Post # 1
One of my very good friends has just started his own DJ company and has asked for the wedding, and I had initially said yes. The problem is the venue we booked will not allow anybody but their 2 house DJ’s to do uplighting which is a big part of the look I was going for. Since I had already told him I would hire him should I suck it up and miss out on my lighting, or explain that its a venue restriction?
Post # 3
@kdnyyfan: Is there a way you can tell him that, no only do you want the uplighting, but you also want him to enjoy his time at the reception as much as anyone and you don’t want him to have to work all night?
Post # 4
We had to tell our VERY talented close friend we would be chosing an outside photog for hte purpose of keeping friends and business seperate, and so he and his wife could enjoy themselves at our wedding.
Post # 5
I would be honest with him. It isn’t that you don’t want him because he isn’t good, but you have venue restrictions. He should understand–it isn’t your fault. I would just say hey I would really want you to DJ my wedding, but my venue has restrictions on just letting their 2 DJs handle it. Just say sorry for not finding that our sooner. I would also add that, as a friend, you really want him to sit back, relax, and enjoy the wedding with everyone else. 🙂