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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 Simi Valley djs
Saurabh J.
You want a great party with a DJ who understands mood culture group and settings... call PW.
Prince William (DJ/Entertainer)Prince William (DJ/Entertainer)
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Carlos couldn't pronounce names correctly. Couldn't understand a word he said. Guests and Bride and Groom were confused as to what he said the entire time. The Bride and Groom requested that the Wedding Coordinator announce the Bridal Party, events, etc. and DJ Carlos got offended and refused to allow her. So we were stuck with someone announcing things that ONLY he could understand. The Bride gave DJ Carlos a Timeline outlining the events for the evening in the WAY she wanted it to go.... DJ Carlos did his OWN THING, ignoring the timeline completely. Everything was run-in together, dancing didn't start until the last 1 1/2 hrs. before the send off. What a joke. At least DJ Carlos' MCing gave us comedic material to last for years to come. "ES-Smith" is how he pronounced the last name, "Smith." smh. Be Flexible DJ Carlos, allow the Bride and Groom to direct you as they want, after all THEY are PAYING YOU. YOU are supposed to be providing the SERVICE as directed. This unfortunately cannot be re-done. So I hope he learns from it. PS: At least the music his little helper played, was good.
Charlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MCCharlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MC
Max P.
Crystal note was a great company to work with. They catered to all our needs and provided an incredible DJ performance for our event. Would definitely hire again in the future.
Crystal Note DJ CompanyCrystal Note DJ Company
Thumbtack Customer
It's been just two days since the funeral services for my brother, Dave Denson. My brother was very well known in the Mopar community. After his funeral services, we decided to make him a tribute car show in his memory. This would be a great gathering for his friends to say good bye one last time. As I planned the car show, I thought a DJ was a necessity. This is how I came across Thumbtack and its servives. I chose to meet with Don Henry from Best Value DJ's. Once we met, I knew this was the guy for my brother's celebration. To make a long story short, he knocked it so far out of the park! One of the best DJ's I have ever come in contact with. He played everything I had asked for, and then some! Very down to earth and very much into his craft. It was a very emotional time for my family and my brother's friends. I had planned some very special dedications in memory of my brother. Don did such an AMAZING job! Don, thank you soooo much for making it happen for my brother and his friends! Steve Denson
Best Value DJsBest Value DJs
Elizabeth V.
I needed a last minute DJ for my husbands birthday and he did not disappoint! He knew exactly what type of music, very professional and responded back to me quickly ! He had my guest dancing all night long ! Would recommend 100% ! Thank you again for such an amazing fun night !
DJ Fest Music EntertainmentDJ Fest Music Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
I can't say enough about how amazing Chris was at our wedding. He kept the crowd on their feet and dancing the entire time. He did an incredible job of keeping our wedding moving and on track. Everyone loved the job he did and I have gotten so many compliments on how fun our wedding was because of Chris! If you need a dj, look no further. Chris is your guy
Chris Christopher *BEST WEDDING DJ-MC-PHOTOBOOTH*Chris Christopher *BEST WEDDING DJ-MC-PHOTOBOOTH*
Thumbtack Customer
Wasn't perfect but he was very friendly and he accommodated most of our needs. For the money, it was worth it. The only down sides were that some specifically selected music was never played, some of the announcements had errors, and the music selection overall slightly missed the mark of what we discussed. If you want your wedding or event to go perfectly, spend a little more elsewhere. If the details don't matter as much, I highly recommend this DJ to get the most bang for your buck. We were overall satisfied.
Intricate MusicIntricate Music
Thumbtack Customer
Erik was wonderful, his music and DJ ability was outstanding. He made our wedding on January 11, 2014 one of the most awesome days ever. Erik goes above and beyond to make your day special. he was there early, stayed late and had no trouble with changes. I don't think the day would have gone so smooth as it did if we had chose someone else. I would recommend Erik Redmond to everyone. for any occasion. Erik is wonderful and very professional and truly knows his stuff.
Erik Redmond a.k.a. DJ RichterscaleErik Redmond a.k.a. DJ Richterscale
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