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May 2013 Weddings

AW: Check!

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We booked our DJ yesterday!  I feel SO relieved, the DJ was the one thing I was definitely not looking forward to finding.  We were at my friend's wedding a few weeks ago though & loved who she used so we met with them last week.  

They're at the tippy top of our budget (even after getting them to come down a full $1000 from the original quote) but I think they're definitely worth it since we've seen them work & know they're good.  Our reception will revolve around dancing so this was something that's really important to us.

I was really stressing yesterday because I really wanted to book with them but was concerned about the price.  I chatted with my mom who put it into perspective: at my friend's wedding I have no recollection of her centerpieces or cake but I definitely remember how great the DJ was & how we danced our booties off!  I called & put down the deposit as soon as I got off the phone with her!  I'm so happy that's done!

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  • Congrats! I really think it was to your advantage to see them in action first :-)
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  • Congrats! I just booked my DJ (with a photobooth) Sunday and I'm really excited about it too!
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  • Good entertainment is super important! People just want to have a good time! It's great you got to see them in action- congrats!

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  • SwazzleSwazzle New Jersey member
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    Thanks ladies!



  • Congratulations! Who did you end up going with?
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  • Nice! We are going to visit a DJ on Saturday, we've seen them in action and had a great time so we are probably going with them.

    Just wondering how you talking them down so much?!
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  • Congratulations on the check! You guys have alot done.. its making me realize that I have to start moving. We have nothing but the location yet! And lots of not finalized ideas... lol
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_may-2013-weddings_aw-check?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:ea657a87-d1dc-4588-999f-31c9deeef720Discussion:de80c5d3-2198-4ebd-a324-f84a985be4fcPost:8077f88c-7418-4db5-ad8c-68a60a5117a2">Re: AW: Check!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Congratulations! Who did you end up going with?
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  • SwazzleSwazzle New Jersey member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_may-2013-weddings_aw-check?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:ea657a87-d1dc-4588-999f-31c9deeef720Discussion:de80c5d3-2198-4ebd-a324-f84a985be4fcPost:b0d25c9d-ab6d-45d7-aad7-9432777012d2">Re: AW: Check!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Nice! We are going to visit a DJ on Saturday, we've seen them in action and had a great time so we are probably going with them. Just wondering how you talking them down so much?!
    Posted by SRRL18[/QUOTE]

    <div>Basically after he gave us the original quote I told him that we were really interested but the price was somewhat of a problem. I said our budget is $xxxx & since we are paying for our wedding ourselves we're trying to be really conservative when it comes to the budget. He looked at what they charged my friend & came back to us with a new quote which was over $1000 less than the original one.  The price was including DJ + emcee for 6 hours, uplighting, and some "intelligent lighting" for the dance floor (which we ended up taking off in the end anyways).  </div>



  • RDR, you and your "big things" checks make me feel SUPER behind. I'm working on the venue, but nothing is booked yet :(

    I also dread booking the DJ though. I feel like I've seen more bad ones than good ones. 
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  • SwazzleSwazzle New Jersey member
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    HI Beads!!!  Don't feel behind at all, you have PLENTY of time! 

    My advice for the DJ is if you've seen one that you liked: book them.  



  • Awesome check!! I definitely think that good entertainment is a must! I hope to learn some hefty negotiating from you ;) 
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