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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 Santa Clara djs
Thumbtack Customer
Meesh was great! Punctual, helpful and just we were looking for, a cool young talented DJ. We will definitely ask her to DJ in our events in the future.
Meesh The DJMeesh The DJ
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Stallion is a a true asset to any party you want to enhance for the better. He was very professional and knows how to keep the party alive. He arrived early to set up and was very communicative throughout our event. I HIGHLY recommend DJ Stallion!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Marggi d.
Everything about Dj Johnny was amazing! He and his wife were on time, easy to work with and the guests loved his music and energy. We will absolutely use him again in the future. It is so great to have a reliable DJ for any of my events! Thanks again, Johnny!
DJ JohnnyDJ Johnny
Thumbtack Customer
Dj ash did a great job at our event and got all our guests grooving on the dance floor.
Dj ashDj ash
Thumbtack Customer
Shannon@ SFAK did a great job. Way beyond what was required. Will always use his services when I need a DJ. The BEST
DJ Sofa King 2015-2020 Thumbtack Award Winner!DJ Sofa King 2015-2020 Thumbtack Award Winner!
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Kannan was great! I invited him for my daughter's 1st birthday. He was on time, polite and nice. His choice of songs were also great and all my guests really enjoyed the songs.
DJ K - Hollywood 2 BollywoodDJ K - Hollywood 2 Bollywood
Thumbtack Customer
I had the pleasure fo working with Twin Spin for a Non-profit Tech Event in Santa Clara last week. Out of 15 local professional DJ's that I reached out to, I chose DJ Twin Spin. From the beginning, he was very professional, quick to respond, and very accomodating to work with. We simply gave him an over-view of what we wanted in terms of the musical selection and he nailed it. I would definitely refer him for other events and I look forward to possibly working with him again in the future! I
Twin Spin EntertainmentTwin Spin Entertainment
Himanshu b.
Peter was an absolute please to work with and his DJing was a hit with our guests. I was super impressed with his responsiveness and flexibility. Peter worked with me to create the playlist and asked questions to understand the audience and setup the DJ mix accordingly. Peter did a great job of blending both English, Bollywood and other popular dance songs and get everyone at the party grooving to his tunes!
PC EntertainmentPC Entertainment
Mike P.
Anthony is a consummate professional. He responds within a reasonable time frame, or notifies otherwise if he can't address an issue right away. He has an organized website for taking requests and submitting music for events, so planning is a breeze. During the event, he not only does what's expected of a DJ but also tries to do little extras, such as taking photos where he would be at a unique angle. He maintained composure when a guest spilled liquid into his work area. And finally, his music work is quality. I highly recommend him, and would use him again for future events.
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
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