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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 Aurora djs
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent services, professional, courtesy, and punctual. I highly recommend DJ V-Rod!
First Rate - DJ. V- RodFirst Rate - DJ. V- Rod
Tammy H.
Awesome DJ. Funny involved with crowd. Great job. Would recommend him to everyone.
A+DJA+DJ
Kyle J.
We just used DJ Bob for our wedding. He was a terrific DJ and went above and beyond his job. He was very prompt and communicative during both the planning process and the day of the wedding. He is very talented at reading the crowd and figuring out which songs to play to keep people on the dance floor. Additionally, as the groom, he always played whatever song I requested immediately and never gave me a hassle. We have had multiple people from our wedding reach out to us about how well DJ Bob did. He was nothing but kind and we are very thankful he was able to be our DJ on our special day.
DJ BobB Entertainment, Photo & VideoDJ BobB Entertainment, Photo & Video
Tyonne C.
DJ AD was amazing!!!! Well worth it!!!They we’re on time,the MC had the party going, the photo booth was a hit, the lifts and the music Keith the party going!!!
DJ AD EntertainmentDJ AD Entertainment
Jason P.
John was fantastic! We had people dancing all night, he definitely could read the crowd and play what was needed. We would highly recommend DJ John!!
Profound EntertainmentProfound Entertainment
Brandy H.
Dj for St. Patrick's Day party! He was great! Huge variety of music for everyone and he was very accommodating to everyone's requests. Very reasonably priced also! Can't wait to have him back for another event!
KT Music ExplosionKT Music Explosion
Thumbtack Customer
Larry did an incredible job as the DJ and MC for my best friend's wedding! He is extremely knowledgeable about his craft and brought great energy to the reception! He kept people dancing and played mix of old and new music to keep people of all ages entertained! I definitely recommend Larry!
Spin1DJ ServiceSpin1DJ Service
Jamie H.
It was amazing working with John he’s a great mc and dj. He did everything we asked and he was very respectful. His music choices had the whole party dancing having a great time. I seriously would use him again for any event. He made sure to reach out to us if any updates were needed. He planed most of the schedule of how the reception was going to go and it ran smoothly. I seriously want to thank John for all he did and to thank him for making our wedding a night to remember
Profound EntertainmentProfound Entertainment
Brittney H.
We hired Special Occasion Events for our wedding on Sunday. We were exceptionally impressed with Rick- His flexibility, energy, and presence were exceptional and exceeded our expectations! He and his DJ, kept our guests having a blast! Compared to so many quotes we received- we felt the value of the service we purchased was amazing! I would hire his company over and over agin! He even let me Karaoke at the end of the wedding! Nothing like a bride rapping Gangsta's Paradise to close out a celebration! Rick- THANK YOU! for helping to make our day amazing! We couldn't have asked for more!
Special Occasion Events INCSpecial Occasion Events INC
Thumbtack Customer
We recently hired John to DJ at our wedding reception. Right from the very first meeting we knew we had made the right choice. John is an absolute professional. He was very happy to play all and any requests that were made. We did not have a lot of requests we just asked that he play a few select songs and that the rest of the evening was up to his experience. He never missed a beat. Excellent music and lighting and sound system. We very highly recommend John's service and experience for anyone planning a party. Thank you John very much. Look forward to a future party with you. Al & Eddy
Profound EntertainmentProfound Entertainment
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