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Your burning questions: answered

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 Ventura djs
Jason F.
DJ Zleephouse is now part of the Walcott Col-de-sac family. Was extremely pleasant and accommodating. Got up to Ventura right on time and got right to work. Neighbors will definitely be regulating Andrew back for our next block party. To sum up DJ Zleephouse in one sentence I’d say you’re getting a real Hollywood DJ with a bit of Texas hospitality.
DJ ZleephouseDJ Zleephouse
Steven g.
Joy was hands down the best DJ I have ever experienced. She was the life of the party, kept everyone entertained and blew me away with the service she provided. I’m honestly so happy with choosing her to DJ our wedding. Choose her and you won’t be disappointed
Joy Bonner EntertainmentJoy Bonner Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
My daughter had a Great Gatsby Sweet Sixteen party last weekend. We had Cody as our DJ. Otherwise known as "Code One". He was superb! The kids loved him. He had the kids dancing the whole time. He played music that my daughter give him and added to his playlist. Just what she wanted! Cody had his lights going as well. Definitely very cool! The music really made a difference in the energy and atmosphere of the party. As an Event Planner, I've experienced many Dj's, and as a company goes, Groove Factor and Best Value DJ's was great to work with, easy and efficient. I highly recommend them for your next event.
Best Value DJsBest Value DJs
Thumbtack Customer
When booking a DJ for our wedding/reception we really wanted someone who could throw a party – more of a “real” DJ than a “Wedding DJ”. We came across Don Henry of Music Memories & More on Thumbtack. After our initial consultation over the phone and in person meeting I was sold – this guy “gets it”; he understood our vision for the day and the flow of the party we were going for. Don is definitely a highly experienced professional, and worth every penny. He was happy to work with our budget, and build a custom package for us. The great thing about using Music Memories and More/Groove Factor Entertainment/Best Value DJs is that they are a full service production company and have thrown some crazy parties. We decided to use them as a one stop shop for all of our lighting and audio so it would all sync together for one wild party. We also used their photobooth as well! Don has a great calm demeanor, and you can tell his confidence is because he has done this quite a few times before. The wedding guests loved him and all of his interactions were occasion appropriate. He knew how to handle our guests and really managed the flow of the party from start to finish. His team did an excellent job of setting everything up, and we couldn’t have been happier with how things went. We highly recommend Don and his team for any event you might plan! Thanks Don!!!
Best Value DJsBest Value DJs
Elizabeth M.
Jeremiah’s prices are very fair. He went above and beyond in a lot of areas for us. We had a specific playlist we wanted for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and he delivered perfectly. We also had a mishap with our bartenders arriving late and I later found out that he stepped in to help set up alcohol, which was very cool of him. Additionally, we had a mariachi band that he set up with microphone equipment. Most importantly, he read the room well and kept everyone dancing, which is really, the most important thing we wanted for a wedding DJ. The one reason why it wasn’t a 5 star review experience for us was because there were key timeline elements that he neglected. Our first dance transition wasn’t announced as well as a family prayer at a certain time we wanted and speeches. Great DJ and great prices, but if you’re looking for an MC for helping with the flow of your wedding (and inevitable timeline changes), probably a good idea to have someone else in charge of that.
JJ Entertainmentt DJ ServicesJJ Entertainmentt DJ Services
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