Post # 1
So I’m weeding through potential DJs and I found a few I like. I emailed the company of one of my favorites asking a) if he was available for my wedding date anb b) if he was, if we could set up a meeting. I don’t think that’s unreasonable. Here’s the response I got:
All of our DJ’s have busy working scheudles are are mostly involved with the weddings they are booked for. They don’t typically meet with potential brides because they would never have time for the brides that they are actually working for. Our DJ’s have hired Entertainment Unlimited to work as their liason. I would be happy to answer any questions that you have in regards to any DJ that you are interested in. If you just want to see if your personalities mesh, I could arrange for him to call you.
Personally, I think the DJ is the most important in terms of personalities meshing. Caterers you want to like their food, photographer you like their photos, but DJ you really need to be working on the same wave length.
And talking on the phone is nothing like meeting in person. Is this normal though? Any other vendor I’ve contacted has had more then enough time to meet with me, in my mind that is half of their work (finding new clients).
Am I crazy? Or am I right that this is odd, and I should find a different company to work with?
EDIT: for the record, I don’t think she is being rude, I just find it odd that they can’t find time to meet with potential clients…
Post # 3
ew… i get bad vibes just reading that! i would find someone else. our dj was more than willing to meet with us and spent almost 2 hours going over songs and setup stuff etc. yea… no.
Post # 4
I would run like the wind from this company. I do NOT think it’s unreasonable to want to meet w/ your dj. If they don’t have time for you now, can you imagine how they would be closer to your wedding? That e-mail is just absurd.
Post # 5
Yeah def. don’t book through these people. The only reason companies wouldn’t meet with potential clients is if they have something to hide. Keep looking.
Post # 6
see the thing is i think shes trying to say that they dont have time because they are too busy meeting with brides who have already hired them. but, i guess im not crazy judging by the responses ive gotten so far…hahahopefully my other favorite, who is from a different company, will have time for me
Post # 7
Walk away. Meeting your DJ in person is essential. 🙂
Post # 8
Second everyone else’s comments–run like the wind. This is code for “we put a cool profile/playlist/picture/sample online but the actual person you’ll get is someone completely different.”
If meeting the DJ is important to you, then make it a priority and go for it!
Post # 9
Every DJ i emailed wanted to meet with me. They said they could do it now or closer to the wedding. So weird they dont “have time”
Post # 10
No, this guy’s response is not normal. Sounds like he has a major chip on his shoulder. Keep looking. It’s not at all unreasonable to meet with a DJ and get a sense of his/her personality and style before booking for your wedding!
Post # 11
This is pretty ridiculous. The company is pretty much stating that only once you book the dj (and probably pay some kind of non-refundable fee) then you can meet the DJ and see if you like him/her?
Would a bakery every say “oh, you can book us first and then you can have a cake tasting” or a photographer say “oh, you can book me first, and then ill sit down with you and show you my photos.”
Puh-lease. Every wedding vendor knows they gotta spend the time meeting with potential brides. Sure, lots of brides walk away, but its part of the business.
And i agree with you about needing to mesh with the DJ’s personality. Some are pushy and corny, others are too timid. You need to meet them in person.
Post # 12
It’s like they’re saying you’re not important until you hire them. RUN, girl.