(Closed) DJ Dilemma

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you don’t want him to do the music, then just smile and say that you’ve decided to go another route with the music choice. 

The same thing happened when my uncle (step-uncle) mentioned that he might not be able to make our wedding since he plays violin at weddings most saturdays.  He then went on to say that if we hadn’t picked a musician yet that he was available, and chages $100. 

 

Post # 4
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2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d pass. It seems like even if he gave you a discount he’d be in the price range of other DJs. It’s nice to have friends and family as vendors but it can also make things a bit sticky if they don’t do things as you request or don’t provide the service they would to a regular client.

Post # 6
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1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m confused as to what can of worms you would be opening? You said that you could afford him right?

Post # 7
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1254 posts
Bumble bee

@M.Ruder: I had something similar happen to me. Guests wanting to be vendors at my event, but treated as guests. So, basically, I am paying them to attend my wedding, plus feed them too! So annoying…

Post # 9
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Miss Chloe: I’d let him know what you’re willing to pay and be upfront about the fact that you were planning on doing an ipod setup anyway. If he wants your business he should give you a discount.

 

Post # 10
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96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

A discount DJ is a desperate DJ. A good DJ doesn’t need to discount his services.

That said, don’t hire a DJ just to have a DJ. A wedding DJ is a very important hire. Does he have a web site, does he have a track record, does he play the music you like, and is his personality compatible with you and your fiancé.

I would not hire any DJ without first reading his/her reviews and/or seeing a video of their work and/or being able to speak directly with a couple of brides he has done weddings for.

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