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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 Modesto djs
Thumbtack Customer
Very pleased with 1st choice DJ service. The danc floor was never empty. Great DJ
1st Choice Mobile Dj Service1st Choice Mobile Dj Service
Jana B.
We needed a dj at the last minute and we're extremely pleased with first choice mobile dj! Will use him again for sure and/or recommend him!
1st Choice Mobile Dj Service1st Choice Mobile Dj Service
Aram H.
Super nice very good DJ played all songs perfect DJ for all the events and all cultures everyone in my wedding loved him
DJ Malcolm EntertainmentDJ Malcolm Entertainment
Leticia H.
Was a great dj asked questions play music all night was it really great experience
Fonseca EntertainmentFonseca Entertainment
Jackie T.
DJ Roxwell definitely kept the party going. He offered a variety of music which catered to all age groups. He was very open to requests and played the music requested. He was on time and very professional. He was an excellent communicator through the entire process as he responded timely to my emails and questions prior to the engagement. DJ Roxwell was very easy to work with and I highly recommend him for your next party! Thank you DJ! ~ Jackie T
A New Day And Time EntertainmentA New Day And Time Entertainment
Stephanie C.
Abel was GREAT! He met our requests and kept the music going. This was for a very young crowd and he managed to keep it clean and fun, took requests and even interacted with the kids showing them how to Dj which was a nice touch for those interested. Will definitely hire again as he is professional punctual and great Dj!
ZAELZAEL
Thumbtack Customer
We used Life of the Part DJ for our June wedding and Jay did an amazing job! He kept the party going all night. He made sure that the night ran smoothly and everything went the way it was suppose to, when it was suppose to. Highly recommended to use him. If I ever need DJ services again I know where to go! Thanks again!
Life of the Party DJsLife of the Party DJs
Felicia C.
DJ George is a fantastic DJ. I wasn’t sure what to expect because his price is so reasonable compared so many others ... but wow! He responded right away to any and every question and concern. He followed up with me on his own. His kind and gentle spirit was very reassuring throughout. The guests at our wedding had an incredible time and my son and his new bride loved their wedding because of his amazing choice of music and making the atmosphere exciting and fun!!! You will not be disappointed with choosing him for your events. In fact, I plan on hiring him again to DJ my husband’s retirement party!
1st Choice Mobile Dj Service1st Choice Mobile Dj Service
Thumbtack Customer
We had a wonderful sweet 16 for my daughter! The dj was amazing! Super frendily and amazing! The only thing i can say is hire him personally not through an agency!
DJ Memo EntertainmentDJ Memo Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
We are very pleased with the services that Jay provided us. He was the DJ and the officiant at our wedding. We could not be happier with the outcome of our event. Jay was professional and personable. We would not hesitate to use him in the future and we recommend him to our family and friends. Thanks for everything Jay!! Brandon and Stacy Catanzarite
Life of the Party DJsLife of the Party DJs
Thumbtack Customer
George simply has to be the best DJ in the 209! He was on time, professional, and he went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure our wedding went well. He played the proper music to blend both younger and older crowds. I definitely recommend his services to anybody who throws a party or has a wedding. George is the man of the year!
Junglemann Entertainment DJ ServicesJunglemann Entertainment DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
We enjoyed having Bill Pence DJ our recent wedding. He is definitely a class act and we will recommend him to both family/friends. He is quite the talented singer & it was very pleasant to have live music along with our requests during the duration of our wedding! Thank you for everything Bill - we look forward to working with you again! Love, Roy & Christina McGuire
Bill Pence MusicBill Pence Music
Lori V.
Dave was amazing!!! He DJ'ed my wedding a couple weeks ago, and I am sooooo happy I went with Keep It Moving Entertainment. All my guests have been talking about how much fun they had that night, and the song choices were perfect - Dave is really good at what he does!!! From the days leading up to the wedding, til the very last song he played, I couldn't have asked for a better guy to DJ for us. Our venue had a bit of a technical difficulty at first, but Dave literally made it work, and saved the day!!! I highly recommend them for any party or wedding; you will not be disappointed.
Keep It Movin' EntertainmentKeep It Movin' Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
George was the DJ for my daughters wedding on may 10,2014. It was a small affair as weddings go, but to us of course it was very special. George was hired for 4 hrs. in Modesto, CA. He was there in plenty of time to set up two rooms as he did the music for both the wedding and the reception. He was always upbeat and professional. He did an excellent job and George selected most of the music as my kids gave him very few guidelines. It was great; one of my favorite memories was my Mom who is 78 stopped eating her dinner and said,"who told him to play that song?" It was one of my mom and dads favorites from the 40s. That was priceless to me! I'm only sorry I didn't have the opportunity to tell him Thank You as I was attending to other needs when he left. Thank you George for a job very well done. If anything went wrong he did not tell me. I'm very glad to have stumbled across Thumbtack to find George. Thank you George !
Junglemann Entertainment DJ ServicesJunglemann Entertainment DJ Services
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