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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.

Reviews for Des Moines djs
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome dj did an outstanding job in both the ceremony and reception! Couldn't have asked for a better night!
DJ PrimeDJ Prime
Thumbtack Customer
I cannot begin to express how wonderful Scott was at our reception. Scott wouldn't even let us book him until we met in person and went over the days events. He drove over an hour to meet with us and walk over every aspect of our big day. We booked him that same day and he stayed in constant contact until our day arrived. Scott is such a wonderful and talented DJ and our wedding was just beautiful. He worked with us to come up with a song list and during the reception he was so patient with all the kids wanting to "DJ" with him. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone who is looking for a DJ to make their special day even better!
Joyful Rose Entertainment LLCJoyful Rose Entertainment LLC
Sarah G.
He lived up to what we wanted in a DJ and everyone at the party loved his songs. He was very easy going when it came to small things we decided we wanted him to do.
Dj HarrisDj Harris
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Fanch did an amazing job at out wedding reception! He met up with us in advance and made sure that we had EXACTLY what we wanted, kept people on the dance floor and the party going right up until the very end and had some very fun games to keep things fresh including the anniversary dance and shoe game! We would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a very good DJ with an amazing plethera of songs! Thank you so much for making our special night that much better! Ryan and Valerie Rush
DJ Fanch ProductionsDJ Fanch Productions
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