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?