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Meeting with DJ

Hi all! FI FINALLY got in touch with some DJs, and the only one he was impressed with (he was pretty much blown off by one company) was David Lynch. We are probably meeting with him next Sunday. What should we bring (besides a checkbook, haha)? Questions we should ask?

Re: Meeting with DJ

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    edited December 2011
    Ask him if he's responsible for finding a replacement if he's sick/unable to make it (for whatever reason). You don't want to be down a DJ the day of. Does he allow requests? (I know, this sounds strange but I went to a wedding and people requested songs and the DJ didn't do requests - he made a playlist long enough for the reception and that was the only music he had!!) What kind of "extras" does he do - trivia contest, circle of friends, last first dance, etc What types of music does he play/have? What does he need at the reception site (1 or 2 tables, vendor meal, near an outlet) I can't remember what we asked our DJ - but HTH!!
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    edited December 2011
    Agree with PP.  An early meeting should be about getting to know their styles and their back-up plans, and just generally getting a feeling of how your personalities mesh.  I see the DJ as the host of your wedding, so it's important that they "represent" you well.  My DJ wouldn't discuss details about music or timelines until about 2-3 weeks before the wedding, so don't stress about those details yet.  I wouldn't even bring the checkbook.  You'll want to take your time making the decision, and would probably mail in a contract and check a few days later. 
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    edited December 2011
    hey chica.. not sure if you meant meeting with him *today*, but in case you haven't... dave is awesome at leading the meeting. he showed us his equipment first, and then went through what we could expect from him, then asked if we had questions. we basically explained the kind of atmosphere we were looking for and he was happy to accommodate! good luck and enjoy yourself!
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    edited December 2011
    see if he has a song list--one dj i met with had his entire catalog online so we were able to look at it in advance.  fiance and i are very particular to what music we want at the wedding (and what music we don't want) and we wanted to make sure that the dj would be able to play everything we wanted.  not as big of a deal, but being jewish and planning to have some jewish elements at our reception, we need to have certain traditional jewish music which is not as common so i needed to make sure the dj we booked had that music accesable.  good luck, booking the dj feels like a huge accomplishment! 
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