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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.

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?

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. 

Reviews for San Marcos djs
Marlene E.
DJ Nightcrawler, was such a professional, responsive, respectful and fun guy. He was right on time for the event. DJ Nightcrawler, made our event, a smashing success! I would definitely hire him again, for our next party.
DJ NightCrawlerDJ NightCrawler
Mary G.
David is a great DJ. He was punctual and very professional. He knew the music that got my guest out to the dance floor. My daughter's Quinceanera was a great success because he played music that the adult and kids liked. He is awesome. Thanks so much David!
DJ BoogeyManDJ BoogeyMan
Shailey G.
Cory was the perfect DJ for my sorority formal! We had people request songs about a week before and he understood exactly what we wanted. He responded super quickly! He showed up early and was already playing music as we showed up! Thank you Cory!
DJ enCore LLCDJ enCore LLC
Magdalena L.
DJ Concept was very responsive to messages. He made sure our requests were met. He has a large library of music and is able to play whatever mood you request. He is very flexible and adaptable as well shows great professionalism not only via e-mail but also in person. Highly recommend.
DJ ConceptDJ Concept
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Frank was impeccable. He was very communicative, arrived promptly, played all of the song requests we sent him in an email and any requests we had for him that day. He was extremely patient with children and played 2 additional hours when requested. I will be booking him for all of our upcoming events. He is very competitively priced and had a great light show.
DJ Frank EntertainmentDJ Frank Entertainment
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