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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 Columbia djs
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Dennis is AWESOME! My friend needed a DJ for her wedding. We were planning the wedding event ourselves and DJ Dennis gave us an excellent price. He was so professional, met with us beforehand to help plan the reception schedule, and the song play list. The bride to be was so impressed with his attention to detail and caring about what she wanted- she also hired him to emcee the reception. He was so respectful to the wedding guests, the family’s traditions, and then he kept the party pumping into the night. Thank you DJ Dennis for a stress free and fun event.
Express DJ ServicesExpress DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Chris was awesome, energetic and was the life of the party! We could not be happier with our experience with him, and would hire him anytime!
DJ IdlewildDJ Idlewild
Thumbtack Customer
Great DJ! Super easy to work with. They played awesome music the whole night, took every requested song. I would highly recommend Crazy Beatz Productions.
CB Productions LLCCB Productions LLC
Gary M.
We hired Chad for our wedding and he was incredible. He had to set up in three different places and did it with a smile. He nailed every aspect of our wedding. He played the walk down music, MC'd the rehearsal dinner, and nailed the music for the dance at the end of the night. Not only that, but Chad was extremely personable and an absolute treat to do business with. He could get away with charging a lot more, but chooses not to do so. Great DJ, great person.
Madhatter EntertainmentMadhatter Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Our DJ, Shaun, did an amazing job on our reception. He drove two hours to have a meeting with me and my bridesmaid a week before the wedding to make sure everything was on track for our big day. He arrived at the venue three hours early to be sure everything was ready to go. Our pianist for the ceremony was having trouble with her sound system and he got it going for her so the ceremony could begin. He made sure the reception ran smoothly and on schedule and was a big help. We were lucky to have him!
Four Star EntertainmentFour Star Entertainment
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