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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.

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 Golden djs
Chelsea W.
Chris was an amazing DJ! He made our day the absolute best!
MAG MusicMAG Music
Gianna F.
from the moment we reached out to Marty to ask him to dj our wedding he has been the absolute best to work with. he has such passion for what he does and for music. we could tell from our first meeting he was the dj for us. he kept people dancing and played the perfect music the entire evening. we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fantastic dj.
aMAEZing Music!aMAEZing Music!
Beverly T.
Awesome! Hiring again for a family reunion. She is the only DJ I would hire.
Connect4 Events and EntertainmentConnect4 Events and Entertainment
Lizz H.
Sienta is one cool dude, and very professional. I am very excited to having him DJ our upcoming wedding.
Sientá Jamar Productions, LLC.Sientá Jamar Productions, LLC.
Jillian H.
Mike was our DJ for our wedding. He went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and happy! He took it upon himself to make sure we were on schedule and following our timeline. He was very nice to work with and he'll be the first one we call the next time we need a DJ!
Creative ExposuresCreative Exposures
LeAnna S.
Scott came to the rescue after a last minute issue came up with our previous DJ was unable to make it to our wedding. He is so kind and we felt like he really listened to what we were asking. He was on point with making sure the guests had a great time and everyone was dancing. You can tell that he just loves what he does and we will hire him again in a heartbeat. THANK YOU DJ SCOTT!!!!! :) :) :) :)
Dina S.
JACKEARRLY was perfect for our work event. He responded quickly and was professional. The team and our customers had a blast and enjoyed his energy! We would definitely have him DJ for us again.
Thumbtack Customer
Drake DJ'd for our 60 person wedding reception at Chief Hosa Lodge in Golden CO. He was outstanding and went above and beyond to provide a fun filled evening for toasts and dancing. His music transitions were flawless. He even threw in some 1920's slang in the announcements to add to our Jazz Age theme. DJ Drake was very attentive and organized which allowed everything to flow smoothly throughout the evening. We could not have asked for a better person to DJ!
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
J.R. C.
Stag Entertainment was professional and very responsive to all of our requests. We had booked a different DJ for our wedding and he was unresponsive and had some not so good reviews. We reached out to Stag and immediately were impressed by their attention to detail and professionalism. Our wedding went off without a hitch thanks to Stag Entertainment!
Stag EntertainmentStag Entertainment
Sarah J.
Mike was absolutely great the day of the our wedding! We hired him for DJ services for a wedding and reception at Chief Hosa Lodge. He arrived right on time and got everything set up with no trouble. I was a little concerned because his communication with us before the event was not always very clear, but everything turned out wonderful. Thanks Mike!
Creative ExposuresCreative Exposures
Thumbtack Customer
Drake was a great DJ at our wedding! The music selection was perfect and he picked music that everyone could dance to! We had a little one get upset shortly before dinner and Drake played "let it go" from Frozen and her mood quickly changed =) He was on time, very professional and just great to work with! We would highly recommend to anyone!
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Taylor a.
We contracted through Creative Exposuresfor both our DJ and Photobooth services. The photobooth was wonderful and Mike was super helpful in designing our logo for the printouts and the lady who worked at the photobooth was really kind and helpful. Our guests loved it! Mike’s wife, Amy, was our DJ because mike was busy and she was the only vendor in our wedding we regretted at all. In the end it was fine, but Amy was a bit awkward and hard to hear during announcements (I as the bride didn’t even hear some of them) to the extent that people just lakes right over her. She left all of the lights on for dancing until we asked her to turn them down and didn’t play many of the songs that my husband spent hours making a list of to make it easier for her and because we knew our crowd. She also did this really awkward announcement to make the cake cutting into some high energy game when all we wanted was to just cut the cake to the song we had requested. Lastly, we paid them to put together photos from the photobooth into a guest book and told us when to pick it up but when we drove down to their house to get it, they didn’t know where it was so had to drive it up later and it had foot prints (?) on it when he dropped it off :( they also didn’t have any record of our deposit so I had to be responsible for letting them know what and how we had previously paid. Overall, they were both pretty easy to communicate with, fairly priced, and very nice people but slightly disorganized and Amy’s personality just wasn’t what we were looking for in a DJ. Maybe Mike would have provided the DJ experience we were looking for more. The photo booth was great through!
Creative ExposuresCreative Exposures
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Queen C is as good at it gets. I don't mean as it as it gets "for Denver" or as good as it gets for "weddings" - I mean, DJ Queen C (Colleen (DJ) and her husband Nick (MC) are as good as it gets for DJing and MCing any event anyone could ever consider having. Not only are they extremely professional, timely, and responsive (three things a Type A bride like me needs), but they are very talented. Forget the cheesy DJs with ugly matching cumberbuns. Nick is so smooth on the mic (he managed to be both authoritative, funny, and nonchalant), and Colleen is great at reading a room (she played my favorite songs, and managed to keep people on the dance floor)! The only time we had an empty floor was when she nobly played the weird songs I requested. When I told her to do her own thing, it was packed. True story. And Nick was very good at being flexible. I changed stuff up on him here and there - both with enough notice and within a moment's notice. And everything still went smoothly. I hired a wedding planner and even she said was only able to make the schedule move like it did because of Nick. While I'm not very picky about decorations or ambiance or colors matching, I was very focused on the schedule going on time, people being where they were supposed to be, and generally ordering people around. For context, I am a lawyer and extremely controlling :). I tell you this to underscore that I am very unforgiving when people aren't on their game. And these two were on the game. They won the game. I LOVED them. Their rates are amazing too. You simply can't go wrong with these two. After the fact, they sent me beautiful pictures too! I haven't seen my photography yet, so it was amazing to see the venue and even some of the wedding ceremony! They are so thoughtful and great. It was a wonderful experience.
DJ Queen CDJ Queen C
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Drake has now DJ'd 2 events for me. Each time he arrived early and was ready to go well before event start time. He was super friendly with all the adults and kids at my events! It was obvious that he enjoyed what he was doing, which made it fun! He was super accomodating with things I needed announced. I will definitely use him again!!
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Chelsea W.
Chris was such a pleasure to have as the DJ at our wedding. From the start he was great to work with, responded quickly to emails, and really helped us when it came to figuring out what we needed to do for our ceremony and reception. Honestly without the information Chris provided our day would’ve had a lot of missing elements! I highly recommend Chris. He was so understand and did a great job.
MAG MusicMAG Music
Thumbtack Customer
Couldn't have asked for a better dj/mc pair. Nick was great and laid back and kept the flow of the wedding. Colleen played all the music I wanted and the wedding went smoothly. Lights were awesome especially the led screen!!! Everyone at the wedding told me how awesome they were and I would recommend them to everyone!! The price was fantastic also I could t believe it. Thanks so much for being part of our special day!!!!
DJ Queen CDJ Queen C
Sean T.
Darin did an excellent job and I'd highly recommend him to anyone. He showed up to the wedding two hours early to get set up, was professional, and on cue for all of the announcements. He was very prompt responding to all communication and kept the party going with a great set list. He coordinated with the wedding planner the day of so he needed zero guidance from me on setting up, which was nice since I was about to get married and had little time. Overall, I'd highly recommend Darin for any DJ event!
NYLE ProductionsNYLE Productions
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Drake was awesome---prior to the event we were unsure of how the crowd was going to be, so we had little info we could provide Drake on what kind of music to play. This was not a problem for him--he was able to assess the vibe of the crowd on the spot and even got them dancing much more than we would ever have imagined for an informal party. Drake has some great skills and is a major asset to any event situation. We will definitely be hiring him again and recommending him to others.
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Chelsea O.
Mike DJ'd our wedding and ceremony in July. We hired Mike at our first meeting after interviewing several other DJs. Mike has an 'excellent DJ voice' and we really liked his personality. At our wedding, we were so impressed by his quick thinking and ability to act on the fly. Mike is a professional and handled some issues with our venue vendor amazingly - thanks to him our guests never knew that our event was cut almost 45 minutes early - everyone just talks about what a great time they had! We had an outdoor ceremony and we got quite a bit of rain, but it wasn't an issue - Mike was fully prepared! There was an electrical issue and Mike had to change systems halfway through the night, but he handled it like a pro (and thank goodness he always travels with a backup, just in case). The only snafu was that one of the songs on our do not play list got played for our last song, but he remedied that too. We were really impressed with his setup including uplighting and party lights. Our venue made quite a few flubs one being the set up of our space, so our dance floor was less than half the size we were promised, but Mike did a great job of making the space work. He played some games to get people on the dance floor and did an anniversary dance that our guests loved. The value and fun that Mike provides for the price is great.
Creative ExposuresCreative Exposures
Sophia L.
They did an amazing job!!! If we could give a hundred stars, we would! My now husband and I gave Colleen and Nick a very vague description of what we were looking for because we had no idea what we were doing and they completely nailed it! They are extremely responsive, very easy to work with, and they really understand what it takes to succeed in this business. They literally managed to play all of our favorite songs and kept the party going all night! The MC and DJ services were exactly on point and we couldn’t have been happier. Thank you so much, Colleen and Nick! You guys really hit this one out of the part and we appreciate everything you did to make our wedding absolutely perfect!
DJ Queen CDJ Queen C
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