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Q & A

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 Rochester djs
Thumbtack Customer
Dave was DJ for my daughters 16th birthday. He did a great job!
Seacoast Sound ProductionsSeacoast Sound Productions
Kristina W.
Brian was the DJ at my wedding on October 13th and did a fantastic job! We had an emergency venue change due to bad weather that created a little chaos in my world, and specifically in my timeline, but Brian was on top of it, and rolled with the punches. The only thing that was off were the entrance songs for the wedding party at the reception, but I do believe it was my fault for not being more clear about what was in my mind - there were too many thoughts and I realized after that I had forgot to verbalize them to Brian! One great thing that we did was "The Shoe Game" during the reception. It was a big hit! If you don't know what it is, Brian had my husband and I sitting back to back chairs on the dance floor, each of us holding one of my shoes and one of my husbands shoes. He then asked us questions and we would hold up the shoe of the person that best fit the answer to the question. For instance, "Who is better with money?" or "Who is the better driver?". The responses to most of the questions Brian came up with generated a lot of laughter, and a few people have since told me that it was their favorite part of the reception. Prior to the wedding Brian was also very responsive to all of my questions and concerns leading up to the event, even though, he was actually getting married just a few weeks before us. If I ever need a DJ again, Brian is on the top of my list! Thank you, Brian, for doing such a great job!
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