- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
So my fiance and I have met with two DJs so far for our 2014 wedding. The first DJ I elected to meet with because I saw he has great reviews on Wedding Wire and his website seemed to suggest that he would be in tune with the type of music we want played at our wedding. While our musical tastes are eclectic, we would like a more urban sound played during dancing (hip-hop, up tempo R&B, line dances, maybe a little old school hip hop, and go-go). He had a great website, however when we met with him he seemed very, very laid back. We also met with him at a coffee shop. This is usually fine, but it was a stark contrast to the meeting with the second DJ. DJ #1 seemed more compatible with our musical tastes and gave the impression that he would not need much guidance in terms of what to play throughtout the reception. He also only brought a copy of the contract and thats it.
Now DJ#2, who we met at his home office, was recommended to us by a wedding professional and gave a very organized, professional presentation. He went over the contract point by point, showed us all his resources such as play/do not play lists, reception planning worksheet, etc. Explained the rules and regulations of the company and how they operate. He assured us that out music is saved in three different places and they bring back up equipment to every event. He also played us songs on his equipment. Things were goin good until we asked him if we could just tell him a genre and he would play songs from that genre. We asked about hip hop songs and he mentioned R & B singers and a techno band. We would also put together our own playlist, which in our opinion defeats the purpose of hiring a DJ.
So here is the dilemma. We feel that DJ#1 is more compatible with us musically and would be more in tune with an “urban crowd”, but we are unsure of his laid back nature. He just didn’t seem as together as DJ#2. On the the other hand, we feel that DJ#2’s professionalsm would ensure a seamless and smooth reception. So what is more important, a DJ that plays good music, is professional (according to wedding wire), but laid back. Or a DJ that is extremely professional and the familiarity of our genre of music is questionable.
Both have stellar reviews and have years of experience. One more than the other, but they are still both experienced.
What do you guys think?