Called 5 DJ's so far…They all sound like tools

posted 3 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I totally understand what you mean about “not cheesy”. That was my main requirement as well! I can’t be of much assistance as I’m in CA but I think my DJ has traveled, if that is something that is in your budget. I couldn’t recommend him enough….Joe Kalamaras with SJ’s DJ. Not cheesy and threw an AMAZING dance party. 

Post # 6
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

what companies have you contacted?


Post # 7
1802 posts
Buzzing bee

A lot of DJs are just cheesy. I was just at a wedding last weekend, and the DJ was probably in his 50s, and he was kind of getting rude. He started out funny, but then he began making rude jokes about the married couple and marriage in general. It really got awkward after a while.

Post # 9
567 posts
Busy bee

@bittttersweet:  Check out places, clubs, restuarants, in your downtown,  that have DJ’s come there and perform on saturday nights, they are usually young guys….

Then you can have a young guy who has a talent for mixing music at your wedding, not just an old guy that presses a button on a computer to play a playlist, lol

Post # 10
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@bittttersweet:  Our wedding is just outside of philadelphia and this is who we are going with:


We are going with the ultimate package plus uplighting. Just met with Paul last week and gave him a pretty strict DO NOT play list and he was all for it (no chicken dance, no floral games, no electric slide ect.) and seems to know what he is doing. We also check out “The Pros” DJs at a show but were unimpressed because of the cheese factor involved. I hope you find someone you like! I feel like DJs are one of the hardest vendors! 

Post # 11
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If there’s any bridal expos in your area I’d try to go meet some DJs there. You can really get a feel for what they are like, in my experience.

Post # 12
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@bittttersweet:  Honestly?  Try finding a female DJ.

When I was looking, in Michigan, for DJs I was looking at all of the DJ sample videos and they were dreadful.  Any female DJ had great samples.

Our DJ is $1000 and she’s amazing.  Class all the way.

Post # 14
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@kernstreet:  We attended Love Sick last year and it was great. We found our photobooth company there and got a $100 expo discount (Go Festive).  There were a lot of really cool vendors, a burlesque show, and Little Baby’s ice cream!


Post # 15
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@bittttersweet:  We used White Label DJs and they were frigging awesome! Their DJs are great, no gimmicks, no cheese.


 They are $1400 for five hours, though. I think you’re going to have a really hard time finding a non-cheesey DJ company for $600 – $900 in the Philly area. Definitely check out expos and see if anyone knows independent DJs.


Post # 16
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I booked with for our May wedding. 

When you book with them, you do a couple meetings to get a feel for what you want, how you want them to go, how you want them to act, etc. You also get a logon the minute you book in order to put songs in during the wait time that you “randomly think about” as well as do not play lists etc.


Here’s a picture of the interface:

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