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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.

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 Chesapeake djs
Thumbtack Customer
Dj soup is amazing! Very professional. Showed up on time and ready to put on a show! Excellent DJ and will b using him for our next years event.
DJ J SoupDJ J Soup
Thumbtack Customer
DJ E was fantastic! He kept all his promises and played exactly what I requested! He is a great person to work with and lots of fun! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ!
Music By DJ E Inc.Music By DJ E Inc.
Omari F.
I had the pleasure of working with Spark Entertainment for my cousin's wedding. I have experience as a DJ myself and I must say that DJ Spark is an amazing DJ that knows how to beatmatch and read the crowd. He smoothly mixed music from different decades together and played music to keep attendees on the dance floor. The groom and bride had an incredible time along with all the other attendees. I would recommend Spark Entertainment to anyone!
DJ Spark Entertainment, lighting and Photo boothDJ Spark Entertainment, lighting and Photo booth
Thumbtack Customer
DJ E (Emanuel) was a fantastic, entertaining DJ! He had games for the kids and even got out on the floor to dance with them. He kept up with their many requests, all while keeping the music clean and family friendly. Thanks so much for a job well done!!!
Music By DJ E Inc.Music By DJ E Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
He was prompted and on time. Did an amazing job at my reception! Please choose him to be your DJ!
Music By DJ E Inc.Music By DJ E Inc.
Angela A.
I am so glad we found DJ Andre! He DJayed for my mom's 70th birthday party and we couldn't have found a better DJ. He was very responsive and professional from the first time we spoke. He provided everything we needed to help make the party a huge success including a projector we needed for our slideshow, and a referral we needed for a professional musical performer. DJ Andre's music was perfect for our event from the time the birthday girl entered the room, to the dinner music, to getting guests on the dancefloor until end of the party. We are very pleased with DJ Andre's services and will definitely use him again for our next event!
Andre BatlenerAndre Batlener
Riley D.
Everyone was on the dance floor at all times because of our DJ’s music, he was an excellent DJ as well as a super cool person to talk to
ProStar Media, DJs, & EventsProStar Media, DJs, & Events
Thumbtack Customer
DJ West was the entertainment for Urban Moon Books Book Bash... He was AWESOME and went above and beyond the call of duty and we really appreciate him.
Dream Team EventsDream Team Events
Stacey M.
I didn’t actually end up hiring DJ Rice but I was so impressed by his professionalism and responsiveness that I wanted to write this review. Will look to hire him in the future.
Thumbtack Customer
Last night I had a superhero/super villain birthday party for my son and John Luciano was the Deejay/karaoke DJ. The event was very successful thanks in part to John. He was professional and lively throughout the whole night. If I could have giving him more stars I would. If I need a DJ for another event, he will be my first call.... In short I highly recommend him. Thank you Arlene and Elijah Gordon
Panda EntertainmentPanda Entertainment
Cory H.
Can not say anything bad about my experience with DJ J Soup. Professional, very responsive, prompt and overall just a nice guy! Will be utilizing his services again in the near future.
DJ J SoupDJ J Soup
Ryene B.
DJ Anelz was AMAZING!! I truly feel she made our Dinner Party and everyone at the venue loved her. I will definitely be hiring her again for a couple of events. Thank you so much!
DJ Anelz EntertainmentDJ Anelz Entertainment
Christy T.
He was amazing and when things came up he made sure someone was there to stand in his place. So professional and I couldn’t have asked for a better dj thank you so much! God bless you!
Rosilyn L.
I only had 2 months to plan my husband’s 30 year retirement party from the Navy. I thought they were local when I initially booked them & I was SUPER excited to have a DJ from out-of-town. DJ Nathan was Awesome 😎 he played all the cool songs & managed to get my slide show to work bcz I was having some hiccups at first. He was nice & super cool.. I can’t wait to use these guys AGAIN!! Thanks Blendmasters! My husband was overjoyed 🙆🏽
Blendmasters DJ ServicesBlendmasters DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
He was there early and set up prior to my guest getting there. He also was very professional and his equipment did not have one issue. We loved the music!! And I would recommend him to anyone who is having a function and needs a DJ!!
Music By DJ E Inc.Music By DJ E Inc.
Hannah L.
We had a themed event and the music was perfect! He kept the party going and we had so much fun. The lights added so much to the experience. I highly recommend DJ West for any event, especially if you want to dance!
Dream Team EventsDream Team Events
Katrina m.
DJ Rick was absolutely wonderful! He kept in contact with me prior to my wedding and arrived extra early to set up to ensure everything went well. He played music that got the crowd moving and was so personable. I highly recommend him!
DJ Rick Mix HeraldoDJ Rick Mix Heraldo
Lina J.
My guest had the BEST time! DJ Zo came with his own MC he came early and even help us set-up (at no extra charge) I sent him a 70's music playlist ahead of time with no problem. I will definitely use him with no regrets.
Good Times DJ/Photo Booth ServicesGood Times DJ/Photo Booth Services
Thumbtack Customer
Andre was an excellent choice for our anniversary party. He was on time, he was prepared and he was very professional. Andre is "must have" at your event. It will definitely take your event to the next level. I will use him again and I would highly recommend him to DJ your next event.
Andre BatlenerAndre Batlener
Thumbtack Customer
DJ E was great arrived early to set up and had the music going when the first guests arrived. I booked him for only a couple of hours but he was willing to stay more if needed. He really targeted the music selection to what I wanted and I would definitely recommend him to others and use him for my next party.
Music By DJ E Inc.Music By DJ E Inc.
Meagan P.
He was awesome! Used my daughter's playlist and even added some extra songs to go along with her list. It was a Sweet 16 party and some of the kids were hesitant to get involved. He played some games with them and then he got on the dance floor and rapped and danced with them. It really loosed them up. He helped make the party a great memory for my daughter. Many thanks to DJ West! Will be recommending him for their Jr/Sr Prom.
Dream Team EventsDream Team Events
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