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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.

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 San Diego djs
Jennifer G.
DJ Evan is a very professional DJ. I did not get the opportunity to work with him as I chose another vendor. However, he is very diligent and talented, and will absolutely make sure that your DJ needs are met and the communication is open. I absolutely suggest DJ Evan to anyone that desires an awesome DJ who will keep the party going! And the only reason why I did not choose Evan is because one of my new bridesmaids husband is a DJ. LOL. Thanks!
DJ Evan ProductionsDJ Evan Productions
Jaime R.
DJ DUBB was excellent. He was flexible and very receptive to requests. He was on time and a great wedding DJ.
Kathleen B.
DJ Louis made our party a success!! Top notch service all the way! You need a DJ for your event...look no further!! Thank you Louis for everything!!
Xclusive Xperience EntertainmentXclusive Xperience Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing. Professional. Awesome dj:) thank you taif
DJ T-RocDJ T-Roc
Tawny R.
DJ Romero was everything we wanted in a wedding dj and more. His attire was epic, and he nailed every song request. He really kept the party going. Thank you again!
Rebecca M.
Luckily, DJ XKLUSIVE came through last minute reservation due to my last DJ flaked with lack of communication. This DJ XKLUSIVE followed through with honesty, professionalism and communicated in a timely manner. Friendly, dress nice, kind, and compassionate. I will definitely refer others to him. Thank you for an snacking evening for my daughter in laws event.
DJ XKLUSIVE the best Video DJ in SoCal w/Karaoke!DJ XKLUSIVE the best Video DJ in SoCal w/Karaoke!
Chantel M.
Loved MY WEDDING MUSIC! Huge!!! thank you! Dj T-Roc is awesome, such a great personality and easy going! My Husband and I highly recommend Booking Dj T-Roc. Basically... We just really Liked Him right away at the first meeting. If we need a DJ again for any event, we will definitely be calling :)
DJ T-RocDJ T-Roc
Lamicka S.
If you are looking for professional's, pure entertainment and overall great music, these are your guys!!. We enjoyed every second of the music! Thank you DJ Zest And DJ Mike!! We Highly recommend Reddrum Entertainment!!
RED-DRUM EntertainmentRED-DRUM Entertainment
Chris D.
DJ Steven Feinberg was an amazing dj on our wedding. He was very responsive, professional, fair pricing and overall just a great experience with him. I would highly recommend Steven with any party event.
DJ Steven FeinbergDJ Steven Feinberg
Tommy J.
DJ T-ROC was awesome. Will definitively like to use him again.
DJ T-RocDJ T-Roc
Jonathan N.
DJ Evan did an excellent job for our 15 year anniversary event. We initially had a different DJ retained who backed out at the last moment, and we were very pleased that DJ Evan was available and willing to step in on such short notice. His experience and professionalism greatly contributed to the success of our vow renewal ceremony and we highly recommend him!
DJ Evan ProductionsDJ Evan Productions
Bryn S.
Great DJ. On time - professional - attentive to detail. Would definitely hire again!
DJ T-RocDJ T-Roc
Kenneth K.
True professional, DJ Daniel Benz did a phenomenal job at our event!
Crowd Control San DiegoCrowd Control San Diego
Levi T.
Dj zest was like one of the family. professional when it came to the job at hand ... Always willing to communicate your needs to make your event the best it can be and also willing to travel if needed ... Forget the rest and go with the best ... DJ Zest !!!
RED-DRUM EntertainmentRED-DRUM Entertainment
Kimberly B.
DJ Evan was very professional and was exactly what we needed. He was the DJ for my Mom's 50th birthday party and was an essential part of the party's success. He played the exact kinds of music we requested and kept the party going all night long! He also brought all of his own equipment, including lighting, that worked out great for our party. I highly recommend DJ Evan!
DJ Evan ProductionsDJ Evan Productions
Stephanie F.
What a phenomenal DJ! DJ Latina made our Khaki Ball a hit! She was prompt and on time. Great service, great music, and set the perfect atmosphere. I definitely would recommend her to anyone and hire her again without hesitation.
Awesome Audiovisual ProductionsAwesome Audiovisual Productions
Lany T.
We hired Steven to DJ for our wedding and he has been great to work with!!
DJ Steven FeinbergDJ Steven Feinberg
The B.
DJ Jordan was easy to work with and killed it! Thank you for making my wedding memorable bro!
Elite Music EntertainmentElite Music Entertainment
Vicki H.
I hired DJ Evan for my Wedding. As stressed as I was, DJ Evan was on point. He sent over a list to fill out and everything went so smoothly. He had mics set up and played the right music! Would def hire again.
DJ Evan ProductionsDJ Evan Productions
Sheri H.
DJ Al was amazing! He was so professional and his music was fantastic. We had a great party thanks to Al and we will definitely be calling him again in the future. So grateful that my husbands party was a hit thanks to great music played by a wonderful DJ!
Groove ProductionsGroove Productions
Cheneque M.
DJ Zest spun for my daughter's sweet 26th birthday party. He played all the kids favorite hits. He even threw in a couple for me. When I asked my daughter what was her favorite part of the party she said DJ Zest.
RED-DRUM EntertainmentRED-DRUM Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ T-Roc was our DJ for our Silent Disco! It was a great experience working with him, he knew the crowd well had everyone hooked with his setlist and had everyone dancing at all times. Highly recommended and we will gladly work with him for future events!
DJ T-RocDJ T-Roc
Taiesha W.
11.18.17 Masquerade Party: "Shout OUT" to the DJ! What an amazing party that included great music. I may have provided the songs, but DJ Screwface provided the vibe. He was very professional; the staff for my event were pleased as well as myself with how he conducted business. I would recommend him for any occasion, for he is very reliable, communicates well, punctual, and observant of crowd mood. Any event I have he is my DJ!
Xclusive Xperience EntertainmentXclusive Xperience Entertainment
Vaishakhi D.
DJ Stephen was amazing! We had a lot of “needs” and he never once complained! We wanted our cultural music (African and Indian), and he did everything he could to make that happen. Our guests came to us and shared how amazing the DJ was, and everyone loved how he was able to mix the two cultures so easily! Loved his work! His prices are also very affordable! Def. go with him for your DJ needs!!
DJ Steven FeinbergDJ Steven Feinberg
Olivia K.
TRoc was so awesome. I had him DJ my silent disco birthday party and he knew exactly what I was going for even when I couldn't quite verbalize it. Everyone had a blast. I will definitely be hiring him for all future DJ needs.
DJ T-RocDJ T-Roc
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