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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 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 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 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 Rancho Palos Verdes djs
Thumbtack Customer
Armando did a great job as our wedding DJ! The ceremony music and reception music were perfect and he did a great job as emcee too! His communication skills are fantastic as he was always prompt and organized. I would highly recommend DJ Armando!
The Personal DJThe Personal DJ
Greg H.
Juan was great! Came on time and did everything he was asked. Great guy and great dj!
DJ Fest Music EntertainmentDJ Fest Music Entertainment
Jennifer S.
DJ Chris was great to work with. He took the time to meet up with us to brainstorm before our wedding. We can tell he really loves what he does, and is reflected in his work. We would definitely recommend his DJ, MC & photobooth services!
Thumbtack Customer
Dj Jimmy was amazing. He was on time, super flexible and so polite. The best part his music selection was amazing!!
That Jam EntertainmentThat Jam Entertainment
Megan K.
DJ T-Roc was amazing! He completely made our wedding reception. He was professional, got back to us quickly, and was a blast at our wedding. All of our guests enjoyed him and his music. We would definitely recommend snd hire him again. Thank you so much DJ T-Roc!!!!
DJ T-RocDJ T-Roc
Paula M.
DJ e-Rod was very professional. We worked with him leading up to the event on the equipment we would need for the ceremony and the reception and he made sure we had exactly what we needed. He showed up early and was set to go well before the festivities started. We also sent him an extensive song list and he definitely used the list we gave and blended it to make sure the party was high energy. The dance floor was rocking the entire night! His services are a great value and I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Unlike No Other EntertainmentUnlike No Other Entertainment
Jill P.
Tony responded immediately to my query, offered me a reasonable estimate, explained what he could do, showed enthusiasm for the gig (a 5th grade graduation party for 60 kids), showed up on time, brought all the necessary equipment, engaged with the kids with a great sense of humor, the kids LOVED doing karaoke and surrounded him throughout the party, he allowed us to use his microphone to make announcements, he encouraged adults to participate, and was overall the perfect addition to our party. We were lucky we got a donation at the last minute so that we were able to hire a DJ...originally we were going to use an iPod and speaker system. Tony's choice of music was perfect, he understood how things should run at a school and he really made it an awesome party!
Rock*Hero EntertainmentRock*Hero Entertainment
Mari P.
When we were planning our wedding, we almost decided on not getting a DJ, like just have someone play a playlist but right now I am so grateful we didn't go that route. I can just imagine now how boring that would have been. We definitely made the right decision in getting him! Great song selection 👍 We had old people, Gen X, Y, Z, millenials, young people, and toddlers at our wedding and he played music for all ages. Even had Baby Shark!! Classic!!! He is such a pleasure to work with and even danced with our guests! We got so many compliments about how fun and wonderful our wedding was. My husband worked with him directly on the song selection and schedule. He's professional, responsive, came right on time, played all the songs we requested and made sure everyone was having so much fun!
DJ OldheadDJ Oldhead
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