A DJ vs. A Wedding DJ

This past year we've had the honor - and not so much of an honor working with DJ's and Wedding DJ's and YES! THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!

Some of my Wedding DJ friends might appreciate this post and the NON- Wedding DJ Friends might not, but if I want a wedding to go off with out a huge issue - we need wedding DJ's at weddings!!

At one of the weddings this year we had a non-wedding DJ say that he wasn't going to do the announcements, that he didn't know what to say and that he would charge the coupe $50 extra! Needless to say I ended up doing the announcements because I didn't want him messing things up, but it is difficult to hand a bride her toss bouquet and do all the announcements on my own.  When it came time for dancing he played what he would have played at the club - cuss words and all!!!  People started leaving early and the bride and groom left about an hour and a half before scheduled time.

Then we had a wedding with an actual WEDDING DJ! Announcements were made (flawless) and games were played (again, flawless) and the guests had a great time.  For the dancing the same music as the wedding above was played - but clean versions and people stayed longer, danced longer and had a lot of fun.  The bride and groom left on time and guests stayed and danced a little while we started cleaning up and it was fun to have music while we picked up candles and pulled linen!

I've done many posts over the years of why couples should hire professionals in the industry, but it seems no matter what there is always someone that doesn't listen.

Oh yeah - we also had a couple this year that didn't pay their DJ - so he didn't show up!  Lesson learned!

Happy Planning!

Bride Budget Workshop at the Greensboro Women's Center

Finally I am getting back to teaching! :)   I love teaching brides - and potential wedding planners the business.  This class is in conjunction with the Women's Resource Center of Greensboro, it is FREE but seating is limited.

I am going to teach brides how to create - and stick to a wedding budget.

Don't get mad though if I get real with you - you can't plan a wedding for 300 with $5,000 that looks like David Tutera did it.  I have prepared a presentation with average spend figures for weddings in the area and will be prepared to answer questions!

Please contact the Women's Resource Center at 628 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405  (336) 275-6090  to RSVP for the event!