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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.

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.

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 Schaumburg djs
Anita M.
We hired DJ AD for our elementary school dance for 4th, 5th & 6th graders. He was great!! And his associate did a spectacular job on the dance floor getting the kids to participate and have fun! The music he played was current and totally age appropriate too....even the parent chaperones got into the groove! The lights he also provided set the mood! We were very impressed overall with his DJ service and his fees fit right into our budget. We are already planning to hire DJ AD for our school dances in the upcoming year!
DJ AD EntertainmentDJ AD Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Larry did an amazing job at our wedding. He played all of our favorite songs. It was hands down the best day ever!! The dance floor was the place to be. Thank you DJ Larry!
Spin1DJ ServiceSpin1DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome DJ! Don't hesitate to hire her! My wedding was so much fun because of her unique skills and talents, talents I've never seen in a wedding DJ. My wife wanted Hiphop and I am a huge House and Electronic dance (EDM) fan and we both really wanted this for our wedding, as long as the fun songs our family and friends would dance to, but yet staying away from that boring cheesy music you hear at many weddings. WOW, she did a superb job! Not only was she professional, she was diligent in helping us with planning prior to the wedding and we really needed that help. Talk about knowing her job: her years of experience speaks for itself and we both totally recommend her 100%. Hire her! You will have the best time at your wedding, seriously! Thank you, DJ Lori!! The memories are fabulous!!
Lori's DJ Service *DJ LORi* E: djlori comcast.netLori's DJ Service *DJ LORi* E: djlori
Sam C.
I hired MRR Productions for a Summer Resident Party at the apartment community I manage and he did an amazing job. The music was great, set up was on-time and quick. Mohammed was very respectful and easy to work with. My residents could not stop talking about how awesome the DJ and music was. I will be hiring him for all of my future events!
MRR ProductionsMRR Productions
Thumbtack Customer
We found Joe Stephen with Standing Ovation DJ's through Thumbtack and found an absolute gem! Working with Joe was a dream from the beginning of our planning. He was wonderful and easy to work with, provided ideas and suggestions and was ready to help us put on an amazing wedding celebration. Joe provides online opportunity to select songs to play, and do not play songs and works with you to narrow down to your likes and dislikes which turned out perfect. Joe provided three separate systems for each portion of of the wedding festivities. He set up a system in the Hyatt Regency Pavillion for the ceremony for music and microphones. Then he set up music in the Cyan Room for cocktail hour, and finally he had an amazing setup in the Ballroom for the reception. His equipment was state-of-the-art and appropriately "blacked-out" not to draw attention to himself. Joe set-up ballroom up-lights that turned out beautiful and an awesome GOBO exactly as the bride and groom had designed to shine on the wall. When we walked into the room we were in awe with what he had done. It complemented the Hyatt's design and set-up for the reception. Joe has a voice that is perfect for the job. He takes charge of the night but doesn't take over, which was what we wanted. He provided a course of direction for everyone, following our planned order of events for the evening. I had put together a memory-lane video montage about the bride and groom and Joe provided an 8' screen with projector so all 180 people could view it, which also turned out great! We would recommend Joe for any event. He was a true professional and did an amazing job!
Standing Ovation DJ'sStanding Ovation DJ's
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