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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 Westfield djs
Thumbtack Customer
Gary was a great DJ! He was very easy to work with and was very professional.
GNJ DJ & Photobooth ServiceGNJ DJ & Photobooth Service
John W.
Deverin dj-ed our wedding and was great. He really knows how to read the crowd!! Everyone had so much fun! My wife and I are pretty shy when it comes to dancing, but we found ourselves dancing with the crowd. I highly recommend Deverin and DLG Entertainment for any dj-ing needs.
DLG EntertainmentDLG Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Ernest Chester is personable, super professional and a great DJ who knows how to get the party started. He was a key element in making our event a smashing success. I recommend him highly!
Electrified DJ ServicesElectrified DJ Services
Steve B.
Vinny was great in every way. Read the room and the vibe, and made for a great 20th anniversary. It’s nerve wracking picking out a DJ for an important event. Can’t recommend him enough. Steve and Paula Brotman
dj VIN City Entertainmentdj VIN City Entertainment
Paula O.
We got married yesterday and this DJ was phenomenal! He displayed awesome work quality. My wedding was a hit because of him! Had everything we asked for and sounded amazing!! Highly recommend! We love you and thank you for everything!!!! Brian and Paula Jamison
Gotta Have Da Music & J&J Fun Foto BoothGotta Have Da Music & J&J Fun Foto Booth
Kiera S.
DJ Johnny provided entertainment for our block party. He was communicative, prompt and prepared. His set up was professional and he required nothing more of us than a place to plug in an extension cord. He facilitated a couple of kids games and humored our kids by letting them announce a special event they had planned.
Gotta Have Da Music Ent.Gotta Have Da Music Ent.
Matthew R.
Our wedding was a blast, and the energy kept going the whole night. Khaleel was attentive, friendly, and knew how to get a crowd on the dance floor. His setup was impressive and really made the room feel alive with the lights, fog machine, and of course speakers that pumped. I would highly recommend Khaleel to any of my friends who were looking for a DJ!
DJ Khaleel - Dapper DJ ProductionsDJ Khaleel - Dapper DJ Productions
Erica L.
DJ Johnny did a great job hosting my husband’s 50th birthday party! He came right on time and set everything up in a very timely manner. He started the music right on time and kept everyone dancing in their seats and on the “dance floor” all evening. He played a great selection of music from various genres. I didn’t know what to tell him to play I’m advance, but he just knew and everyone enjoyed it!
Gotta Have Da Music & J&J Fun Foto BoothGotta Have Da Music & J&J Fun Foto Booth
Aneta K.
John and Rob were our DJ and MC for our son's communion. They did a wonderful job with all the kids. Games were super entertaining to all 35 kids. Our son asked if we can do another party like this. lol One thing Id like to mention is that I wish they would have involved the adults a little more. The biggest hit at the party was the photobooth. From the 1 year old to the 70 year old guests...everyone used it. We love the album that we got at the end of the party with all the pictures that were taken. Worth every penny.
RJC Studios DJ's & Recording StudioRJC Studios DJ's & Recording Studio
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