Turning down a free DJ – am I crazy?

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@rachberlin:  I would still sign a contract and have him take a small fee. My best friend is doing our DJing and I am still paying him industry standards because I felt like you. I didn’t want it to come back to bit me. He still gave me a discount but we also signed a contract just in case.

My advice would be to sign the contract and just tell him that you want to make sure that as a professional he gets some sort of compensation for his time.

Post # 4
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2913 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I’d accept the offer and then tip him well. It sounds like he is really thankful for your FI’s help.

Post # 5
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2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’d accept the offer and give him a good tip as well.  He likely doesn’t want to lose business with your fiance and will do a good job for you

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

perhaps he considers it to be like free advertising since he might assume many of the guests would also be in the event planning business (your collective coworkers, clients etc).

I’d accept, sign a contract, and tip generously or offer some sort of gift

Post # 7
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@rachberlin:  Accept.  Sign a contract for date and cost (or lack thereof).  TIP HIM.  🙂 

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