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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.

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 Altoona djs
Thumbtack Customer
Dave was the DJ for my daughter and her best friend's 13th birthday party. He did a fantastic job! He was very professional, contacted me to get a playlist for the party so that the girls would be happy with the music. He showed up early to set up, kept the music going, and made the birthday girls feel special throughout the party. I would highly recommend Dave as a DJ!!
DJ Davey BDJ Davey B
Thumbtack Customer
They adapted well to a non-traditional take on the wedding party introduction. Our sequence of events went faster than we predicted but the DJ did well to fill the gaps and keep the night moving. They also had a great mix of music.
Spinners DJ ServiceSpinners DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome DJ! He truly made the night exactly what we wanted. He spent time with us preparing for the day, making sure all the details were in place. Super nice guy, fair price, and willing to go above and beyond to make you happy!
DJ Davey BDJ Davey B
Aeriel W.
Greg is AWESOME. He is such a nice guy and worked with us so well and he was a perfect match for our wedding reception. We had such a great time and he did everything we asked, it was stress free and laid back, even on such short of a notice, everything was perfect, music was great, lighting was great. 200% would recommend his DJ services to anyone!
DJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)
Thumbtack Customer
Josh was an amazing DJ! We used his services for my son's 16th birthday party. Everyone had a blast. Josh was very professional and kind. I would recommend him to anyone. We will be using him again, when we have another big event in our lives. Thanks JOSH for making our son's day so memorable!
East Coast Productions DJ ServiceEast Coast Productions DJ Service
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