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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 Hilton Head Island djs
Michael D.
DJ Neal was amazing! He played everything we asked with excellent timing. His transitions between different parts of the ceremony and reception were smoothed over with his God-given DJ voice, his ample experience, and advanced preparation. I had probably half the guests asking where we found him and told us that he did a great job. He did more than just Dj. He is so friendly and interacted with our guests to ensure they were all having a great time. Rachel and I had a beach wedding and DJ Neal made sure people cleared out from behind our Arch for our ceremony. He had the workers fix us a plate before we sat down and had a plate sent to our room for later. Dj Neal took some sweet videos and pictures that are greatly appreciated. His speakers were nice and loud for our 100-person wedding. They easily could have gone much louder. If you are worried about anything, DJ Neal is more than willing to work around what you want. He has DJed many weddings and it showed on our wedding day.
DJ Neal  (ST Marys/Jacksonville/Savannah Area)DJ Neal (ST Marys/Jacksonville/Savannah Area)
Jennifer A.
What a great DJ! We hired DJ Scoobie at the last minute for an outdoor Rehearsal dinner/party. He played a variety of music pleasing the Baby Boomers and the teenagers. I had 20 somethings commenting how good he was as well as the Baby Boomers. He also provided Karaoke for some extra fun. We have used DJ's for many occasions over the past 20 years and I can honestly say I think he may have been the best we ever hired. I wish he lived closer to Indiana where we live. I have an annual Halloween party and will be looking for another DJ. We had never been to Hilton Head before so we did not have an opportunity to 'check him out' before we hired him. He drove 2 hours to accommodate our party. On top of that - we liked him so much we asked him if it was possible to come to the wedding and provide music for the outdoor brunch and reception. We had only hired a soloist for the wedding. He agreed, drove home and drove back 2 hours the next morning. We really felt that he kept the event moving and was very intuitive to the music needed. The hotel literally had to run us off so they could set up for the next reception. We were having so much fun that we did not want the music to stop. Thank you Scoobie.
DJ ScoobieDJ Scoobie
Christopher A.
I cannot even begin to put into words what a perfect DJ selection Juan was. From the beginning to the very end and everything in between Juan was professional, hyper responsive, accommodating and just amazing. He did our music for our ceremony and our reception. He coordinated perfectly with our officiant and the resort staff. Our guests absolutely loved him, his personality and his talents! I would recommend him a million times over.
Suit and Tie Entertainment and PhotographySuit and Tie Entertainment and Photography
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