Thursday, January 21, 2010

We Have A DJ!

Thanks to Mr. Milk and some good recommendations!

Most things in Cyprus are found either by word of mouth or by getting into your car and actually visiting a bunch of places. The internet unfortunately is not as helpful! Which is a bummer for me who loves to do the research in the comfort of my house and narrow down the search or order online! 

We had decided a while back that we wanted a DJ at our wedding. While we both like live bands and Mr. Milk is himself a musician, the quality of most bands in Cyprus is not so great for the broad repertoire we want (both English and Greek music). We are hoping to have some instruments there though so that Mr. Milk can play with his friends during the dinner reception!



Anyway, our bestman asked around and recommended a DJ who was supposed to be great, and we will call DJ1. He was unfortunately already booked for our wedding date, but was able to recommend someone else. Great, we thought, good people typically recommend good people, so we were going to be fine! DJ2 was also already booked but gave us another recommendation. Ok, we thought, third time lucky!? We call DJ3 and guess what! Yup, already booked! At this point I'm thinking this is going to be like our venue hunt where people were telling us we started too late! But DJ3 gave us another number and good recommendations and off we went to call DJ4. And he was available!!!!! Mr. Milk and he chatted on the phone for a bit, he pencils us in, and we arrange to call him for a meeting once we arrive in Cyprus.

Because of all that was going on at home over the holidays I was worried that we wouldn't actually get a chance to do this. But Mr. Milk was able to squeeze a meeting into his schedule and he went and met with Dj Panos. Mr. Milk was very impressed with him and his collection of music. Dj Panos works for a company that owns 3 radio stations and he is in charge of creating playlists for the different shows. This means that he knows his music! Yay for us! Also, he will be bringing another Dj with him, a friend and coworker, at NO extra charge. So we get two for the price of one! How awesome is that! Mr. Milk met the other guy too(whose name I forget) during this meeting and was impressed by him as well. 

While I didn't get the opportunity to meet with him (which he found surprising, telling Mr. Milk that in his experience, typically the bride is pickier than the groom) I trust Mr. Milk's instincts on  this and I'm sure I'll get a chance to chat with him at some point in the summer. 

Have you guys booked your band/DJ yet?

12 fabulous blogger's comments:

PartyPlannerGal said...

Congrats on booking a great DJ! This is the one major vendor that we have yet to book, and I'm getting a bit nervous - however, we need a DJ that will play Indian music as well as the hip-hop/dance music we love, so we are starting by word of mouth in the Indian community here for a good fusion DJ. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Congrats! We booked our DJ last August and will be meeting with him in March to finalize our music list. Can’t wait!

Melissa Papaj Photography said...

You will not regret your choice in getting a DJ. They keep the party going and he sounds like a lot of fun!

SG said...

We just booked our DJ and it was a pain because we also ran into the problem of everyone being booked or being too expensive. But I'm excited about the guy we finally did end up with.

Salt said...

If Mr. Milk is a musician, I'm sure this guy is going to be great. He definitely sounds legit and you can't beat two for the price of one. :)

We are going to iPod it for our cocktail hour on the island, but for our BBQ when we get back we have a friend who is a local radio DJ that can take care of the music for us.

Thank goodness for great recommendations and knowing people!

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

Yikes I was getting a little anxious for you there! Glad you found a great DJ!

-kjpugs

Ruthy G. said...

I'm trying not to regret my decision of going the ipod route...it's a lot of work to create a great playlist...my fiancee has a friend who is "mc-ing" and our friends are not the type to shy away from the dance floor...so hopefully it all works out sans the DJ.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Congrats! I had a harpist and a Cd of music I recorded from reception.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mrs T said...

One more thing crossed off the list! We decided to wing it without a DJ, but if I was doing it again I would probably hire someone. One less thing to worry about on the night.

buhdoop said...

Great Luck! We are probably going to use an mp3 player at our wedding.

Morgan said...

Congrats on checking this off the 'to do' list! I'm sure Mr. M picked a great DJ!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

Yup, I booked a DJ in early 2009 when I booked all the other major vendors. I love him...he was also a referral from a friend's wedding we attended. And he was the best and threw in the most bang for our buck from what I compared him to. We will also most likely be getting 2 DJ's on the night of..which is so great. Because one is super organized and detail oriented like I am and the other is crazy silly fun spinnin' guy who will get the guests on the floor! So I scored both ways...and they are super familiar with our venue which is a huge plus for me as well! So glad it worked out for you. Cannot believe that you ended up having three DJ's all booked on your date! So crazy! I hope you got a great price :)