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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 Peabody djs
Thumbtack Customer
Dj A.T.M did my sisters sweet 16 in April and my wedding in May. I couldn't have asked for a better DJ! He is so amazing at what he does, I highly recommend him! Thank you so much for making my special day even better!!
Andy's DJ ServiceAndy's DJ Service
Jillian R.
Highly recommend! DJ Dave was awesome, and made my wedding reception everything I had hoped for. Played perfect music during dinner and all night long. He was always on time and ready with everything he needed when we met with him. 10/10
Power Music SoundPower Music Sound
Mike P.
Wish we had more pictures of us with Austin, but this is all I had on my phone till the photographer sends our proofs...First off, I'll say that I was a dj and producer for almost a decade, so I have a special appreciation for the difficulty that it takes to warm...rather heat up a room full of people, and Austin had probably 99 year old people up and dancing, so that is a solid testament to his abilities. Secondly, he not only flawlessly executed our "mandatory" playlist at the exact time we wanted the individual songs played, but he also completely anticipated what we wanted played, and added special flairs/touches to the songs, mc'ing, and dances that made everyone break down in (good) tears. We couldn't have asked for a better dj/Mc, and we will use him for any event we ever have in the future. Thank you Austin for helping to make our wedding more perfect than perfection, I wish you the best, and hope that you get many more wedding invites so they can have as great of a night as we did. Can't wait for the next time we meet up bro. Thank you again for ththe great night!
Austin DiamondAustin Diamond
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