(Closed) How do you pick a DJ!?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I picked a DJ based on a recommendation from my mom… which ended up being a mistake. He was an hour late and much of his equipment was broken. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I asked for the preferred vendor listing from my venue, then used http://www.yelp.com to look at their reviews.  I picked the one with the highest reviews.  

You can also interview your top choices of DJ’s in person or over the phone.  That might be a good way to get to know them and their style better. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We didn’t plan on booking a DJ this early but we were at a bridal show & they offered a great deal.  The fact that they had a backup for the DJ and someone on call for the backup sort of sealed the deal.  We also looked at reviews before we signed the contract.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My cousin has his own business so there wasn’t really a choice lol. He works out of Hampton Roads but travels a lot.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I got price quotes, read reviews, and watched YouTube videos of the DJs at weddings.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m using the one that 2 of my friends used.  (He is like another dad to them).  So since she is referring me to him, Im getting the family discount too.  🙂 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

A friend from our church, their son-in-law does DJ on the side.  He has played for two dinners at church, and for a festival for the church.  His personality, and his playlist, won me over!  And, since he was a friend and isn’t a professional DJ who does it solely for his living, he will do it bargain basement.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We read Yelp reviews.  Then when we met with them we asked about their packages, equipment (we needed a second setup and wireless mics), and then just asked them if they had the few songs we had picked already or if they will buy those to use at our wedding and if they were ok with our requests of no games and no wedding staples (i.e. conga lines, macarena, chicken dance, etc.).

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@abbie017:  YouTube!  You’re genius!  Never even thought of that…

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Luv2BeachIt:  That’s how I am handling it

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

We found ours at a bridal show. We made an appointment and we LOVED them and we also got a discount from the bridal show.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Kirk from Kirkabee’s. He is highly recommended by my venue and my photographer. I have communicated with him via email and he is affordable and so easy to work with. He also has amazing reviews online.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Go see them perform if you have the chance.  Or check them out online…We went to one and my Fiance was like “I don’t really like how his voice sounds so squeaky.” lol 

Then it’s really all about what you want… props, uplighting, etc.. I actually wanted to go with the dj that my venue recommended, and did because they got great reviews and were well within our budget.

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