- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Please, oh please help.
All these DJ companies sound the same.
They cater primarily to banquet hall style cookie cutter weddings (no offense to anyone who is going for that sort of thing- it’s just not me). They say that they’re no nonsense, that they cater to what I want, and that they are not cheesy. Then, everything about them spells out that they are, in actuality, pushing or “including” nonsense extras, that the cater to a very “vanilla” type of bride, and that they are totally, absolutely, cheesy.
I don’t want someone to request what “icebreakers” I want. You’re a DJ. Play real music, not the chicken dance.
I want someone who has experience catering to brides that truly want their guests to have a good time, period. I don’t need someone yelling over the mic cheesy ploys to bring people to the dance floor, or a long drawn out introduction of my entire wedding party. I truly feel that if someone is experienced reading a crowd, knows their equipment, and has a wide selection and knowledge of dance music, that that’s enough. No, I don’t want your photo booth, cheesy lighting, or videographer. I certainly don’t need your DJ to dress in my wedding colors, or you to tell me how to preserve my cake. We’re having cupcakes, damnit. My wedding is a casual, outdoor BBQ affair; you’re DJ is going to look stupid in a tux, and your lighting is going to look tacky. And we already have a photographer, thank you. I just need a damn DJ.
Whew. Thanks for letting me vent, bees.
If you have encountered, or better yet, already had or been to a wedding where you would describe the DJ as:
Kept people dancing by playing music, not yakking away on the mic…
Please, oh please, send their info my way. If they played at least one James Brown song and did not play any country, plus 100 points.