Post # 1
we are looking at two DJ companies, and neither will assign us a DJ until a few weeks before the wedding. this is making me nervous because I really wanted to meet all of my vendors in person before I hire them. have you ladies met your DJs in advance? do you think this is important, or am I overreacting?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
We met with the owner of our DJ company. He can be our DJ if we want to request him and I’ve heard he usually takes the first booking for each date. He also has profiles on each of his other DJs on their website and you can select based on that. I think he would have been willing to set up a meeting with a specific DJ if we had asked but we did not feel the need based on the company’s overall great reviews. We liked that we got a meeting though it made us feel 100% sure we were making the right choice. Another company we went with would not set up a meeting and just sent us a few videos to watch of their work, which is fine…but again we felt so much better after meeting with our DJ.
Post # 4
I would think it would be best to meet the DJ prior. The best case scenario is to watch them in action. My DJ is actually a guy I work with, but I still went to a wedding he was doing and had a GREAT time. Reviews are good to review but you have to have chemistry with the DJ. My sister’s DJ was lam-o. He literally stood behind his box all night and was super creepy. When someone was drunk enough to request something, he nodded but never played it.
Check with the company to see if you can sit in on a few different ones, and then talk with them face to face if you like them and see if they can pull strings on their end to get your date.
Post # 5
We met our DJ back in October. I wanted to meet anyone I could to make sure we clicked with them. He has a couple underlings so if he can’t make it due to sickness or emergency then that would be the only reason we wouldn’t have met our DJ come the wedding.
Post # 6
@Ms_Purple: thank you! I’d feel so much better after meeting with a DJ in person, too. it would just feel so odd to meet them for the first time at the wedding.