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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 Chapel Hill djs
Isaac M.
DJ Krystle was very pleasant and easy to work with!
DJ KrystyleDJ Krystyle
Rakeem M.
Great guy & great DJ! Will be using again!
The Music ManThe Music Man
Matthew F.
Great DJ. Very professional and fun to work with.
Dj StormTrooper 421Dj StormTrooper 421
Daniel T.
She’s amazing! We were lucky enough to have Ms DJ BossLady tutor our daughter for DJ lessons. Our daughter is super enthusiastic to learn more. Highly recommend!!!
DJ BossLadyDJ BossLady
Leila H.
Such an enjoyable and easy process working with the DJ Stormtrooper team. They made our event so fun!
Dj StormTrooper 421Dj StormTrooper 421
Sharleen V.
DJ Smooth was a pleasure to work with! Great equipment, great music, on time and would highly recommend him!
Dj SmooveDj Smoove
Ramphis R.
Best Dj ever!! Everyone from my wedding enjoyed the music and we had a great time.
Happy Time TunesHappy Time Tunes
Thumbtack Customer
James came early with all his equipment and played for a little bit longer than I requested him to! His lights, professionalism, and jams were exactly what I love for a middle school dance DJ. My students were quite pleased.
Dj SmooveDj Smoove
Amber B.
Our experience with DJ Breeze was absolutely amazing! He went above and beyond what was asked of him. Stayed in contact from the very beginning and made our job a whole lot easier! 100% recommend him for any event! Thank you for making our day unforgettable!!
DJ breezDJ breez
Laurie K.
We had a great fundraiser with DJ StormTrooper 421! Sam MC’d our event and even did our live auction. He was entertaining and engaging! Sam and Anna make a great team! Everyone had so much fun! It was an international crowd and they had all the songs people were requesting. We will definitely use them in the future for other events!
Dj StormTrooper 421Dj StormTrooper 421
Jacquelyn F.
DJ Jay was amazing! He was a great person to work with; very accommodating, friendly, and professional! He did a fantastic job playing great music that got everyone going on the dance floor! My husband had an awesome surprise 40th birthday party! 😊 The photo booth was an excellent add-on and definitely worth it! Cindy did a superb job cleaning the props between each group photo. Thanks for an incredible evening!
Carolina Photo BoothCarolina Photo Booth
Kelsey L.
Some points were fine. In general, however, we were deeply disappointed with the performance of the DJ. We provided detailed instructions that were not followed and equipment malfunctions persisted all night. We sprung for what we thought was a good deal but regret that choice because we got what we paid. 1. In both of the phone calls with the DJ we asked to cut the songs and play only the middle two minutes of each song. Also, we asked to merge the songs instead of having three seconds gaps between the songs. 2. The lady announcing everyones’ names at the beginning pronounced many names incorrectly. She was a surprise to us, we would have liked to talk to her before the wedding to make sure she pronounced the names correctly. She even pronounced the groom’s name incorrectly seconds after confirming it correctly. We understand that the DJ’s team might be introducing themselves to the market and their price might be a little more competitive, but we would not recommend.
Simply EventsSimply Events
Thumbtack Customer
Used Live Action for my husband's surprise 40th birthday party! LOVE 'Special K' - our DJ for the evening!! He did an amazing job with the mix for the group that we had! Even took requests from the 'little kids' and played what they wanted to hear! He was amazing - you will NOT be disappointed if you choose this group for your event!! Will definitely be calling them back out here next year for son's graduation party! Semaj was great to work with! Very nice and polite to talk to! Listened to what I wanted and worked it out for me! Thanks so much for making his party a LOT of fun!!!
Live Action EventsLive Action Events
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