I recognize that the Michigan economy has suffered over the years. I understand that every wedding couple is planning with a budget. I love a sale! I
I recognize that the Michigan economy has suffered over the years. I understand that every wedding couple is planning with a budget. I love a sale! I seriously appreciate it a great deal. I am a deal shopper in your mind but know this, “if your vendor’s rate is too good to be true in the grand scheme of things, they may not be so good after all.”
Not once, not twice, not three times but FOUR times previously two weeks I’ve gotten a phone call from the bride that went something similar to this:
“We had our DJ booked, but we can’t get a hold of him. We put a deposit down and everything. I’ve tried calling him, emailing him, and even tried contacting him on Face-Book. Do you think I’m wrong to feel nervous?”
“No, I don’t think you’re wrong! It is four weeks before your big day, and you need to be able to reach your DJ. We’re already meeting and planning with our September brides & grooms. You have ever to fret!”
Silvia began to relax once we discussed her big day and how Music Box could contribute to her reception. Silvia and Greg hired MBP and will have a fabulous detroit wedding dj for his or her wedding reception – but that’s not what is with this story. The idea is that our office has received four calls the same as Silvia’s within the past two weeks!
“I can’t get a hold of my DJ” and “My DJ backed from us.”
Forgive my drama.
However, when I hear these words, my neck & shoulders immediately tense up because I feel the stress and anxiety of the bride on the phone. There so much going on just a couple of weeks before the wedding day, and at this time, the last thing a bride & groom might like to do is go shopping for wedding vendors again! I speak from personal experience, as I vividly remember how it felt when my DJ didn’t arrive for my reception 19 years ago.
“These DJs are jerks, idiots, scumbags, and an inventory names that label them as villains.”
When I asked Silvia, “Simply how much did you pay for your DJ?” Voila! The standard thread among these sell-out DJs is their rate!
The DJs that abandon a couple of weeks before their big day consistently charge $500 – $700.
The moral of this story…
Photographer, Videographer, Disc Jockey, Florist, Linen Company, Photo Booth, etc., regardless of service, there is a median price for a quality professional. There’s the average rate in that you simply will be hiring a full-time, insured, certified, and experienced professional. This isn’t a national average as possible discover on The Knot or Wedding Wire. If you are planning a wedding in Michigan, then the price a Kentucky bride pays for a DJ is not a good comparison to a few planning in California, Texas, or Michigan. Geographic location is needed here.
I recognize that the Michigan economy has suffered over the years. I understand that every wedding couple is planning with a budget. I love a sale! I seriously appreciate it a great deal. I am a deal shopper in your mind but know this, “if your vendor’s rate is too good to be true in the grand scheme of things, they may not be so good after all.” Twenty years of in the Wedding Industry supports this advice:
Educate, Educate, Educate yourselves. Realize that the typical rate for a Michigan Wedding DJ is $1200. Once you shop, concentrate on what is being provided to you and not solely on price. Ask great questions to find how wedding vendors are likely to provide the product or service that fits your standards. Center your attention how is that vendor likely to contribute to your day, and above all, is that vendor into YOU?! They must be more concerned with understanding your preferences than pitching what they’re attempting to sell. If your vendor isn’t dedicated to your tastes & vision, if they don’t get you because their priority is $$$, then they’ll never have the ability to fulfill your expectations because they don’t care enough about you to understand your expectations. Once you’ve found your top 3 or 4 vendors that meet your standards, then consider their pricing as a factor when narrowing down your choices.
At Music Box Productions, we’re here to help as you intend on one of the biggest days in your life. It doesn’t matter if you are shopping our services, your questions are welcomed, and we guarantee honesty and integrity.