Our originally booked DJ, Justin, bailed on us a couple months before the wedding so he was replaced with Mark also from Electric Blue. We had spoken to mark prior, provided a timeline of events, a list of songs that guests had requested along ...
with songs we’d like to hear well in advance just for him to play almost none of them.
The cocktail hour was a mess, we couldn’t hear any of the music with his tiny speaker and when we made our speech, and re read our vows the microphone he provided didn’t even work and couldn’t turn up the sound. We had to yell instead. So embarrassing.
There were huge pauses between everything and the listing of first dance and parent dances had the amount of time listed to play it just for my husband and I to awkwardly stand in front of everyone waiting for our first dance song to start. He then called parents dances incorrectly just for my mother and I to again, awkwardly stand there for multiple minutes waiting for the song to start just to tell me the song “wasn’t downloaded” and called me to his table to tell me this. Then when it did start to play, the timing was all wrong and I kept having to tell him to stop a song or yell to him.
The only guest requested songs (from the rsvp) that were played were ones guests had to go up again and ask for. He also announced to “make sure the bride liked the song” before requesting which makes me look like the bad guy. I literally provided a list of do not play and truly made it as simple as possible just to be ignored.
It was so unprofessional and made me so sad that my husband and I got to finally celebrate our wedding after 3 postponements due to COVID just for us to get a second rate DJ who was incredibly unprofessional and couldn’t even do the simple task of playing songs we had asked for well in advance including guest requests.