David Hoyt Entertainment
Cleaning Up A Couple of Messes…..
This week I’ve gotten two calls for weddings that are taking place next weekend, and the weekend after.
The first call came from the mother of the bride. Her daughter is getting married on November 26th. We had talked a few months back. She had seen me work at another wedding and really liked the way I did things. I quoted her a price and that was the last I heard from her until this week.
She called and said, “We spoke a few months back and I didn’t hire you because I wanted somebody less expensive. We hired somebody, but when I wake up in the morning my first thought is that I’m worried about the DJ we hired. It’s not worth that. I’ll pay the price you quoted us because I need my daughter’s wedding to go great.”
While we talked about what she was looking for. She asked if I could provide sound for the ceremony which is outside while the reception is inside. I said I absolutely could and that I could even do a third set up for cocktail hour out on the patio if she liked. She said that the DJ they hired told her that they would need to rent another sound system to do the ceremony if they wanted him to do that. I informed her that that is a scary statement because it means that he does not have any back up equipment if he can’t provide a second system for the ceremony. She stated that she didn’t even think of that and seemed even more relieved that she had called me. I mean, what if his mixer went out? Reception over.
Yesterday a bride-to-be emailed me and said, “My wedding is coming up on Dec. 2 2011. I just found out our DJ doesn’t play un-edited music and my fiance doesnt like that.” I called her and we spoke. I explained to her that I only play radio edits and that I’d be more than happy to meet with her and her fiance’ face to face in the next few days and get her wedding all together. I quoted her a price which I feel sure is more than she was spending on the other “DJ”. We are meeting on Sunday.
I feel just a little bad that I am taking gigs away from people who call themselves DJ’s, but at the same time, if you don’t have the necessary equipment, and back up equipment, or if your so ignorant that you only play vulgar music at a wedding reception with everyone from children to the elderly there, then I guess you are just reaping what you sow.