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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 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 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 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.

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 Lansing djs
Prisca M.
Best DJ
Varsity DJs & Photo BoothsVarsity DJs & Photo Booths
Morgan C.
Steve was such a breath of fresh air to work with!! Going into wedding planning, I was overwhelmed with where to start with my DJ search. Steve was professional from start to finish (and beyond!) and set up a zoom "meet and greet" where he answered any and all questions I had. From there, his organization was shown when he sent me a fillable questionaire/planning sheet to make sure he got every detail right-including honoring my deceased father, getting names correctly, and playing my favorite tunes. Everyone liked him and the other vendors commented on how much they enjoyed working with him. If you're looking for a wedding dj, birthday dj, open house dj, literally ANYTHING reach out to him!! Thanks gain, Steve :)
Steve Anzivino MusicSteve Anzivino Music
Thumbtack Customer
Louis did a outstanding job. He was the DJ for my wedding. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. My husband and I were very happy. Thanks again Louis!!
Castillo Sound & LightingCastillo Sound & Lighting
Cheri K.
Chris Palumbo is top notch professional!! Very happy !! I Would highly recommend his Dj services !! Thank you again for everything !!! Love ❤️ from Kramer / Mundale family
DJ Chris PalumboDJ Chris Palumbo
Valerie H.
It was great working with Chris. I had to cancel my event but the fact that up to the cancellation he was very professional and would respond within a reasonable amount of time any time I would contact him. I will definitely be keeping his contact info for any future events that we need a DJ for.
DJ Chris PalumboDJ Chris Palumbo
Travis G.
Steve was awesome! Showed up before he was supposed to. There were changes to our wedding and he was always on top of everything. Great music! Great atmosphere for the entire night! If I ever needed another DJ for any event, I wouldn’t even consider anybody else. He will put on an amazing performance.
Steve Anzivino MusicSteve Anzivino Music
Peyton J.
Nick was as absolutely great DJ to work with. He was on time, and he was great at communication. We used him for our Get Out the Vote party at Western Michigan University and he did an excellent job being flexible. The weather forced us to move him around, from an outside venue to inside. He had no problem with it. I would highly recommend Nick. He has a great future in this field and knows what music is best with his different crowds. A+++++++!
Everyday Entertainment-DJ ServicesEveryday Entertainment-DJ Services
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