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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 Upper Arlington djs
Clementine B.
Awesome DJ
Aye DizzleAye Dizzle
Golden A.
Great DJ for my Daughters Graduation
Beatbanguz EntertainmentBeatbanguz Entertainment
Angela B.
Kelvin Is a wonderful Dj! He did a great job at our wedding.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Deanna L.
DJ Bob did awesome, everyone at the party enjoyed the variety of music.
DJ Exit ZeroDJ Exit Zero
Sadler K.
DJ JT was an absolute pleasure to have at our wedding. He was extraordinarily professional in every way and did a great job of keeping the party moving during the reception. He also did a great job of keeping the focus on us and our guests which is exactly what you want in a wedding DJ. We couldn’t have been more satisfied with his work. Thanks DJ JT Burcham!
DJ JT BurchamDJ JT Burcham
Destiny w.
Best DJ ever I had a cancellation with my first DJ and I found him literally the day before the wedding and he was the best choice ever made especially with the price and last minute request definitely will book him again for further events in the future
DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.
Nolan H.
DJ HooQs dj'ed our wedding. Let me tell you, this guy is legit. He was super responsive, arrived early, asked us questions that even we didn't think of, the equipment was so nice and current, the lighting was everything we wanted, and he played every song we requested and then some. I can not express in this review how satisfied we were with his services. Let me put it this way, if I ever need a DJ again, for ANY reason, I would call DJ HooQs, time and time again! Thank you DJ HooQs for making our special day, perfect!
DJ HooQsDJ HooQs
Allison Z.
Amazing!!! DJ Bob is so great! Super helpful and made our day so much fun!
DJ Exit ZeroDJ Exit Zero
Magalie B.
Very excited to have Kelvin DJ our wedding! Met with him and was very professional, friendly, and organized.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Karen L.
My husband and I got married last weekend and used Kelvin's services for the reception. We could not be happier with the services that were provided Kelvin and DJ Mocha were absolutely great. We even had a Zoom meeting before the wedding to discuss any questions or concerns. We were a little worried that guests would not want to dance but DJ Mocha picked the best songs to get people moving! If you are looking for a DJ for a great value and amazing professionalism then look no further than Heart Beat Music!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Megan M.
Dj was flexible. Friendly and music was spot on for the crowd. Thank you for providing a great time for my family and I.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Thumbtack Customer
Jim and his wife were the dj service at my wedding in August of 2016. They were both so amazing . Jim is very organized and keeps things on track. They are both great people to work with and I would recommended them for any dj service. they worked with the photographers to make sure they got the right picture and they knew what was going on.
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
I had kenneth dj our daugher's sweet 16 party and i all I can say is he was outstanding he went above and beyond to make everybody at our party including our daughter have the best time ever. I would definitely recommend him to everyone and if I ever need a DJ again I would definitely use him. He was wonderful and kept the party going he played every song that was requested and everybody just had a blast thanks to him. So if you need a dj he is the one!!
Kenneth A. Young  - Pro Mobile Event DJKenneth A. Young - Pro Mobile Event DJ
Anthony M.
DJ Andre was extremely professional and took all requests for the party. He also kept the music at a good volume that was comfortable for the venue and it's patrons.
DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.
Jessica H.
Excellent, professional, and fun DJ for our nonprofit event! Timely, upbeat, and worked with our event needs. Would definitely book again and highly recommend.
The Boss Groover DJThe Boss Groover DJ
Thumbtack Customer
Drew was amazing with over 150 high schoolers at a party we hosted in our backyard. The kids all said he was the best DJ! Highly recommend Drew
Drew Hanson's Global Vision EntertainmentDrew Hanson's Global Vision Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Everything was perfect at my wedding. He did a wonderful job and I would most definitely recommend his services and use him as a DJ again myself!!
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Casey F.
Couldn’t have asked for a better DJ for our wedding!!! Ceremony music went perfectly, and he kept the party going all night long!!! Worth every penny!!!!
Wita EntertainmentWita Entertainment
Karolanne R.
DJ JT did an amazing job with the music at my wedding reception and did a great job getting everyone involved and dancing. I would highly recommend him!
DJ JT BurchamDJ JT Burcham
Ron T.
The communication between Heart Beat Music and I was very good. I provided a list of songs, and by that list Kelvin provided the perfect DJ for the party. DJ Chaunta was on time, professional, and willing to play anything anyone asked of her. She made our grand nieces 18th birthday a hit. For the price, the music, communication, professionalism, and all around nice people, you can't beat Heart Beat Music. Thank you!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Thumbtack Customer
This was hands down one of the best DJs my company has used for the most reasonable price. Very interactive and lots of energy! Thanks again for being part of our big event!
Sweetbeats Entertainment Snap Happy Photo BoothSweetbeats Entertainment Snap Happy Photo Booth
Dwayne H.
I really appreciate the selection of music and how professional the dj was. I would recommend using your service again.and i will pass this on to my friends and family members. Sincerely thanks for everything.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Williams arrived early and did a fantastic job! His work was wonderful and as a result there were multiple requests for his information from vendors who would like to have him DJ their events- private and professional.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Michelle J.
Everything was absolutely perfect. DJ MuZeek had a great song selection, paid attention to what the crowd wanted, worked with our live performers, and was super easy to work with. I can't wait to hire him again!
DJ MuZeekDJ MuZeek
Bob G.
Kelvin supplied the perfect DJ for our event, not only was she knowledgeable about the songs but was able to play them almost instantly. She was very kind and professional and ready to answer questions about who recorded the song and when. At one point our group was trying to remember the steps to particular dance and she came out on the dance floor without asking and showed us the steps so we could continue having a good time. If at any time I ever need a DJ service heartbeat music is who I call.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
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