Post # 1
Good morning Bee’s! I am looking for some advice and your thoughts please!
So fiance and I are planning our wedding on a tight budget. We have been quoted a fee for a DJ in the area where we are getting married, (Out of town) which was extremely good $. However the thing is we also have a a family friend (known her for 30 years) husband who also dj’s. W originally didnt ask him, because we heard he charges alot.. But we decided to.-I sent him an email asking if he could possibly match the quote we already got-($500) and seeing as they were already INVITED to our wedding, certainly did not expect him to say NO SORRY. I have to charge atleast $700…. What the what. I am I being unreasonable? All he has to do is bring his equipment, set up a play list and get out on the dance floor with the rest of us as he would of as a guest… And he would make $500. I am so upset. I now don’t want him at my wedding, because I know he will be cutting up my music and dj all night..
Sorry for ranting ladies! What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
You’re kind of being a bridezilla. He was first a guest at your wedding, and then you want him to work at it. He still has to bring his equipment, load it, unload it, setup, create your playlist…all things that are his JOB that he deserves to be payed his regular wage for. You can’t expect people to do you favors just becasue. If different if he offered, and honestly if he wanted to do you a favor he would have offered already,
Post # 4
You are the one who is out of line. He was invited to your wedding and has chosen to remain a guest.
Post # 5
@corrin:I agree with PP you are being a little selfish. You can’t ask your guests for favors. He runs a company and can charge what he wants. You shouldn’t have asked in the first place if he would have offered my opinion would be different.
Post # 6
HE DID OFFER! He asked us if we booked a dj yet. and we proceeded to tell him what we have done so far-which was get a quote. He inquired to me, I never inquired to him… THrown out of context again…BEE’s I am sorry I asked. Thanks for the input- I am over it.
Post # 7
@corrin: Hey now, don’t get so upset! No where in your post did you mention that he approached you. You said so yourself that you didn’t want to ask him, but went ahead anyway. People are only responding to what you posted, we don’t know back stories.
Post # 8
All he has to do is bring his equipment, set up a play list and get out on the dance floor with the rest of us as he would of as a guest…
Apparently you are not aware of what a DJ actually does. He needs to control the music and entertain your guests all night. It’s not as simple as just setting up his equiptment and pressing play one time.
You invited this man as a guest and now you’re pissed because he doesn’t want to work for you. Hire a DJ that you can afford and let him enjoy his night.
Post # 9
Hi- I see this is a duplicate post. I’m going to close this thread.
Please respond on this thread. http://www.boards.weddingbee.com/topic/just-in-it-for-the-money-1