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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.

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.

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?

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. 

Reviews for Naperville djs
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Bob B was amazing!! He was the DJ for my wedding and everyone loved him and commented on how great the DJ was. He was perfect, went with the flow, and we had a fantastic time. I would definitely use him again for future events :)
DJ BobB Entertainment, Photo & VideoDJ BobB Entertainment, Photo & Video
Colleen B.
We hired DJ AD Entertainment for our FunFest at an elementary school. Not only were the children all excited, but even the parents were impressed at the music and the showmanship of the DJ and "Singer/Dancer". Thank you!
DJ AD EntertainmentDJ AD Entertainment
Lisa S.
Wow!!! When reading reviews about RVT, I thought, "hmmm...they sounds great." Words DO NOT do RVT justice. DJ Ray is FANTASTIC!!! We had a pool party/ Clubhouse Birthday party, and DJ Ray was everywhere with all of the kids. It started raining, and everyone came into the Clubhouse; DJ Ray was on point with activities, karaoke, games, dancing, and much more. RVT will DEFINITELY be doing our events in the near future again. Thank you DJ Ray for a truly WONDERFUL experience!!!
RVT ProductionsRVT Productions
Sally H.
He made the event. People were giving lots of compliments to me regarding the dj.
AC EntertainmentAC Entertainment
Ronald B. T.
Amazing DJ!! We love DJ Lori!! My party was the bomb!! DJ Lori showed up 2 hours early to set up, and was so very nice! She helped me plan the party and took requests from my guest and threw down a set that blew me and my friends minds!! She really does know how to put music together because my dance floor was packed all night and everybody is still talking about how lit my party was!!! THANK YOU!!!!! We wanted a DJ that was cool and played music from today, not music from the same stuff you hear from other parties and man, is she awesome!!! Hire her, you'll be glad you did, I am!
Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with DJ. He played good selection of music for the age group and not overly loud and played whatever was requested. Would definitely recommend him.
First Rate - DJ. V- RodFirst Rate - DJ. V- Rod
Nathiprada W.
Brian was the DJ for our wedding. He did an excellent job and the price was very reasonable. He picked most of the music for us and also took requests during the wedding. His job was fantastic; everybody had fun and danced all night.
Brian CantrellBrian Cantrell
Thumbtack Customer
Larry did a fantastic job as the dj for my daughter's 13th birthday party! He played every song on my daughter's list. Larry played appropriate music and the girls never stopped dancing! Larry made the party lively and fun. You can tell he really enjoys his work. We will definitely be using his services in the future.
Spin1DJ ServiceSpin1DJ Service
Casey H.
Brian did an amazing job being our DJ for our wedding last weekend! It was so hot out but he was incredibly professional and played every requested song from our friends and family. I highly recommend Brian! We were thrilled with everything that he did for us and he made sure to play our special songs. I would definitely hire him again!
Brian CantrellBrian Cantrell
George H.
I needed a DJ to provide sound system and music for a recent world record attempt that I hosted as part of an international conference recently in Naperville. Brandon met my budget and we had a meeting before the event where I discussed my music and event needs for the event. Brandon was on time to set up for the event and his interaction with the MC made for a great partnership that resulted in music being played at the right time to keep the crowd and the record attempt engaged. The sound system he used was quite sufficient for the ballroom space we had. He is self sufficient and knows what to do when on site. It a relief to have folks like Brandon who are young, eager and committed to doing a great job. I could not have been more satisfied. It was his first time witnessing a world record being set and I was happy to afford him that experience. His work was flawless and I'd use him again for sure.
DJ TrakboyDJ Trakboy
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