(Closed) need advice on DJ/photography service

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ask for references, have him create a sample playlist asked on your vibe but without you telling him too many specifics.  I mean even the best DJ has an off day so it could be a disaster either way.

as for it being awkward if you don’t use them? IT will not be unless you make it that way.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

From everything you said in your first post, I don’t think I’d go with him if I were you.  Keep searching on your own.. there are always options out there for DJ and photography that will fit your budget and (most importantly) your style.  At the very least, I would not trust just going with the photographer he partners with, do the research on that front.  Your wedding is in Sep 2013 – you definitely have time to keep looking!!

eta don’t worry about the awkwardness of not going with him if you do end up meeting with him.  I did this to several people (I turned down photography from my best friend!!), you have no obligation to hire someone just because they are distant acquaintances.  You gotta do what’s best for your wedding!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am in Pittsburgh too like you. But I don’t want to go with a DJ that has a photographer just thrown in because it doesn’t make sense to me that those two things go together??

Like maybe DJ and lighting could go together but not DJ and photographer. I didn’t look at DJs yet though.

Whats your budget? I’m trying to stay at 15000 for everything. But I know the pressure because I’m looking at October 2013 and everyone less expensive gets booked so fast. I already changed my date once and don’t want to have to do it again but the good vendors go so quick and it sucks.

For DJ I don’t know yet because I’m not as worried about the music because I know there are tons of DJ’s out there and I’m not picky about it that much. But photographer is a priority for me and my budget is like $2000 or less for it.

Whats your photography budget? I can tell you all the people I looked at. Right now I like Kristen Wynn Photography and I hope she still has my date by the time we meet but I have a Friday wedding so I think that it will be okay. I found her by googling my reception site. I haven’t made a decision yet though.

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