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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.

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 Kettering djs
Laura M.
The DJ was easy to communicate with, responsive to messages, and great to work with overall. The music selection was perfect for our sorority formal. Would definitely use Tanner Sound DJ again and recommend to anyone looking for an affordable, quality DJ.
Tanner Sound DJTanner Sound DJ
Thumbtack Customer
Event went great! They loved playing games with the DJ
Spin It Live LLCSpin It Live LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jody and leonard were our djs for our wedding reception. They were truely excellent.
Jody Anderson, Nostalgic Singer & EntertainerJody Anderson, Nostalgic Singer & Entertainer
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Kevin Fodor was my Dj for mine and Josh's wedding. Our wedding was held at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Club. When I was looking for a Dj for our wedding, I got a response from Mr. Fodor, explaining everything he does and who he was. What Mr. Fodor impressed me with was his outstanding talent. I would recommend Mr. Fodor to anyone, who is looking for a Dj.
Memories Mobile DJ ServiceMemories Mobile DJ Service
Donavin C.
Even though didn’t go with this dj, he was disrespectful in his messages to me. Can not have that.
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
I haven't heard him DJ yet, but my customers have been pleased. His professionalism and ability to stay consistent provides a relief to the task of finding a DJ. I've used Mr. Dunford service for my clients several times now. Thank you Sir!
Dj D-WizDj D-Wiz
Jo A.
DJ Bombos showed up on time and played plenty of music. Our party appeared to enjoy the entertainment.
Bombos EntertainmentBombos Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
He was great! He was very nice. Really listened to everything we asked for! Was also very helpful! Just all around a great Dj!! Would recommend him to anyone that needs a dj!! Thanks again Kenny!! You did a great job!! We are very happy with your services!!
Kenneth A. Young  - Pro Mobile Event DJKenneth A. Young - Pro Mobile Event DJ
Amber c.
Amazing! He was incredible all across the board and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to DJ their wedding!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Belinda P.
Kenny is a great DJ and does a fantastic job! Thanks for helping us promote the "No Buts About It" event, hosted by Dayton Gastroenterology.
Kenneth A. Young  - Pro Mobile Event DJKenneth A. Young - Pro Mobile Event DJ
Brittany W.
We are looking forward to working with Jerry for his DJ services. He was very prompt at responding to our questions. He is very friendly and accommodating.
Brittany H.
We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ for our wedding. Joseph was professional and responsive from the day we booked until the big day!
Bombos EntertainmentBombos Entertainment
Beatrice M.
I enjoyed working with DJ Jim Keatons. He was very professional and understanding about the changes during the reception. I will recommend him to other couples.
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Erin S.
Adrian was an amazing DJ! The music was perfect and had a lot of family and friends up dancing for the majority of the night! I would definitely recommend his services!
Aye DizzleAye Dizzle
Adrian B.
These guys are awesome. They were very professional and super responsive. My wedding was a great experience in part because of the great DJ. I would use them again in the future!
Wita EntertainmentWita Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Jim provided DJ services for a high school reunion I planned in Dayton OH. Everything was perfect and worked out very well. I would highly recommend his service for any event.
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Bryan S.
Thank you for making our event a joyful occasion our guest enjoyed your music and I loved how the DJ song selection was for everyone at the event great communication with me and wife I will most definitely use him for future events.
Soul Glow MusicSoul Glow Music
Adrien W.
DJ Dubya came out to our sports club to perform by the pool. It was Fourth of July weekend and our members LOVED him! He was very nice and professional and did an all around great job! I look forward to working with him again!
DJ DubyaDJ Dubya
Toni D.
Felt like family - everyone commented on how good Kelvin was and how nice he was! Actually talked to him at 2pm about coming to DJ - he was here at 530pm without any hesitation - such a great evening - would hire him again in a Heart Beat 😉
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin was great, he made my daughter's sweet sixteen verymemorable. the music he picked was right for their agegrioup and they were able to request songs. I would like to let you know I recomend him to my friends family to dj any party.
Memories Mobile DJ ServiceMemories Mobile DJ Service
Charmaine W.
We had ten weeks to plan our wedding. D-wiz was able to DJ our wedding reception and he did a great job. We are an interracial couple and had song requests all over the place. Even songs in German and he had them all!
Dj D-WizDj D-Wiz
Denise O.
Jim was great to work with ... he was quick to respond, easy to work with, professional and friendly. Most importantly, our employees gave me positive feedback about the music selection and the entire DJ experience. Thank you Jim for helping to make our employee party a very fun and entertaining night!
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Danielle E.
Will was GREAT to work with! He responds promptly and answers all questions. He was the perfect DJ for our ceremony and reception and did an AMAZING job. People were out of the dance floor and we received many positive comments from our guests about how they enjoyed the music. He got the party started and kept people on the dance floor! Highly recommend!!
DJ HooQsDJ HooQs
Thumbtack Customer
I came in contact with Kenny through Thumbtack, which I found via Google. I started a new job and found out I was putting together a 5k & Wellness Fair that needed a DJ. I started the new job almost 2 months prior to the date of the event. While the event had been in existence for awhile, the previous DJ was unavailable for this year. I posted my offer on Thumbtack, which included some special instructions due to the event being for a charity. Kenny was the first person to respond to the offer who acknowledged my special requests. With his attention to detail within the proposal, great ratings on Thumbtack, lengthy experience, and broad range of events worked, I felt comfortable hiring him. We emailed back and forth a few times during the two months before the event, and Kenny was always very responsive. With the massive amount of work I had to put in to the event, I was not always great about contacting Kenny, but he was very patient and hekpful. For our actual event, he was amazing. He takes meticulous care of his equipment, which is a good sign to me. Kenny followed the schedule perfectly, was able to make quick changes when needed, and played the right mix of music when I gave him some broad generalities on what to use. I already told him I would love to book him next year! I very highly recommend him!
Kenneth A. Young  - Pro Mobile Event DJKenneth A. Young - Pro Mobile Event DJ
Candace M.
We had Kevin DJ our wedding reception. He was so nice and sweet and prepared equipment wise for the day of and days leading up to that. I wish he would have told me to be more specific with the wedding party enterance music, names of the wedding party and the flow of the over all evening. He DJed just like he was live on air for the radio station which I didn't care for. I wish he would have asked me the type of music I wanted for the happy hour, dinner music and so on. I felt like we kept having to ask to change up the music to something that fit the atmosphere better. After talking with him twice it went perfectly. I think to avoid that in the future I would give explicit directions and song titles for each thing, and cut the talking to a minimum.
Memories Mobile DJ ServiceMemories Mobile DJ Service
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