Planning a Wedding? Here’s What The Wedding DJ Will Not Tell You. Things can go wrong. Let’s hope Murphy’s Law doesn’t take effect. But when it does it can be crazy how the cost starts to build up, and the effect can ruin your wedding plans.
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What The Wedding DJ Will Not Tell You
A DJ can be one of the hardest vendors to pick. Not just because they can be one of the most important elements of your wedding celebration theme, but also because of price.
Many DJ’s will not put their price on their website.
They’ll also avoid a direct answer when you ask them.
Giving a range is not a bad place to start.
But why not just have prices listed, and then give you options so you can make a choice.
advice: Don’t let the DJ play a shell game when you are choosing your package.
Who Will Be the DJ
Another item in What The Wedding DJ Will Not Tell You:
You will often not meet the DJ when making a purchase.
You might be promised a particular dj, but with no guarantee.
You might have the option to choose your DJ at a later date.
Because the best DJ’s on a team will be assigned to other events and you’ll be left with second string scraps.
advice: Meet your DJ, get your DJ’s name in writing on the contract.
What If The DJ Can’t Make It
Murphy’s Law, stuff happens. But there has to be a plan, and it has to be a good one.
Backups are essential. It may add extra stress to your day, but it’s so much better than a No-Show.
advice: Ask your DJ what the plan is, and ask how they’ve utilized it in the past.
When They Will Contact You
You meet a DJ, you sign a contract and leave a booking fee… Then they disappear.
Emails are returned slowly, or not at all. Phone calls and texts are a long strung out game of tag.
Know what the next step is, and how you will manage your planning process.
advice: Have your DJ show you the plot of the timeline contacts leading up to your wedding.
How Will Your DJ Handle Touchy Situations
Murphy’s Law creeps up again. Stuff happens.
A venue manager is running a different timeline than what you discussed, an over-served guest becomes hostile, a parent is not cooperating with your vision.
advice: Get a feeling for the temperament of your DJ. Think: Calm in the center of the storm.
When you think about What The Wedding DJ Will Not Tell You, what are you most afraid of happening at your wedding. Let me know, I’ll give you my best answer.