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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 Houston djs
Julie D.
DJ Jamie is a blast! He’s a great DJ, very professional and highly motivated to make sure his client gets exactly what they ask for and more. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ in the Houston area. I will definitely refer him and book him again the next time I am in need of a DJ! Best. DJ. Ever!!!!
DJ JamieDJ Jamie
Roya G.
I was able to book our DJ last minute. Process was super smooth and the DJ was awesome!
Caroline S.
Awesome DJ!
DJ Foe Life Mobile ServicesDJ Foe Life Mobile Services
Taylor c.
Great DJ!
DJ DelfonicsDJ Delfonics
Kiran M.
Great DJ!
DJ NyceManDJ NyceMan
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Watts was excellent. He exceeded our expectations! Thank you DJ Watts for a great night! Everyone enjoyed your services!.
Brian A.
Will have him dj again
DJ Foe Life Mobile ServicesDJ Foe Life Mobile Services
Shaundra w.
DJ G-Diddy was absolutely amazing! He honored my requests and the vibe was amazing! He is my new DJ for all of my events!
DJ G-DiddyDJ G-Diddy
Charles F.
DJ TazMayne is the top premier DJ in the greater Houston area what a privilege it was to have him DJ my wedding!!! The main thing I can say besides the diverse array of music is that the children absolutely loved him and he catered to the guests 1,000%
DJ Javi did an excellent job of keeping the guests entertained and the choice of music was perfect for an office party!! Thank you so much DJ Javi!!
Dj JaviDj Javi
Glenda R.
I was skeptical about hiring a dj. But DJ Tony Cruz was an excellent choice. He answered all my questions seeing how this was my first time hiring a dj. I hired him for my 50th birthday party and the mix of music was great. Everyone at the party really enjoyed the music. They kept telling me how good the music was. He played every genre of music that I loved. His knowledge of music was fantastic. I will most definitely be hiring DJ Tony Cruz again for my next event. By the end of the night I was calling him "My DJ". When looking for a Dj Look no further than DJ Tony Cruz. Thanks for the mix of country music, I loved it. Glenda
Luis M.
Great Dj! On time and very professional.
Kristy B.
Great DJ for my daughter’s birthday!
Dj Toxic EventsDj Toxic Events
John T.
He is everything a good dj should be!
Colby W.
Dj Toxic was cool and easy to work with!
Dj Toxic EventsDj Toxic Events
Stacie B.
DJ Kayenne did a wonderful job for our daughters wedding. He was Very professional and I would hire him again if I ever need a DJ.
DJ KayenneDJ Kayenne
Precious V.
He was a great DJ! Very communicative and professional.
Julius The PRofit (DJ Services)Julius The PRofit (DJ Services)
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you JJ for being the best DJ ever for NCL senior presentation! JJ Essen was amazing!!!! The music and up lighting were the!! Great DJ!!! He was so helpful with planning our event. Professional in every way Book him for your DJ needs you will not regret it.
Essen Entertainment  "Named #1 Event Service Pr...Essen Entertainment "Named #1 Event Service Pr...
Angelica P.
DJ tony was a great dj the kids at the event he played loved all the music he played. Would definitely recommend him to others and use him again.
D.J. Tony C.D.J. Tony C.
Sandra Edith K.
For our corporate holiday event we were looking for a DJ. Running through a few DJs we finally appointed Mango Loco Entertainment after lots of discussions. And we feel it was a good decision to have our party with him. First of all, unlike many DJs, he is very humble and gentle person in dealing and speaking. He came with DJ machine, lights, microphone and great music. We highly recommend him!
Events by Leonardo Mango Loco EntertainmentEvents by Leonardo Mango Loco Entertainment
Mohammed Q.
We hired Events by Leonardo to DJ a graduation party and he was absolutely incredible. His professional, punctuality, and quality was outstanding. I will be sure to hire him for all future DJ events!!!!
Events by Leonardo Mango Loco EntertainmentEvents by Leonardo Mango Loco Entertainment
Earl H.
George Finner is excellent DJ. Our guests love him. He is super humble and most respectable man. He are the best DJ you can pick. Thumb up !👍🏾
DJ G-DiddyDJ G-Diddy
Stephanie P.
We had a great time with DJ Texas outlaw!!
DJ Texas Outlaw Sound & Lighting.DJ Texas Outlaw Sound & Lighting.
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Kayenne was awesome! I hired him to DJ my wedding. He was very pleasant and professional. He made sure I was happy and was very patient with me. He is genuine and is really interested in getting to know you so that he will know what type of music you like. My family and friends had a great time dancing at the wedding. DJ Kayenne provided the music for my wedding ceremony and reception. His DJ setup is great and looks fun and professional. I would recommend his services to anyone getting married or in need of a professional DJ who has DJ'd for many different events. I would hire again if I ever needed a DJ for anything else! Thanks for being apart of one of the most important days of my life! :-)
DJ KayenneDJ Kayenne
Thumbtack Customer
Eric was an outstanding DJ! Perfect for any occasion. I had him DJ my daughter's 17th birthday party and he was so popular with the guests. Awesome music and an awesome time!
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