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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 Lakeland djs
Thumbtack Customer
Dj Tom was awesome. He came to set up before time and he had every sing we requested. If you are looking for dj Tom is your guy.
Allstar Karaoke & DJAllstar Karaoke & DJ
Thumbtack Customer
He was a very awesome DJ and I will be using him in the future.
Allstar Karaoke & DJAllstar Karaoke & DJ
Susan L.
DJ Intel was our DJ for my daughters 16th birthday party and he was awesome!! They danced till the last minute and he played everything they loved. I am so happy I found him.
DJ IntelDJ Intel
Thumbtack Customer
In a nutshell, DJ Captain Chris was phenomenal! He was hired for my daughters Sweet 16 Birthday Bash and the teenagers are still talking about how the party. DJ Chris kept the party flowing, he was on time, had appropriate equipment, and very knowledgeable about the Music industry. My only complaint is the night flew by much too quick! DJ Chris is highly recommended.
DJ Captain Chris EntertainmentDJ Captain Chris Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Very little to nothing was done by dj to mc our wedding reception. Basically spun music.
NuricproductionsNuricproductions
Xavier R.
DJ was very professional and on time. Quote was very affordable and got alot more than expected . We got so many wonderful compliments and our event was such a success ! The dj got us to do fun karoke which it made the event full of laughs . JMC is highly recommend and will hire again!
JMCINTHEMIX🎛JMCINTHEMIX🎛
James C.
Great Dj very professional and helpful. I loved that he was able to keep the kids entertained, considering that kids have a shorter attention span. (Ages 4-15) I had quite a few adults give compliments on Dj and ask for info. Thank you You made our night awesome.
JMCINTHEMIX🎛JMCINTHEMIX🎛
Alex v.
Dickens was an excellent DJ. He had the crowd up for nearly 5 hours with a combination of music and karaoke. He was extremely friendly and receptive to any requests. He was very skilled in engaging the crowd when it looked like it was slowing down. We expected it to be somewhat of a slow party but thanks to our dj it was hopping all night long.
Friendly Showcase DJ ServicesFriendly Showcase DJ Services
Amy H.
Best ever DJ! Thank you so much for the great time you gave us and for even dressing up! Awesome! A+++++
Allstar Karaoke & DJAllstar Karaoke & DJ
Debby D.
My only regret is that I can only give 5 stars!! Vinnie was amazing, everyone who attended our event raved about our wonderful DJ!!
NV Entertainment LLCNV Entertainment LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Nuricproductions for my wedding Nov 12th 2016, and I am so pleased and impressed at the amazing job you did! The DJ was nice and dressed to impress, did an excellent job of getting everyone up and dancing or relaxed when needed and knows how to feel the room. We weren't very specific on our song choices for most of the evening... But it was perfect!! Everyone complimented me for choosing a good DJ. I'm very impressed, they went way above and beyond with lighting and photo booth! I will definitely hire you again, and have been referring people to Nuricproductions. Thank you so much!!
NuricproductionsNuricproductions
Breanna S.
DJ Intel did the audio for our amazing and everyone bragged about him. His transition was smooth and he came well equipped. His communication was always prompt and extremely kind. He's definitely someone you can trust with your special event.
DJ IntelDJ Intel
Tammy T.
Thank you Tom for making Our Wedding Memorable!! We had so much fun. Even with all the little mishaps that happened throughout the day (which was out of our control lol) everything was still perfect. You are an amazing DJ!! Thank you again!!
Allstar Karaoke & DJAllstar Karaoke & DJ
Thumbtack Customer
Thomas was fantastic! He hosted our Resident Pool BBQ Party! He was a HUGE hit with our residents. Thomas MC our contest: hoop la hoop/dance and raffles!! He was well organized personable and friendly with the residents. I would highly recommend Thomas to DJ host any party!!!
Allstar Karaoke & DJAllstar Karaoke & DJ
Gabriella G.
Thank you so much, Dave, for Dj-ing our school Spring Dance with only five days notice, and such a reasonable price. Thank you for taking our requests and making our night the best one we've ever had! Lord willing we'll see you again this time next year!
SUPERDAVE ENTERTAINMENTSUPERDAVE ENTERTAINMENT
Susan B.
DJ Hoff was friendly and accommodated my daughter's sweet 16 play list. He even got out on the dance floor when some of the kids hesitated to be the first out there. His primary computer messed up during the event but he came prepare and had a backup laptop. Their was very little delay between the switch
Allstar Karaoke & DJAllstar Karaoke & DJ
Michelle M.
He made for a very fun evening!!!!! Thank you!!!! Was a surprise party and made sure to ask about favorite songs of the birthday girl etc. It was an 80s theme and he totally nailed it. His set up was perfect. We will def hire again!!!!! He got the party going and kept it going especially when he started the Karaoke for us. Such a Great Evening was had and I don't think It would have been as much fun with out Allstar Karaoke & DJ!!! Thank you sooooooooo much!!!
Allstar Karaoke & DJAllstar Karaoke & DJ
Chris T.
Dickens was the best DJ that anyone could ask for. There was non-stop energy from the beginning to the end. In the weeks prior he touched base with me and my wife to make sure we had everything covered and if we didn't he was ready with suggestions. He directed our reception flawlessly. I wish I was able to give him 10 stars 5 more times. I had a good amount of people ask for his information so they can use him as well. Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Friendly Showcase DJ ServicesFriendly Showcase DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Nuriproductions on 11/28/15 for the Dunn family reunion 80's celebrity banquet. We were pleased with his professionalism, promptness and participation. The DJ came dressed as DMC, he played songs from the 80's and took request. We had fun going down the soul train line on "Flash light". The kids made request to the latest music and he played that as well. We never had a dull moment during Karioke. Overall we were pleased with Nuricproductions. He honored everything we asked, as we will hire him again.
NuricproductionsNuricproductions
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