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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 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 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 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.

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 Toledo djs
Brandy A.
Chris is a awesome dj and Mc couldn’t have picked anyone better to dj our daughter’s Quincenera
DJ Chris PalumboDJ Chris Palumbo
Ryan G.
Chris took our special day over the top. We are recommending him to our family and friends for their DJ needs.
DJ Chris PalumboDJ Chris Palumbo
Damian M.
DJ Zik was extremely professional throughout the process leading up to our event. We had to change our venue last minute due to unforeseen circumstances and DJ Zik was flexible with our group and made it happen. His playlist is perfect for any event and can read the crowd on what music they are enjoying. We will definitely book with him in the future!
WildSide Entertainment By DJ ZIK LLCWildSide Entertainment By DJ ZIK LLC
Ambre D.
Chris was wonderful to work with from the start. Very professional and friendly. We did not get to use him as our DJ due to the pandemic, but all the lead up communication was great.
DJ Chris PalumboDJ Chris Palumbo
Nichole L.
DJ Brian was super flexible and very accommodating!! Being able to create our own playlists to share and then just say, go with it! Not having to worry about it, made our day easier!
WildSide Entertainment By DJ ZIK LLCWildSide Entertainment By DJ ZIK LLC
Danielle E.
Excellent. Very responsive. Played exactly what we asked him to play. Respectful, professional, energetic - we couldn't have asked for more. Book this DJ! He will exceed expectations.
Vladikman1 Studio LLCVladikman1 Studio LLC
Eric B.
My experience with DJ Brennen Brooks was awesome . Throughout the entire planning my event he kept his lines of communication open so that my party could be the best. DJ Brennen was very helpful and Hands on during the entire event. DJ Brennen's selection of music and mixes were definitely on point and exactly what I wanted to keep my party Live. The mixes of old-school hip-hop R&B and rap Kept my guess and partygoers dancing the entire time. He kept his mind open to new ideas and ventures to make my 32nd birthday bash the best ever. I definitely will be letting my friends family organizations know about his work and I will be Booking him for more events. Brennen blended in just like family. I would like to thank him for all his hard work and dedication that you put in for my event Eric Beale
Adventure DJsAdventure DJs
Christina M.
We didnt get a chance to have chris do our wedding cause we had to reschedule. We did have a chance to meet and start to set things up with him and I loved the way he had things looking. I wanted the wedding night to keep going on but not have to worry about fitting everything in and getting it all done. Chris had things under control from beginning to end. I'm so sad I dont get to work with him. But the helpful person that he is gave us a name for another dj that is available for our new date. Behing a colleague of Chris I'm hoping for the same professional experience. Thanks Chris for everything.
DJ Chris PalumboDJ Chris Palumbo
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