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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 Ruby Hill djs
Michael B.
Party Pro DJ was excellent. The DJ had a great pulse on our crowd and played a variety of great music. I received several compliments from quest on the great DJ!
Party Pro DJ'sParty Pro DJ's
Andrew M.
DJ Apar did a great job.
DJ AparDJ Apar
Thumbtack Customer
Ian was absolutely amazing as the dj for our wedding reception! We can't believe we found a dj who aligned with our style so much. He was fun and engaging - we would recommend him to all of our friends and families for their music/dj needs.
Indigo DJsIndigo DJs
Dustin J.
DJ SC was an amazing find for our restaurant rooftop 80s party that we needed a DJ for! I reached out and he responded immediately. We had a meet and greet and he worked with all our requests! I highly recommend DJ SC for any of your personal or business events if you need a DJ! I personally will be reaching out to DJ SC for my wedding next fall myself! He killed his set at Su Taco on July 29th and we look forward to more partnerships between him and our company! Thanks SC
Emily M.
Was a great DJ for our pool party! Very professional!
MDJ PRoductionsMDJ PRoductions
Kaila W.
Last Friday we had Jay, with Stag Entertainment be our DJ for our wedding and he did such an amazing job! I would recommend Stag Entertainment in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a DJ!
Stag EntertainmentStag Entertainment
Brittany h.
J was an amazing DJ. He was wonderful fun, got the crowd going, my wedding couldn’t have been better!
Stag EntertainmentStag Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Matt DJ'd our wedding this weekend and he was simply amazing through the whole process. Matt is much more than a DJ. He was responsive, provided great suggestions throughout, kept our event on schedule, and made a stressful event planning process fun. We will recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ in the future.
Performance EntertainmentPerformance Entertainment
James R.
I met DJ SC at a party in October 2021. I was very impressed with his work as the DJ I asked the host if she would recommend him. She highly recommended him. We exchanged information so we could hire him for our wedding on 4/23/2022. DJ Scott and Orlando were exceptional! They played our church music and reception. Professionalism, respectful, offers a variety of music, and so much more! DJ SC was in contact often with us asking questions, getting details, specifics, our needs and wants, seeking clarification to ensure he met all of our requests. He arranges zoom meetings to ensure leading up to the big day that everything is perfect! He is interactive with the hosts and guests during his work performance. When planning a wedding, it is stressful and takes a lot of time. DJ SC eased so much of it. After our reception, many people asked who our DJ was and told me and my new husband how amazing they were both in the church and reception hall. Scott and Orlando have a beautiful set up with lights, amazing speakers and microphones. We had a wedding song mash up with multiple segments of songs. DJ SC mixed the music and our dance was amazing! My husband's parents paid DJ SC and I asked her what he charged. I was shocked!! In my opinion, for the time and amazing work Scott and Orlando did and what they charged they should be paid 20%-30% MORE! It isn't often I would recommend a price increase, but they are cost effective and work hard for what they charge. If ANYONE asks me about a DJ to hire, I would happily and highly recommend DJ SC! I wish they were on GOOGLE as I am a Local Guide Master reviewer with over 600,000 views to my reviews; I would highly rate them there as well! Thank you Scott and Orlando!!
Marissa Z.
I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the all around service received. I highly recommend this DJ for your events. Very professional, responds almost immediately to all questions and concerns, and provides music choices based off the customers requests 100%! I give this DJ a 5 star rating over and over again!
MDJ PRoductionsMDJ PRoductions
Archana n.
I am SO happy we went with Scott for our wedding day. We wanted to create a fun, party atmosphere on the dance floor and Scott killed it! Played exactly what we wanted and was dancing with us (behind the DJ booth :) )! Loved his energy and would choose Scott if we ever need DJ services again!
Thumbtack Customer
The whole school is at a buzz about what a great dj he was! The way everyone is taking we will be hiring him for every dance now on!
DJ Surge EntertainmentDJ Surge Entertainment
Saben S.
DJ Drake was professional and responsive throughout the planning and coordination of our corporate event. He arrived on time and prepared. Would recommend him to others.
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Thumbtack Customer
Mike is a great DJ and was a great investment. He kept everyone to the schedule and added lots of fun touches. I'd happily recommend him to anyone.
Creative ExposuresCreative Exposures
Ana K.
DJ Koka Alena was awesome from the beginning. He was responsive initially, was flexible with when and how to meet, had good answers to all our questions prior to the event. He showed up a day early to set up, looked professional, read the crowd and was respectful and professional at the event. His DJ skills and lights were great. I would definitely recommend him!
Yvette K.
We hired SE for a birthday party, and they did a fabulous job. The DJ overcame technical difficulties at the beginning of the event and overcame her stress from dealing with that with flying colors. The mix of music was exactly as we requested, and the music made the night! Stag's DJ did such a great job that the venue requested contact info so they could hire them for different events. Highly recommend!
Stag EntertainmentStag Entertainment
Jim C.
DJ Chelsea Rebro was Awesome! I will definately plan on using her again for our next party ! Very professional, patient & a very sweet person.
Taylor C.
DJ Berry was more than we could have asked for! He went above and beyond to make the best day of our lives truly special! From day one (months before the wedding) he made sure to call and get on the same page from the start. We didn’t make being our DJ easy...we had lots of special requests and we moved our ceremony from inside to outside and he was more than happy to accommodate us. He was the most responsive vendor we had by far. He made sure everyone’s requests were played and kept the fun going the whole time! Also, he asked our wedding colors and made sure he looked as sharply dressed as the wedding party! If you are looking for the best DJ for any event I would 100% recommend DJ Berry! He’s solid gold!
Legacy Djs EntertainmentLegacy Djs Entertainment
Jillian T.
DJ Collar was amazing! We booked him for our company's holiday party this year and had the best experience. Not only was he quick to communicate, friendly, and easy to work with, but he made sure that the music played our event got people on the dance floor. Would highly recommend booking DJ Collar for your next event! I know we wouldn't hesitate in booking him for future events.
DJ CollarDJ Collar
Rebecca C.
Our DJ J was fantastic. He kept the party going, played great music, had a great personality, and was a dream to work with. I highly recommend stag entertainment!!
Stag EntertainmentStag Entertainment
Bruce M.
DJ SC can pump out the Jams! SC MC’ed our wedding and really did a great job very happy with his service. Would highly recommended!
Chris H.
Could not have been better, he was on time very professional and an all around great guy and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ that has their act together!!
DJ DrakeDJ Drake
Emilee B.
5 star experience! We had such a fun night and DJ SC had the whole party dancing. I would definitely hire them again for my next event!
Katelyn S.
Mike did a superb job being our DJ for our wedding on 8/13/22 Had guests comment on his abilities and he really was a team player when I last minute changed things during the ceremony, recognized the break time I actually needed from doing all the “things”. He would definitely hire again should I need a DJ and will recommend when I hear people needing one!
Creative ExposuresCreative Exposures
Joshua m.
Absolutely amazing! Literally the perfect DJ. You and your husband made our wedding the perfect day! Followed out scheduled. Helped me out when I was stressing. Played everything we wanted. We’re there on time. Worked hand and hand with my photographer. Literally couldn’t have picked anyone better!! I would recommend you guys to anyone. And thanks again for allowing my son to DJ a little. So awesome!
DJ Queen CDJ Queen C
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