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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 Novato djs
Leanora K.
DJ Shawdy made our party fun and had an excellent selection of music to listen and dance to!! He was professional and kind!! I would totally recommend him to anyone! We had lots of families with kids and DJ Shawdy let the kids DJ with him! Which was so fun for them!!
DJ ShawdyDJ Shawdy
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Celeste was absolutely, hands down, The Best DJ! Hired her for our wedding in August and are so happy we did! I would recommend her not only for weddings but for any special event as she will not disappoint!
DJ Celeste's Mobile Event DJing ServicesDJ Celeste's Mobile Event DJing Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Dan Utica did an exceptional job at our 10 year high school reunion last night! Not only did Dan save by being our DJ at the last minute, but he obviously put a lot of effort and energy into making sure we had a great experience by being flexible on short notice, offering DJ/photobooth & karaoke and kept our crowd of 100+ moving until the venue shut down! Dan thank you so much! You're a lifesaver! Anyone looking for a good quality DJ on a tight budget, go to Dan. You will NOT be let down. :) Thanks again!
DJ Dan Utica ServicesDJ Dan Utica Services
Kathryn C.
Wendell was an excellent choice to provide DJ services at our wedding party. From the start he has been highly professional and responsive in his communications with us. His equipment is first class and his playlist was perfect for our mixed group. We highly recommend DJ Dub T for your event.
Wendell ' DJ Dub T' ThomasWendell ' DJ Dub T' Thomas
Jimmy P.
DJ Erick V is the one man band! Even though he was only one person, it felt like there were three of him! What a chaotic day, and DJ Erick V made it work and more! From the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, an impromptu Laotian ceremony (he had no idea it was going to happen because it was just thrusted on him by my parents), live performances from drunk aunties, to rocking us out all night, DJ Erick V simply delivered. He’s the kind of DJ you want and pray for because he’s flexible, works great on the fly, knows how to get the crowd pumped, and keeps you on track with the program! I cannot recommend him enough! He’s also very responsive. If he cannot answer your call, you will get an immediate text! 10/10, 100/100, whatever it is, he’s that man!!!!!
DJ Erick VDJ Erick V
Alise N.
Tuese was amazing! Very easy to chat with and responded very quickly to my questions and requests. Before my wedding he sent me a few videos of weddings ha had done so I could get a feel for his work. I was able to send him my playlist and requests and he stuck to it! We got tons of compliments on our music. Towards the end of the night he let some guests grab mikes and partake in a sing along/rap battle, which was so much fun! Tuese is a great dj, but also very genuine and sweet- he has a great vibe. It was a pleasure to have him dj our wedding!! Thank you Tuese!
DJ TueseDJ Tuese
Alise N.
Tuese was amazing! Very easy to chat with and responded very quickly to my questions and requests. Before my wedding he sent me a few videos of weddings ha had done so I could get a feel for his work. I was able to send him my playlist and requests and he stuck to it! We got tons of compliments on our music. Towards the end of the night he let some guests grab mikes and partake in a sing along/rap battle, which was so much fun! Tuese is a great dj, but also very genuine and sweet- he has a great vibe. It was a pleasure to have him dj our wedding!! Thank you Tuese!
DJ TueseDJ Tuese
Erin R.
I hired him for our poolside bbq at our restaurant and I can only say Thank God for DJ Stallion! He was professional and personable on all occasions. Great music , took all the requests from our customers. His equipment and set up was clean and fit perfect by the poolside. Our guests didn’t want to leave. When he first called back he explained his background in music and entertainment scene and I felt more comfortable hiring him. Also, Bonus!Anthony is plugged into a popular local radio station that gave us advertising on the radio for our event. Who can ask for anything more! What a success!!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
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