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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 Bartlett djs
Thumbtack Customer
Ben is a fantastic DJ. Ben really knew how to make my wedding day reflect my husband and I. All of my guest were on the floor dancing the night away. If you want to have a great DJ I recommend Ben.
DJ Treble ChicagoDJ Treble Chicago
Colleen S.
I was really looking forward to Men in black as or Dj service for our wedding but was greatly dissapointed. The communication and responsiveness was lacking the closer we got to our wedding day and there were so many songs played at our wedding we didn't want even songs we had mentioned that we did not want played at all (which this may have been a miscommunication issue being that we spoke with one DJ the entire time leading up to the to wedding and another DJ ending up doing our wedding day). The DJ was also very inactive with the crowd. This was just very disappointing being that my husband and I are huge music lovers and didn't get to enjoy the music we wanted on our wedding day.
Men in Black DJ EntertainmentMen in Black DJ Entertainment
Kelly A.
Chris did an amazing job. He really made our Wedding great! I recommend DJ Chris 100 % for a great time.
Red Velvet DJRed Velvet DJ
Thumbtack Customer
David was great! He contacted my wife and I well before our wedding to get a list of songs we wanted to use for various parts of the ceremony and reception. On the day of the wedding, he arrived at the venue early to begin setting up his equipment. He was very friendly and professional and he really made us feel that he had everything under control which is very important on such a stressful day. He checked in with both of us throughout the night and played every song we asked him to. We received multiple compliments on how packed the dance floor was, and we owe it all to David. It was an absolute pleasure having him DJ our wedding and I would highly recommend him for any event.
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