- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
Just wanted to drop in and give a final update (and some words of wisdom) to any brides going through what I was/am going through.
Long story short, our DJ wouldn’t communicate with us. We’d call and call and leave voicemails, e-mails, facebook messages, texts, etc. to no answer. The DJ explained to us that he had been dealing with a break-in of his home and the legal issues involved and was having a hard time accessing his phone. I was patient and willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. He finally had gotten in touch with us to arrange an in-person meeting, and when we all sat down and discussed details of the wedding, I was very relieved, to say the least. I thought things were going to be great. The DJ said that he would be showing up to the rehearsal in order to set up the lighting that we discussed and to ensure that he had a rig that would work for our outdoor ceremony.
Well, the day of the rehearsal rolled around, but my DJ was nowhere to be found. I had been calling and texting him all day asking what time he planned on being out at the reception hall (since we had the key and would need to let him in to set up). No answer. Again.
Finally, during our rehearsal with family, I get a text from the DJ. It just said, “I can’t talk to you right now.”
That was the last straw for me. All of my trust in this DJ is officially GONE. Thankfully, we had a backup DJ that was very understanding of our circumstances and came over within an hour to set up his rig. The wedding came and went this weekend, and everything went relatively smoothly.
But it’s not really over. Because we were foolish, we paid our DJ in full (THAT IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA). Now we have to attempt to get our money back. We’re currently giving him a formal termination of contract letter and giving him 30 days to return our money or face legal action.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY? Trust your gut. I had weird feelings about this DJ for weeks before the wedding, and we should’ve terminated our contract with him sooner. If you think something isn’t right, you need to take care of it ASAP. If we hadn’t had a backup plan, we would not have had music for our ceremony or reception.