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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 Virginia Beach djs
DJ Rice was amazing anytime I need a DJ I will call on him
Jalika P.
DJ J SOUP was a very good DJ...played songs as requested and had the crowd rocking! Very professional and nice guy..responds to any questions or concerns in a timely manner! Great DJ!
DJ J SoupDJ J Soup
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Emanuel was very professional in entertaining the James &Henry Family Reunion. The DJ's music selection was very diverse. The James & Henry Family recommends this DJ for any event you are planning. Oustanding!!!!
Music By DJ E Inc.Music By DJ E Inc.
Kyle S.
DJ J soup was a great DJ for our wedding. I would definitely use his services in the future!
DJ J SoupDJ J Soup
Annmarie T.
Great Dj, I already recommend her to my friends and anyone would is looking for quality DJ. Song selection was superb.
DJ PonFettiDJ PonFetti
Joanne M.
I hired DJ Rice as our DJ for my dad's surprise birthday party! I would like to say DJ Rice did an exceptional job! He played exactly what we requested, and what my dad and the guests would enjoy! Everyone loved him and had a great time! Many guests there commented they would definitely hire him at their next party! If you need a DJ at any event, DJ Rice will do an amazing job!
Carol D.
DJ West was professional and thoughtful from start to finish. We hope to work with him again next year. Thank you DJ West!!
Dream Team EventsDream Team Events
Reuben D.
DJ Rick was very flexible with our needs. His lighting and setup are unmatched and his pricing was very competitive. Everyone had a blast at the party. Thanks DJ Rick!!!
DJ Rick Mix HeraldoDJ Rick Mix Heraldo
Thumbtack Customer
DJ provided great entertainment @ my daughter's Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party. Between his jams and my daughter's playlist, DJ Jay managed to keep the kids interested, happy and dancing all night. If I ever need a DJ for another party, you can rest assure that I will request the same one. :)
AMP EntertainmentAMP Entertainment
Brian P.
DJ JAYBONDZ DJ'd our command holiday party and did a fantastic job from start to finish. Great communication and professionalism throughout the negotiation process and day of party. He had a great music selection, outstanding MC'ing and kept the crowd engaged. If you are looking for a great DJ and MC, DJ JAYBONDZ is the man for your next party!
Thumbtack Customer
DJ E did his thang on the 1s and 2s at my sons graduation party. From the time he walked in til the party was over he had everybody on the dance floor. The kids had a BALL and the music selection was PERFECT... Long story story short if want a reasonable DJ that does a GREAT JOB then DJ E is your guy. I will definitely will be booking him for my party for now on. THANK DJ E YOU DID YOUR THANG..YOU ARE TRULY THE BEST
Music By DJ E Inc.Music By DJ E Inc.
Bernice K.
Dj Anelz was absolutely amazing! She was very very professional and listened to my needs and wants for my wedding. She kept me informed and gave me details as to what she was going to do. She was definitely a blessing and I'm so glad she was able to dj my wedding reception. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that needs a dj.
DJ Anelz EntertainmentDJ Anelz Entertainment
Sheneka W.
Great price and customer service, the DJ really engaged my guests.
ProStar Media, DJs, & EventsProStar Media, DJs, & Events
Suzie H.
DJ WEST is awesome! He was fantastic with all the kids in the crowd! His music was great, and his energy was fabulous. He was a pleasure to work with, had a great attitude the entire duration of the process. HIGHLY recommend DJ West for any of your events!!
Dream Team EventsDream Team Events
Kenneth e.
Tom was a fantastic DJ for our wedding and played a major role in organizing the entire event.
Hampton Roads DJ & Karaoke ProsHampton Roads DJ & Karaoke Pros
Thumbtack Customer
DJ E was excellent with the services he provided. He showed up well before the starting time of our Holiday Party and has a very keen ear of what music to play and when to play it. I highly recommend him to others for any event requiring a DJ.
Music By DJ E Inc.Music By DJ E Inc.
Guadalupe L.
He was awesome, best DJ ever. I would highly recommend him for your next gathering
Dan M.
Fantastic DJ... played an amazing variety! Very professional, kind, and understanding. Will be our go to! Highly recommended!
DJ Anelz EntertainmentDJ Anelz Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ E went above and beyond as our wedding dj. Due to a car accident on the way to the reception, half the bridal party including myself were delayed or absent from the reception. Without my maid of honor or mother, I was left on my own to reschedule the reception timeline and reorganize things...or so I thought! DJ E stepped in as a flawless coordinator, the calm in a very stormy sea. He even spoke with the reception site about extending our reception time due to the act of God car accident. He kept the reception moving along so everything could still occur (with plenty of dancing too!). He judged the crowd and used the right mix of Latin music, pop, hip hop, and slow songs. His words of assurance calmed me while his music made me get him out on the dance floor for the Wobble! I cannot express my gratitude to you, Emanuel, for moving our wedding forward from a bleak rut to a fabulous time! Your professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile made you the perfect dj and pillar of support on our wedding day. Thank you DJ E, you are the best!!! Brides, you'd be more than lucky to have DJ E as your wedding dj!
Music By DJ E Inc.Music By DJ E Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
DJ J Soup did a great job! We'll definitely hire him again for our next company event.
DJ J SoupDJ J Soup
Sheila B.
We had a great time with great music and affordable price. Would definitely use again and highly recommend this DJ.
John M.
DJ Spark did a great job at our event. Professional equipment, great music, and easy to work with. Highly recommend!
DJ Spark Entertainment, lighting and Photo boothDJ Spark Entertainment, lighting and Photo booth
Jana M.
Wonderful DJ, easy to work with and super friendly. Excellent service overall and I would absolutely recommend Panda Entertainment!
Panda EntertainmentPanda Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome DJ and personality! Very professional. Gaged the guest and the progression of events and played appropriately. Knew when to be "invisible" and when to get involved! Loved this guy and you will too. Send him your list in advance and watch him bring what you forgot to request. Easy 5 star rating plus one extra star for being super early, checking in during the week (just so you don't worry) and doing more than he had to do! Won't be hunting for DJs again because he is my DJ for life!
Nayomi P.
DJ Donnie was punctual. He followed my lead. He was so awesome. I would definitely hire him again!!!
BP Entertainment, LLCBP Entertainment, LLC
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