Post # 1
So, signed a contract with this DJ…Paid a total of $1200 for this DJ. He supplied up lighting and did the ceremony music, and was there from 3-9.
Yet, there were some ‘hiccups’, which upset the misses, which in turn upset me, so I asked for a partial and he obliged…But haven’t seen anything yet. I paid via paypal through my credit card.
First thing that upset her, was that the DJ didn’t even have the ‘Wedding March’ song, and had to download it. So that was a 20 minute delay. (Even though the contract stated it will be on time.)
Also, his software on his laptop kept acting up, so there were numerous times during the reception he had to reboot his computer, and we are sitting there in silence. I say that happened about 5-6 times.
How much of a refund is substantial? (Contract stated $500 was non-refundable) I haven’t put out a negative review…if I get a refund I’ll just call it square…
Post # 3
@Diddy41: Sorry to hear that my dear. To be honest I am not sure on how much. Maybe 20%.
I had DJ woes of my own, he came late…like a hour , ok so it was a long holiday weekend, it was raining, there was bad Toronto traffic and like 50% of the guest came late because of that. BUt he was supposed to be half an hour early at the latest, so if he was late it would have been better if he was half an hour late. He came the same time as 50% of my guest, and they were supposed to show up after.
Second he played the wrong entrance song for my Dh and I at the reception. It was supposed to be upbeat, but instead he played the slower remix of the same song, so my Darling Husband decided to improvise and start dancing with me as our first dance (that was supposed to come later). So I ended up cancelling my first dance because “it already happened” (in truth the first dance song wasn’t special to us, we don’t have a “song”, but I was really looking forward to the fun upbeat entrance….pooh).
Post # 4
My DJ failed to bring the three pieces of music we had requested and that he’d promised to acquire for our processional in, our processional out, and our first dance. SUCH a fail. Luckily my Darling Husband thought the DJ seemed unreliable (he went incommunicado for the three days before the wedding that we were trying to contact him for confirmation that he got the songs) so my Darling Husband burned the three songs we absolutely wanted/needed on a CD and brought the CD to the wedding. I am so grateful he did that, because our wedding would have felt so different without our three special pieces of music. I’m actually glad our DJ didn’t return our calls, because it stirred my Darling Husband to action. We had practiced our first dance so much with the one song… and if the processional music was ‘Here comes the bride’ or Pachelbel or something, the wedding simply wouldn’t have felt as ‘us.’ And man, I would have been pissed and also sad. Darling Husband saved the day. We actually suspected the DJ was high at the wedding. Like out of his mind on cocaine high.
Sorry, threadjacked! In your case, I would want at least 25% of my money back. 50% would be better but I’d be surprised if he gave that much back. Sorry this happened to you. 🙁
Post # 5
So, attached is his response…I have a few issues.
At the event he agreed to partial refund, with witnesses to attest to that. Now he is saying no ($200 refund) will be given until certain stipulations are met.
Few issues with his response
1.) Like I said before, music was provided when his laptop went down. But it was through his cell phone of the venue’s poor speakers after a noticeable difference.(Clearly hear a difference)
2. He states he was only given the notification of ‘Wedding March’ hours before the wedding. I actually have facebook Messages, where he is notified that we want this song days prior to the Wedding. He said we could notify him of the songs on facebook or call him. Not to mention, this is a standard song for all weddings.
3. Even the songs that were on his request list, were not played. Because ‘he couldn’t find them.’ No notification was given to me about that, till the day of the wedding. I would have given it to him, if I had known that.
4. No style of music was given? Facebook messages state otherwise. Also, I believe i if the Bride states don’t play this music anymore. How hard is to oblige?
5.) He also wants a thread deleted, mentioning him..
Post # 6
@Diddy41: To me, it would be worth it to lose the refund just so I could post bad reviews anywhere I could. He jacked stuff up and then after acknowleging his errors, he’s decided to go go back on his word. Others need to be warned, just sorry it was at your expense.