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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.

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 Gainesville djs
Emanuel S.
Best DJ I've ever felt with. Pulled the night off better than I could've imagined. Definitely gonna let spread the word. Phenomenal job and thank you for a perfect night DJ Juanton!
DJ JuantonDJ Juanton
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Rocknrolla helped make our toga party celebration of my husband's 60th birthday a night to remember! Music and his personality fit the event and was definitely best party ever! He even started us in happy birthday vocals! Great night and great DJ!!
DJ RocknrollaDJ Rocknrolla
Nicole E.
DJ Neal is THE BEST!!! We wanted our Covid wedding to be safe but also lots of fun and he delivered! He was constantly checking in making sure we were having fun and enjoying our night. The best priced DJ and the most fun! WE LOVE YOU NEAL!!!
DJ Neal  (ST Marys/Jacksonville/Savannah Area)DJ Neal (ST Marys/Jacksonville/Savannah Area)
Patrick R.
DJ Juanton helped us have a great event and was very responsiveness to our needs! Thanks so much!
DJ JuantonDJ Juanton
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent DJ; He took care of all of our musical and announcing needs at our wedding; would hire again
Mr. MagnumMr. Magnum
Toni R.
DJ Juanton did an outstanding job for my wedding reception !! He played the perfect music to keep people on their feet all night. Everyone absolutely loved him and constantly asked where i found him and when i’m going to throw another party with him DJing ! Besides being an absolutely awesome DJ he was just an awesome person overall.
DJ JuantonDJ Juanton
Thumbtack Customer
He did a really good job he played everything I asked him to play thank u so much Dj Magnum
Mr. MagnumMr. Magnum
Crystal F.
Six months ago, DJ Intel dj-ed my wedding in Gainesville, Florida and he did an EXCELLENT job. He played our requested songs (Haitian, Afro-beats) and added his own flair with some Caribbean songs that my guest went wild! They really enjoyed the music. He kept the energy going, and I would totally recommend him to anyone!
DJ IntelDJ Intel
Mariah E.
DJ Juanton went above our expectations and made our reception the most fun we have ever had. I'd recommend him to anyone.
DJ JuantonDJ Juanton
Dalane L.
Xzavier did an amazing job at our wedding! So engaging with the guests! He had everyone on the dance floor- he was very responsive, reasonable, and professional! Highly recommend!!! Great DJ
C SparkZ Mobile EntertainmentC SparkZ Mobile Entertainment
Melissa T.
Im so glad I found him. He has been super helpful with a couple events I have had. He is super responsive and is always on time. He is a great DJ.
DJ IntelDJ Intel
Kenickay p.
DJ Intel is the best. He was on time professional friendly and he really knows how to work a crowd. I recommend him immensely. You genuinely can see and feel that he loves what he does. Music selection was on point and had the shyest of feet hitting the dance floor. Even my guest told me chose such an awesome DJ and that they loved him. Our wedding ceremony and reception was a success because of all that he did for us. You won't regret the decision to choose him for any event you have.
DJ IntelDJ Intel
Tiffany H.
Everything went smoothly on our wedding day and we were very pleased with the DJ services from Gerald. We had several last minutes updates and he worked with everything and made it seem like it was all normal.
RJM EntertainmentRJM Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Richard DJ-ed for our Halloween Party and he did a fantastic job! The dance floor was packed all night!! Richard had a great sound system and playlist. I appreciated that he was so easy to work with and would definitely rebook with him in the future.
RJM EntertainmentRJM Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
I booked Tony do karaoke as well as play music between singers. I was very satisfied with his services and the way he interacted with my guests. I have booked him afterwards an additional 6 times and will book him again if it need a dj!
Grezlik Handyman ServicesGrezlik Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Wow! Anthony was great. And, my party was a grand success. He was always on time, always return my phone calls, met with me to go over my music wishes (and special requests), was polite, kind and perfect for my party. I would highly recommend Anthony for your DJ part of any party. Thanks
Grezlik Handyman ServicesGrezlik Handyman Services
Rion S.
Joe was a great help when finding a DJ for our wedding. He responded very fast to our questions. His setup was big is sound and small in taking up space. The indoor Bose sound system was great. He even meet us in person ahead of the date to get to know us and what we where looking for in the services.
Aairius DJ EntertainmentAairius DJ Entertainment
Emily D.
Chris was our DJ for UF's MBA Gala. He did an amazing job, and I got so many compliments about the event! He was great about communicating in the weeks leading up to the event, and he arrived two hours early to make sure everything was perfect. I will definitely recommend him to next year's gala committee!
Excellent! Entertainment - ExcellentDJ.comExcellent! Entertainment -
Savannah E.
We hired DJ Xavier for our wedding on March 14. He was fantastic! A few weeks before the wedding, he sent out a song request list and we were able to fill in our choices. We also requested a mix of song genres from country to Spanish and pop and he covered it all. As a bride, it was great to know he covered every aspect I needed. He was on time, made announcements as needed and was a great person to work and party with. I highly recommend him for future events.
C SparkZ Mobile EntertainmentC SparkZ Mobile Entertainment
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