Post # 1
I’m currently looking for a dj for our wedding and I’m trying to meet them to get a feel for them but all of them are making me drive all over LA –> fullerton, pasadena, ventura to meet with them. I’ve hit traffic and spent hours driving and I’m tired! I don’t want to drive anymore, have any of you experienced this driving all over for the djs convenience or do you make them come to you or did you just book him/her based on the phone conversation??
Post # 3
We drove all over Orange County to meet with DJs. I think you have to meet them otherwise you won’t know if your personalities match. We went through a few of them before we met a DJ that we instantly clicked with.
Post # 4
@yellowshoe: That’s how I felt about it too. It’s just so much driving! Ok, thank you soo much. I was about to give up, haha. But, you’re right its important to meet with the dj since there’s so little to go off of when booking them and its so important to get a good dj.
Post # 5
I would definitely meet with them in person – you can get a better feel for their personality that way.
The two I met with were willing to come to me. Another one wanted me to drive out an hour and I ended up cancelling. Another wanted me to see them in action (another hour away). And then another refused to give me any price range until we met (which I thought was ridiculous). I wasn’t 100% happy with my DJ – he was fine… but just kinda blah. But, I picked him because he was punctual and had a backup plan for his backup plan which was really nice.
Post # 6
We’re planning a wedding multiple states away, so it was impossible to meet with DJs, even though I felt really strongly about meeting them beforehand. But, we got some recommendations, read a ton of reviews, and had a 45 minute call with our DJ before hiring him, so I felt great about him from that. So, I think it’s possible to do it without meeting with them, but you should definitely get some recommendations and chat on the phone a couple times.
Post # 7
@yu29: Also, I suggest asking if they have a demo CD so you know if you like their music and style.