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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 Forest Hills Gardens djs
Thumbtack Customer
Michael is reliable and is an excellent DJ.
MVP ProductionsMVP Productions
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Vybe was amazing! First class operation all the way!
Ranked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪comRanked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪com
Audrey G.
Best DJ ever and a nice guy to boot. Book’em.... U won’t be sorry He was great —10 stars
Bwess Entertainment DJ & Karaoke ServiceBwess Entertainment DJ & Karaoke Service
Nicole L.
We hired Jason for our wedding on October 2021. Our venue is in NYC and due to the rise in covid cases, there was a state wide mandate that all indoor restaurants would require proof of vaccination. I requested this from Jason and he mentioned that getting a vaccination was not something that he was planning to do. This was 2 months before my wedding & I completely understand as everyone has their own beliefs, however, Jason refused to give us our full deposit back. He claims that the contract covered “wedding cancellations due to Covid” but the wedding was indeed NOT cancelled. During Covid, the landscape of the wedding industry has completely changed and is unpredictable. With the vaccine being a "solution" and almost necessary for those operating in an industry primarily consisting of VERY LARGE gatherings; AND THE FACT that it was also ENFORCED by the state that he was offering his services to - I truly, strongly, believe that the inability of the DJ services to be fulfilled, does not fall on the client and falls on the DJ. Long story short, it wasn’t about the deposit he didn’t refund. This was 2 months prior to my wedding and EXTREMELY stressful as I had to find another DJ. The fact that he had to fight me through this situation when I clearly thought it was in no fault of my own, only speaks to his professionalism - which I believe does not exist. This is not the type of vendor I would ever want to work with especially in a high-stress industry such as a wedding.
KJ EntertainmentKJ Entertainment
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