly made me feel at ease at my own wedding! Despite all the unknowns that could be involved in a wedding, he made sure the wedding ran smoothly, the guests were having fun, and that the bride and groom were happy! DJ Stallion’s service was remarkable - I’ve been bragging about my wedding DJ ever since!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Jennifer M.
DJ Roxwell did an excellent job for my 50th Birthday party! He tailored the music to exactly what I wanted. Played all the requests we asked for. Super friendly and professional. I appreciate that he answered all my messages quickly! I would highly recommend!! thank you DJ!!
A New Day And Time EntertainmentA New Day And Time Entertainment
Brittany L.
DJ Stallion was AWESOME! Took all our requests through the night, got people dancing, it was a lot of fun! He was super personable and has a ton of experience! I HIGHLY recommend him and his team!!!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Jason w.
DJ Regency not only played our song for our wedding dance we performed but was on que for the entire wedding event. They were also prepared with song request from the guest and made the event a lot of fun..
Top Secret Wedding Band and Regency Wedding DJsTop Secret Wedding Band and Regency Wedding DJs
Eulises L.
I’m so disappointed on this app, DJ Alfonzo should be removed from this app or any other services . I was coordinating a Company picnic I check this website for DJs. I decide on this DJ because he has good reviews. When I was following up steps and exchange phone numbers the comunication was going well, he ask me for a deposit which I agreed on given him thru a Walmart to Walmart service 3 days prior the event it was a total of $150 dls. He recieved it cash it and comunícated to me that everything was going to be great that he will give us an unforgiving fun day of music, which that never happened, he never showed up and I trusted him, I got my boss pissed off at me thanks to this freaking DJ and this so call service. He did really gave us an unforgiving day by not showing up. There is no excuse when you have a business you always need to have a plan A and B. It seems to me that this guy does not care about people’s budiness. Do not hire him ever....HE NEEDS TO BE REMOVE FROM THIS SERVICE APP. Thanks
Shari M.
Anthony did a great job DJ-ing for our high school reunion! He arrived early & was set up & ready to go! He let us use the mic to make announcements. But best of all he played rockin' tunes that kept the party upbeat! Thanks Anthony!!!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Alyssa M.
Dan was the DJ for our wedding on May 11, 2023 and I only have wonderful things to say about him and the experience! From the get go, he was easy to talk to and answered any questions that my husband and I had. Throughout our planning, Dan was always responsive whenever we had questions and day of, our wedding went absolutely perfect thanks to him! The whole day went so smoothly and Dan is so, so kind. He kept the party alive and we have heard so many times from numerous guests how kind and cool he was to chat with. Highly would recommend if you need a DJ for your wedding :)
DJ Dan UticaDJ Dan Utica
Kristi R.
Anthony was an amazing dj! Kept us dancing all night with the music he had played at our wedding! All we had to do is let him know all the details and he hit them all on point! I will be using him again in the future for a get together again!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Jay was the DJ and officiant at my wedding! He was very professional, laid back and made sure everything was taken care of and went smoothly. He was very helpful and did a fantastic job to say the least! I definitely recommend him for any events! He truly made our day extra special.
Life of the Party DJsLife of the Party DJs
Elizabeth Y.
DJ Danny was the best! From initial introductions to the wedding he was responsive, helpful, and supportive in the process of setting up our wedding. The week of the wedding we had a 45 minute call to discuss the plan and music and it made everything easy. Day of when we went off the schedule he rolled with the changes and made the night perfect. Thank you so much!
DJ Malcolm EntertainmentDJ Malcolm Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
I found Jay, on thumbtack, and set up an interview. My Mom and I were so impressed with his suggestions and knowledge we hired him. He did both my ceremony and reception music. Let me just say I had all my songs for the entire event planned out!! He made everyone feel comfortable and ready to celebrate. He made the event magical!! I really had my Happily Ever After Dream Wedding!! I received so many compliments on him and would absolutely recommend him to every one!! He is the best DJ I have ever seen. He even made a surprise cd of all our special songs for the Wedding!! I will forever be great-ful I found him!!
Life of the Party DJsLife of the Party DJs
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