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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 Galveston djs
Dillan Z.
I needed a DJ for my wedding on saturday. I asked hoss on wednesday.......he nailed it with flying colors! Best DJ out there for sure.
Sterling Weddings (by Silver Star Entertainment)Sterling Weddings (by Silver Star Entertainment)
Briana V.
This was the best DJ experience I could have ever imagined! Anything and everything we needed, it was taken care of!! I will be HIGHLY recommending this DJ for anyone and everyone. Thank you so so much
Amelia J.
Marlon is not your average wedding DJ. He is creative and incredibly responsive to the crowd. He read the room and gave my family a party we won’t forget anytime soon! Everyone commented on how impressed they were, and that he is the best wedding DJ they’d experienced. No one wanted the night to end.
DJ Texas Outlaw Sound & Lighting.DJ Texas Outlaw Sound & Lighting.
Cynthia N.
Loved this guy! All my guest keep saying how wonderful he was. He did a great job! Anyone needing a DJ should hire him if you can. He’s very easy to work with!
BYND Sound Ent.BYND Sound Ent.
Thumbtack Customer
The DJ showed up on time for the event with all his equipment already setup. He even brought additional equipment that was not requested to account for some technical difficulties in the venue. Overall great experience. Will be using them again!
Rachel R.
We had a few hiccups during our wedding day and this DJ went above and beyond to make sure we still had a great time!! Kept people on the dance floor! 5 Stars! Would definitely recommend.
DJ Texas Outlaw Sound & Lighting.DJ Texas Outlaw Sound & Lighting.
Dev W.
This was our first time using him, but definitely not our last. We've been looking for a reliable DJ for the Houston area and we were beyond impressed. Very professional and kept the party moving all night. Looking forward to working with him again soon.
Jimmy R.
We are so happy we booked DJ Texas Outlaw. He was very responsive from the very beginning, showed up on time, and his music created a super fun atmosphere for all ages! My bride and I had a great time and we would definitely book him again in the future!
DJ Texas Outlaw Sound & Lighting.DJ Texas Outlaw Sound & Lighting.
Thumbtack Customer
JJ Essen was very helpful throughout the entire process getting ready for our wedding. Quick to respond to emails, texts or phone calls. He was awesome at reading the crowd during our reception and kept the dance floor packed. Would definitely recommend him to others and will use him again whenever we need a DJ!
Essen Entertainment  "Named #1 Event Service Pr...Essen Entertainment "Named #1 Event Service Pr...
Austin K.
Really liked working with Brent, he was very sweet and easy going. Prior to hiring him, I was very worried about hiring a dj for a mixed wedding as my family is very traditional mexican and my husband is caucasian. Needless to say, he assuaded all my worries and I received a number of compliments from my guests saying they loved the music from both sides of the family!
Nathan R.
George was the DJ for my wedding. George did a phenomenal job. He was on top of everything and emailed and called me to make sure our set list was perfect. He showed up before the ceremony and set everything up and gave us a quick rundown of the order and if that was okay. He performed ceremony music and reception music. We started late and he played some music to give us more time. For the reception he was great and made the party fun.
Thumbtack Customer
Prior to hiring JJ, I had spoken with many DJs in order to obtain and expectation of price and the quality of entertainment I would receive. Everyone I spoke with made me feel like there was this huge pressure to pick and choose the order of events for the evening. When JJ and I finally spoke he picked up on the fact that I really just wanted to show up to my wedding and enjoy myself. I didn't want to play into the semantics of the evening. He sent me example itineraries and made honest suggestions. He provided me with honest and helpful knowledge on how to have a successfully fun wedding! Let's face it, he has been to more weddings than most of us. He knows what works and what doesn't. He knows how to keep the flow of things and keeps the momentum of fun continuous! I would highly recommend JJ to anyone. Many of my guest commented on what a great time they had and believe that has first, to do with how well you pick awesome friends and second, how great of a DJ you have! Not one complaint here! Bruse and Amy Unger
Essen Entertainment  "Named #1 Event Service Pr...Essen Entertainment "Named #1 Event Service Pr...
Thumbtack Customer
I am a wedding coordinator.... I hired JJ to DJ for a small wedding in Galveston. He was very professional, entertaining, easy to work with, and knew how to keep the party going. He arrived extra early, which I really like! He played great music! Even though I am not the biggest country fan, it wasn't my wedding and that was what the client wanted.... But, I even liked the music!! He knew how to mix it up and get the crowd off their feet and on the dance floor. I would recommend him again in the future!
Essen Entertainment  "Named #1 Event Service Pr...Essen Entertainment "Named #1 Event Service Pr...
Stephanie E.
It would not allow me to give Dj G-Diddy 20 stars nor check all of the option boxes. Y’all this guy is the sweetest person you will ever come across. I contacted him for my wedding and the bond that we developed was amazing. He listens to what you want( I mean he really listens. I changed my mind plenty times without him getting upset or saying it’s too late). I have gained a forever friend. The music was jumping and everyone that attended had a great time. Thank you so much and I hope you don’t get upset about the photo. Much love, peace, success, and happiness
DJ G-Diddy
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