(Closed) Giving the DJ a contract – too bridezilla-y?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had a contract for our DJ. I wouldn’t feel comfortable without one

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would maybe tell him exactly what you said on here..that he comes highly recommended from multiple sources and you love that he has worked with your venue, but that you would be more comfortable including some type of contract into the deal. Tell him you’ve just heard too many horror stories of vendors falling through, and that you think it would be a smart choice on both of your ends.  I think it can be something very simple, wedding date, times he is to be there, price. If you’re not asking anything crazy, I don’t think there is any reason he shouldn’t sign it, and I definately don’t think you’re being crazy. You put a lot of money and effort into planning your day and it never hurts to have some ease of mind if something should go wrong!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wanting a contract is not bridezilla-like at all, it’s simply smart!

I do think that “How about we both sign this and move forward” sounds a bit pushy, though. Maybe it will soften the message if you change it to something like “We are looking forward to working with you. If you agree to the terms, please sign the contract so that we may move forward with the deposit.”

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Asking for a contract is just a smart business practice. It would protect both you and the DJ so he should not be offendend at all 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Just plain smart. He needs one for his sake anyway!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would buy a genaric contract type up what information you want on the contract you sign and the dj signs

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

You should find a eneric contract and add the things from the email and you both sign. Do not do business with anyone without a contract.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Definitely do the contract! I wouldn’t feel comfortable giving someone money for an “okay sounds good” either!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I really wouldn’t feel comfortable with any vendor without a contract.  I’ve looked at some different vendors who don’t do contracts and if I go with them I will definitely be writing one up. I just feel much more secure that way.  Otherwise I think I would be having all sorts of pre-wedding nightmares!

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