(Closed) vendor issues please help??? need input

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Is her daughter actually a dj or is she just going to run an ipod and play the playlist you give her? Do you have to pay her daughter to do this? I would look at other venues if the daughter is going to do nothing and you have to pay her.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Personally I wouldnt go with a venue that was restrictive.

One of the biggest things that my partner wanted was a band and we had to find a venue that would allow it!

I would say to the venue that unless you are able to do it you would find another venue. But thats just me.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i agree with pp.  is her daughter really a dj?  regardless, if you want a good dj, then you will have to find another venue.  i can’t believe that they are so firm on this subject.  have you by chance called the references from this venue and asked them how the dj was??

Post # 9
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11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sounds shady. I’d look elsewhere.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If you’re really in love with the venue, could you offer some sort of insurance policy if the DJ uses her items.  Like you agree to pay for any items stolen or damaged at the hands of the DJ?  Surely one of the best DJs in town wouldn’t be the best if he was known for stealing/damaging items?  I wonder if the past problems were from “DJ’s”-like friends of the brides and grooms that claimed to be DJ’s?

If she really won’t budge at all, I would definitely go with someone else!  and make it clear that her DJ policy is why you will be looking elsewhere!

Post # 12
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7908 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

A real DJ is insured, so these shouldn’t be issues. Plus, a real DJ would bring all his own equipment, including laptop and speakers. I can see her not wanting you to bring in some random friend to run an ipod through her equipment, but to not be able to bring in a real DJ of your own is not okay.

Post # 13
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3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would agree a good dj has insurance for those pursposes. I would start looking for other venues. Let her know you will get a dj with insurance and give her proof. However if that isn’t enough for her you will have to change venues.

Post # 14
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224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I agree that most reputable DJs are insured. I would definitely keep looking if she won’t budge. When looking through the threads the DJ can basically make/break a reception. If having a professsional with great music to give a great party is your goal I’m sure you will find another great venue.

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