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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 Garland djs
Heather H.
Great DJ! Professional, fun and entertaining!
Thumbtack Customer
Simplefunk did a great job! They'll definitely dj our future parties!
SimpleFunk14 EntertainmentSimpleFunk14 Entertainment
Tina M.
DJ P was great! He played whatever was requested and everyone really enjoyed it. Very diverse amount of songs so everyone got to hear songs of their preference.
Dj PDj P
Argentina Q.
It was great 😊 DJ T-Aye did a awesome job 👏🏼. He is a friendly outgoing guy. He made every request count . It was a blessed night
Flatlyne EntertainmentFlatlyne Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ King Los provided outstanding service! He was punctual & very professional. The music was terrific. I'll definitely be using his service for my next event. Raquel Holmes
DjKingLos Ent.DjKingLos Ent.
Anita S.
DJ Tone was an absolute pleasure to work with. From our initial consultation call he was very professional and accommodating. I immediately knew I wanted to book him. He is extremely responsive. The music was great!
DJ ToneDJ Tone
Thumbtack Customer
DJ T. French was exceptionally brilliant in his presentation, how he conducted himself and how he related with everyone at the Christmas party. I would hire him again and again if I have another function.
French Palace ProductionsFrench Palace Productions
Dorcas K.
DJ- Shon did an excellent job at my wedding reception on 11/25/17. He was very organized and kept my guest engaged. I really appreciate his professionalism. I would definitely recommend his services.
Shon-C EntertainmentShon-C Entertainment
Hailey S.
Wow! DJ Sunkisst is such a joyful, trustworthy, and fun DJ!! I had so many changes to my itinerary and he was so flexible with those changes, adjusting quickly and making it work. He added all of my requested songs and added a lot of fun songs that got everyone dancing. He was very timely, he anticipated when to spice it up, keeping the guests entertained during the time family photos were going on and throughout the wedding. He has a very kind and personable personality, these qualities are hard to come by. I highly recommend his services!!
DJ SunkisstDJ Sunkisst
Deeb h.
Very satisfied with the service provided by the Horns. I had a grand opening for a furniture store in Garland, TX and had contacted Mr. Horn and told him what I needed done and we had agreed on 12PM for them to start, first off they came we before the time we agreed on, they came in at 10:45AM and got everything setup and asked me if there was anymore details I would like to disclose. They then got everything setup and just started to play music waaaaayyy before time. The MC Is Mr. Horn’s wife, she is absolutely amazing at what she does and very accommodating and responsive. The DJ work that Mr. Horn does is amazing he plays everything from Latin to pop to rap to hip hop you name it, amazing amazing experience and work overall. I highly recommend them for any event anyone has.
Horn GlobalHorn Global
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