I have a love/hate relationship with being the last minute wedding DJ saves the day person. I love being able to help people, but I hate that someone out there is giving the wedding DJ industry a bad name
As a business owner, incoming phone calls are always potential business and I am always thrilled to hear the phone ring!!!!! (it keeps me in business and pays my mortgage) HOWEVER…. I really, REALLY hate to get this PARTICULAR kind of phone call.
Hi. My name is XXX. The Disc Jockey just called and cancelled on me. My wedding is Saturday.
( or my wedding is in two weeks, three weeks…..you get the idea. It sucks and it breaks my heart.)
At least this guy has the “cajones” to cancel (via phone message) early enough for the bride and groom to secure alternate entertainment.
It is MUCH worse when they don’t even bother to call and the bride and groom are left wondering where the DJ is right about the time of their “first dance”. Ouch!!!!
Unfortunately I get at least one or two calls like this every wedding season.
My latest call came today.
Last Minute DJ Saves the Day
the “gentleman” who cancelled via phone message was hired 10 months ago!
Disclaimer: Evidently, this gentlemen who cancelled had the seemingly forgivable reason of a surprise deployment. However… a DJ really shouldn’t promise to personally appear for someone’s wedding IF there is even the REMOTEST chance of deployment!!!!!! ( my current clients didn’t even know this guy was in the military!)
Ladies and Gentlemen….. check your written contracts ( and yes you should have a written contract!!!!)
Does the contract guarantee the services of the DJ you expect? What happens if they cancel? Do you have any guarantees?
I don’t know, but my “BS” detector just went off!!!!
Was this guy actually deployed????? Maybe….. Yes….Maybe…No……
But…..Maybe he got a better offer? We’ll never know.
I’m just happy I had someone available to cover this wedding.
One more reason to get an iron clad contract that absolutely guarantees the entertainer you expect and have paid for on your wedding day.
Remember, being a wedding DJ might look easy, but it only looks easy because we’ve done our job well. So yes, I’m ultimately happy to be the last minute wedding dj saves the day kind of girl!
I'm Liz Daley. Your music loving, chips and salsa eating, dorky detail obsessed wedding fairy-godmother whose prime directive is to make your wedding celebration the best day ever!