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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.

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 Wauwatosa 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 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
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
Corey W.
Great experience with Jim as our DJ for our wedding reception. Was true professional to work with. Kept our dance floor moving the entire night. Would definitely hire or refer again!!!!
D-Jeneration Music ServicesD-Jeneration Music Services
Tatyana M.
It was a pleasure to meet Alex. The music we needed from him was a challenge for young DJ ( 80th, Russian and Hebrew mix) and at the end he managed to deal with us. Thank you, Alex!
Good VibrationsGood Vibrations
Jill U.
Mike was a fabulous DJ. He has a great voice and he was sensitive to our crowd and got everyone up and dancing. He really made our event super fun. We highly recommend him.
Milk MajerMilk Majer
Mechelle M.
Antoinyo was the DJ for our wedding. He was easy to work with and did an great job playing the mix of music we requested as well as a few special requests. He was professional and came appropriately dressed for the occasion and we appreciated that.
Rhodes Entertainment LLCRhodes Entertainment LLC
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
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
Kandace R.
Thank you Seth. He Dj at our wedding 8/20/22 and it was such a joy. He was very nice and professional. Great music and very helpful. Made our wedding celebration all that better. Thank you so much Seth
Seth TolefreeSeth Tolefree
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
Benjamin L.
Alex was the DJ for our Spring Ball up in Milwaukee. Through out the process Alex was super responsive and professional. He was able to play great background music through cocktail hour and dinner. The whole MUNROTC unit enjoyed his music and vibe. Would definitely recommend.
Alex Dingmann - 3rd Shift DJsAlex Dingmann - 3rd Shift DJs
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!
Jrods JamsJrods Jams
Stephanie P.
Although our DJ services only required 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
Kristina T.
We reached out about a corporate event and Alex was extremely responsive, helpful and offered many suggestions. We are excited for our event. We had our event over this past weekend and it was not a good experience. Michael the DJ was good but the equipment did not work for over an hour of our event. There was no back up plan and no communication after the event with an apology. We were disappointed with the services.
Alex Dingmann - 3rd Shift DJsAlex Dingmann - 3rd Shift DJs
Yen T.
Seth is amazing and very passion about his work. He made a perfect playlist for our wedding and was able to fulfill our requests, even Vietnamese karaoke. It is shame that Thumbtack only allows 5 stars as he definitely worth 10/5 stars. Thanks to him we had an amazing wedding. Will definitely recommend him to anyone who need a DJ for wedding.
Seth TolefreeSeth Tolefree
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
Wil D.
Alex and Alex were great DJs. They made our daughter’s quinceanera a fun event. They were attentive to our needs, and they met with us before our event to ensure that things would go as planned. We appreciated them being on time and available to be flexible with additional time, if needed. We never had to worry about their service during our event. They are totally respectable young men, and we would highly recommend their services.
Good VibrationsGood Vibrations
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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