Post # 1
I just found a DJ that I really like but I’m a little worried about him. He has great reviews online and in person we clicked very well and my fiance and I both liked him alot. However, he does take a very long time to return phone calls and emails. I’m not sure if I’m being paranoid or not. All the planning information is on his website so I would be able to choose my music by myself and not need his help. Does anyone think that I might be being too cautious?
Also, he gave me a contract to sign, but it doesn’t mention on the contract what is included for the price or the time he is supposed to show up to the wedding. I’ve heard so many horror stories from brides about a vendor not sticking to their agreed terms. Should I sound like a bridezilla and ask the DJ to revise his contract to include everything or just go on good faith because of his reviews and personality?
I want to do the right thing without offending him but at the same time, I want to be 100% certain that my wedding is going to go exactly to the terms we had agreed upon.
Any tips/advice? Thanks.
Post # 3
Apsolutly have the dj revise his contract if your unhappy with it. My dj didnt call me back right away either and i got concerend but in the end he was fabulus! Never sign anything unless YOU are totally happy, no regrets and its not like your going to use him again anyway so get what you need out of him now.
hope that helps and good luck
Post # 4
Maybe have him add some things in. Seems like the same issues i had with my DJ but I’ve heard really good things about him so im just going to hope for the best! also in my DJ’s contract it said if he is unable to be there he needs to pay for a DJ of my choice!
Post # 5
I would say add on the things you want to the contract, it’s not that hard and he shouldn’t mind. Sometimes dj’s are little less up on the bridal world of timely response, as they get booked quite a bit for a lot of other things. So as long as you comfrortable go for it, but def. get the contracted fixed to exactly what you expect.
Post # 6
Yup!! DON’T SIGN ANYTHING unless your 100% happy with it. If it’s not stated in the contract and your DJ is saying that it’s “understood” or whatever it may be, MAKE SURE you have it in writing on the contract… It’s so super important that you have all the details written down before signing anything. Make sure the time/deposit/name of the DJ/MC performing on the day of your wedding is all stated on the contract.
My friend’s sister had a wedding where she met the DJ and MC that she wanted for her wedding. Because it wasn’t stated in the contract that she would get these specific people, she ended up with an unprofessional DJ/MC that was making airplane noises and bomb noises at people during the reception.
Don’t let this happen to you. Make sure everything is written down on the contract b4 signing it, and make sure obviously that the time/date/his sig. is on it too..
Hope this helps <3
Post # 7
I would be worried about his promptness. If this is the way he is when he’s trying to convince you to sign, why on earth would he get better about that AFTER he knows you’re locked in? If taking long to get back to you is going to be a big stressor for you, why put yourself through that?
And like the other pp’s, I don’t think it’s rude at all to ask him to revise it. As long as you’re respectful, there’s no reason for him to get offended.
Post # 8
A contract is meant to protect both parties involved – your vendor and you. I would ask about incorporating more specific information about times and what exactly your package includes. Most vendors are good about accommodating this (all of mine have been so far) because most use a standard contract and just tweak it as needed. If he is not good about getting the contract updated with your corrections, then I would get worried. Don’t sign anything that you are not comfortable with!
As for promptness of replies…that could go either way. It is a busy season right now for weddings, but at the same time, it really is not difficult to throw together a quick email – even if it is “I’m super busy for the next two weeks and will get back to you as soon as things settle down”. Then at least you know WHY there is limited responses. I would still say don’t do anything or sign anything you are uncomfortable with!
I would first try for altering the contract and if there are any issues about that, find another DJ! If he is good about the contract stuff, I would probably hire him.
Post # 9
I’m glad you asked that question! I was wondering the same thing myself!