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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.

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.

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 Arlington djs
Cassandra B.
Excellent DJ services
Chi Dr. ProductionsChi Dr. Productions
Giselle L.
We threw a milestone birthday party for our son, who turned 13, and DJ 'Zo was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT from start to finish. Our teen is a tough customer 😉 and he told DJ 'Zo this was the best birthday he'd ever had!! His friends LOVED the DJ experience, the adults in the group LOVED it. Our party will be memorable in large part to DJ 'Zo. Prior to the party, she was exceptionally organized and responded immediately. Wish every professional out there had her skills, not just DJs! 😊 Her announcements and voice also made our party so special - she sounds like she's on the radio! She also does games and group dances. Amazing, amazing, amazing. You will have nothing but excellent, cherished memories with this DJ. THANK YOU!!!
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Thumbtack Customer
Talk about getting the crowd moving. DJ Silenzio had everyone dancing from start to finish. A lot of people even told us, it was one of the best weddings they have been to. The music during our big day was exactly how we wanted it. Even the lighting and gobo design that DJ Silenzio set up exceeded our expectations. DJ Slienzio was very easy to talk to, and was quick to respond to requests. DJ Silenzio is a true professional, and would do business with him again in the future.
Silenzio ProductionsSilenzio Productions
Brad S.
DJ was outstanding. Highly recommend Rock Solid Entertainment LLC
Rock Solid Entertainment LLCRock Solid Entertainment LLC
Julia D.
DJ Zo is amazing!! She is professional, fun, was on time and more. Her service was EXPECTIONAL. I will hire her again for my next event and recommend her to my friends and family!! DJ Zo you ROCK, enough said!
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Lannie M.
DJ Clyde was awesome! Very responsive and professional. Made the party so much fun!
Clyde HarrisClyde Harris
Thumbtack Customer
the DJ was very professional he played great music and everyone had a really great time
Three J's Entertainment, DJ ServicesThree J's Entertainment, DJ Services
Elizabeth K.
Chi Dr. Productions was one of the best DJ's I have ever heard. I would definitely hire him again
Chi Dr. ProductionsChi Dr. Productions
Bryant H.
B1P was an excellent DJ and made our community event really pop! We would highly recommend him for any event, party, wedding, or gathering.
DJC AudioDJC Audio
Madeleine C.
Couldn't of have had my Sweet Sixteen without him! DJ Tabasco always responded quickly to any of my concerns regarding the party. He arrived over an hour ahead of time and was fully prepared.Not to mention, he drove over two hours to come DJ. He was also flexible to stay overtime an hour after our original agreement. Heath started out the night by playing a few fun games with us and provided gift cards for whoever won. I received a handful of complements on how great our DJ was. He was open to any of my song requests and pleased everyone. He is a respectable person and I would definitely hire him again.
Tabasko EntertainmentTabasko Entertainment
DJ ZO was AMAZING! We will definitely use her again and again! Super professional and played an awesome array of beats perfect for our event. Everyone LOVED her!
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Thumbtack Customer
They were great and very very professional. We had never hired a DJ before and Slable took our wishes seriously and asked us all the right questions. It was great.
Pulse EntertainmentPulse Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Spark was strong from beginnning to end. We had a great chat about my needs and party plan and crafted a well executed plan to engage my guests and play the music that kept them dancing all night. I had a mixed crowd of races, nationalities, ethnicities and everyone was fully entertained. We had to pull them from the dance floor at the end of the night - a testament to DJ Spark’s ability to please the crowd and provide high energy to keeps the party going.
DJ Spark Entertainment, lighting and Photo boothDJ Spark Entertainment, lighting and Photo booth
Whitney P.
DJ 'Zo did a great job. She communicated a lot with me before, during and after to make sure I was satisfied and had any questions answered. All expectations were exceeded! A great value as well!
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Sonali S.
DJ Tabasko was friendly, professional and super accommodating to our party who kept wanting to extend his service! He brought an assistant to our party and set up was awesome and easy. Would highly recommend him!
Tabasko EntertainmentTabasko Entertainment
Lannie M.
DJ Sparks helped make it a special night for this group of graduates! The photo booth was a huge hit. He made the planning easy and even brought his wife and (adult) son to help everything go smoothly. The kids had a blast!
DJ Spark Entertainment, lighting and Photo boothDJ Spark Entertainment, lighting and Photo booth
Ursula G.
DJ Tabasko was a pleasure to work with. He arrived on time and brought professional equipment and lights. He was receptive to song requests and was able to provide music and karaoke to satisfy the crowd. We will keep him in mind for the future and recommend him to others.
Tabasko EntertainmentTabasko Entertainment
Maria T.
Thank you DJ Zo for making the Bridal Shower a hit. Your initiative and attention to details made our gathering more interesting and fun. The music selection was great. So glad you were part of our event. THANK YOU !
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Ted W.
Best DJ ever!! Attentive to what we asked for and exceeded all expectations. Highest possible recommendation. We hired DJ Child for our daughter's Bat Mitzvah party this past weekend and the music & emceeing was on point. I asked DJ Child to make the kids (mostly 12 and 13 year olds) the focal point of the music choice, and he did: they were on the dance floor all night having a great time, with a great mix of mostly current hits plus classic dance songs that the kids also loved. But the adult guests also raved to me how wonderful the music selection was, including my grandmother who is almost 90! Another guest told me DJ Child was so much better than the super-expensive DJ she had at her wedding. I also noticed, when the kids all went outside for 10-15 minutes, he instantly switched up the music to 90s stuff for the Gen X folks who were dancing. Very well played. He played at the perfect volume for the space, and had a phone number displayed where guests could text their requests. He played all the requests, and also made my daughter feel special as the guest of honor by letting her picks go to the front of the queue. I had also asked DJ Child to be subtle with the emceeing; not pushing things too hard, but reading the room and matching/raising the energy when appropriate. He could not have been better. He stuck to music while guests were eating at the beginning, and then had a great rapport with the guests once people started dancing. The highlight was when he ended the night with my daughter's favorite song, and he noticed the way her friends were around her, and he called out for them to cheer her on in a circle around her, and they did while she laughed and danced in the center. It's kind of hard to describe here, but it was a perfect, unforgettable moment for us that DJ Child really orchestrated with great timing and feel. As far as logistics, great communication: responsive; straightforward about his services and prices; and didn't push or try to upsell like some other DJs I had considered. Extremely professional, personable, and right on time. I also appreciated that he continued to play some music (more quietly) while he packed up when the party ended, so there wasn't an abrupt stop to the music. And he made sure to discuss with us in advance about how we felt about the level of the profanity in songs with all the kids there, which he was attentive to all night. Just a great experience all the way around.
DJC AudioDJC Audio
Thumbtack Customer
Christian was wonderful to work with and did a fantastic job at our New Years eve wedding at the LeMeridien Arlington VA! He listened to what we wanted from songs to timeline and made for an easy organized experience. Everyone was on their feet and dancing! I would highly recommend Taurus DJs.
Taurus DJsTaurus DJs
Audrey A.
I used DJ Jigga to create a mix song for my fiancé and I. We had already hired a wedding band, but wanted 30-45 seconds of several songs strung together for our first dance song and he was able to create that. He was very easy and pleasant to work with.
DJ Jigga-C EntertainmentDJ Jigga-C Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Teddy DJ'd our company party and did an amazing job! He played such a vast mix of music,took all of our requests and kept the party going! He was very professional and easy to work with and the lighting and special effects he included were top notch! We will def use him again!
DJ Teddy507DJ Teddy507
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Slable to DJ our organization's awards banquet dinner & dance, and couldn't be happier. They arrived early, set up quickly, and were very friendly and professional. Great selection of music for both the dinner and dance portions of the evening. I would definitely recommend them to others, and would hire them again.
Pulse EntertainmentPulse Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
I loved working with Amy! She was professional and flexible, she shared perspective to help with planning and staging, and she delivered what she said she would. The dance floor was rocking, and our reunion guests had only positive things to share as well. In fact, we asked her to follow us to the after-party so she could keep the tunes flowing there! We highly recommend DJ 'Zo, and we're grateful she worked on our event! Valerie S. YHS Class of '79 Reunion Planning Committee
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Thumbtack Customer
Donnell did an AMAZING job with our wedding reception last weekend. We met with him a few days prior. He is very likeable and easy to talk with. On the day of, he delivered! Donnell DJ'd and MC'd! He arrived early and came professionally dressed and ready to go. We did have a few last minute changes to the flow of our reception, but Donnell handled those with ease. Nobody knew! The music was great and our guests hit the dance floor. You will not go wrong hiring Donnell as your wedding DJ. My husband and I highly recommend him!
Chi Dr. ProductionsChi Dr. Productions
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