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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.

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. 

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?
Reviews for Summit djs
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Vybe was terrific! He got a group of thirteen year old boys and girls really moving. He was great at interacting with the teens. It was a fun night. Thank you thank you DJ Vybe
Ranked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪comRanked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪com
Vanessa F.
The dj was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! He did such a wonderful job! Music was great n had everyone dancing!!!! I will definitely be using him again
No Stress Zone Entertainment LLCNo Stress Zone Entertainment LLC
Silvia G.
DJ Vin was excellent! We arrived on time, brought fun activities and props for the kids and even came dressed up for our Halloween party -- I would highly recommend him!
dj VIN City Entertainmentdj VIN City Entertainment
Adele G.
DJ Ricky Rella was the hit of the party! He is high energy and created the perfect atmosphere. He played the perfect selection of music throughout the night, especially dance-party music to get everyone up and dancing! I will hire him again!
New Jersey DJ Party Services with Ricky DJNew Jersey DJ Party Services with Ricky DJ
Dave P.
Jose and his DJ were outstanding. We required a biligual (Spanish/English) emcee and a DJ who could host a multi-cultural wedding reception. They expertly mixed both Latin and classic American songs and made sure that the dance floor never cooled down. Even when a last-minute, completely unscripted request for a traditional Jewish number came up, they never missed a beat. Jose was always attentive and available in the preparation period before the wedding, and got to know us and our tastes. He asked a lot of questions beforehand (and even met with us in person), but it payed off big time as the DJ mixed our suggested playlist with his own to keep the dance floor filled. Jose as emcee kept everyone excited, and made sure that everything happened at just the right time. In the end our (very picky) family, friends, and guests from both sides of the aisle loved the music and the night. We definitely would recommend him to our friends, and would hire him again in a heartbeat.
360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths
Melissa F.
Eddie was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He didn’t hesitate responding right away to my 100 dumb questions, never made me feel dumb / annoying. We talked so often, I felt like I knew him very well before the actual wedding day came! He was a real professional and I just relaxed on my big day, he took care of everything else. I received soooo many compliments about my DJ - everyone sang his praises with words like, “phenomenal,” “fantastic,” “awesome personality,” and everyone agreed the music was a perfect combination of jams. Eddie will definitely be our “go to” for any dj needs we have in the future, and I would highly recommend him to everyone I know!
Strategy Event ProductionsStrategy Event Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Our wedding night could not have been more perfect. DJ Vybe started us with a nice little blessing, chill music to start... Then ramped up during dinner to drop Pour some sugar on me...leaving guests to put down their steak knives and rock from their seats. When we finished dinner, guests were up and screaming to all the hits we loved from our youth an some great tunes mixed in from today. It was really a wonderful and eventful night. For a wedding under 40 people, to have them ALL up and rocking was a masterpiece. Thank you Vybe! Reccomend him to anyone how wants a great time and wants to be confident is geating a party started and ended with enthusiasm and class. --Kristine & Matt
Ranked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪comRanked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪com
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