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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 Richmond djs
Thelma G.
Amazing DJ!
Moriah Events LLCMoriah Events LLC
Robert B.
DJ Rick, was fantastic during our military ball and the music was diverse which sounded great. I recommend using DJ Rick again.
DJ Rick Mix HeraldoDJ Rick Mix Heraldo
Darren S.
On time very professional and an overall great DJ
Dream Team EventsDream Team Events
Nikki B.
Awesome DJ. Will definitely work with him again.
DJ RobDJ Rob
Kimikol B.
Aye we definitely had a ball with Dj Rell
DJ Rell Miles-Professional DJ ServicesDJ Rell Miles-Professional DJ Services
Virginia L.
DJ worked hard to ensure everyone had a great time. Very personable and just sooo much fun.
Dream Team EventsDream Team Events
Colleen P.
DJ Rell did a great job at my daughter's sweet 16th bday party. Played a great selection of music
DJ Rell Miles-Professional DJ ServicesDJ Rell Miles-Professional DJ Services
Michael N.
Can't say enough good things about Greg and his overall service. Quick to reply to emails. We had a small house party and he played like it was a full club. Nailed the music selection. Even filled a few on the spot requests. Very polite and professional. If we need a DJ in the future we will go with Mobile DJ, Lighting & Sound.
DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)
Ann R.
DJ Reese did a super job for our daughter's Halloween party. He was attentive when he spoke with her prior to the party and was able to suggests songs that she would like. He was punctual and set up quickly. The music was fabulous and the >100 kids danced for 2 hours. The lights were great. He is responsive and professional. DJ Reese is a great value! You can not go wrong hiring him!
DJ Reese GDJ Reese G
Kevin H.
DJ Teddy was super easy to work with, accomodating to all of my needs, responsive to calls and messages, and knows how to make a great playlist. Would definitely work with him again!
DJ Teddy BeemaDJ Teddy Beema
Thumbtack Customer
Omg This dj knows how to throw a great party. The dance floor stayed packed. People couldn't get enough. He played everything I wanted and then some... Highly recommended!
DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Photo Booth, Sound & Lighting)
Natoya J.
Blendmasters saved my wedding! A week before my wedding I had to fire my previous DJ and luckily I was able to book with them at the last minute! Steve was amazing from the beginning! He made sure I had everything that I needed in the budget that I needed it for! He worked with me and was super professional and responsive and we had everything put together within 48 hours. My actual DJ: DJ Chuck was amazing!!! He got the job done and definitely exceeded my expectations! He had the crowd jumping! He played me my first dance mash up he put together before the big day and it was flawless. I couldn’t have asked for a better service for such an important day! Thank you soo much!
Blendmasters DJ ServicesBlendmasters DJ Services
Willoughby T.
BlendMasters was very quick to respond to my request. Very polite and easy to work with. Maxwell, was an awesome DJ who even did the line dances with the guests . We will definitely use them again!
Blendmasters DJ ServicesBlendmasters DJ Services
Lisa Y.
Choosing DJ Zo for my event was the best choice I could have ever made! HE TOTALLY WENT BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS!!! I highly highly recommend his services!
Good Times DJ/Photo Booth ServicesGood Times DJ/Photo Booth Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Jerz did an amazing job at making my mother's wedding a blast! He played the best party songs and listened to our specific requests. Really easy to work with, and we will definitely hire him again!
DJ JerzDJ Jerz
Thumbtack Customer
I had an excellent experience with DJ Jerz. He communicated on several occasions to prepare for the event which was key in providing what we needed. He was on time, played the type of music we requested, and the guests were complimentary of the event. Great work!!!!
DJ JerzDJ Jerz
Katey A.
Overall my husband and I were happy with the Blendmasters "experience". DJ Steve was very responsive and easy to work with, and the DJ he picked for us (DJ Rich Flo) was also personable, a pretty good fit for us, and quick on his feet to help us adapt the flow of our reception when some things went terribly awry with the day (like a no-show videographer!). For a good portion of open dance our DJ had a great group of people out on the dancefloor, more than we'd seen at a number of our friends' weddings, and all in all it was a fun night after a rough start to the day. My only piece of advice would be to either let the DJ have almost complete reign over the playlist so you don't set your expectations too high about what will be played, or be super, super, no negotiations clear about what *must* be played. They use this awesome app called Vibo where you can customize your playlist, so my husband and I spent a ton of time carefully curating our entire playlist for the night (we, especially me, have very eclectic and specific tastes in music and I loathe traditional wedding playlists). We marked a handful of songs as must-play for open dance in case we ran out of time to play everything, and provided enough for every portion of the night to get us through the whole evening. We heard almost none of our must-play songs were played, including a special line dance that I really, really wanted to teach with my bridesmaid. A shout out and a song was also left off for some special musicians in the audience, and the wrong version of our garter removal song was played which caused a bit of the satirical nature of the garter removal to be lost. So I do have some regrets about the music played/communication with the DJ, and I am sad about a few special moments and important songs being skipped for the night...But, overall, I still recommend Blendmasters and would highly encourage anyone to go with them. Yay to Blendmasters and thanks for making our night possible!
Blendmasters DJ ServicesBlendmasters DJ Services
Lavelle G.
Excellent DJ. Great music and timing for a very diverse group. Kept it clean. There were blacks and whites. Age range was from 3 to 94. Everyone had a good time and enjoyed each generations music. He played all of the right songs at the right time. Amazing!!!
Thumbtack Customer
James DJ Jerz provided outstanding professional services. We were very pleased with the types of music selected for our wedding, the guest were very pleased. We would consider him as a future selection and recommend to others. He was very dependable and reliable. Keith & Portia Jones.
DJ JerzDJ Jerz
Thumbtack Customer
I was incredibly satisfied with my experience working with Dr Spark . He was very accommodating throughout the entire process as I planned my daughter's Sweet Sixteen birthday party . I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a super DJ who will go they extra mile to make your occasion special
DJ Spark Entertainment, lighting and Photo boothDJ Spark Entertainment, lighting and Photo booth
Natoya J.
If your looking for a backyard type bbq dj then he maybe for you. I canceled my services for my wedding with him bc I was getting bad vibes; he just seemed unprepared, prices were changing last minute, asking the same questions over and over after they have been answered numerous times. I didn’t want to chance it for such an important day. He said I could cancel so I did. He said he would refund me deposit and of course he has not! He said “no work equals no money” because of the pandemic. Not my problem. Apparently he was counting on my funds to pay his rent and would explain why the price kept changing bc he said he’ll find another way to pay the rent. Super unprofessional. Of course he hasn’t responded to any of my communication about my refund. Just beware and do your research before hiring a small time dj. I was trying to give him a chance bc he seems newer based off of his amount of reviews but I’m glad I did cancel. I have a much better dj now with much better service.
Manisha M.
There's a reason that Blendmasters have amazing reviews on Thumbtack... they really are that good! They recently provided DJ/MC services for our company holiday party and they exceeded my expectations. It was a tough crowd of physicians, and they were able to pump people up and get them out on the dancefloor. They were responsive with song requests and versatile with their repertoire of songs. I would definitely hire them again. Thanks for everything!
Blendmasters DJ ServicesBlendmasters DJ Services
Carla B.
Jay & James were pnenominal. They allowed me to enjoy my daughter's wedding by keeping everyone happy & everything on schedule. James got out on the dance floor & led dances for everyone to participate. I shopped around in the early stages of planning but once I spoke to jay, I was sold. They became a part of our family & an intricate part of the glorious celebration. If you're looking for a DJ, look no further.
Time Passages Mobile DJ ServicesTime Passages Mobile DJ Services
Denise m.
There are not enough words to describe how wonderful our time was. We had a prior Dj booked and a week before the wedding he canceled, so in panic mode and i had to find a replacment and that's where Steven comes in. He was such a good fit with our family and friends to the point he felt like family. So if you get the opportunity to have him at your event you will not be disappointed.
Blendmasters DJ ServicesBlendmasters DJ Services
Terry R.
We were so happy to have found Chuck to DJ our wedding. He was informative, responsive and knowledgeable. We had a couple of meetings before the wedding so there weren’t any issues-and there were none! The music selection was in point! The website used to communicate and select music was super easy to navigate. Chuck even coordinated his clothes to match our colors! Extremely professional and most of all fun!
Renown Sound, Lights & Dj's LLCRenown Sound, Lights & Dj's LLC
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