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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.

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 Pasadena djs
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos was a very good DJ and MC and kept the wedding party going. He is very professional and super reasonable on the cost for his services. I would highly recommend you check out DJ Charlie for your next event!
Charlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MCCharlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MC
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding. He arrived on time, set up and got busy. His ability to keep my guests on the dance floor was so spot on. I will never hire anyone else . Dj E Rod is the one for me. His s microphone voice outstanding. The lighting was off the hook. He took all requests. This was my daughter's 21st. And thanks to Dj E , my guests called and said hella dj. THEY HAVEN'T DANCED LIKE THAT IN YEARS. THANKS AGAIN Edwin. You will be hearing from me soon.
Unlike No Other EntertainmentUnlike No Other Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Everything was great. DJ David was set up long before the event started and had the students dancing all night.
DJ Zuess. Aka Dj DavidDJ Zuess. Aka Dj David
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Ardster was professional, prompt and perfect for our party!! We really enjoyed having him as part of our celebration. Numerous guests commented on how great he was. My kids want him for their parties now! He even taught the group some dance moves which was fun as well. I highly recommend DJ Ardster!
Quest Entertainment by DJ ArdsterQuest Entertainment by DJ Ardster
Marisela S.
DJ Stoke was professional and courteous. He was open to suggestions and followed the plan as discussed and agreed to . He arrived on time and was set up to go!
DJ StokeDJ Stoke
Breann C.
I am so pleased with the service that Steve with DJ Celebrations provided for my recent wedding celebration. From our very first call, I knew that he was going to be a great DJ. Steve took the time to understand my vision, provided wonderful feedback and suggestions and was incredibly organized throughout the whole planning process. He really went above and beyond to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. My guests continue to rave about how fun our wedding was. The dance floor was packed the whole night. Thank you DJ Celebrations for your fantastic service!
DJ CelebrationsDJ Celebrations
Chelsea C.
Photos are from the photobooth package. DJ Chris used a helpful excel spreadsheet for organizing all the events throughout the night and he and his assistant really kept our event on track throughout. The music was great and just what I had requested. He did well with figuring out set up and everything went so well. The price was reasonable and I must recommend DJ Chris for your events.
Chris Christopher *BEST WEDDING DJ-MC-PHOTOBOOTH*Chris Christopher *BEST WEDDING DJ-MC-PHOTOBOOTH*
Linda C.
Thank you for the music Gilbert you are really helping us a lot with the flows we really glad we use your DJ service! I highly recommend!
Goodtimes Entertainment Services dba GTS EventsGoodtimes Entertainment Services dba GTS Events
Josie B.
I was a bit nervous that he won't deliver well because this is the first time I did an online order of a service but Michael did great and will highly recommend DJ Stoke to my friends.
DJ StokeDJ Stoke
Tina H.
DJ SG provided the music for our son's 16th birthday party. He was great! Kept the music coming and did everything we asked and more. Great guy! Prompt and responsive. Would definitely work with him again!
DJ SGDJ SG
Allison S.
We hired Prince William on 6/19/18 to be the DJ for our wedding on 10/13/18. On 8/20/18. I received an email stating that he needed to cancel his services for our event because he had a scheduling conflict and he couldn’t provide music for both events. He said he could suggest a replacement that would be a great fit for our event, but on 9/3/18 he told us to just create another request on thumbtack because he couldn’t find a replacement. Being a bride, you don’t need this kind of added stress. Once you commit to someone, you should be able to honor that commitment. Double booking or choosing to DJ an event that pays better is not the way to do things. Luckily, my husband and I were able to hire Anthony/DJ Base through Base Music and he did an amazing job. I’m giving 2 stars because at least he canceled a month before instead of a week or day before.
Prince WilliamPrince William
Thumbtack Customer
We had an annual party at our university. He showed up several hours in advance to set up and was very professional about the job. The music selections were well received. DJ David provided our party with an excellent experience, and I would not hesitate to hire him again.
DJ Zuess. Aka Dj DavidDJ Zuess. Aka Dj David
Courtney B.
OMG!!! I'm obsessed with her!! When I started planning our wedding the DJ was the first thing I research and booked immediately. I told her what I liked and she delivered! Music is the most important thing to me so it meant a lot to me that she took the time to play what I liked. Everyone kept coming up to me telling me that the music was amazing and it was the best wedding they have ever been to. She was perfect on the mic too!! Super funny!! I loved her short introduction songs i.e Cut It by O.T. Genasis when we were about to cut our cake lol. So fun and perfect for our genre of music! Little things like this were playful just like my husband and I. The only thing I was a little disappointed with was that the beginning of our First Dance song (Matrimony by Wale) was cut out. I totally get why but the beginning of the song was when I first knew that I wanted to marry my husband and I specified to my coordinator, the DJ and videographer that I wanted the whole song. I still give 5 stars though because maybe I should have reminded her the day of or something... HIRE THIS WOMAN!!
DJ Got.A.LotDJ Got.A.Lot
Dionne S.
I hired Dj hife for the opening day of my three day event. He did such a good job seeting the tone for my event. I’m still getting compliments about it. His music selection for perfect for a community college event. Very current , he has both edited & unedited of course we used the edited versions. But overall it was such a GREAT experience and the people really enjoyed their time. He was very prompt & respectful. He’s also very Handsome 😉🤤😍. I recommend his services to anybody. And I hope we can work togtafain in the future.
Dj Hife Ent.Dj Hife Ent.
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