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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 Shakopee djs
Meghan E.
Super fun guy, easy to work with, great communicator and an even better DJ!! You won't regret this hire!
Dj S DotDj S Dot
Taylor J.
Paul was our DJ for our 9/22/18 wedding. He was super nice, professional and accommodating to our every specification. Communication with him was great and he adhered to our Do Not Play/Must Play request form. Everyone had a blast out on the dance floor and he kept things right on schedule with his exuberant MC skills. We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ!
DJ Paul YoungDJ Paul Young
James G.
Paul Played our wedding reception tonight. He was accommodating and professional. He didn't miss a beat!! Fantastic job. I recommend him to any one searching for a wedding dj.
DJ Paul YoungDJ Paul Young
Tracy A.
Steve our dj did a fabulous job at our wedding was even out there showing us dance moves found songs that the guest wanted. All around great job. Thanks Again, George & Tracy
Premier EntertainmentPremier Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Malicious was very professional! We hired her for an "All Night Graduation Party" (lock-in) for 300+ students and volunteers. It's nerve racking to hire someone off the Internet. She communicated with me several times prior to the event to make sure she knew what we wanted. Then she contacted me a week before the event -- just to "check-in", which made me feel secure. DJ Malicious arrived on time and was ready to go when it was time to start playing. The Party Committee all agreed we would hire her again and would recommend her to others. We'll be inviting her back next year, May 2016 -- so get in line!
Lens On Records LLCLens On Records LLC
Allison O.
My husband and I recently hired Luis for our wedding reception. He was great to work with. He met us in person a few months before to understand what we were looking for in a DJ. He was very responsive throughout our whole process. My husband and I had a specific playlist we created and wanted played at our dance and Luis was very accommodating. Any songs he did not have on our list he made sure to download. He was very professional and has a great voice for announcing the bridal party. He kept the party going by playing songs people wanted to hear and people were on the dance floor having a great time all night. I definitely recommend Luis for your next big event. He was truly great to work with. Thank you, Luis!
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