(Closed) We should have a contract with our wedding DJ, right?

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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rainy578:  I am most likely using a DJ through my venue and even then there is seperate contract…That sounds extremely unusual and IMO a recipe for disaster. A contract makes sure all parties agree on hours, duties, playlist options, and noise ordinance compliance…all important topics. Is he also MC’ing the event and doing introductions and what not?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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rainy578:  OMG I literally just posted the same question a couple hours ago. Apparently you should have a contract. Is your DJ Canadian DJ by any chance?

 

Here’s my thread:

Sketchy DJ or Normal?

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Yes, you should have a contract.  However, if this guy is someone just doing this as a side job and doesn’t have a full fledged business, then sometimes they won’t provide a contract and you have to ask for one.  One of my vendors literally wrote two sentences in th paypal invoice about what kind of service he was providing, date, and length of time, and that was his contract.  It worked out just fine.  He was doing it as a side job.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I live in a small town, my DJ doesn’t typically do contracts. We did ask for one and he was more than happy to do one. I would recommend it, just for peace of mind!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Muhlhauser Barn

Mine was a really well priced DJ bc Im on a budget and he didn’t have MUCH of a contract but he did have a small contract we signed. I would maybe have the DJ draw up something or if you can I would draw up something of my own. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

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rainy578:  No deposit without a contract is my general rule. You could always ask him to draw one up. If he wants your business he’ll do it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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rainy578:  I am also using Thumbtack. I find it a great resource but I agree w/PP- sometimes the less established business won’t automatically provide one. If were you I would google some DJ Contract Information and draw up a contact yourself. Especially if you want him to do introductions I would want to know what to expect from him…..Good luck!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I have a contract with my DJ, but it was super simle and I did not put a deposit down.

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