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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 Rancho Cordova djs
Mary M.
DJ Lyon Head was awesome not only did kids enjoy but the adults enjoyed as well.
DJ Lyon HeadDJ Lyon Head
Jim H.
This was our first experience with Wendell as our DJ aboard the River City Queen. His professionalism, his ability to match the music to the party and his positive personality make him a winner. We will definitely request DJ Wendell again. Captain Jim River City Queen
Wendell ' DJ Dub T' ThomasWendell ' DJ Dub T' Thomas
David M.
Working with this DJ was a very positive and great experience. Brian really knows how to read a group and play the exact set of music needed to get the crowd going. Our venue (50th B*day Party) had people from different generations attending, and they all had smiles on their face and were BOOGYING!! I am very picky and particular on how a service like this is presented and so i not only watched and observed, I look at the audience, and i asked later as the night was ending what they thought, EVERYONE, I MEAN EVERYONE SAID, " Your DJ was AWESOME!! ( My thoughts exactly) This party was over 100 people that ranged in age from 20 to 75 and they all danced! Even a family member of ours who has attended many events in the past , where dancing was part of the festivities, they would refuse to dance, this goes back for years ,,, We were all shocked to see this person go out and danced to this DJ,s set of music for the first time in many years. Brian had a great presentation and the lighting and graphics was over and above the call of duty. To Brian, I have your contact info in my phone ready to give it to anyone I run into who needs a great DJ. Again, the best DJ i have seen in a long time, you will not go wrong hiring Brian for your DJ needs. David Sac CA
Infinity Sound & LightingInfinity Sound & Lighting
Thumbtack Customer
This was the best experience I have ever had with a DJ. We've thrown dozens of dance parties and I worked as an event planner for years but I have never before had a DJ get it so right. He did exactly what I asked and has great judgement and musical knowledge. He didn't just play good music or popular music. Every song was a song you couldn't help but dance to. My friends are still raving about how much fun they had. I will use Brian every year.
Photobooth by Morel EventsPhotobooth by Morel Events
Lawana G.
This was my 2nd time having Dj Lyon Head and of course he did his thang again! I love how he joins in with your guest and it’s like he’s family at your events. My next event I will for sure use him again!!👌🏽👌🏽
DJ Lyon HeadDJ Lyon Head
Thumbtack Customer
Bill is so detail oriented and completely on it when it come down to our special day. He is so laid back and easy to work with that he makes himself available for concerns and questions throughout the whole process. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ!
Bill Pence MusicBill Pence Music
Jessica S.
DJ Steven MADE MY PARTY! His friendly and outgoing manner wowed my guests and his music got them on the dance floor! As my gramma would say, 'such a mensch!' He was great at feeling out the pace of the party and the likes of my guests. Thank you SO MUCH, Steven!
DJSteven.ROCKSDJSteven.ROCKS
Thumbtack Customer
Bill DJ'd our 50th wedding anniversary party and was fantastic. He was there early to set up and was all ready to go when guests started to arrive. He had the perfect music for our big Italian event and played the appropriate music throughout the evening. He sang the many songs and more as requested and he was great. The quality of his work was unsurpassed throughout the evening and many of the guests came to us that evening and called several days later to compliment his performance and the quality of his work. He kept the evening moving along and had everyone, from 18 months old to 83 years, out on the dance floor and everyone had a great time. Bill went above and beyond and I can't think of anything that Bill would need to improve on. The experience was amazing from the first time we met with Bill to the very end of the evening. We would recommend Bill without reservation to anyone looking for a fantastic DJ. Great job, Bill. Thank You very much for the great job. Fondly, Sharon and Danny Reali.
Bill Pence MusicBill Pence Music
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