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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 Waltham djs
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Boots-Im sorry it took me so long to put up a review,however you are the best!! I had a 40th surprise birthday party for my fiancée Jarrett and DJ Boots was so flexible, not to mention his wife literally helping me out decorations cause I was running late!! He went above and beyond to make the night one to remember!! People had such a great time I heard them say " we were having such a great time dancing and singing and playing that we forgot all about taking pictures!!" It was a star wars theme and DJ Boots catered to all my needs not to mention was willing to be flexible since we had a tight budget. DJ Boots and his wife knocked it out of the park at our party! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a lively, Interested,fun, knows how to read a room for appropriate music. They were great and we all loved working with DJ Boots. Would hire him again in a heartbeat!! Thanks for the memories!!
DJ Boots EntertainmentDJ Boots Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Mark of Party Makers USA to DJ my office party in August of 2014. He was great! He was very engaged in making sure everyone had a great time, which they did! I would definitely hire Mark again in the future!
Party Makers USAParty Makers USA
Gayle O.
BEST DJ EVER! Hired Brad for my wedding and he is great to work with. He honored all our strange requests and was just wonderful and made the night very special. Thank you so much for your great work, Brad! I highly recommend him!
MG's Photography/DJ BusinessMG's Photography/DJ Business
Thumbtack Customer
Dj Mikey Don was awesome. He was on time and set it up everything really fast. He also brought some lights to make everything look good. He had all the songs i asked for and the music was awesome. He additionally stayed longer because most of guest were late. I would hire him again and recommend him to friends.
5Star DJ Alliance5Star DJ Alliance
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Eric not knowing much about him, only through thumbtack reviews. Much to my surprise, he was outstanding !! He had a very difficult task of entertaining a function hall filled with kids ages 15-17. He had the room dancing all night, giving it a club-like feeling with his light system. I was so happy to see 60+ kids having a blast. He interacted with the kids and played all their favorite music selections. He was pleasant, professional, helpful and well worth his rate. I highly recommend DJ Boots for your next event. Best, Deanna (waltham, mass)
DJ Boots EntertainmentDJ Boots Entertainment
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