GO DJ!

Something else to cross off my list - I booked my DJ!
Originally I'd planned on using the DJ that played at my aunts wedding and also at her husbands 50th birthday party - his price was only $300. However, my venue requires that all outside vendors have liability insurance and he didn't have any. Oh how great it would be to have only paid $300...
Just this week I figured that I might as well start the hunt for another DJ and headed over to THE KNOT. I sorted by those dollar signs and found someone in the affordable category. I clicked on a vendor, liked what I saw and sent in my information in order to be contacted. Seriously, I don't even think an hour went by before the owner of the company called me. He seemed very nice and extremly professional. When I told him the name of my venue he immediately told me the name of my banquet manager and could even describe the room to me. He has done events on my venue many times!
We spoke on the phone for about half an hour, the entire time I was terrified about how much he was going to tell me the price was. Turns out his price was pretty reasonable especially for everything I was getting - DJ/MC and specialty lighting for my dance floor. I pretty much made up my mind about him before I got off the phone, but I didn't need him to know that.
After I got off the phone with him, I realized that I had actually gotten one of his cards from the banquet manager and I now remember her highly recommending him. I spoke to my fiance and mom about it and we decided to go ahead and book him. We made the necessary arrangements to meet him at his office today and when I got there, it only re-affirmed my choice. He's great! But we were disappointed to learn that he has a prior engagement for that day so it will be someone else at my wedding - he actually have a staff of 7 DJ's. But it's ok, I'm just glad that I found a great company and I'm confident that everything is going to work out great.
He also offers uplighting with the basic package starting at $395 for 16 lights. That's the cheapest I've seen so far - if I have money at the end I would definently like to add that element to my reception.
Is anyone else having uplighting? What are the price ranges that you're seeing out there?
{PHOTO CREDIT: Hypebeast.com}

3 comments :

KNIGHT said...

Congrats! So when is the wedding date?

- KNIGHT

AmyJean {Relentless Bride} said...

Congrats on the DJ... i'm doing uplighting but not sure how much it will be... i'll find out next week though! :)
RelentlessBride

T. E. C. said...

Thats a great price for uplighting!! I'm so happy that you were able to cross this off the list!! I know that makes you smile!!

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