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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 Bayside djs
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Mike is an absolute PRO! It started to rain on the day of my graduation party but he kept setting up and had a positive attitude that everything was going to be fine and it was.
MVP ProductionsMVP Productions
Eric S.
Mike was awesome! I highly recommend hiring him. His communication was on point and he is very accommodating. If we ever need another DJ he's our guy.
Dj mc Brooklyn entertainmentDj mc Brooklyn entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Mark was awesome. We had a multicultural, multi-generational wedding with over 250+ guests and Mark DJed his way into the hearts of all the guests. The music was tasteful and masterfully spun all party long.
Big Mark EntertainmentBig Mark Entertainment
Marla P.
DJ Jose Alarcon was fantastic! From the very beginning he was very professional and easy to work with. He delivered a contract to us in a timely manner and all the details were clearly stated with no surprises. It was easy to get in touch with him to streamline the details for our event. He was very detail-oriented and on point to the very end. He arrived promptly for our event, well-dressed and ready to go! It was a great success and everyone had a good time thanks to the great range of music selections he played! We are extremely pleased with his service and highly, highly recommend him to everyone!!
360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths
Cora W.
We hired DJ Byrd on Sept. 8, 2018 for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. He is knowledgeable, professional and responsive. We communicated via e-mail and he would make suggestions for our special event. I would have given him 5 stars but took out one star for minor details. My husband and I got nervous on our special day when we were trying to get in touch with him the night before and early that morning and we were not getting answers. The anxiety was building up by the minute when we did not hear from him. Eventually, he did call me back and explained that he lost his phone which included all his contacts. He explained that he was on his way to the venue, which was a relief to hear. When my husband and I got to the venue, he was all set up. He is very friendly and explained to us that in case of an emergency that he cannot make it, he would have sent somebody else to do the DJ. He also followed the itinerary by being on point and would give us the heads up. He worked well with us and with the guests during the event. I would recommend him and would hire him again.
DjByrdProductionsDjByrdProductions
Bill W.
Jose our DJ was excellent..he has the uncanny ability to read a crowd and to anticipate which music to play .. at one point one of guests pulled me aside to suggest some songs ..10 mins later I stopped over to tell Jose and he said “I already know .. i saw you talking to him so I approached him and got his requests “ when you hire Jose this is what you can expect.. a very high level of professionalism and intuition. I knew it was going to be a great party because no one wanted to sit down .. everyone was on the dance floor all night mainly because of Jose ,his music selection and his MC work . Prior to the event Jose and i sat down to discuss some music ideas for each part of the event , the cocktail hour , dinner time etc. He came to our house and we signed the contract, btw Jose is insured Jose came to the event well dressed and was very punctual and we look fwd to using him again for our wedding in 2019 !
360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths
Jazmine U.
Preparing my wedding in 3 months was not easiest task, however it was an experience to remember. We had a small wedding and it was primarily family and a few friends. It was a mix of an older and young crowd. Once I booked the venue, I started looking for DJs, and interviewed a few over the phone and in person. I wasn't completely convinced since we wanted to make sure that both age groups were up on the dance floor. I was very fortunate in finding Jose. From the first moment we spoke over the phone, he was very professional and explained everything that would entail preparing as far as music for our big day. I also provided him with exactly what I was looking for and prepared the information he requested accordingly. He was very patient with me the days leading up to the wedding since there were last minute changes with the music for the entrances and he accommodated everything. Including the last minute request that the officiant added the day before the wedding. I then knew exactly why Jose had a template to populate the song info and made sure everything ran smooth. The day of the wedding, we didn't worry about anything related to the music for our ceremony or reception. Jose was punctual, very professional and accommodating. And, the most important thing, I saw my family and friends on the dance floor having a great time. One thing that slipped my mind is us taking a picture with him. It is always great to look back at the people that make it happen. Jose, thank you for making our wedding fun and memorable!!!
360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths
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