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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 Anderson djs
Roger G.
Josh took the music I gave him and improved it with his skills as a DJ. He was also willing to play whatever is asked of him.
Immaculate Bookings LLCImmaculate Bookings LLC
Kathy B.
Dana Mitchell is a fantastic DJ!! Very organized and professional. There was a few problems with our wedding...but Dana was Not one of them. Dana has a sweet and fun personality and even taught us a few dance moves 😁 Thank you Dana!!
Davis Mitchell Entertainment LLCDavis Mitchell Entertainment LLC
Robin W.
He was great! He was on time and got set up quickly. Very Friendly! It was my daughters 16th birthday and he kept the kids and adults on the floor nearly the whole time. Made announcements when needed and got along with the kids when requests were made. He also kept the music clean which was my only request. Thank you for your services and will definitely look you up in the future when we need another DJ
Tyler Tony ProductionsTyler Tony Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was the DJ for my wedding and did a phenomenal job. We requested numerous songs from small artists and he was able to include all of them. His dinner music fill-ins were great choices, and he was very flexible with last-minute adjustments to the order of events at our reception. Joe is extremely friendly and has the ability to be either the center of attention or work behind-the-scenes according to your preferences. I would definitely recommend Joe for your upcoming event.
DJ Joe Smooth- Best DJ 2015 Top Pro 2016-2020DJ Joe Smooth- Best DJ 2015 Top Pro 2016-2020
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