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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 Gaithersburg djs
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent DJ.
Covenant Child ProductionsCovenant Child Productions
Michael A.
DJ Topedo...Was able to help us out at the last minute when our previous DJ couldn't make. DJ Topedo did an amazing job at our 5K running event. Thank you!
DJ Topedo & Co.DJ Topedo & Co.
Jonathan S.
This DJ is the best!! Not even talking about value everything was perfection from the setup to the end. I would recommend Tabasko Entertainment a gazillon percent. The best dj. My party was a hit.
Tabasko EntertainmentTabasko Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Our DJ (Jimmy) was very professional. Got to our home on time, set up and played on time. Our daughters birthday party was a great success and our DJ was a big part of that. I would highly recommend his services!
Rock Solid Entertainment LLCRock Solid Entertainment LLC
DJ Greg and his DJ skills were integral to ALL THE fun we had at my retirement party. He was the consummate professional from our first conversations. He played all the songs I and my guest requested and kept the dance floor hopping. DJ for him stands for “Definitely Jammin” as that’s what we did for nearly four hours. Definitely will use his services again.
DJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)
Hayden H.
Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend Jamie to anyone who needs a DJ
DJ Casanova Productions & LightingDJ Casanova Productions & Lighting
Thumbtack Customer
Terrance was a phenomenal DJ! He was responsive to all our inquiries and requests throughout the planning process. We hired him to DJ my mom's 70th birthday. The party included guests of all ages and backgrounds so this was no easy feat, however DJ Terrance made our party a hit!! Additionally, he was very accommodating of our party size and diverse group. I highly recommend him for any party or event!
Thumbtack Customer
Donnell arrived on time, set up quickly and was an awesome DJ. Would highly recommend him for any type of event. He was great with kids at our school dance and played all of the requested songs and games. If you want a reliable, punctual DJ who delivers everything as promised, hire him!!
Chi Dr. ProductionsChi Dr. Productions
Thumbtack Customer
The DJ was fantastic! He was very nice and energetic, and he kept people coming onto the dance floor. He had a great selection of music for the age group of college students, keeping it to songs we would recognize. And there was never a time where good music wasn't playing. The lights he brought where great as well, and lit up the venue. A great DJ.
Covenant Child ProductionsCovenant Child Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with DJ Teddy. Maintained good communication prior to e event, showed up promptly. A great addition to my daughter's Sweet 16 party!
DJ Teddy507DJ Teddy507
Crystal A.
DJ Morriscode did a great job at our daughter’s high school graduation party!! Very Professional, punctual and music was great. I highly recommend him 😀
DJ MorriscodeDJ Morriscode
Florence P.
DJ Tabasko did a fabulous job at my son’s bar mitzvah! He was very responsive and easy to work with. The set-up - with lighting and video equipment - was great. He had terrific energy leading the games and activities. And the kids danced and had an awesome time. We also had the photo booth, which was really fun - his sister Stephanie runs it and she is very sweet and did an excellent job. Highly recommend DJ Tabasko!
Tabasko EntertainmentTabasko Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Vinny came through for us when our entertainment flaked out on us. Thanks to him and his DJ, Zack, my daughter' 16th birthday was a sweet success! Would recommend highly!
Good VibrationsGood Vibrations
Thumbtack Customer
Teddy is professional from the very beging. Great communication and quick to response. He delivered excellent service and best of all a great mix of music. He also had a nice DJ set up.
DJ Teddy507DJ Teddy507
Thumbtack Customer
So far the experience has gone extremely well. Our event isn't until August 23, but I feel DJ Teddy's professionalism so far, will be extended through the day of the event. Thanks
DJ Teddy507DJ Teddy507
Delores A.
Dj Tabasko has a great set. He worked at our annual employee holiday party. I really liked the fact that he too requests from party guests during the reception. I had a lot of great feedback from my employees. I will be definitely calling for his services for our next event. 😀
Tabasko EntertainmentTabasko Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Slable did a great job as DJ for my daughter's wedding. They arrived on time and kept the party going. They didn't play certain things my daughter had asked for but they read the crowd really well and kept people of all ages on the dance floor. I would definitely hire them for any event! They were great!
Pulse EntertainmentPulse Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Amy/DJ'Zo was excellent and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for DJ for their event. I hired Amy to for my daughter's 8th birthday party, as she wanted a DJ/Dance party. Not only was Amy quick in responding to all my questions but she took the time to talk to my daughter on the phone a week or so before her party so they could discuss what type of music and games that wanted to be played at her party. My daughter gave her an extensive list of songs and pretty sure DJ'Zo played everyone of them! Not only did she keep the music going the entire time she ran four games with the kids including freeze dance and limbo. The kids really enjoyed having her and loved the music and interaction she had with them. My daughter is ready to bring back DJ'Zo for her next birthday and I couldn't think of a better idea, she was that good. Thank you Amy for making her birthday amazing and for being so easy to work with.
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Thumbtack Customer
Big thank you to DJ DIGGA. Never met a professional man like him. He was nice, very professional on the phone .That's was a good He is affordable and very good. He came before the time. He killed it! Every body was impressed by his job. He gave us the time of our lives. Yes,I will definitely recommend him to everyone. He is the best .Never complaint even when he worked overtime for my son party. God bless you. Thanks again.
DJ Jigga-C EntertainmentDJ Jigga-C Entertainment
Manu R.
We used Collateral Jammage for our Wedding and could not be happier! Both my husband and I was so glad to Sam Dj our wedding. He was at the venue early to set up his equipment. His professionalism and experience were evident throughout. He really listened t all our and our guests request and played great music! Our wedding had beautiful ambience, thanks to Sam always playing right music at right time! We recommend Collateral Jammage for all next events! Thanks Sam!
Collateral JammageCollateral Jammage
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Dexx dj'd my birthday party on 9/11/16. He was a true professional. He played the music that kept the crowd interested. Most people danced at some point through the night which was good enough for me. I gave him a list of requests and he played most of them. I think he was able to get a read on my kind of music and he went with that. His assistant wasn't too chatty. Just key announcements and a couple of comments. I would definitely use him again and recommend.
Thumbtack Customer
I was in charge of putting a military ball together. So with many of the stressful tasks I had to do to make sure everything was perfect. came along having to find a GOOD DJ. Josh charged a very reasonable price, he was professional and understandable when it came to all our needs. He got there on time and also didn't take long to set up at all! He was very friendly and though I had already provided a list of song requests he had no problem taking requests on the spot! I would definitely hire him and his partner again for any event. The music was great and everyone loved him!
DJ Topedo & Co.DJ Topedo & Co.
Amy B.
Maurice DJed my parents' 40th wedding anniversary party this past Sunday and was AWESOME! Not only did he play fantastic music and make all of the announcements we asked him to make, but he saved the day when he had the right kind of cord for the projector for the video after the hotel staff failed to provide one as promised. He was a lifesaver and we cannot thank him enough for being so prepared! If you are looking for an outstanding DJ, look no further than Maurice - he is a true professional and I will def keep him in mind for future events. Thank you so much, Maurice - you're the BEST!
Dj Kutmaster/ By--Kutmaster ProductionDj Kutmaster/ By--Kutmaster Production
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