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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 Herndon djs
Akin B.
Great DJ will use again !
DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)
Jose M.
Me and my fiance had been looking for a good affordable DJ after the ones we had in mind were not available. We were hesitate to spend more than we had in mind for a DJ but decided to hire DJ Lucho since we really wanted a good DJ. All I can say is the he really made it worth every penny! Me and all my guest at the reception had a blast dancing to a great verity of Latin and other music. A lot of the guest were commenting how good the DJ was. The lighting he provided also added a great touch to the decor and ambiance. He really made my reception a memorable event.
Dj Lucho EventsDj Lucho Events
Jay C.
DJ Zoe was so incredible the employees requested her for more events
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Laura S.
Aiden was my DJ and he was such a pleasure to work with! They had a wide range of music they could play. They were on-time and very professional. Would highly recommend!
Good VibrationsGood Vibrations
Thumbtack Customer
Slable was hired for DJ service for our wedding. From the start, they were all very helpful and nothing needed improvement from our point of view. Our contact was available to us at all hours of the day...I mean all! We were emailing back forth at 6-7 am and even as late as 11 pm. For the date of the wedding, they were there, set up, and ready to go, even when we were running 30 minutes early! This was an absolute great experience from planning to wedding day. I would highly recommend them for anyone who is looking for DJ services.
Pulse EntertainmentPulse Entertainment
Amanda J.
DJ Zo was a huge it with our residents at The Point at Ridgeline! She was on-time, set up and ready to rock well before the event start time, she was open to all request and did not have a problem on the mic. We will definitely have her back and I will be recommending her to other businesses. Thank you for a fantastic event!
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Thumbtack Customer
The DJ was very attentive to the crowd and kept the kids moving. The party was for a 6th grade graduation party and at first the music was a bit too current for them. He was responsive to play more traditional pop music and made sure to only play clean songs with no bad lyrics. He even downloaded the song from the 6th grade show to play. He engaged the crowd by leading groups to the gym for other activities and was very professional.
Good VibrationsGood Vibrations
Rebecca S.
The entire experience with Chi Dr. Productions was fantastic. I would highly recommend Donnell. He was very professional, was right on time and had the perfect selection of music for our 6th Grade pool party. The set up and take down of his equipment was quick and easy and even with the heat, he seemed to really enjoy his job! He is also very responsive to email. If I ever have another event that needs a DJ I would definitely call Donnell again.
Chi Dr. ProductionsChi Dr. Productions
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Amy for my son's 6th grade pool party. Right away I liked her because she was very easy to communicate with! Her price was very reasonable as well. At the start of the party there was thunder so all the kids had to be indoors until it cleared. She did a great job of keeping them entertained and playing music they all knew dances to. After they were able to be in the pool she continued to keep the party going. Everyone had a great time! Several people commented to me what a great DJ she was and especially how NICE she was! We had a great experience and would hire her again!
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
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