Post # 1
The title says it all: the comany I hired to DJ my wedding went out of business. I found out last week by some lady who called me and said that she was doing the music for my event. After telling her that i haven’t been able to get a hold of the company she told me they went out of business. I PAID IN FULL in February then never heard anything from them again.
It’s weird because this lady knows soo much about the company and what happened and claims that her husband just worked there and he took his clients when they closed and is starting his own buisness. They say they are going to do my wedding for free and that they hired someone named Dave to cover my wedding. I have a feeling that it was actually her and her husband’s buisness and they just took off with my money. “Dave” the DJ has never called me to confirm or set this up or anything. He was supposed to call this weekend and didn’t.
I don’t know what to do. I don’t even know where to start looking for someone who will be affordable and available in 5 days. I am already out $650 from the first people.
Any advice or suggestions?
Post # 3
OMG I dont have any advice but I am just curious as to why you paid in full so far in advance?
Post # 4
Check the reviews at projectwedding.com to see who is reliable in your area. Explain your situation in detail and go from there. Not sure what the price range is but another idea is to call or email your favorite radio station since there are some that offer dj services at parties.
Then after the wedding, take the original guy to small claims court.
Post # 5
Wow, the stinks. I would try to get a sound system rental and put together an iPod mix. Then after the wedding, you can try to get someone to get your money back from your contract. Save all the contact info for the “new company” in case you need to report them to the Better Business Bureau.
Post # 6
Your contract probably stipulated that should the DJ be unable to follow through with your commitment, they had to provide an alternate, thus selling the contract to another DJ who is doing it free of charge to YOU. I would call the lady who owns the business who took you over as a client and let her know Dave failed to call. And maybe ask for a backup plan, in case Dave flakes.
Post # 7
thank you for your suggestions. I will try to just sleep tonight and call them first thing in the morning. Tonight I looked on Craigslist to see if I can find an alternative. Otherwise it will be an ipod wedding, which is fine, just more work than i wanted. thanks again hive!
Post # 8
Jenny, I paid in full that early becuase i had been talking to the company for 2 months up until that point and i was comfortable. I wanted to pay and get it out of the way so i wouldn’t have to worry about it later. i had asked FH to look at the company and to help select a dj and with his school schedule he never got around to it. i now wish that i would have had his help and opinion because he probably would have done better research than I!
Post # 9
Call, call and call! Get “Dave” on the phone if possible! Otherwise, I’d ipod it or search for a last minute dj! Oh geez, I’m so sorry this happened! My stepmom told me that 5 days before the wedding to my dad, the caterer and the venue had it out. She can’t even remember the details, just that they had to find a caterer in 5 days. After years of being married it won’t even matter! You can pull it off though!
Post # 10
If you can’t get “Dave” on the phone – now is the time to call ALL your vendors and ask them for a DJ rec.
Fingers crossed that this all works out for the best (I’m sure it will!).