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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 Skokie djs
Tricia K.
DJ AD and Eilleen were amazing! They were exactly what we needed for our school dance! As you can see by the smiles, the kids loved them! They were professional, attentive, and punctual. The sound and music selection was perfect!
DJ AD EntertainmentDJ AD Entertainment
Jessica H.
Hands down the best DJ I've ever met or had at a party! I book corporate events all the time and I've worked with many DJ's throughout the years but RVE takes the cake! :-) My wedding on May 20, 2017 was a multicultural event (Indian, American, Serbian wedding) which is no easy feat to pull off for any DJ, you have the have the right one. Cris is your man and I can tell you everyone had an amazing time and pulled us alltogether! He has everything you want to play and if he doesn't have it, he will find it. Working with him is easy, he's positive, flexible and the life of the party! He's able to deal with last minute changes, updates and when in stressful situations he's a champ. I can't tell you what a great decision we made having RVE as the host for our wedding. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Thanks again Cris we had a blast!!
Red Velvet DJRed Velvet DJ
Fiona M.
John was extremely easy to work with from start to finish. He was helpful, responsive, and flexible. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone I know who needed a DJ for a special occasion. The photo booth was also a huge success and it was nice that it was all booked together.
Profound EntertainmentProfound Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Larry is awesome - he is attentive to every detail of his job. How refreshing to meet a true professional, reliable, with good communication skills and a great final show. I would definitely use him again if I needed a DJ. The lights, the volume, the music we requested . . . everything was perfect!
Spin1DJ ServiceSpin1DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
The dj was good, but I felt that he could have asked more question to become familiar with the way the wedding was going to run and to make sure he understood the whole process. Also, music cut off a couple of times which was very disruptive. Overall, good experience but could be better especially if it's ethnic music and a particular kind of a wedding.
Standing Ovation DJ'sStanding Ovation DJ's
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