Just talked to our "hand-picked" DJ. Now I'm concerned…

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Listen to your gut- call the music coordinator now and tell them your concerns.

RIDICULOUS to ask the bride and groom to highlight songs at dinner. Has this man ever been to a wedding? Sorry, but you are going to be WAY too busy for that.

That requested tip also seems out of control- the fact that he even mentioned it is crazy.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m stunned that he brought up the word TIP. Wow.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Call the music coordinator ASAP! This doesn’t sound good.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Definitely talk to the musical coordinator. This would worry me!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah…….no. 

Post # 9
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3210 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Nope nope nope. You can do this! Get yourself a new DJ!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

euuch. I agree with you OP, and I don’t think this guy is a good fit for you.

Don’t feel bad about requesting a different DJ. I’m sorry this is happening so close to your wedding. I can’t believe he was rude enough to tell you how much he should be tipped, and that he thinks it would be ok to impose on you during your rehearsal dinner. 

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

call the music coordinator.  This DJ is not going to work.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have started to realize that a lot of these bigger companies (aka. not independents) really don’t offer customized service.

I talked to a lot of DJs and companies and found that the bigger DJ companies just offer a cookie-cutter experience. They are afraid of a DJ ruining their reputation so they tell them all to do the same thing: announce this way, play this music, have this timeline. So it doesn’t surprise me that he’s giving YOU a list and telling you to chose.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Babyroni:  Oh helllllllllllllllllllllllll no.  Get yourself a new DJ stat!

Post # 14
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965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

“I don’t think Eddie is the best fit for our wedding. Please assign another DJ.”

 

WHY?

 

“Our opinions on what a DJ should do the night of the wedding don’t seem to jive. Please assign another DJ.”

 

Eddie is great, he will be awesome.

 

“We would like you to assign another DJ.”

 

Just keep repeating it.

 

“Please assign another DJ.”

 

He doesn’t sound like he knows what he is doing. I wouldn’t use him.

 

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Babyroni:  He wants you to spend your few moments when people aren’t bugging you to take pictures and go talk to your Great Aunt Mildred to go over his 2000 songs?! WHAT?! No!

Do not be a push over. This is YOUR wedding and you have every right to be totally comfortable with anyone you are paying for their services. It was seriously straight up racist for the coordinator to just assume you MUST need the Latino DJ because your FI is Latino, even though you told her you guys don’t even speak Spanish. I hate it when people try to pull that shit with me just cause my last name is Spanish. 

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