Post # 1
Even though we are not getting married until next September, I decided to go to a wedding fair at our reception venue last march. While there I filled out some info for a DJ and ever since I have gotten at least one call/month sometimes two, once even two calls a few days apart from different people at hte company. I finally talked today to a guy there and voiced that problem and had told them they were being pushy which he responded, "we try not to be pushy, we’re more diligent" I really don’t know what to look for in a DJ, so is this anything usual from them? or are they being really pushy? They seem to have an alright reputation from various websites and they have given me a pretty competitive quote, but I just don’t know what to do!
How did everyone else out there find your DJ’s? I’m in Minnesota, so any thoughts on good DJ’s in the cities or south (I’m in Rochester) will be appreciated.
Post # 3
What is it w/ DJs? Ours was, by far, the most "challenging" and annoying vendor we had. Which is really to say, the only one who irked me. I’d tell them the next time they call, "Look, we have your info, and right now I’m interested, but I’m not appreciating being called all the time. I’ll call you when I’m ready." Be firm.
If they are highly recommended, it probably won’t kill you to hire them, as long as you feel confident in their ability to execute when it comes to the big day. The one we used was highly recommended, and we’d been to weddings/events that he’d done. And in the end, despite his lack of organization and annoying-ness, the guys who actually came to DJ were very pleasant and we had a great time.
I think maybe they are pushy b/c there’s more competition, and these days it’s so common for people to DIY the music too. Word of mouth is the best way to go, I’ve found.
Post # 4
we found our dj because he was on the preferred vendors list at our venue. Actually, most of our vendors were. but our dj relied on word of mouth to get work rather than ads, harrassment, etc. not to say that they won’t be good dj’s….I just don’t like or trust people who seem to work too hard to get business. if they are good, they shouldn’t need to.
Post # 5
sorry but if that happened to me, i wouldn’t be using their services. there are plenty of other popular djs out there who can do the job and i want to go to one who hasnt annoyed or bothered me and one i feel comfortable with. nothing wrong with trying to get business, but if it bothered me, i would just choose another DJ.
Post # 6
All I know is that you need to give you DJ a playlist — they go nuts with all the cheesy 1970s disco songs and it is just not my favorite thing or how I want to remember my wedding. Any DJ I get will have a strict DO NOT PLAY list — I want the music to be as memorable as everything else.
Post # 7
Hi I am new to the Bee boards! We recently booked our DJ, and found her through recs from friends. My fiance and I had a face-to-face meeting with her and her tech guy and discussed logistics, payment, song selection, etc. We are definitely comfortable with her…she really listened and understood us and the type of music we’d like to be played. She has a great reputation for reading the crowd as well. We are def. giving her MUST PLAY and DO NOT PLAY lists! Hope that helps…good luck!