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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.

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.

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 Cary djs
Annette P.
This is the greatest DJ and he really cares about your vision. DJ Storm Trooper is a world class DJ, really the best at his profession
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Frank F.
My wife and I were very pleased with DJ Mola. He was very professional and easy to work with. I will be using DJ Mola for future events.
Moladic EntertainmentMoladic Entertainment
Nadine T.
DJ VC QRUSH and Mrs. B did an amazing job at my daughter's Sweet 16. The music selection was "clean" and they took into account my daughter's requests and requests from guests during the party. The guests had a great time and DJ VC QRUSH and Mrs. B encouraged the kids when needed. DJ VC QRUSH and Mrs. B's website was really helpful in learning about them and helping me ask the right questions in my search for a DJ. Mrs. B had awesome suggestions for my daughter's party. Their lighting system adds another fun element to your event! I would definitely recommend DJ VC QRUSH and Mrs. B for your next event!!
DJ VC QRUSH and Mrs. BDJ VC QRUSH and Mrs. B
Kathy B.
DJ Complex was awesome! He played a great variety of music for our reception and kept things lively. Between him and our wedding coordinator, we didn't have to worry about a thing. If you need a DJ, definitely give him a call.
DJ Complex Music ServicesDJ Complex Music Services
Nadine T.
DJ Breez was very responsive - he responded to my request in minutes!! His follow up was also remarkable - he sent a follow up text the next day asking if I had any questions. He definitely has that DJ personality and seems like he will bring life to a crowd.
DJ breezDJ breez
Thumbtack Customer
The DJ (Daniel) was super nice and super plugged in with the crowd! He kept everyone music tastes satisfied and made us dance, dance, dance. Extremely pleased. Recommend!
Perfect Event EntertainmentPerfect Event Entertainment
Ben T.
DJ Complex was excellent. He really made our wedding an event to remember. He was personable and read our guests well. Would hire him again in a heartbeat.
DJ Complex Music ServicesDJ Complex Music Services
Carmen O.
DJ B. Was the highlight of our party. Not only was the music mix amazing but the uplighting was incredible. AND he added amazing photos without any additional cost. This is all over 2000 worth of service!!
DJ breezDJ breez
Thumbtack Customer
Antoine was the best DJ we've ever had play for us. He made our event a huge success because of his innate ability to play exactly the right music for the crowd. We wanted a certain theme along with a genre, and Antoine delivered more than we could have imagined. He is truly a very gifted DJ and we are so very fortunate to have hired him. Rest assured he will be hired by many more folks who attended last night as everyone thoroughly enjoyed his music. Thank you Antoine!
DJ Complex Music ServicesDJ Complex Music Services
Scott J.
DJ Storm Trooper did such an amazing job for our resident Halloween party! They played great music from several genres and our residents had a blast. I was thankful for the emcee abilities as well. They kept our residents in the loop on all that was going on during the party.
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Priscilla K.
Daniel was INCREDIBLE!!! We couldn't have hired a better DJ if we tried! He was beyond professional! Upbeat! Enthusiastic! Had amazing energy and a phenomenal voice ! He got everybody up and moving within seconds! If you want your wedding or any event to go perfect ... this is the man for the job!!!!
Perfect Event EntertainmentPerfect Event Entertainment
Donna C.
Both DJs really enhanced the quality of our party . They were receptive to our input on the kind of music we wanted . Anna was most helpful walking me through the process of selection . They were most punctual and made sure our audio equipment ran smoothly. I can highly recommend this company !
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Melissa N.
Our event was a great time and a big part of that was in credit to DJ Complex! He played Top 40 hits (exactly what we wanted) for our 2 hour corporate event and everyone had a blast. We're already in talks to hire him again for another event! Highly recommend. Very professional. On time. Great guy!
DJ Complex Music ServicesDJ Complex Music Services
Christine S.
Jorge was the DJ for our Highschool Jrotc ball last night. He was fantastic. Clean versions of all the songs the kids liked. Patriotic music for the various parts of the ceremony. He picked up the mood of the evening, playing fast paced music that kept our kids hopping. Thank you for making our evening memorable.
Happy Time TunesHappy Time Tunes
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great experience with Fuzzy Wuzzy/Semaj at our Sweet 16 House/Pool party. He was very responsive to our requests regarding the type of music to be played, showed up early, and was always pleasant to deal with. We would highly recommend his services and will consider calling again when we need a DJ.
Live Action EventsLive Action Events
Lindsay T.
All I can say is "Wow"!!! DJ Smooth, was everything we could of asked for. Not only was he on time, he really made the night. He followed our wishes with certain songs, and playlists, as well as adding his own little flavor to the night. Extremely pleased with his service and would definitely use him again and highly recommend him. Thanks again for helping make our night so special! :)
Dj SmooveDj Smoove
Symone B.
DJ-G was amazing to work with! He was always a phone call or email away, and he adapted really well to our changing needs. He's such a pleasure to work with, a very bubbly and funny personality. He kept my guests entertained when our wedding photo shoot took much longer than planned. He also created a great wedding playlist that combined lots of different music styles. Hoping to book him again for our vow renewal ceremony!
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Jenny L.
Jimi was so easy to work with, very responsive, and did a great job for our wedding! The audio at our outdoor ceremony was clear and all our guests commented that they were able to actually hear what was going on! He set up an awesome show at our indoor reception too. Lights around the room, and even lit up the fireplace. He has so many ideas about ways to entertain your guests during the reception with games and dances. There was not one moment the dance floor was empty! Very happy we hired DJ Bones!
DJ BonesDJ Bones
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