Post # 1
So my FI and I met with a DJ recently because he was a recommend vendor from my venue. He is one of the best priced DJ’s I’ve seen (for experience & quality). When we talked on the phone before meeting up he was very friendly. However, in person as soon as I asked him a few questions that seemed to annoy him/indicate we were not going to sign a contract that day, he starting acting very defensive towards us. He shared with us his DJ style and format, which we were very pleased with, but his attitude bothered me a lot. However, it was the day of another one of his weddings and we were at my wedding venue, where it was total choas. Maybe he was just stressed about the day ahead? I’m feeling unsure of what to do. All the other DJ’s we have looked into are unexperienced or too pricey. The only other DJ we know of that fits our budget was my best friend’s DJ, but we did not LOVE his style and format. But my friend says he was great to work with. What would YOU do?
Post # 3
Any chance you could meet with him again? If his style and pricing are good, he’s worth a second shot. But if his personality is not a fit, that’s a big deal, as he’s going to be the one to set the tone for your reception and really keep things moving (and in theory keep you happy!).
If needed, I’m sure your friend’s DJ would be willing to talk about how he can adapt his style to fit your wants/needs.
Post # 4
I had this issue with a photographer once. He “rubbed” me the wrong way, but I put it off and considered it was just a bad day. He even extended an apology so I thought…it was possible. But later on I learned he was psycho! Long story short, run…if he’s willing to treat a potential client like that, there is no telling how he will treat you once you’re contracted to him!
Post # 5
I think you have enough time to meet with him again and get a better feel for him without the added chaos of another wedding. If you still get the same feeling, I would move on. The good thing is that time is on your side here so you would have time to find someone else. I def. wouldn’t book with him w/o having a second meeting.
Post # 6
I voted for the first 2… because on the one hand you want your DJ to give the performance you want at your wedding, but on the other hand, you don’t want him to add to your stress.
I would ask myself which was more important and that’s how I would make the decision. (And I would probably do some more searching.)
Where are you located? I have a recommendation if you’re in Portland, Oregon.
Good luck, this was the hardest vendor search me.