- 3 years ago
This is a bit of a complicated situation to explain, so bear with me (or skip to the bottom). And no judgment please!
My brother is friends with a girl whose father owns a DJ company. My parents are friends with the DJ’s mother. No one in my family has ever met this DJ, but I guess you’d consider him a family friend. When my brother sent me the company website, I chose a package and was excited to hear that the company offers photo booth services as well. My brother asked his friend who asked her dad who gave us quite a deal on this particular package (that includes uplighting) plus the photo booth.
I asked whether or not we needed to make a deposit, and the DJ said he would usually require it, but we didn’t need to put one down. However, he asked that we commit to the date as he is very busy. So once we put a deposit on the venue, I contacted him through my brother and gave him the details of our reception.
Fast forward about a month (this week), and I figure I should contact this DJ myself to see if I could sign a contract to secure my date and whatnot. Well, I happened to check out the website again and look at the photo booth pictures for the first time.
Unfortunately…..they’re not good. At all. Come to find out…it’s not an actual photo booth. Instead, it looks like they just set up a camera. The problem is that they set up the camera way too far from the subjects. It looks strange because there’s so much space surrounding the subjects of each image, even with groups of 4 or 5 people. Plus, since it’s not an actual photo booth, the backdrop is just a wall in the reception area. Lastly, the way format/layout they use to print out the pictures doesn’t look great. I know I should have checked out the photo booth info before agreeing to it, but I figured a photo booth is a photo booth.
This is not what I expected at all, and I’m pretty sure I don’t want it. However, I feel bad because the guy cut me a really good deal for the DJ package plus the photo booth. So what do I do? Just roll with it and not be so picky? Ask if I can ditch the photo booth portion?
I do have a concern about ditching the photo booth and finding a different one…won’t it be rude? Obviously the DJ is going to see the different photo booth at our reception. And skipping a photo booth altogether isn’t something I want to do either. I feel so stuck!
tl;dr A “family friend” who owns a DJ company gave us a great deal on a DJ package plus a photobooth. We didn’t sign a contract or put down a deposit, but did commit to our date. I just found out that their photo booth pictures are not good. What do I do?