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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.

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 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
Thumbtack Customer
Most excellent wedding DJ ever! You will not be disappointed!!!!!!! Thank you Bill Pence for just knowing what to do even when we didn't ;) Lots of love, Then Finns
Bill Pence MusicBill Pence Music
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
Stephanie V.
Bayron was an awesome DJ for our couple’s bilingual wedding! He helped guide our couple when they were unsure of song choices for certain parts of their wedding and had the whole crowd on the dance floor. EveEverybody loved the photo booth. Looking forward to working together again!
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was very professional and we could see that he absolutely enjoys what he does. He played the music we wanted and knew what we liked. He made our wedding fun and has a positive attitude. Great DJ...I would definitely hire him again.
A-1 Pro Entertainment DJ/MC Music & SoundA-1 Pro Entertainment DJ/MC Music & Sound
Thumbtack Customer
George came and dj for my companys holiday party was AWESOME! Very professional,personable and play appropriate music throughout the night for various age groups. He also had no problem staying over time when people wanted to keep dancing. I will deffinately be using him for all of our events!
Junglemann Entertainment DJ ServicesJunglemann Entertainment DJ Services
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
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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