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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 Gabriel djs
Thumbtack Customer
We celebrated our dad's 90th birthday and for the occasion, we are looking for a DJ and an emcee. DJ Evan was our choice among the so many DJs available. He arrived the event ahead of the scheduled time in order to set up his equipment and lighting effects prior to the event. He is cordial and professional. He is attentive to detail from the instructions of our hired musical entertainers, and dancers. DJ Evan is not only a DJ, he also was our emcee. He displayed willingness to be a participant, an emcee for the program. He is so cooperative. He displayed positive behavior, he is a team player! The music DJ Evan played was just right, not loud, but attractive to the guests to come to the floor and dance. It was magical! I must say that DJ Evan's curriculum vitae is accurate as I was looking for a professional DJ and an emcee at the same time. He exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend DJ Evan for any future events.
Music and Memories DJEvan PagayMusic and Memories DJEvan Pagay
Thumbtack Customer
Larry was the DJ for our wedding, and we couldn't have asked for a better DJ! We were in contact with him months before the actual wedding and he made sure to ask us everything that we needed. He was very professional, looked very classy with his suit & tie, and his set up was pretty amazing! He even visited the wedding venue to make sure everything is adequate for his equipment and talked to the management about setting up hours before the event. He has a lot of great connections, and his recommendation on a wedding planner was one that we did not regret at all. Overall it was a great experience to have worked with him. Thanks again, Larry!
Danielle S.
Chris made himself available four days before my wedding when my other dj canceled. He was the absolute best about communication, very responsive. He also is able to mix the songs based on beat so that the dance floor wouldn't die down. It was obvious he had MC-ed a lot of weddings. I really appreciate him and would highly recommend him!
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