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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 Washington djs
Ann D.
DJ Stacc3 provided excellent DJ services for our event. He was very responsive and professional. He provided our guests with a great setlist of music and kept us dancing all night! I highly recommend DJ Stacc3 for DJ services.
DJ Stacc3DJ Stacc3
Steven L.
One of the best DJs in the DMV area. He was on time (big kudos) and had a great selection of music. If you’re looking for a 5-star DJ whose professional and knows what he’s doing, DJ Morriscode is your man!
DJ MorriscodeDJ Morriscode
Thumbtack Customer
He never dJ for me
DJ SupaleeDJ Supalee
Rhonda L.
The people at my event loved DJ 2.0.
Zoye BlaccZoye Blacc
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Treyswift was the man. The music was awesome. He was so professional and everyone loved the tunes and the the progression through the night. Can't wait for our party next year and DJ Treyswift!
Ahad K.
DJ Topedo did an excellent job at our Law School’s Barrister Ball event. The feedback from everyone who attended was extremely positive. After our first DJ cancelled we were in a scramble to find someone and DJ Topedo was the best choice. After a phone call with him the stress and pressure we had felt immediately went away. We applaud this young man and recommend him to anyone! Thank you DJ Topedo!!!!
DJ Topedo & Co.DJ Topedo & Co.
Thumbtack Customer
DJ 'Zo was the perfect addition to our Corporate Holiday Party! She was prompt, polite and professional! The music choices were perfect for our event. Everyone had amazing things to say about her. We are so glad we chose to work with DJ 'Zo and would happily recommend her to anyone looking for a great DJ!
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Kara G.
DJ Oscar did a great job getting everyone dancing!
Epic Sound EntertainmentEpic Sound Entertainment
Tenisha j.
When I say an awesome DJ. He was amazing and paid attention to the crowd to get them going on the dance floor. I highly recommend him to DJ at any of your events. 10/10
DJ DP3 Entertainment LLCDJ DP3 Entertainment LLC
Lindsey D.
Our event was so much fun. DJ Greg Gillis was an awesome DJ and kept the dancefloor dancing. He was set up well before our start time, and made the event smoother for all of us.
DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)
Cynthia C.
Great Dj and person overall. We will definitely be connecting with him again
DJ Wah-HeedDJ Wah-Heed
Jessica H.
Aaron was a wonderful DJ for our fundraiser! He was prompt and played perfect tunes!
Aaron M. Raffle Entertainment, LLCAaron M. Raffle Entertainment, LLC
Lindsay S.
Best. Party. Ever. DJ Zo was wonderful! Cannot recommend her highly enough!
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Aisha G.
DJ T-Real was great to work with! I would definitely hire him again!
DJ T-RealDJ T-Real
Jennifer D.
Our students loved DJ Treyswift! It was a perfect end to a long week! Thank you!
Malia M.
DJ Suspence had the party jumping! I loved it! Thank you for your wonderful service.
DJ SuspenceDJ Suspence
Linda G.
Outstanding experience and he delivered superb DJ services and kept the program, dinner and dancing lively.
DJ KoolinDJ Koolin
Morgane T.
DJ Prime did a fantastic job, he was professional, responsive and can adapt his music to your tastes and event. We had over 300 guests for a Wine tasting and he made everyone dance until the end. I highly recommend DJ Prime!
Prime 1 Productions, LLCPrime 1 Productions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Teddy Wade is the BEST DJ I have ever worked with. He played FANTASTIC music; understood the vibe of the guests at our wedding, and had us partying for hours. Several people asked for his card before the wedding party was over to book him for upcoming birthday parties. One person wants him to DJ a birthday party they have coming up 2 years from now! He's the ONLY DJ we will ever hire again!
DJ Teddy507DJ Teddy507
Kennon H.
Dj Greg was very responsive. Played the perfect music for the wedding party and kept the crowd on their feet! Would recommend!!
DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)
Lois E.
He was prompt, polite and extremely customer service oriented. We have recommended DJ ProStar to our Family and Friends.
ProStar Media, DJs, & EventsProStar Media, DJs, & Events
Alisha R.
I am thoroughly satisfied with the DJ service provided for my 30th Birthday party! I gave DJ Jigga-C my musical tastes and a few must-have songs, and he did not dissapoint! Everything about working with him was a pleasure! He was professional, thoughtful, responsive, and prompt! He made me feel extra special by playing multiple birthday-themed songs throughout the party, too. He took requests and even added a dance light for added flair! The age range of my guests was vast, and everyone had a great time! I didn't have to worry about vulgar music, and all the selections kept the energy level high! DJ Jigga-C is a premium DJ, and I highly recommend booking him for any event!
DJ Jigga-C EntertainmentDJ Jigga-C Entertainment
Garth O.
Working with DJ Jigga C was a smooth process from the start. We had an initial discussion over the phone followed by a few text messages to confirm details about my event. Although I was only looking for a mixed playlist to play during our party, DJ Jigga C still gave this project the attention to detail I would have expected from an on site DJ. He revised the song selection and over delivered, which made us and our guess very happy. I highly recommend this guy!!
DJ Jigga-C EntertainmentDJ Jigga-C Entertainment
Venus H.
Best dj ever! He had everyone on the dance floor. He also Mcee the reception perfectly. Keeping everything on schedule
Thumbtack Customer
The DJ service was impeccable! He came on time and setup was fast. A great mix of music that was perfect fit the occasion. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
X Factory Productions and Music ServicesX Factory Productions and Music Services
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