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Find a DJ near Wheeling, IL

Find a DJ near Wheeling, IL

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Find a DJ near Wheeling, IL

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Q & A

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.

Reviews for Wheeling djs
Thumbtack Customer
All our guests loved Rick, nothing but great things to say about him. The preparation for our wedding reception with him for photography, videography, lighting, dj was painless, everything was smooth as can be.
Special Occasion Events INCSpecial Occasion Events INC
Thumbtack Customer
Juan was amazing!!! He was the Dj for my wedding on 7-11-15. There were 2 different ethnicities in this wedding, Polish and Mexican! And he was able to please both!!! Awesome job! Definitely would hire again and recommend!!
Vega EventsVega Events
Troy p.
We can I had to pick someone last minute and it ended up being a great choice he was very responsive online and we gave him very little direction as to what we were looking for and he ended up being a great DJ and host for our wedding
Eddygee  Events and ProductionsEddygee Events and Productions
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Scot was Amazing!! He played all of our songs and kept our 200 guests dancing! I loved our bridal party intro, Scot is a true M.C.! Great price for what you get, Scot stayed with us til 1 am too! So fun!
Absolute Elegance EntertainmentAbsolute Elegance Entertainment
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