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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 Alexandria djs
Lee G.
Great DJ!
Bugsy's Mobile Beats, LLCBugsy's Mobile Beats, LLC
Delores C.
DJ Wah-Heed was awesome. I had a very small group, but DJ Wah-Heed played as though there was a big crowd. I loved it. Thank you again
DJ Wah-HeedDJ Wah-Heed
Tishanda M.
DJ was great - would work with him again!
DJC AudioDJC Audio
Derrick F.
Highly recommend DJ Greg G to make your event 5 Star!! Best DJ I have ever hired. Knew exactly what to play for our crowd. Thank you so much
DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)
Steve N.
DJ Suspense brought the party to life! We hired him on for wedding DJ services, and he completely exceeded all of our expectations. From equipment set up and decor, to keeping our timeline on track, to having exactly the right music for the crowd, it simply could not have been any better! If we are ever in need of DJ services again he will be our first and only call.
DJ SuspenceDJ Suspence
Diane K.
DJ Zo was able to provide all our requests. Very punctual and accommodating.
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Thumbtack Customer
Larry was an amazing DJ definitely more than we expected. Everyone had a blast and the lights that he added were the best! He was the DJ for my reception at my wedding And everyone loved it! He was on time and did everything we asked down to the T.
Larryoke Karaoke & DJ Services LLCLarryoke Karaoke & DJ Services LLC
Anna S.
She was amazing. From our initial call she was incredibly professional, she was very responsive to emails and questions and there was never any confusion anywhere throughout the process. She arrived promptly and went above and beyond what we wanted in a DJ. I will never hire any other DJ again.
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Teddy has the whole entertainment package because not only he has a great selection of music, but he has excellent party host and photography skills. He has a great personality to work with and makes a playlist of your requested songs. I was impressed to see him arrived about an hour before the event to unload and set-up his equipment and therefore he was ready to go by the time of the event. I wanted to have a latin music theme party and I was impressed because DJ Teddy had all the latin genre available such as Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Baladas, Vallenatos, etc… DJ Teddy has everybody dancing on the floor that is why if you’re looking for a DJ to entertain your event contact DJ Teddy. Soy de Venezuela y vivo en el area de Virginia del Norte estaba en la busca de un DJ que tuviera una amplia lista de musica latina pero todo lo con conseguia era lo opuesto DJ latinos que solo tocan musica de moda y en ingles y yo queria algo con mucha musica latina y venezolana. Me puse en contacto con DJ Teddy y este pana tiene un amplio repertorio de musica latina pa’ todo los gusto como Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Vallenato, Cumbia y te busca un playlist con canciones favoritas tuyas. Lo que mas me sorprendio fue que DJ Teddy llego a mi evento una hora antes con todo su equipo de sonido, luces y estaba listo pa’ la rumba a tiempo es mas DJ Teddy se robo la fiesta al concluir el evento la gente me estaba pidiendo business card. Si andas buscando una buena contrata sus servicios y no te arrepentiras. Gracias por todo Pana! Suerte, Fernando
DJ Teddy507DJ Teddy507
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome night with DJ Teddy, he was fantastic and I would recommend him to anyone. We will definitely use him for other events.
DJ Teddy507DJ Teddy507
Jason h.
Great dj. Mc'd it really well. Highly recommended. He will walk you through the event before and during. Would rehire in a heartbeat.
Larryoke Karaoke & DJ Services LLCLarryoke Karaoke & DJ Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Trey is simply amazing! His talent and work ethic is impeccable! There just aren't enough words to describe how happy we are to have used his services. We can only recommend this company a million times. If you are thinking about it don't think anymore, just go for it! Unforgettable DJ Trey will not let you down. We had people commenting on Trey even before the night was over "the DJ is rocking it", "he really knows what he is doing" was mentioned many times. Thank you so much for such an amazing night. You made our 50th a night to remember!!
TRIPLE M PRODUXCIANS pres DJ TREYSWIFT!TRIPLE M PRODUXCIANS pres DJ TREYSWIFT!
Thumbtack Customer
Amy (DJ 'Zo) was the best thing to happen to our wedding reception! From the moment she arrived (with a huge smile and a hug) to the moment she left, she was the epitome of professionalism and FUN! She did an amazing job with the pacing of the music selections and really kept the party moving. I am so grateful to her for helping me keep my head on straight during the evening by problem solving for us and making sure we were completely taken care of. If you are in need of a DJ, I highly recommend using DJ 'Zo. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding reception so amazing! Sincerely, Lucia & Thad
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Kristin H.
DJ ‘Zo exceeded my expectations! She arrived 2 hours in advance to set up, what patient through weather delays of guests and easily adapted to the needs of a teen crowd that has not seen any type of large peer gathering in over a year (thanks COVID). Her music was appropriate and her volume respectful of the historic, residential neighborhood we hosted our party in. Two enthusiastic thumbs up for this talented, high value DJ!
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Thumbtack Customer
Maurice was a great DJ! We had a wonderful party and we appreciated all of his hard work!! He was incredibly professional and we will definitely work with him again in the future. Thanks Maurice!
Dj Kutmaster/ By--Kutmaster ProductionDj Kutmaster/ By--Kutmaster Production
Karene R.
Celeste is amazing! She kept the party going with such ease. Celeste’s talent is multifaceted, she sings, plays the fiddle and DJ. She does all 3 amazingly well. The Fiddle Diva will not disappoint.
Celeste VeeCeleste Vee
Thumbtack Customer
Tanisha is a real professional DJ! We held a Chinese festival party on the Miss Christin Boat during the Potomac River Cruise, everybody had a wonderful and unforgotten night! Wish could cooperate with her next time:)
Rock Solid Entertainment LLCRock Solid Entertainment LLC
Mary E.
While I was a bit apprehensive about contracting with a DJ found online, Rock Solid Entertainment proved my concerns unnecessary. They were wonderful! Professional, courteous, punctual, responsive, etc. We will definitely be utilizing their services again!
Rock Solid Entertainment LLCRock Solid Entertainment LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had hired Christian to be a DJ/Emcee for our wedding, but there was a schedule conflict and he could no longer provide the service as planned. He did, however, provide another DJ, as an alternate option for us and apologized for the change. We were very happy with Ray, who met with us twice to go over what we had in mind and the scheduling details of the event. He also gave us some helpful tips and informed us of what he was thinking for the set up on the day of. He didn't play all the songs we had requested, but he was able to keep everyone dancing and make the announcements as needed, which was exactly what we were looking for. I'm rating Christian 4 stars because although we didn't have the full DJ experience with him, he did provide us a great alternate option as soon as he found out there was a conflict.
Taurus DJsTaurus DJs
Brooke M.
Good Vibrations was great to work with. Vinny was very responsive and the DJ Bucky was the perfect match for our charity event. All of our guests had a fantastic time and loved the music. We will definitely use Good Vibrations for future events!
Good VibrationsGood Vibrations
Beverly A.
Very respectful, player great music, when we requested a song he played whatever we wanted to hear! DJ was booked for 5 hours we extended our party two more hours as everyone loved the music! Thank you
Chi Dr. ProductionsChi Dr. Productions
Cynthia S.
We had a wonderful time at my daughter's Quince thanks to DJ Future! We received lots of compliments regarding the music and how he kept the party going. The dance floor was packed until the very end of the party! He's professional, patient and great to work with!
Future PresentationsFuture Presentations
Thumbtack Customer
We were thrilled with DJ Jigga C! He DJ'ed our middle school dance on Friday and was on time, polite, and very patient with the kids and their requests...while still honoring our request for edited music. We would love to have him back for our spring dance!
DJ Jigga-C EntertainmentDJ Jigga-C Entertainment
Devin R.
Heraldo was awesome. He was communicative from the get-go, arrived early, leaving plenty of set-up time, brought his lights and screens to liven up the party, played from our song list but also accepted suggestions from guests, was nice, etc. etc. Great DJ!
DJ Rick Mix HeraldoDJ Rick Mix Heraldo
Shonda P.
DJ Jigga-C provided impeccable service at the Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association Ball in Springfield, VA. He went out of his and even gave ideas on how to make the event better. During the dance segment, the dance floor remained occupied the entire night. Definitely worth the money!!!
DJ Jigga-C EntertainmentDJ Jigga-C Entertainment
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