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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 Belleville djs
Mr. G.
This DJ was very professional and I would recommend anyone who is looking to hire a dj. His music choice was exactly how I wanted it to be. Thanks I enjoyed your services.
Deep House EntertainmentDeep House Entertainment
Marla t.
DJ JayC very responsive to my requests. Easy to talk to and ready to accommodate my requests. Can’t wait for the party. Will follow up with a review after party!
Allstar DJ ServiceAllstar DJ Service
Shardell T.
Outstanding and superb DJ! Mr. Greg brought the house down and had excellent music selections. He was even prepared for random requests from the guests. I would recommend Deep House Entertainment to anyone!!!!
Deep House EntertainmentDeep House Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Wow! All I can say is DJ Stretch played a tremendous part in making our 30th Anniversary Party a success. When I say all of my guests loved his music selection, I am telling the truth. He is professional, timely, friendly, and flexible to allow music requests and he knows how to keep the dancers on the floor. Please, if you want to have satisfied guests, hire him! Thanks so much DJ Stretch, when we have another party or any event to plan....we're calling you. The Godfrey's
Keep It Moving Prod., DJ Stretch Mobile ServiceKeep It Moving Prod., DJ Stretch Mobile Service
Thumbtack Customer
Greg is an awesome DJ! He's very professional and assuring. He played every song on my list and every song that was requested for my ceremony and reception. He was down to earth and patient. Can't wait to book him for my next event.
Deep House EntertainmentDeep House Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
My mom loved all the Motown music for her surprise birthday party with sock hop theme. The guests loved that the music was a good volume for talking and visiting with family and friends. DJ Stretch provided a mic for us to give toasts and tell funny stories. He was on time, courteous and listenedo stayed with our playlist and theme.
Keep It Moving Prod., DJ Stretch Mobile ServiceKeep It Moving Prod., DJ Stretch Mobile Service
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