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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.

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 Cambridge djs
Ryan W.
DJ Jaycmegamix was prompt, accommodating, flexible, and kept the party going all night!
Thumbtack Customer
I don’t believe there was anyone more qualified and affordable in the Eastern Massachusetts area to DJ our wedding. DJ Eric Spindler was patient when I was stressing about the littlest of details about music for the day, accommodating when at the last second we asked him to provide mic and speakers for our ceremony, and flexible when my husband and I listed several vastly different genres that we wanted to be played on our special day. He took requests that fit in with our vision of the night, read the crowd and played what worked. It was my goal to have everyone dancing all night, and our DJ made that possible. I heard everything I loved, and danced the night away. Our guests commented about how much they loved the DJ, even my husband’s brother, who prides himself on finding faults in everything. It’s impossible to describe how much of a worry wort I was about the music for the cocktail hour and reception but Spindler exceeded my expectations. He was just perfect- I can't recommend him enough! Such a great guy and a really talented DJ!!
Spindler EntertaimentSpindler Entertaiment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Derek was amazing! He kept our dance floor full the whole night! I would definitely recommend him to anyone for their event. I wasn't really sure what I was looking for when booking a DJ and was kind of concerned because most online reviews were about weddings which was not the kind of event mine was. But, for our college formal event, he was even more wonderful than the reviews said he was. The online portal he has for you to pick songs is so great! He has all the latest songs from ANY genre and he does a great job of mixing them together. He even gave out glow sticks to create the mood and increase excitement. The dance lights were also awesome and not too bright. The dance floor looked amazing, although completely PACKED with people the whole night. I have never seen our formals start dancing so early in the night but he made it happen and kept it going all night. If you need a DJ for any event, DJ Derek is perfect!
SNSLDJS, Special Night Sound and Light, Dj DerekSNSLDJS, Special Night Sound and Light, Dj Derek
Caitlin S.
Rob was amazing! He quickly put everything together for me within 2 weeks when my previous plan for music fell through. He kept everybody dancing and the energy high and was an absolutely fantastic MC. Everyone at my wedding said it is one of the best that they have been to! I highly recommend him as a DJ and MC.
Next Event Pro DJ ServicesNext Event Pro DJ Services
Renee M.
DJ LaNeNa was such a pleasure to work with. She was not only responsive, she was punctual and professional. I really appreciated the fact that she asked for us provide suggestions. The crowd loved her and my office even suggested to invite her back! Thank you for coming to Kaplan and helping us create memories at our 1st Annual End of Summer Party!
DJ LaNeNa EntertainmentDJ LaNeNa Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Derek was the consummate professional. He played the music and made the introductions as requested. Derek made timely checks with both the bride and groom to ensure that all was satisfactory throughout the evening. His mannerisms and attire were always tasteful and professional. He accorded himself as we expected and he delivered the entertainment as promised. We highly recommend Derek to anyone seeking a first class DJ for a wedding or any celebratory occasion.
SNSLDJS, Special Night Sound and Light, Dj DerekSNSLDJS, Special Night Sound and Light, Dj Derek
Thumbtack Customer
My wife and I were completely blown away by how wonderful a decision it was to have Jimi be our wedding DJ. We cannot imagine having a better experience. Jimi communicated with us extensively before our wedding to make sure he knew exactly what we wanted. He was early to our ceremony, and had plenty of time to spare after setting up his equipment to make sure everything ran smoothly. Now for the actually DJing: Jimi is a master. He has a real knack for picking out great music to fit the mood, from the cocktail hour and appetizers, to the dinner, to the dancing afterwards. Jimi seamlessly transitioned from song to song, and kept the dance floor packed the entire night. I can't tell you how many people told us how great he was after it was all over. If you are getting married, this is a no brainer. Hire Jimi.
DJ Jimi Carter / All Pro EventsDJ Jimi Carter / All Pro Events
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