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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 Santa Rosa djs
Patricia B.
DJ Shy was genuinely very enthusiastic about the assignment from conception. The 'product' was even better than expected. DJ Shy got even the most timid dancers on the floor with little to no verbal talking them into it. She has a way of understanding the audience to work with the group to keep the music they are most responding to under their feet. She was punctual, courteous, and helpful.
DJ ShyDJ Shy
Danielle S.
Anthony was a great MC and DJ! Would recommend for any wedding, event or party!! He helped our wedding day run smoothly!!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Erika L.
DJ Stallion put on quite the dance party for us! I don't think there was a single moment of dullness - we threw a Y2k party and he definitely understood what we were looking for. Thank you so much!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Stallion was a true professional. His music was a hit with our guest. The entire time he went out of his way to ensure we were satisfied with the music and ongoing events. Thank you, sir!! Loved the music and you did excellent with our Latino guest
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Wendy R.
Jessica did a great job with my stepdaughter’s wedding. She was competent and professional with the ceremony, toasts, and announcements. She has clearly been a DJ at many weddings. Her mix of music really got the party started at the reception with country, rock and pop. It was great fun!! I would highly recommend her for your next event.
Azure EntertainmentAzure Entertainment
Leah P.
I have nothing but the absolute HIGHEST of praise for DJ CJ. Working with CJ was an incredible experience and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for a personalized music experience. My 30th birthday bash would not have been the same without his DJ magic! I feel so grateful to have found him. CJ was incredibly professional and detail-oriented throughout our entire experience. He responded to my messages quickly and was in high communication with me every step of the way. I hired him last minute, and even on a short time frame he went above and beyond to create a personalize playlist for me. He provided me with the final playlist ahead of time, and even made a short video of him so I could see his DJ set up, lights, and get a taste of the final mixed playlist (as well as his cheerful energy and dancing!). His enthusiasm for this work and dedication to making a personalized experience for me shined through from our very first contact and throughout our experience together. The night of the party, he delivered exactly what I was hoping for- and even more! He arrived early and promptly set up his space. The music sound was top quality and his lights created the perfect dance vibe. He curated an impeccable playlist, mixing together the songs I had provided him with seamless transitions. He read the energy of the room throughout the night to provide the best possible dance experience and to keep the positive energy alive. Countless guests kept telling me all night "Oh my gosh this DJ is SO amazing, where did you find him!?" By the end of the night he had a room full of new fans- everyone absolutely loved him. His energy, warmth, enthusiasm, and positivity were truly touching, not to mention his exceptional professionalism and quality of work. The party would not have been the same without him and I plan to hire him again in the future (as do a number of my friends!). I could not recommend DJ CJ more. You will not regret working with him! Thanks for everything, CJ.
Music is Love -  Vocal Coach, DJ and SingerMusic is Love - Vocal Coach, DJ and Singer
Priscila M.
I would highly recommend Alex’s service. He was very punctual and was all set up for our high school winter formal before it even started. His charismatic personality made it very easy for us to connect when contacting and have a DJ who know how to engage with the crowd. His setup was amazing and made the crowd want to dance!
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Rebecca C.
DJ Alex is amazing! He makes the party so much fun and he feels out the mood of the party and plays the perfect music. He can work with lots of direction or very little direction and deliver a great product. He is extremely organized and makes it very stress free for the hosts! Great MC and does a great job helping the crowd transition from one activity to the next! Highly recommend him!
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
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