Post # 1
I’m having a really hard time finding a DJ. I mean how do you really know if they will be good or not without ever heard/seen them do their thing at a wedding. So I asked around and eventually got a few referrals for a speciifc DJ from a local company. The company has about 10 DJ’s on staff and their website has a small bio about each.
So I called the company and asked if we could set up a meeting with the DJ that had been referred to us. We were pretty much laughed at and told that we would meet with the booking person and then two months before our wedding we would talk about what DJ we wanted. She said there was no way to know what the schedule would be like that far in advance. Maybe I’m totally out of the loop here, but I assumed that when you book a DJ, you book a specific DJ not a company? I thought the whole wedding industry just understood that wedding stuff books way in advance…and I’m about 8 months out, not years or anything.
So is this what most people experience when booking a DJ? Do I just book a company and then get given a DJ?
Post # 3
If youre comfortable with anyone in the company then just book the company… Ive noticed with photographers theyve done this to me as well… They have you come in sell you on the company (not the specific person) and you only meet with the main person. I dont like it. I didnt like the booking person and he wasnt hearing my vision.. I wont be booking the company at all…
Post # 4
The company I booked had about 25 DJs – and we booked them a year in advance. I met with the owner a few months before the wedding and he matched us up with a DJ that he thought would be appropriate for what we wanted. I did not meet the DJ until the reception.
Post # 5
I refused to hire a photographer unless I met the people who were actually going to be taking my pictures in person. I had to feel a connection and really like their work. Lucky for me we met the most amazing couple and haven’t looked back. I know when it comes to a DJ it will be harder to meet with the actual person who will be at my wedding but believe me when I say I will try! If a company refuses to let me meet with MY Dj then I have to wonder what they don’t want me to know. In the end I think if you go with a well known, reputable company you should be good. Make sure to do your research and look for reviews that aren’t on their site because as we all know, the would never put negative reviews up there.
Post # 6
The DJ we booked had worked my SIL’s wedding and everyone loved him. However, his company had a Meet the DJ night and we got to go out, eat yummy food, drink, and watch all the DJs do a mock wedding. Afterwords all the DJs circulated and talked to everyone. It was a ton of fun and gave us a better feel for our DJ! We used our DJ for our ceremony as well as our reception, and honestly it was important to us that we liked him, felt comfortable with him, and knew he’d do a great job. I’ve seen some pretty horrid DJs out there and it can put a damper on the reception. Personally, I would want to see them in action or meet with them first. If there’s a bridal show in your area maybe you could go and meet some of the DJs there.