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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 Draper djs
Kenya M.
Thank you DJ remix for being the best DJ ever! We hired DJ remix for our wedding with 90 guests and he had everyone in the dance floor!! Very talented and professional!
DJ Remix - John FrancoDJ Remix - John Franco
Thumbtack Customer
He gave us outstanding songs that was the first DJ I have hired and he is by for the greatest one of all he played exactly what we wanted and the songs were just crazy pick him to be your DJ and your party will be great!!!!!
Enhanced Mobile DJsEnhanced Mobile DJs
Craig H.
DJ Don provided a fabulous experience! Don played the music we loved, brought lights for the dance floor, and was a pleasure to work with!
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Emily D.
He was amazing at our wedding!! I even got him the list of requested songs the day before (which I still feel bad about) and was able to accommodate for everything! He’s a fantastic DJ and you can’t go wrong at all hiring him. I will absolutely recommend him to friends and family in the future along with anyone here looking for a DJ!
Wedding SoundWedding Sound
Kristi T.
Vai was phenomenal. We were looking for a very professional DJ for our Corporate Kick off event and he met every expectation. His responsiveness was very quick, communication was clear and precise. He thought about any details we might not have, and he came a day early to set up. We will absolutely Vai for all our future DJ needs
SME Event GroupSME Event Group
Julie W.
DJ Kevy Kev was fabulous to work with. He kept the wedding on schedule and all of the guests had a lot of fun at the dance party. Would definitely hire him again.
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Megan R.
John was the best choice for our DJ. He asked us what we wanted and took all of our requests and did a perfect job! I recommend him for any event!
DJ Remix - John FrancoDJ Remix - John Franco
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Remix did a great job providing music for my pool party. Not only his music, but his great lighting took my party to a whole new level! We played a bit of communication tag at the beginning, but I would highly recommend him!
DJ Remix - John FrancoDJ Remix - John Franco
Brianna E.
Best dj ever! We had ppl dancing the whole night....we actually had to kick ppl out because John played the best music that got ppl dancing. He took requests perfectly and he was so professional. We would use John again for sure!
DJ Remix - John FrancoDJ Remix - John Franco
Kallie H.
Absolutely amazing! Couldn’t have asked for a better DJ! We would rate him five more stars if we could! He was so skilled with engaging the dance floor and interacting with the crowd! Honestly he made our night so special and memorable! I would definitely recommend to anyone and hope to work with him again for other events!
SME Event GroupSME Event Group
Lauren A.
So impressed! He showed up early to set up his amazing lights/fog and equipment. Played great music and let us requests songs whenever we wanted. He also asked what I would prefer for him to wear to the party, which I felt went above and beyond. I will for sure be having him DJ again! Thank you!
M & R PRODUCTIONSM & R PRODUCTIONS
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