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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 Springfield djs
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Idlewild was the DJ for our wedding and everything went perfect!!! I don't think we could have found someone better for the job. Excellent!!!
DJ IdlewildDJ Idlewild
Maisha B.
This dj is very perfessional and did a wonderful job at my companys christmas party. Will definitly book him again.
Midwest Empire EntertanmentMidwest Empire Entertanment
Rebecca M.
4 Star Entertainment helped me make my reception fun and light. If it wasn't for them, I cannot imagine how my reception would've turned out. If you are on the fence about getting a DJ or having a family friend do the music, get a DJ! More specifically, book 4 Star Entertainment!
Four Star EntertainmentFour Star Entertainment
Zach E.
Everything was just average, if you are okay with the possibility of someone who just is going to show up and play some music and have strobe lights this is the DJ place for you. We spoke with Dennis who was cheerful, energetic, and very kind. I almost feel oversold on how experienced the DJs were and expected a lot more value, such as really taking charge and interacting with guests, putting in suggestions, and really leading the crowd and myself. I actually think the DJ was very introverted and took a backseat approach to everything. He wasn't the original upbeat man we spoke with during the deciding phase. It's hard to write this review because I know they have multiple DJs but I would have wanted someone's honest feedback to get more energetic talent in there and ensure I get what I promised.
Live Events Missouri LLCLive Events Missouri LLC
Stephanie T.
Dennis has been very helpful so far choosing a DJ for my wedding! He responded quickly, called me on the scheduled time. He was professional and wanted to help me understand everything they offered and answered any question I had.
Live Events Missouri LLCLive Events Missouri LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This was the best surprise birthday party ever. The job that DJ Mercer did was impeccable. The music never stopped. And he showed us few new line dances. I would recommend it for any weddings, birthdays you name it. He had me and friends dancing for 4 hours straight. Thank you so much for an awesome evening.
DjMercer.wiki, Wedding DJ, Events,DjMercer.wiki, Wedding DJ, Events,
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I hired Gabe for our July 11th wedding reception. Not only was Gabe an affordable DJ, he was extremely professional and easy-to-work-with! Our guests literally danced to every single song. We had a blast and we know that Gabe played a huge part in making our wedding so fun. We would highly recommend him! Erica & Casey
DJ OnnistDJ Onnist
Thumbtack Customer
I loved everything about Live Events and Dennis' work! What a great DJ! So easy to work with. From planning through the day of our wedding, it was a total breeze! Dennis did an AMAZING job for sound and music during our ceremony. Everything went off without a hitch. The reception was P.E.R.F.E.C.T! I had a blast!!! Several of my guests have complimented on what a great reception we had! It was a total blast! The light show was awesome, too! The dance floor wad litrtally packed the entire time. Thanks Dennis! I wish I could leave more than 5 STARS!
Live Events Missouri LLCLive Events Missouri LLC
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