This month our vendor spotlight is on MyDeeJay.
MyDeejay has been in business since 2003, so 11 years. I’ve been in the wedding industry 18 years this year – hard to believe!
My first piece of advice would be to prioritize the services and expenditures that really make a difference to you, and then hire the very best for those services. Recommendations from your other wedding vendors, word-of-mouth from other engaged and married couples, and online reviews can go a long way toward helping you narrow down your options to the very best in the field, and then from there, you can just trust your gut and go with the provider who seems to understand your vision and tastes the most.
My second piece of advice would be to then trust the vendor team you’ve hired. If you’ve done your due diligence in selecting your wedding professionals, that affords you the opportunity to relax and let them work their magic. There’s no point in choosing – and paying for – an outstanding group of vendors if you’re still going to stress over every detail. Stress is the last thing you should be feeling on your wedding day.
I love every part of weddings (I’ve personally worked in catering and wedding planning in addition to what I do now), but I have to say that helping couples plan their music is the best! It’s always fun, and it’s such an integral part of the wedding. I love suggesting music to clients who are stuck on finding the perfect songs, and even more, I love seeing the creative playlists our clients design on their own. We’re lucky to have such cool, savvy couples hire us.
Honestly, it’s our clients who inspire me – particularly, the ones who really take the reins when it comes to making their wedding unique and reflective of their tastes. I’m so happy that “cookie cutter” weddings don’t really exist anymore, because trust me, that wasn’t the case 10 or 15 years ago! I’m really excited about all the thought and attention that our couples put not only into their music, but into all of the details of their wedding.
(1) Trust your vendors! They’re working for you! (2) None of your guests have any idea what you’ve planned, so if something minor goes wrong, don’t sweat it – I promise no one knows the difference! (3) The time will pass more quickly on your wedding day than any day of your life, so try to enjoy every moment.
I think it’s the effort we put into truly understanding and connecting with our clients. We take the time to get to know each couple so that we can match them with a DJ they’ll click with – and then that DJ works with the couple every step of the way. By the time the wedding day arrives, most of our clients think of their DJ as much more than just a vendor. We’ve built a lot of lasting friendships with our clients, and I consider that a huge gift.