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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 Bellevue djs
Steve K.
We selected Jan to be the DJ at our 40th high school reunion. He showed up two hours early to set up and had everything ready to go an hour before the party started. He did a great job keeping the right songs coming one after another and the dance floor was packed the entire time. I would highly recommend Jan for any type of party where a DJ is needed. I look forward to working with him again the next time we hold an event.
The Fun FactoryThe Fun Factory
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Sauve dj'ed for my daughters sweet 15 party this evening and I do not even know where to start with how awesome his services are! First off, he is highly professional. He took the time to meet with me twice before the event, answered emails and text messages immediately, and threw an amazing party. I will be recommending him to my professional and personal network bc he is that great! Use DJ Sauve for any event - he is very modest on his pricing bc he is worth more!
DJ Suave Wedding DJ, Karaoke, Corporate EventDJ Suave Wedding DJ, Karaoke, Corporate Event
Greg L.
DJ Pete was fantastic. Super easy to work with and has all the right equipment. He was on time, responsive in communication, and played some good tunes. What more can I say other than, hey Pete, can I book for for next year too? 😎
One Day DJ ServiceOne Day DJ Service
Wally T.
Rich is the ULTIMATE in customer service and personality. He is so friendly and so professional! The BEST DJ experience I have ever had, and I have thrown many parties and events! He is simply fantastic! Everyone at my event commented on what a great job he did!
I DJ 4 UI DJ 4 U
Thumbtack Customer
Expect lots of emails from Jan and constantly asking you if you made your decision. I hired him for our winter dance at our elementary school. When it was time for the party his equipment did not work. We were scrambling to put any music on. My co host had her iphone with a playlist and we played it , thank goodness. 20min no music by the professional DJ for a two hour party. Can you say little disappointing. Yes, I am sure that was not the plan, he explains, but with all the years under your belt you should have a back up plan. I was looking for a repeat DJ to use for all of our school events and unfortunately he didn't make the cut.
The Fun FactoryThe Fun Factory
Thumbtack Customer
Music mix was good, although mixing karaoke with dance music ended up being a difficult mix to maintain. Only misstep may have been the DJ trying to liven up the party with a song that none of the guests knew, which may have contributed to the party ending a bit earlier. Otherwise, Evan was very personable and did a nice job.
Alchemy Entertainment & EventsAlchemy Entertainment & Events
Paresh C.
From pre-party planning to the day of the party Shane was easy to work with and extremely accommodating. The party venue had some very stringent requirements for vendors and Shane was very patient and deligent in making sure that he completed them in a timely manner. I would hire Shane again anytime an event needs a DJ. Thank you so much Shane.
Flux DJ  ♫  MC  ♫  VJFlux DJ ♫ MC ♫ VJ
Ian H.
-I loved the quality of work you put in Pete. I could tell you planned out a lot with preparation and practice getting ready to make the day perfect. -DJ Pete was so nice and professional. He did all I asked and more. I will have him for any business events or friends weddings as a recommendation for sure! Absolutely phenomenal. I love the set up too!
One Day DJ ServiceOne Day DJ Service
Ekaterina P.
We had Emrah as our DJ for the corporate Christmas party. He was both punctual and professional. I told him we would like a good mix for the older generations and the younger generation for the Christmas party. Emrah made sure to fulfill all our requests and set the mood perfectly for every part of the party. He was friendly with the children. They asked if Emrah could turn their favorite music’s on and he played. The party went off flawlessly and we couldn't be happier. Go with Emrah - you will be happy!
DJ MG Entertainment ServicesDJ MG Entertainment Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Illusion did an amazing job for my niece's Sweet 16. She and all the kids loved the music he played and really liked how he mixed it all together (she loves stuff from rap, to pop and country and he got it all). In addition, we had some games and he did a wonderful job adding in funny tunes at exactly the right time. They were HUGE fans. He was very professional to work with, super friendly and easy going. The lights and the whole set up were awesome. I can't wait to hire him for our next party.
DJ IllusionDJ Illusion
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