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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 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 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 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 Stockton djs
Thumbtack Customer
Solid, Interactive DJ with awesome music selection. Professional courteous and On Point.
World Famous Ent.World Famous Ent.
Barbara S.
I would highly recommend Joshwayy for any DJ needs!!! A truly awesome experience!!
Joshwayy ProductionsJoshwayy Productions
Merlou S.
Awesome DJ!!! Will definitely hire him again for our future events. Thank you!!!
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Thumbtack Customer
James is by far, the most professional and experienced DJ I've ever met. I've been to a fair share of weddings, graduations, and other celebrations, James is definitely is the best! James DJed for my wedding day and he made our special day run so smoothly. I have friends and relatives asking for his information so they can also have him come DJ for their functions!! You're the best and thank you again
Life of the Party DJsLife of the Party DJs
Michelle E.
DJ Alex MC'd and DJ'd my daughter's wedding. He did the music for the ceremony and reception and it was so nice to have it all taken care of by him! Alex was funny, friendly and followed the Playlist to a tee! Our only suggestion would maybe be updated equipment, as there were a few tech difficulties during the ceremony and with one of the mics. DJ Alex gave us a great deal and worked hard! We are grateful! Thanks for making this a fun celebration!
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Memo, el es una persona mui amable, mui considerable para el o la festejado'a mui atento a las generasiones y los gustos. El es una persona al cual cualquiera puede estar seguro que su evento estara en buenas manos referiendonos ala musica. Si usted busca a alguien puntual y responsable, DJ Memo...🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
DJ Memo EntertainmentDJ Memo Entertainment
Esmeralda C.
He was very prompt to answer my questions. He responded fast and was very open to questions. He was overall very helpful and friendly. Looking forward to booking DJ Rekn-Ron in the future!
DJ Rekn-RonDJ Rekn-Ron
Thumbtack Customer
Exceptional customer service. Displayed great attitude and played the perfect beat to move the feet. I would highly recommend Dj Memo for any type of event. Looking forward to book him in the future.
DJ Memo EntertainmentDJ Memo Entertainment
Noemi T.
Wendell was the highlight of our wedding planning making every step so easy. He played exactly the time of music we asked Great Mix!! Couldn't have had a better DJ!!! Thank You for making our night memorable!
Wendell ' DJ Dub T' ThomasWendell ' DJ Dub T' Thomas
Jenny B.
Bill is so awesome! He made my wedding ceremony music to reception the way I wanted it to be! He did an excellent job, not only as a DJ, but also as an emcee. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to make an event memorable and fun! Thank you, Bill!
Bill Pence MusicBill Pence Music
Peggy H.
We used Alex a few times, and we love him. He's a great DJ. Super fun,very patient when it comes to gifts giveaway,when he's waiting till were done. It takes us like an hour, he's very sweet and makes the party hoppin! He has cool equipment. Love the bubble machine. A+++++
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Chalina B.
This past Sunday my husband and I celebrated our postponed wedding reception and Wendell was an absolutely amazing DJ! He was prompt, professional and so well organized. I didn’t have to worry about a thing when it came to the music. Everyone had a such a great time! Thank you again so much for making our day even more special! Will definitely recommend and hope to book for future events!
Wendell ' DJ Dub T' ThomasWendell ' DJ Dub T' Thomas
We had a small birthday and graduation party for my daughter and I found Wendell online. We agreed on a fair price, didn't charge too much (everyone else claim they have a DJ license and asked too much). He didn't mind that the occasion was a small family gathering and he was very glad in accepting the job. He was very professional and played and very wide variety of party music. I would hire him again if any future occasion comes.
Wendell ' DJ Dub T' ThomasWendell ' DJ Dub T' Thomas
Thumbtack Customer
He did an excellent job at my son's 1st birthday party. He was very flexible & was able to adjust to the day's schedule without any problems. We had an issue about our slideshow which was provided by another vendor but DJ Memo went extra mile to help us play our slideshow even when it's not part of his job anymore. He allowed us to use his projector at no additional cost! Thank you so much for a job well done. The kids had so much fun playing with the bubbles. I will definitely recommend his services & would hire him again.
DJ Memo EntertainmentDJ Memo Entertainment
Raquel V.
Our wedding was a week ago., And I am still getting asked for Jay's number. He was amazing! I like being on schedule and Jay did a fantastic job at keeping us on schedule. That day was hectic, I was being pulled from one place to another and I was constantly being stopped for pictures. Jay was so professional at approaching us with questions and suggestions. He was early that day (which I greatly appreciated, everyone was able to understand him through the mic (big plus, some parties I go too, the DJ mumbles into the mic. Not Jay). The music was a great volume. His responsiveness prior to the event was so spot on. Our music selection was played and he did great and picking the rest of the playlist. I will definitely be hiring Jay for any future events. I highly recommend Jay and his services. Thanks Jay! Raquel and Michael
Life of the Party DJsLife of the Party DJs
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