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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.

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 Westerville djs
Thumbtack Customer
Ken was a very good DJ who I would recommend to anyone. Our original DJ cancelled on us 4 days before the event and Ken came thru for us. We provided with a music playlist which he played plus he had on own which he catered to old and young. He did an excellent job.
Kenneth A. Young  - Pro Mobile Event DJKenneth A. Young - Pro Mobile Event DJ
Isaiah N.
Kelvin was able to fill in on a last minute cancelation and accommodate my daughter's DJ needs. His responsiveness was great and the reception with the sound and lighting went smooth and was very professional. Very appreciated!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Samuel G.
Trust the DJ , Sunny Jones & B. Starks, made my Daughter's graduation dinner party a big success. From the initial contact, to pre-event check-in, from the moment they setup to the unfortunate ending time, the experience was seamless. The team played hit after hit, keeping our guest engaged and enjoying the music the entire time.   Several of my guest requested cards to seek them out for their upcoming events. I would recommend Trust the DJ for ANY affair, and I will use them again.
TrustTheDJ - Sunny Jones + B. StarksTrustTheDJ - Sunny Jones + B. Starks
Dave P.
Sal was our DJ/Emcee for an Annual Father Daughter Dance. He arrived plenty early to get set up, played appropriate music for the age group and was very professional. I recommend his services.
Preemo DJ And EntertainmentPreemo DJ And Entertainment
Kristy N.
Robert has been so responsive to me and answering all of my questions and making this process so easy for me. It’s clear he wants us to have the best experience possible. Made it so easy to pick a DJ!
Robert WingerRobert Winger
PiChen H.
They did an amazing job communication all the way through our wedding. The DJ Chaunta was phenomenal and the she even came out and danced with us on a few songs. I would highly recommend their services. You want find a better value and the fun they provided!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Michelle B.
Our friend was planning on DJing our wedding reception, and a week before the event blew out his speakers. Our last minute scramble led us to finding the Boss Groover and I’m so glad it did! Ed was accommodating, kind, professional, and made the steps of preparing for the event so easy and stress free. We requested about 30 songs to be played including a few very obscure favorites - Ed delivered on absolutely all of them! Ed was a wonderful MC and added just the right amount of his charismatic energy through the evening. He made a few requested announcements at the right times and kept the event moving. Our dance floor was lit most of the evening and many of my guests later complimented me on picking such a great DJ! Would absolutely recommend the Boss Groover to anyone and would book him again in a heartbeat!
The Boss Groover DJThe Boss Groover DJ
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