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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.

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 La Crosse djs
Thumbtack Customer
Very detailed orientated and strong communicator. Almost too strong - I spent a fair amount of time on the phone hearing about what other wedding parties typically do and what has worked well at other venues. I guess personally, I didn't need to hear about them - I just wanted a DJ who would show up and do a good job. When it came time to do just that, Charles delivered. He came an hour and a half later than he said he would (which made my wife nervous - but he was ready to start playing when he said he would be), but played exactly what the crowd needed. He had a great mix of what we wanted and played the right kind of music for the right kind of night to keep the dance floor packed. I had 3-4 comments from guests about how good the DJ was. A 50-something aunt said "That was the best DJ I have ever heard at a wedding", which was impressive, as I felt that Charles also did a great job catering to our younger generation as well.
Beam EntertainmentBeam Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Slim was great! He showed up early, kept the party alive and was very flexible to work with. We hired him for a work holiday party. He was able to assist with lip sync battles, karaoke, frequent raffle drawings and taking our many song requests. Will be wanting to hire him again next year!
SLIM Productions LLCSLIM Productions LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Yale was great! This was our first time hiring a DJ for our welcome reception for a charity bike ride event in La Crosse, WI and we are so glad we did! We had approximately 500 people (children and adults) and Yale did a great job of keeping everyone entertained and making it interactive. He also brought a photo booth which was a big hit! He was very professional and came early with plenty of time to set up. We will definitely be hiring him again!
Dempag Photography & EntertainmentDempag Photography & Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Darrin made the night entirely stress free while keeping the control of what happened in the bride and groom's hands. He kept people on the dance floor all night and had a good mix of slow and fast songs. He also did great at including every age level all night. I had multiple people ask me where I found our DJ because they really liked him and hadn't seen one quite so good before. He also brought the bonus of awesome lights. I had no complaints what so ever!
Big Daddy's Dream MachineBig Daddy's Dream Machine
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