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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 Riverside djs
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Charlie was an excellent dj and emcee at my wedding on December 3, 2016. He made my wedding fun and exciting for my guests! He played all the music I asked for and all the music my guests asked for too! He is definitely the dj I recommend for anyone who needs one!
Charlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MCCharlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MC
Angelo H.
Dj Vic was the best Dj I came across, I know, I've been in shows, dance productions, and bands for over 40years. He did what we asked him to do, he was courteous and kind to everyone. I would recommend him to everyone that needs a Dj for all accation, Great job Vic!!!!
DjVic~Universal SoundsDjVic~Universal Sounds
Damian S.
Absolutely incredible DJ I cannot express enough of how awesome this DJs he kept the party flowing absolutely a pleasure working with you you are highly recommended for me and I will gladly tell anybody about my experience if requested Without a doubt if I need to DJ I will use Josh again without hesitation Thank you Josh Damian
Joshwayy ProductionsJoshwayy Productions
Sandra F.
This was for my Sons Celebration of life service. DJ David was the best DJ that we have ever had. Everyone really enjoyed the music. He found every song I asked for. Thank you So very much. We will certainly hire him again and again.
DJ DavidDJ David
Chris F.
Awesome!!! He truly exceeded all of our expectations. Our guests raved about how wonderful our DJ was for our party.
JJ Entertainmentt DJ ServicesJJ Entertainmentt DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
5 star. Great DJ. He played great music ! All of the kids and adults had a great time. We will for sure use him again. Cheryl
DJ FRNYDJ FRNY
William T.
Honestly if you guys don't hire him you're making a big mistake!!He showed up an hour before, made sure where he could set up, and was great at communicating with me and my guest.One of the best DJ I've had at my party and trust I've had a couple DJ's but Prince William outdid himself he over exceeded my expectations!!!!!!Definitely gonna be hiring him more often!:)💕✨
Prince William (DJ/Entertainer)Prince William (DJ/Entertainer)
Julius H.
Dj MG hosted my son’s promotion party, it went very well & he played all the hits. He was punctual, & did his job ! For the value, the cost was reasonable!
DJ MGDJ MG
Thumbtack Customer
Erik did an awesome job at our wedding! I've had several guests tell me how much they liked our DJ and how great the music was. Due to some loose ends on my part, like forgetting to write the bridal party down to be announced at the reception, he had to be quick on his feet but always handled it so well! He was a great MC too! The evening went awesome and we couldn't be happier with our choice of DJ. Erik is very professional and good at what he does!
Erik Redmond a.k.a. DJ RichterscaleErik Redmond a.k.a. DJ Richterscale
Thumbtack Customer
Erik did a Phenomenal job for our Annual Block Party- He even brought prizes for the games he offered (Hula Hoop contest, Musical Chairs & more). Overall polished DJ and knows his music!
Erik Redmond a.k.a. DJ RichterscaleErik Redmond a.k.a. DJ Richterscale
Dan J.
I got married on 7/28/18 and DJ Base awesome! Incredibly easy to work with. Incorporated ALL of my music selections. What I appreciated most was his ability to be flexible in regard to the timeline....(I) had a lot of "chiefs" in the kitchen..Mom, Big Sister...Photographer....AND EVERYBODY wanted to direct the timeline...(Fthr/Dgthr dance, Mthr/Sn dance, B/G dance, Bouquet toss, etc...and DJ Base was just EASY! With different directives coming from all sides, he was calm, he was flexible, remained incredibly professional and continued to play great music. I would definitely hire him again, and plan to do so for my husband's 50th in a few years! His Bio video is super cool and EXACTLY what you see in the video, is EXACTLY, the person you get! Thank you DJ Base for making my night PERFECT!
DJ BaseDJ Base
Thumbtack Customer
Erik did an amazing job! He took the job with a 48hr notice and made my niece's wedding spectactular.I couldn't have ask for more.You will definitely be my DJ/MC of choice when planning my events.Thank You so much!
Erik Redmond a.k.a. DJ RichterscaleErik Redmond a.k.a. DJ Richterscale
Anna F.
He was very professional with everything. Loved the music he played. Everything went perfectly and I didn’t stress out very much with having him DJ for my party. 10/10 would recommend and would hire again for another party.
Joshwayy ProductionsJoshwayy Productions
Thumbtack Customer
While searching for a wedding DJ/MC I spoke to more than a dozen vendors. What made me chose Derain was his personality, attitude, and organization. He returned phone calls and texts promptly, kept on us for timeline, and provided easy instructions for building the play list for our event. Derain came out twice before the event to make sure our day ran smooth, and was always on time. The lights and personal monograms were amazing and I had many of my friends asking for his info. If you read this review and don't hire Derain, you're a fool. Hey DJ, keep playin that song!
Rogue EntertainmentRogue Entertainment
Jean B.
I'm so happy we found DJ Zuni for our wedding reception! He was awesome!! He was friendly, easy to work with, professional, and fun. He followed all our requests and gave us great suggestions and made changes on the fly that night. We HIGHLY recommend him and would hire him again. I have nothing negative to say about him or his work. We were totally impressed and felt like he really cared about our event and was happy to be there and wanted to make the night great for everyone. We got a great DJ that fit in our budget and are so happy about it.
DJ ZuniDJ Zuni
Rachel Z.
Ed is more than a DJ. He is the epitome of what a professional should aspire to be. He takes control so that you can just have fun at your wedding and not worry about anything. He goes far beyond simply playing music. He's the total package.
Ed Deejay Ent. (bilingual MC) & PhotoboothEd Deejay Ent. (bilingual MC) & Photobooth
Thumbtack Customer
Halloween party. Richard came in costume and his set up was perfect. He wasn't able to play many of the songs on the playlist provided. I like a DJ to be more interactive, get people up and dancing. We should have discussed that prior to the event. I would recommend Richard to other people.
Klasick EntertainmentKlasick Entertainment
Ramy K.
DJ Hife did a great job at my 16th birthday party. He played all the songs I requested, and his transitions were amazing. All the songs were clean as requested by my mom, without killing the entire song and making it sound bad. All in all, would definitely hire again.
Dj Hife Ent.Dj Hife Ent.
Suzi U.
DJ Solstice did an amazing job at our event. He had the kids singing & dancing (almost 800 elementary school kids) and having a great time. He was very professional and quick to respond, which made planning easy. We will certainly use him at future events and highly recommend him to others.
DJ SolsticeDJ Solstice
Kris L.
Mad One DJ was the not only the best deal around. I loved how compact his set up was. Perfect for our backyard wedding reception and still had great sound and light effects. Everyone loved his style and my sister in law booked him right away for my neice's upcoming quincenera. I will definitely be hiring him again
Mad One DJ ServiceMad One DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
Charlie provided emcee duties, dj, uplighting, monogram and dancefloor lighting for our wedding on June 13th. He did an amazing job bringing life to our celebration by engaging with our guest, playing great music and providing a beautiful environment with his lighting. We will definitely be booking him again! I strongly recommend Charlie, especially if you are looking for someone who can emcee your event in both English and Spanish. He really does do a great job and his pricing is actually reasonable. Strongly recommend!!
Charlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MCCharlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MC
Anand R.
Last minute cancellation and horrible way too. Pretended over messages that he “didn’t like the tone I was taking” simply because I had not sent him names of band. This is a Halloween theme party - you are a DJ - we should trust what songs you pick. It seemed to me that he just didn’t feel like driving more than an hour to get to the gig. Even though I asked if he was willing to play where we were and he confirmed. It’s so easy to Venmo back money and leave clients in the lurch..... really put me off using Thumbtack for sure.
DJ B3DH3ADDJ B3DH3AD
Dora R.
He's an excellent DJ and awesome MC, I like how he can be flexible and works with the bride and groom to create the perfect list of songs that are personalized to each and not a generic based list. He played my walking down the isle song to the dot. It was a flawless day thanks to his expertise. Talk about his charisma. I'm very appreciative that he also has excellent Spanish skills. I would definitely recommend him to future brides and grooms getting ready to tie the knot. His photo booth was fun also . If you hire him you will not be disappointed, there are many professional companies out there that come with all this Excellent advertising, but from feed back I've heard from weddings these companies have worked on for my family one being a Disneyland wedding . According to guest this big company whose name I won't add , was terrible. Charlie makes sure he caters to everyone in a wedding after he's of course taken care of the bride and groom requests.
Charlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MCCharlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MC
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