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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 Saratoga djs
Rachel L.
DJ Or Tregger is the best!
ANDR musicANDR music
Pantea F.
Lighting, equipment, and photo booth was great, the person who took care of the photo booth was very respectful and pleasant. Regretfully, we were not impressed with the attitude and presentation of the DJ.
Jazcat Mobile Entertainment DJ-Karaoke-Photo BoothJazcat Mobile Entertainment DJ-Karaoke-Photo Booth
Sanjay R.
DJK was awesome. Came on time and had the right kind of music as we had requested. Kept the party going till the end. Also, very polite. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a good DJ. 👍👍👍👍👍
DJ K - Hollywood 2 BollywoodDJ K - Hollywood 2 Bollywood
Saumya S.
Dj Stallion did an excellent job at our wedding n reception party , he is easy to work with and delivers what you want without too many instructions. We were soo happy with him DJ’ing for us :) Highly recommend!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Tawni C.
Amazing DJ ...we couldn’t keep our friends and family away from the dance floor! So professional and delivered on every commitment they made and even threw in a few fabulous surprises to make the ambient environment even better! So grateful for your hard work in making our party so special!
Sarah D.
I could not have been happier with my experience working with DJ Or. He was responsive, helpful, fun, and did an absolutely fantastic job. We talked about types of music, I suggested some songs, and then he did a masterful job putting together play lists that were spot-on to my tastes, appropriate for the setting, and then kept the dance floor full and bouncing!
ANDR musicANDR music
Thumbtack Customer
Greg was DJ at our wedding a year ago. Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Wanted real records and he had a huge selection. Dog friendly wedding and he loved it! We didn't have to worry about a thing, he did all our music even my walking down the aisle to White Wedding! Reasonable price. He was very professional but also very friendly. Made our special day more enjoyable. Would hire him again.
Uptempo ProductionsUptempo Productions
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