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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 Milwaukee djs
Thumbtack Customer
We recently hired DJ V-Rod for our family reunion and he did an outstanding job. I believe that the DJ is an important part of an event and they can make or break the event. DJ V-Rod was awesome he kept the crowd dancing, he played music that everyone enjoyed from the young crowd to the older crowd. I have gotten so many compliments on how great the DJ was. DJ V-Rod truly made our event a blast.
First Rate - DJ. V- RodFirst Rate - DJ. V- Rod
Tony S.
You can't go wrong with DJ v-rod I promise you that... Hired DJ v-rod for wedding on may.26...dj v-rod had the dance floor packed all night..awesome job and thank you so much
First Rate - DJ. V- RodFirst Rate - DJ. V- Rod
Sara M.
Awesome DJ. Did an excellent job and phenomenal price. Loved him!!!!
D-Jeneration Music ServicesD-Jeneration Music Services
Thumbtack Customer
Delta Dawn & The Karaoke Cowboy were fantastic. They helped make our party great. I am so glad I decided to hire them. If I ever need a DJ or Karaoke DJ they will definitely be my first choice!
Delta Dawn & The Karaoke CowboyDelta Dawn & The Karaoke Cowboy
Thumbtack Customer
Phil was a wonderful DJ. He kept everything on time, he was plesant and the party enjoyed him. We were extremely pleased with his flexability with the church as well as with the hall. I would reccomend him to friends/family looking for someone to DJ their party.
PK Productions DJ ServicePK Productions DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Joe as DJ for a military ball. Best DJ we've had in years. Easy to communicate with before the event, played requested songs, was set up plenty early, and made the night a fun successful event. Plan to hire him again. Strongly recommend hiring him.
Standing Ovation DJ'sStanding Ovation DJ's
Thumbtack Customer
Would recommend the Spinn Doctors to those looking for a wedding DJ. Robby was the DJ for my wedding and did a great job meeting with us and fulfilling our music taste. Also did a great job as the master of ceremonies because we was attentive and into our wedding. Thanks again Robby, we appreciate your work.
Spinn Doctors Entertainment & EventsSpinn Doctors Entertainment & Events
Thumbtack Customer
The DJ started playing music early and encouraged party guests to dance and make requests. We were very satisfied.
Spinn Doctors Entertainment & EventsSpinn Doctors Entertainment & Events
Jessica K.
Did an amazing job for my wedding. Could not ask for a better DJ he played what we wanted. And played my son's favorite song at the end of the night.
DJ Royal ProductionsDJ Royal Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Relieved that our DJ was laid back, approachable, and fun! We sent them a list of songs we wanted and to my surprise they did play some of the less known artist. Would recommend highly!
Spinn Doctors Entertainment & EventsSpinn Doctors Entertainment & Events
Bre M.
Phil was our wedding reception DJ. He did a wonderful job and kept our guests on the dance floor the entire night! Before the wedding he was very easy to get in touch with, responsive, professional and flexible. We had an over-phone discussion about two weeks before our wedding to go over details. The day of he was timely and fun to have around. We appreciated working with Phil from start to finish and would highly recommend his DJ service. Thank you, Phil!
PK Productions DJ ServicePK Productions DJ Service
Ciara P.
This man was absolutely AMAZING!!! He made our reception 100 times better. His music selection was perfect!! I would recommend to anyone who needs great music and and even better DJ!! Thanks so much!
DJ BobB Entertainment, Photo & VideoDJ BobB Entertainment, Photo & Video
Jacque F.
DJ Tikinaut did a great job keeping the party fun all night! He played our requests and put on a great set. He was very responsive. Overall we had a great night and we thank him!!
DJ TikinautDJ Tikinaut
Thumbtack Customer
Deciding on our wedding DJ seemed like a daunting task because my husband and I are big fans of music that most people have never heard of. Jim didn't bat an eye at our odd requests when presented with our list of songs. He kept our dance floor full all night and even presented us with a disk of all the songs played from our wedding. We are SO glad that we made the choice to have Jim DJ our wedding and highly recommend his service to anyone. Thanks Jim!!!
D-Jeneration Music ServicesD-Jeneration Music Services
Janice E.
This was my first time using Thumbtack so when looking for a DJ I sent out 3 requests. D-Jeneration was the first and only one who responded and the response was done quickly. Because of that and the cost for the services I hired him immediately.
D-Jeneration Music ServicesD-Jeneration Music Services
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic experience working with Complete Weddings! Josh was so helpful during the planning leading up to the event, and during the event. We had a photobooth and a DJ for a corporate holiday party, and every part of working with Complete was very pleasant and professional. Antonio, the DJ, engaged the crowd and facilitated the activities we wanted to play, while Josh manned the photobooth and made friendly convos with our attendees (even swooping in for his wife who was supposed to be there helping with the booth, but had to leave early because she wasn't feeling well!). Overall, a great experience working with Complete, and I would highly recommend this company for your future event!
Complete Weddings + EventsComplete Weddings + Events
Thumbtack Customer
It was a pleasure working with Jared. He helped to turn my graduation party into a DANCE party! He was professional, played the music I wanted, and was very open to requests. I have no complaints and only great things to say about him.! I would highly recommend Jared; he was a great DJ!
J Rods JamsJ Rods Jams
Stephanie P.
Although our DJ services only required music....no dancing at our party, Dawn did a fabulous job at making sure we were happy with the services she was providing. Our requests were handled immediately and I would surely have Dawn back to help with our event next year!
Delta Dawn & The Karaoke CowboyDelta Dawn & The Karaoke Cowboy
Katie S.
We hired Jim to DJ our wedding reception, and Jim was an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only did he play great music and keep the party going, but he was extremely helpful in both planning what time to kick off the various events of the evening, and then keeping us on schedule throughout. I would highly recommend him!
D-Jeneration Music ServicesD-Jeneration Music Services
Collin C.
Lighting antics was amazing. As a aspiring DJ myself., He played all the songs I requested. He can read the crowd and jams to all the songs he plays. Bill has amazing light set up and knows how to mix the songs appropriately with adequate BPM transitioning. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone to Lighting Antics. :)
Lighting AnticsLighting Antics
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was fantastic, he arrived in time to set up the room with beautiful lighting which added to the overall experience. He was kind professional and very accomodating to the group. He had a great selection of songs which really got the dancing going and people having a great time. I would definately use him again and would recommend his work to anyone needing a DJ.
Standing Ovation DJ'sStanding Ovation DJ's
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Scott Esser to be the DJ for our 20th high school reunion—he was a true professional...and fun! We asked him to set us up with karaoke for a very specific song list and he didn't disappoint. In fact, he had our list printed out and was referring to it the entire night. Everyone had a great time and he definitely contributed to the success of the event. Thank you, Scott!
Showtyme EntertainmentShowtyme Entertainment
Catherine M.
Fabulous DJ!! I can't say enough good things! He made the whole process sooo easy from start to finish. Requesting music was easy as could be with a huge music selection and the forms were oh so helpful of taking the pressure off knowing what information to provide as well as what to include for the reception. I had people who never dance at weddings out and dancing so huge success. Thank you guys so much for the amazing wedding!!!
Spinn Doctors Entertainment & EventsSpinn Doctors Entertainment & Events
Karen A.
Jim was fantastic. He played a good selection of music and kept the crowd going. From our first consultation, he understood our needs right away. Great price for what you get. He was on time for our reception and he had all his equipment ready to go before guests started arriving. Jim is big on good customer service, so he'll do whatever you'd like. We personally just wanted a DJ to play music, and that's exactly what he did. We didn't want a lot of MC-ing and stuff like that. He followed our wishes to the T. Would definitely recommend D-Jeneration for your next event.
D-Jeneration Music ServicesD-Jeneration Music Services
Thumbtack Customer
This was my first time hiring a DJ. I didn't know what to expect coming in and explained that to Joe via email and text. We only spoke once on the phone when he was first hired. I reached out on several occasions to talk live prior to the party and it seemed he never had time. I sent him my music preference but when he arrived he asked me what I wanted to play. I planned the party as a celebration of life as my sister with special needs began Hospice. 100 guests that included those with special needs. Joe did not engage the crowd, he simply played music. If I would have known that I would have hooked up my computer. Very disappointed.
Standing Ovation DJ'sStanding Ovation DJ's
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