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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 Matthews djs
Patricia B.
DJ Breeze was super professional and very quick to answer any and all of my questions! 10/10 would recommend
DJ breezDJ breez
Rasheed S.
DJ Rod played for our wedding Saturday and the guests loved the song choices. We will definitely hire him again for future events.
DJ RodDJ Rod
Ted C.
This guy catered to the veterans at our post and did an outstanding job! Will be calling back! Thanks for a great time! I would recommend this DJ for any event.
DJ Rambo (Va)DJ Rambo (Va)
Misty S.
DJ Smoove was there early with music playing for me as I was still setting up for guests. We was easy, professional, and came with his own light bar (super fun), tables, and speakers. The music was amazing, but he also had out a request sheet, which people were using! He stayed later than I originally booked because we were enjoying him so much. You can’t beat this DJ! I would use him again if given the opportunity.
Dj SmooveDj Smoove
Lessly M.
Dj Chucky B was an incredible choice! He provided all the songs I requested as well as set up the venue with additional lights in order to enhance the overall appearance of the venue. I will definitely be requesting his service again in the future!
Whirl-A-Way Sounds Dj & Event EntertainmentWhirl-A-Way Sounds Dj & Event Entertainment
Tony C.
Breeze was a great DJ at my Sweet 16! He played all the songs I wanted and he was very interactive with the crowd. He had great acoustic music playing at the beginning as people were coming in, and played all the requests. Thanks Breeze for a memorable party!
DJ breezDJ breez
Joanna R.
Dj was early to the event which I appreciated. He did great, provided lighting as well. Happy he was able to cater to the diverse crowd majority being Latinos. Happy the music was. Lean since there where young teens at the event. Very professional and accommodating. I would recommend his services in the future. The Twins had a great 18th Birthday! 😁💃🎁🎂
DJ Sammy SammzDJ Sammy Sammz
Grace C.
We hired Michael for our wedding December 11 and had been in contact many months prior. He is the kindest, most professional , and most responsive dj you’ll find. He checked up on us as we got closer to the date and met with us a couple weeks before to go over everything. At our wedding, he danced with us and the guests loved him! He was a hit! Michael also made us a little video from the day and made us feel so special and loved. He is down to earth, caring, and an all around great guy ! He will make your wedding day stress free and will have your guests dancing all night long!!my husband and i thought we were just hiring a dj for our wedding but it turned into a friendship we hope to keep for a lifetime!
Michael MojicaMichael Mojica
Howard F.
Outstanding DJ! Went far and above to making our wedding memorable and very special! We highly recom mend to anyone looking to have music at any type of event. Went out of his way to make sure every detail was perfect. Responded quickly and positively to all changes and requests! Again, HIGHLY recommend this man! Outstanding at his craft!!
The Music ManThe Music Man
Katie F.
Just talking to DJ breez on the phone for my wedding and you get an amazing vibe and connection from him immediately! He jumps right into it telling you what he offers and his past experiences without hesitation. His communication is top knotch and just watching one video from him you can tell he really gets the party going!!
DJ breezDJ breez
Cyndie H.
DJ Tim Wilson was excellent to work with. I hired him for my 65th birthday/retirement celebration party. He responded right away when I requested or inquired about his services. He did exactly everything he said he would do. He was prompt and played everything I asked of him for the evening. I got great value and return on my investment plus all my party attendees said his music made the party! A great time was had by all!
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff Friar, a.k.a. Karaoke Commander, was the perfect choice for our outdoor birthday party. Jeff came prepared for inclement weather, and also provided a screen for our slide show! He was knowledgeable about all types of music and came with a repertoire of Bluegrass music far beyond my expectations. He also helped facilitate the party, and played all of the songs we requested. Jeff helped make our party a big success. I will definitely call Jeff for future events! He is a 5 star DJ. Pam P
Karaoke CommanderKaraoke Commander
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