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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.

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 Boulder djs
Jessica C.
Our dj was amazing! He played the right music to keep guests dancing all night and he had a very easy to work with personality! I LOVED our dj
A Music Plus EntertainmentA Music Plus Entertainment
Alyssa Y.
DJ Drake is AMAZING. He is incredibly personable, professional and he brings great energy. He knows how to keep the crowd happy, and he is great and mixing music. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding.
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Amy G.
We hired DJ Drake for a corporate party. He was great to work with on all levels. Very professional, punctual and played an awesome selection of music. He had the floor packed. I would definitely recommend DJ Drake to anyone and I would hire him again.
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Drake was all about making our gig as enjoyable and upbeat as possible from the get go. Very professional is his quick and thorough communication. I never felt like I had to remind him about it! I would definitely recommend DJ Drake for any event, large or small!
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Thumbtack Customer
The team at A Music Plus are excellent. I called them on relatively short notice for a DJ and they delivered! Their communication was excellent and the event manager walked me through all of the details. The DJ was on time, very professional and made sure that all of our needs were met. I would definitely recommend A Music Plus to anyone.
A Music Plus EntertainmentA Music Plus Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Drake came to my school for a school dance for 2 1/2 hours. I was impressed by the professionalism and promptness of his services. He was a hit with everyone! I would have liked to see more lights, but, as a small private school, that just wasn't in our budget. I also would have liked less rap music, but all in all, very good DJ!
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Thumbtack Customer
He did a great job! The music was perfect for the theme, and everyone was dancing the entire night. Definitely wouldn't have been the same without such a great DJ!
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Jennifer K.
DJ Buster made my daughters birthday. He had all the kids dancing the whole time to a variety of music. Bonus are his awesome party game skills!
Sientá Jamar Productions, LLC.Sientá Jamar Productions, LLC.
Anne M.
DJ Drake did a fabulous job of accommodating our musical tastes and special requests and playlist for our party. He was professional and timely - and most of all, seemed to be having a great time himself. He seems to really enjoy his job - which the guests could sense! I highly recommend him.
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Thumbtack Customer
Drake was the DJ for a 50th birthday party. He was awesome. It was a very professional - great equipment (even a fog machine!) and he showed the younger crowd (teenagers) how his equipment worked. He took all requests and played our play list and added songs he could tell the crowd would like. Everyone loved him and he looked like he was having a great time as well. Made for a great party as everyone was dancing!
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Katelynn H.
Robert was very detail oriented and had ideas and input on the entire wedding process. He was professional and provided every aspect of the DJ experience exactly as he said he would. He was extremely helpful in helping us decide the timing of songs and what fit best where. He was fun and a pleasure to work with. He added a great experience to our stressful planning process. Thank you Robert for your work. We could not have had a better wedding!!!
Thumbtack Customer
Honestly, outstanding is the word for it. Not only does Wyatt have a state of the art sound and lighting system but his professionalism and demeanor matches that of his equipment. We had the FUNNEST dance party at our wedding everyone was worn out! Instead of just playing a song and then a pause he mixes them together like a club DJ all night. From someone who knows good music and good DJing if I could give Wyatt 6 star I would...honestly that is how good he is. I would highly recommend Wyatt if you want professionalism, and an amazing night to remember. It was the BEST money we spent on our wedding.
DJ Man EntertainmentDJ Man Entertainment
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