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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.

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 Providence djs
Thumbtack Customer
Derek was unreal one if the best dj's I have ever had. His knowledge of djing helped make my show a success. I recommend him to anyone needing a dj
SNSLDJS, Special Night Sound and Light, Dj DerekSNSLDJS, Special Night Sound and Light, Dj Derek
Randy M.
DJ Vybe was such a hit at our wedding! He was very professional and kept spirits pretty high all night! DJ Vybe helped walk us though how our wedding reception would look like and was available when we reached out. He provided his professional opinion yet still listened actively. The Bride and Maid of Honor had a specific idea for the couple’s first dance and DJ Vybe delivered the perfect mix as requested! DJ Vybe kept the energy going with 80’s New Wave, adult contemporary and Freestyle! Along the way, DJ Vybe mixed in Top 40, Pop and Hip-Hop to keep all of our guests on their toes. On top of all this, DJ Vybe was an exceptional master of ceremonies, expertly keeping the guests informed and alert to each activity throughout the evening especially leading up to the cake cutting. Book DJ Vybe for your next event, you won’t be disappointed 🙌✌️
Ranked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪comRanked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe▪com
Shirley h.
DJ called me right back!!! he is so cool!!! Cannot wait now
Empirical Leader Universe Productions (DjWhizPk)Empirical Leader Universe Productions (DjWhizPk)
Alicia S.
Great DJ! Got many compliments for our wedding, happy we went with this company highly recommend!!
Big Bill EntertainmentBig Bill Entertainment
Tiffany L.
DJ ATM (Andy) was AWESOME. All our friends raved about how great the DJ was the night of our party, and the music selection / light show was the perfect touch on the night. He arrived early to set up and stayed later for us even with late request as no one wanted the party to end. Thank you!!
DJ ATM (Andy)DJ ATM (Andy)
Emily C.
DJ Jaycmegamix was awesome- he had everyone on the dance floor at our wedding! Always quick to respond in the months leading to the event, easy to work with and professional. 10/10.
Faron W.
DJ LaNeNa provided the soundtrack for my wife's 40th birthday party. She did an amazing job of song selection which included 70's soul, 80's pop/rock/reggae, 90's hip-hop, and current hits as well. She made the whole process so easy and her set-up sounded great! My wife had the best time and could not stop talking about DJ LaNeNa, definitely our go to for future events!
Dj LaNena EntertainmentDj LaNena Entertainment
Elizabeth D.
Big Bill was the DJ for our prom at a local charter school. The students absolutely loved the music and danced the entire time. He also has a number to text for song requests, which was fantastic!
Big Bill EntertainmentBig Bill Entertainment
Bithja M.
DJ Raj was amazing and gave us exactly what we wanted for our college campus party. In fact, he went above and beyond. We were in contact often, he listened to my concerns, and met our needs. I would and definitely will be hiring him again. Can express enough how great he was! Book him today!
David V.
Josh was fantastic! You know you've made the right decision when all your friends keep saying "the DJ is great!" Josh was super easy to work with, creative, flexible and friendly! He conducted himself as a true professional and was not afraid to make suggestions re: our musical choices that ultimately made the night better! Josh is an asset to the music community and I recommend him without reservation!
Blue Muse ProductionsBlue Muse Productions
Deborah P.
Keith was AMAZING, kind, very friendly, everyone loved him....keith saved our parents 70th Anniversary Party at the last minute... our original DJ canceled on us just days before the party.....I contacted Keith and 2 seconds into our conversation, I know we had to have him for the party...and by the grace of God he said he was available....Keith, myself and my family CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH ❤
DJ Bott EntertainmentDJ Bott Entertainment
Amanda J.
Bradford was a great DJ for our wedding. He was responsive and promptly available when we met him and went over the wedding details. At the wedding, he was very professional and flexible when it came to requests from myself and the guests. At the end of the night, several people commented that the music was great and that the volume of the music was perfect for dancing as well as for conversation. Bradford also made sure to keep the party going by playing music that kept people on the dance floor which we greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend him for any party or wedding!
MG's Photography/DJ BusinessMG's Photography/DJ Business
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