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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.

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 djs
Abhishek M.
Anthony is just an AWESOME DJ. He is professional, great to talk to, extremely honest, and an excellent DJ. I told him at the end of my party, he better be available next year as a DJ for my annual office party. He is that good!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Alexis B.
DJ TJ knows how to throw a great party! He played a nice mixture of music that kept our guests on the dance floor all reception long. He is also great at communicating ahead of the event and is very detail-oriented. My husband and I are so glad we had the pleasure of working with DJ TJ for our wedding!
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Maite O.
Wow! If you are even considering DJ Or for your event, just book him! I don’t know if I ever realized how critical a good DJ/emcee is for a wedding. We had DJ Or for ours a couple weeks ago and it was the best decision we could have made. He was very easy to work with. Not only was he super fun as our DJ but I also want to highlight his emcee services! He was very flexible with us and worked with our day of coordinator to really ensure that all aspects of our wedding flowed smoothly. He needed little direction from us (which was so nice among all of the planning stresses) and were able to trust him to help pull all aspects of our day together. Once the dancing started, our dance floor was full literally until the very end. We had sooooo much fun and so many people said it was the most fun they’ve ever had at a wedding. They were all asking how we found our DJ! Thank you, Or! We truly had so much fun on our day, and you were a huge part of that!
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Courtney G.
DJ Champagne is professional, kind and takes the time to understand what your music taste/needs are. She did an excellent job at our event. Thank you!
DJ Champagne - The Bay’s Favorite Female DJDJ Champagne - The Bay’s Favorite Female DJ
Leslie J.
DJ Maximus Clean was hired for our 40 class reunion. We had a dance floor and Maximus brought in his equipment - strobe lights, floor lighting, speakers and a great mix of 70/80/90 tunes. Turns out we had some dancers in the group but it was a night meant for conversation, catching up with old friends, and walking down memory lane! Maximus adjusted to the situation and our request to lower the volume and play "background" music letting us still hear GREAT music we all know & love but allowing us to talk comfortably until the magical night ended. Maximus was on time and on point with the music selections! Thanks DJ Maximus Clean - truly appreciated your professional demeanor and great selection of tunes.
Maximus Multimedia DJ ServicesMaximus Multimedia DJ Services
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