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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 Lancaster djs
Thumbtack Customer
JT was very easy to work with, his price was great, equipment was great, and he was extraordinarily professional. I would recommend him to anyone in need of DJ services.
DJ JT BurchamDJ JT Burcham
Chelsea M.
I loved absolutely everything about Brennen! If my husband and I could give him 10 stars we definitely would. He was so involved and kept everything fun just the way we wanted. We also enjoyed how he transitioned into the next song instead of letting it end all the way. 100% recommend! I have attended alot of weddings in the past and he is our favorite DJ.
Adventure DJsAdventure DJs
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I hired James Hayes to be our wedding DJ, and I have mixed feelings about our experience and the job he did. His price is very agreeable so that was a positive for me. Also, he was fairly easy to get a hold of . . . another plus. There were a few negatives, however. For one thing, our wedding was in Lancaster, OH and I believe James lives in the Akron area. He had quite a long drive to get to us, however, I asked him upfront if our wedding was too far away and he said he was perfectly comfortable in traveling to Lancaster. James was supposed to be there an hour and a half early per the signed contract. He was supposed to play music 30mins. before the ceremony while guest were being seated and all the music during the ceremony. The ceremony was scheduled to start at 4:30 and at 3:50 he still had not showed up. I had to take time in between getting my wedding pictures taken to call him . . . the bride definitely should not have to worry about whether or not her DJ is going to show up 40 mins. before her wedding! I finally got a hold of him shortly before 4:00 and he was still 20mins. away! He barely got there in time to do the ceremony music. He never apologized for being late, never offered a partial refund for not abiding by the signed contract (did not show up 1 1/2 hour before ceremony start time), and only said, "It's a long drive to Lancaster from Akron." I understand it is a long drive, however, he knew it was going to be a long drive when he took the job. He should have planned accordingly and left earlier. Most of James' reviews are very positive so I was very hopeful this would be a good experience. However, we were very disappointed in his lack of professionalism and tardiness.
DJ James Hayes EntertainmentDJ James Hayes Entertainment
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