As we have been looking into Who Is Bradley Paul Schroeder – Schroeder’s DJ Service – Brad Schroeder??? and the allegations made against him a good question was raised on what a customer needs to know about hiring a DJ.
PS Brad’s Full Story is coming VERY SOON!
Anyway so in the process of looking into Schroeder’s DJ Service we wanted to get the opinion of another local DJ Service on what they recommend for a customer to know, when looking to hire a DJ. We spoke to DJ Dave Isaacs who refused to talk about Mr. Schroeder, but gave us the following statement for our readers.
I hate the thought of anyone getting scammed on their wedding day. It really makes my blood boil when I hear the stories of people getting screwed over. You can avoid being scammed on your big day.
Here are professional tips to keep in mind when shopping for your wedding dj:
1. Check online reviews for the vendor. Not every vendor will have 100% positive reviews, but if you see multiple bad reviews that all complain of the same issue, walk away. It’s not worth the risk of you being the next victim.
2. Make sure the DJ offers a written contract. NEVER give any DJ (or wedding vendor) a deposit without a written contract. Without a contract all you have done is given them a very nice present. The contract is your protection and guarantee that the DJ will follow through and be there on your wedding day.
3. When you are booking a DJ with a DJ company it is very important that you meet the DJ that will be at your wedding before you sign a contract. The DJ is going to make or break your reception. Its better to find out that DJ doesn’t mesh with you before you sign a contract as opposed to meeting him at your reception for the first time.
4. It is Important that no matter who you book for a DJ that their name is on the contract as the DJ for your event. If the contract does not specify that they will be your DJ and only states that the The DJ company will provide entertainment, do NOT sign the contract until they add their name to the contract. This will will give you the legal protection from any bait and switching.
5. Meet with multiple Djs before you make your decision. If you meet with several DJ’s it will become obvious who is and who is not a true professional. One sign will be their drastically lower prices. If a wedding vendor is charging half to a third of what all the other professionals are, there is probably a reason for that.
6. Trust your gut. If you don’t like the person, don’t book the person. You don’t get any do overs on your big day. Find wedding vendors that fit you and your vision for the day.
DJ Dave Isaacs
Owner of The Elite DJ Service