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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 San Clemente djs
Karin F.
Great service! DJ T-Roc was very communicative and accommodating on short notice for our event on short notice. Very professional, great sound. We recommend DJ T-Roc!
DJ T-RocDJ T-Roc
Lindsay R.
DJ Marvelous was the highlight of our event! We hired him to DJ our company holiday party, and he did not disappoint. He arrived 3 hours early with his assistant to setup and completely transform the room with lighting. He was punctual, professional, and hilarious! He played appropriate music for our event and we had the dance floor packed for the first time at our holiday party, all thanks to DJ Marvelous! He is the best DJ out there, and I was wishing I had hired him for my wedding! Thank you for such a fun night!
DJ Marvelous EventsDJ Marvelous Events
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Lon did a fantastic job for my daughter's 13th bday party! He was on time and had all the music the kids wanted! He also worked with me last minute and that was much appreciated. Fun night!!
DJ Lon Lee (My contact is in the profile picture.)DJ Lon Lee (My contact is in the profile picture.)
Bonnie S.
Martin was an amazing DJ/MC! He was extremely communicative, professional, & threw down the beats on the dance floor. We hired him for our wedding & he took care of every need. I would highly recommend!
Thumbtack Customer
James did a great job playing music at my holiday party this past weekend! Would definitely recommend him to others and use him again to DJ a party in the future. He was punctual, professional, and all around nice guy. Thanks again, James.
ITM EntertainmentITM Entertainment
Kieran N.
So we decided to use this DJ given the reviews. The experience was nothing short of disappointing. Time and time again over a period of time we tried to coordinate a meeting with the vendor to introduce her to the venue and what we wanted played and review the wedding timeline. After finally coming to an agreement on a date, in which we took took a vacation day from work to accommodate her, we were informed that she was over 90 mins late and as a result would have missed the time frame with our wedding coordinator. To add insult to injury, we asked for our deposit back, which we were give an answer “it’s non refundable”. Simply - avoid at all costs!!
Faerioke ProductionsFaerioke Productions
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