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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 Reading djs
Donna S.
DJ Greg G was amazing! We needed a DJ for my husband’s work event and we cannot say enough positive things about DJ Greg G. His selection of music had people on the dance floor all night and everyone raved how great the DJ was. The sign of the good night was at the end when people didn’t even want to leave. Would recommend DJ Greg G for any event and look forward to hiring him again!
DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)
Thumbtack Customer
Great DJ's! I would highly recommend them for your event!
B&B Light and SoundB&B Light and Sound
Rachael P.
We hired DJ Reese for our wedding and couldn't have been happier with his work! Even our venue coordinator raved about him! The music he chose was perfect and kept people on the dance floor having fun all night. I would recommend him to anyone needing a DJ and will be hiring him for any event in the future where I may need a DJ!
No Stress Zone Entertainment LLCNo Stress Zone Entertainment LLC
Christina D.
The DJs were terrific. They listened to what we wanted and provided excellent service. Would definitely use them again!
B&B Light and SoundB&B Light and Sound
Thumbtack Customer
We hired DJ Garvo for our wedding and overall it was a great experience. We loved the lighting that was used and he used a lot of the music we asked for. The only thing I think that could be done better was there was too much dinner music and not enough regular dance music. Overall DJ Garvo did an awesome job! - Wedding DJ - Wedding DJ Service
Mary I.
DJ Obi was super! A lot of our guests really loved how he delivered his services. He was very flexible to adjust according to your needs abd preferences. Our wedding was a success because of him, the dance floor was ALWAYS with guests because of the great selection of songs he played - there was never a dull moment! Thank you DJ Obi!
Thumbtack Customer
He is absolutely incredible! Best DJ I've ever seen! He is so much fun to work with, got everyone of all ages involved, and has so much energy! You can tell he loves his job! Everyone at our wedding loved him!
B&B Light and SoundB&B Light and Sound
Nichole C.
Yvonne was amazing!! She went above and beyond way more than any other DJ I’ve ever seen. She was my right hand woman during the night and made sure everything ran smoothly. Would highly recommend South Mountain Entertainment to any & everyone in need of a good time!
South Mountain Entertainment, LLC.South Mountain Entertainment, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
The Dj's were awesome! Very interactive with my guest, fun and outgoing! Played all the music on our list and helped us keep us on track with the night activities. From ceramony though out the reception! So glad I hired them. they really did make our wedding all that much better. I Especially want to give thanks to Mark, Steve and Kim, you were on the money!!!
B&B Light and SoundB&B Light and Sound
Omar T.
I couldn’t be any happier with DJ Rambo. He was prompt, polite and professional. He played an awesome selection of music from the 80’s,90’s and today. He even played songs from foreign countries and played several request from our guest. He made my surprise party enjoyable and fun. I couldn’t ask for more. Thank you so much. I hope to see you again on my next party.
DJ RamboDJ Rambo
One word. Disappointed. I was excited to work with Cat for my wedding day. Right off the bat I had told her I had DJ'd before and knew exactly what I wanted played. I just wanted someone there to know how to read the crowd and transition the music properly. Neither of those requests were met. I had 2 playlists hand made by me (one for dinner music, one for dance music). She did play my dinner playlist, I'll give her that. When it came to the dance part of the evening, it was a different story. She would play one or two of my songs and then whatever she felt like. She did NOT know how to transition the music properly, I had several wedding guests point that out, which was awkward. My Mom went up and asked why she wasn't playing my Playlist and she said "I'm getting to it...." WHAT?! I had 3 other guests ask the same thing or request a song and she said no! I reached out a few days after my wedding to follow up and see where the miscommunication was and she never responded back. Moral to the story... if you care what's played at your special event, look elsewhere. If you want your DJ to do whatever they want, use DJ Cat...
Catherine StaglianoCatherine Stagliano
Thumbtack Customer
what a pleasure it was working with rick and his staff. we needed to find a dj for our daughter's sweet 16 party. i was a bit apprehensive finding someone using the internet and thumbtack but rick made us feel comfortable from the start. he was very courteous and professional and definitely in tune to current music. he was in constant communication with us on evey detail, from dress attire to what time to arrive, etc. he accomodated our daughter's every wish and played songs from a list she provided, including some last minute changes which rick so graciously made the night before. at his suggestion we rented the photo booth for a few hours which ended being a huge success. the kids are still commenting on what a fun party it was. thank you rick for making our daughter's party fun and loaded with memories. it was great working with you and your staff and i will definitely recommend you to others.
B&B Light and SoundB&B Light and Sound
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