Post # 1
How many DJs did you interview before you put down a deposit?
Did you see a tape of his/her work or did you see him/her at another event? Did you get references from other brides?
I am meeting with a local DJ that gets fantastic reviews and is pretty affordable. He will do the ceremony/reception music and act as MC for $995 including setting up a mike on the officiant. Most people in this area (Boston) seem to spend between $1500-$2000 and like I said he gets pretty good reviews.
My sister tells me I should ask to go to another wedding to see him perform but I feel a little weird about that. Plus I kind of feel like, since according to this DJ he is flexible and doesn’t do things that the bride doesn’t want if that is true it would reflect more on that bride’s tastes than his style as a DJ.
Post # 3
We only met with one and felt like we didn’t need to meet with anymore. Read all the reviews you can find by googling their business’s name and review. There were a few DJs that never answered my emails or returned my calls, so we definitely didn’t go with them! Will the DJ meet with the both of you at least once face to face to go over details/timeline? Does he charge extra if you go over your time limit? What does his set-up look like? Do your other vendors know him? I would not ask to go to one of his events to see him perform – would you want random people doing that at your wedding?
Post # 4
I only interviewed one DJ. He came highly recommended from my venue. I also remember seeing him at the only bridal show I ever went to. He seemed like he knew what he was doing. So after talking to him, I was satisfied and gave him the deposit. I also liked his voice and his ideas for the reception. I asked him what types of music he would play and he gave me a detailed answer based on the crowds of people who would be at my wedding (or any wedding). Once I heard that, I knew he would be great… he knows how to tailor to my needs, my friends needs, and my parents needs. So it will be great!
Post # 5
@JoJo Bananas: Yeah, I feel very uncomfortable going to someone else’s event. Actually, I am meeting face to face with the DJ tomorrow (as well as with my fiance and my MOH). He said that he wants to meet face to face to make sure we click, so that’s a pretty good sign.
I guess I just feel like I should end up talking to way more DJs (or any vendors for that matter). But I guess in the age of internet and research being so readily available that isn’t as much of the planning part as when my sisters got married (1992 and 1999).