Friday, April 17, 2009

No Cha-cha??

Our meeting with DJ number three was bitter sweet. I really liked him....ALOT. One thing though.....he won't play the Cha-Cha Slide. Why is this an issue? Well because I LOVE the cha-cha slide. I literally get excited whenever it comes on at weddings or family functions, heck I'm usually the one requesting it! I love dancing... I'm terrible, but I love it. My friends need encouragement to get on the floor, lots of begging on my part, and usually the cha cha slide. It is the one song I know I will get them on the floor. I haven't created our playlist yet, but if I had one ready, this would be on it.

So why doesn't DJ # 3 play the Cha-Cha slide? Well he said it isn't his style. He has been refusing brides of the Cha-Cha slide, the Electric Slide, the Hokey Pokey, Cotton Eyed Joe and the likes since 1996. With the one exception of a dear friend.

So just dump him right? Well, other than the Cha-cha slide, he is virtually perfect for us. He has a laid back style. He spins not only at weddings, but at a lot of our favorote Newport bars. When I say spin, yes, he does spin, which is so cool! He isn't your typical wedding DJ, he has more of an edge because he works the clubs fairly regularly, so he knows whats current and what people dance to. We have a young crowd, so this would set him apart. Since he also works weddings, he knows how to include songs from different genres to get all people dancing, not just our young friends, which is key. He isn't super chatty, which is a quality we want in a dj. We are paying for music, not a talk show. He also has a really nice voice. I never really considered voice quality in a dj, but he has a nice voice, Mr. Newport agreed. Apparently after the last DJ, he realized voice is key. He thought the last guy was a lousy speaker. So it is one of the things he noticed on this consultation.

So what to do now? We have one appointment to go, then comes the final decision. This is the toughest vendor decision yet. All the other ones, we just knew.

Did you have any bitter sweet experiences on a vendor search? Did you have to give up something you really want to get the overall experience you were/are looking for?


KLC said...

I understand that those types of songs may not be his "style", but he should still play it for you at your request!!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

I'm a sucker for the electric slide! h:)

Katie said...

I'm sorry for your sake, but I want your DJ!!!
no cha-cha, electric slide or supid shuffle for us!

Laura Kuntz said...

I agree with KLC -- you are paying him and even if it's not his style he could play one damn Cha-Cha Slide... that brings me back to me and all my girlfriends in high school and I HAVE to have the Cha-Cha Slide at my wedding!

Shalay said...

Wow, I've never heard of a DJ straight out refusing to play a song. He is working for YOU. If I'm paying a DJ, he better damn well play what I ask. At least he's letting you know up front. Why not just get an iPod dock, connect it to loudspeakers, and play the song yourself?

My Dream Ring said...

Wow he must be very confident in himself to just right out refuse to play a song that you clearly like. I don't care what anyone says those sogs (cha-cha slide, cupid shuffle & etc.) get people young and old on the dance floor. They will be a must at my wedding.

I say go with the DJ that you love and WILL play your song.