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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 South Lake Tahoe djs
Brock K.
DJ Alex was an awesome addition to our wedding, he kept the flow and vibe going throughout the entire night. He’s a great DJ and an awesome guy all around. Highly recommend
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Ray h.
DJ is very kind was on time and was willing to have equipment at 2 locations. The music was in point and he made our special day perfect.
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Heather C.
I would definitely recommend Alex to Dj your wedding . He’s very professional and good at what he does . Thank you again
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Thumbtack Customer
Joey was extremely professional and easy to work with. He explained everything from beginning to end. We felt very comfortable with him from the first day we met and even more comfortable knowing we had his expertise for our wedding. We definitely recommend him and will use him again in the future if we ever need a DJ! Thank you Joey for helpin DJ our special day!!
Muzz ProductionsMuzz Productions
Eric M.
DJ Alex was fantastic! We had a casual day wedding and he was still able to get our families out there on the dance floor! Took requests and helped set up our timeline so it was a stress free day and no worries! Highly recommend!
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Katherine K.
I can not say enough good things about DJ Mike and Gloria. Our wedding wasn’t large but they made it so much fun and they kept the pace moving flawlessly. And the up lighting they provided was such a wonderful touch. Don’t second guess hiring them. You will not be disappointed I promise. Thank you both again for making my wedding day so wonderful and fun
Mytaste EntertainmentMytaste Entertainment
Crystal T.
I hired Justin for my wedding in Tahoe. The party was around 35 people and I was nervous the party would end early because of the small amount of attendees. However, that was not the case. Justin kept the party going and met all my request. I was more than happy with the DJ services that were provided and I would definitely recommend him for future events/weddings.
DJ KlickDJ Klick
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Jamie for our wedding in South Lake Tahoe. He did a great job as DJ, as did his colleague who ran the photo booth. Jamie is very organized- he provides detailed worksheets for you to fill out regarding music to play and timeline/announcements. He also communicates well with both us and our wedding coordinator. Most importantly, he kept the party going. His rates are also an outstanding value for the services he provides. A+
Jazcat Mobile Entertainment DJ-Karaoke-Photo BoothJazcat Mobile Entertainment DJ-Karaoke-Photo Booth
Elizabeth S.
Jacques DJed for our wedding. He did a wonderful job both during preparation and on the big day! In preparing, he asked all of the right questions to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted it. He even asked us about stuff we hadn't thought about which was extremely helpful. During the party he was communicative but not intrusive and he kept everything moving along perfectly. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ!
AAA DJ services/Photo Booth servicesAAA DJ services/Photo Booth services
Thumbtack Customer
We just had our wedding in beautiful Lake Tahoe! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ/MC! Bill was absolutely outstanding, kept the flow of our wedding running smoothly, played all things we requested and stayed away from all things we requested not to hear. We couldn't have been more thrilled with his services and would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding with good vibes, lots of love and lots of soul. Thank you again bill! Without you our day wouldn't have been possible (or nearly as fun!)!! - Jen and Justin
Bill Pence MusicBill Pence Music
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