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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 San Diego djs
Erika A.
DJ Traviste was great! He is extremely professional and kept my wedding on track. He responds to emails promptly as well. Couldn't have hired a better DJ! Thank you!
Traviste GroupTraviste Group
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!
Marie A.
We hired DJ Rene Prod to DJ my daughter's 18th birthday this past Saturday, 11/30. His value and efforts made made my daughter's 18th birthday very memorable! He was great to work with! We would definitely recommend him! Thank you so much for being part of our day DJ Rene!
DJ Rene ProductionsDJ Rene Productions
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
Thumbtack Customer
DJ George was awwsom at our 70's xmass party.
D J ConnectionD J Connection
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
Robin R.
He was the greatest. Played all the music we requested. Made sure we were happy the whole time I couldn’t have asked for a better DJ for the most important day. Thanks DJ traviste
Traviste GroupTraviste Group
Ashley K.
Dj Ian was hired at the last minute, but you would have thought he worked with us the entire time. He did a fantastic job stepping up to the plate when my original dj canceled. He reassured me that everything wold be fine and he would handle it. I appreciate his dedication to our day, it was unmatched. His dj skills are amazing and he was so much fun as an emcee! I highly recommend dj Ian for any and all events! He saved our wedding!!!! Thank you Ian!!!
Tommy J.
DJ T-ROC was awesome. Will definitively like to use him again.
DJ T-RocDJ T-Roc
Brent G.
DJ Ian was a tremendous asset at our company party. He was very communicative prior to the event, arrived on time (even early), and was an outstanding DJ overall. The crowd loved him and he was able to play every hit requested which kept people dancing all night long. We would hire him again and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable DJ for their event!
Bryn S.
Great DJ. On time - professional - attentive to detail. Would definitely hire again!
DJ T-RocDJ T-Roc
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
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.
DJ LatinaDJ Latina
Lany T.
We hired Steven to DJ for our wedding and he has been great to work with!!
DJ Steven FeinbergDJ Steven Feinberg
Jared W.
DJ Vic was simply the perfect man for the job. My wife and I just got back from our honeymoon and even during the honeymoon we were talking about how great DJ Vic was for our wedding! Choosing a dj for your big day is scary and here’s what my wife and I were concerned about: a Dj who plays good music, the RIGHT music, and who’s personality is good and matches our families. DJ Vic knocked all of these out of the ballpark!! Music: We are pretty young so we wanted current music to make the party poppin, but we also needed good Mexican music, and oldies for the family, so the balance was really important and something we really needed to be perfect. Dj Vic nailed it!! The balance was so perfect and he’s a master at reading the dance floor and partying along with us, also no awkward pauses! MC: our families tend to be late sometimes, we had some surprise unscheduled speeches, and a few tables wanted to take longer with their pictures with us, but DJ Vic once again read the room and adjusted to the schedule perfectly without awkwardly rushing anything or cutting anything short. Just as important, everything was correct! From the schedule to bridal party names. Price and personality: other Dj companies we looked up charged packages starting at least 1000 and up. Seeing everything laid out I could see that Dj’s were really gonna charge you for every single thing, from each individual light or wireless microphone to consultations/any time they even had to think about your wedding. What’s funny is that my wife and I attended an event where another Dj we researched was working the event, and DJ Vic’s professionalism and performance blew this other dj out of the water for a much more simple straight forward and budget effective process. One thing that was important to my wife and I was that our Dj had to have a personality and not just be a random voice. And he is just an awesome friendly guy and it shows. my whole family loved DJ Vic. He seriously becomes just part of the family that’s partying with you. Bonus points, he even gave us some tips for our Maui honeymoon well after the wedding just to be cool. DJ Vic is a professional who knows EXACTLY what he’s doing, and beyond that he’s just the coolest dude, the kinda guy you want to be a part of your special day. I’d recommend him to anyone and hire him again any day!
DjVic~Universal SoundsDjVic~Universal Sounds
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
Thumbtack Customer
George was our DJ for my 40th! He was awesome and kept the guests dancing all night!
George James EntertainsGeorge James Entertains
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
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Afternoon cold brew coffee competition. DJ T-Roc played the right mix of music for the event.
DJ T-RocDJ T-Roc
Melinda R.
Steven was an awesome DJ for my wedding! He kept the energy up in the room and played awesome music!
DJ Steven FeinbergDJ Steven Feinberg
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