Eat Drink & Be Mary: That time we didn't have a DJ 24 days before the wedding...

7.08.2015

That time we didn't have a DJ 24 days before the wedding...




Yes, you read that right.  As of today we're 24 days away from the big day AND our DJ is no longer available.  The stress that has been added to the normal stress from being less than a month away is unreal.  And the anger I have for this person is unreal.  So unprofessional if you ask me.

I've decided not to reveal his name or the reason we are unable to go along with his services because I'd willing to assume most of you are not in my area and will never have contact with him.  

But I will ask that you pray for me.  Pray I find a DJ that is available, can come to our location & is within budget.  

And so this may be the saddest wedding update I've shared yet, but it's real and it's pretty much consuming all of my thoughts since last Friday.  Let's hope next Wedding Wednesday is on a much brighter note.

With any last hope to save this post from straight up putting a damper on your day, I do have a little bit of good wedding planning news to share.  I have a massage booked for tomorrow (thanks to my clogger babes for the going-away gift card).  Along with another hair trial apt & meeting with our baker to make some final decisions.  So maybe things will start looking up.

I think I'll go enjoy myself I nice de-stress sesh now...

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Did you have any major upsets in your last month of planning?  Can you recommend a DJ for the northwestern part of NC?  What caused you to stress the most your last month?






38 comments:

  1. If all else fails, hire a jukebox and plug in an iPod :) Fingers crossed for you! I'm sure it all work out okay - still super stressful though! x

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  2. This happened to my mom but then they ended up finding someone in time. It will all work out *knock on wood*

    http://dogmomchic.blogspot.com/

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  3. I was a bridesmaid last year in my friend's wedding, and our bridesmaid dresses were STOLEN from the alterations place two weeks before the wedding. By the seamstress!! We had to rush order new (different) dresses, and did our own alterations on the big day! Good luck! I'm sure you'll find someone great!

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  4. Uhhhhhhhh. Didn't he have a contract with you guys? Frustrating. Hang in there, take deep breaths, and think positive thoughts! Sending prayers your way!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh no! Ugh, Mary that just sucks! I hope you can find a replacement soon! If anything, worst case scenario, you can play via Pandora, they have an ad free service!

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  6. Sorry for all of the stress this is causing you, I'm sure it'll all work out and someone fantastic will come along!

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  7. Oh no Mary, I will be praying you find a new DJ. I'm sure something good will happen...you're too kind to let something like this ruin things. Something will come along, I'm sure of it.

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  8. I'm sorry to hear that! I hate it when things fall through at the last minute. :( I'm sure it will all work out though :)

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  9. awe you will find one.. Remember all things happen for a reason and as long as your married at the end of the day than it went perfectly.. My wedding cake bakery burned down 2 weeks before my wedding and she shut down 100%. I also didn't have my chairs or chair covers the morning of my wedding ... Hang in there!

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  10. ugh, that is so annoying that you don't have a DJ, you'll find another and better one! I could recommend several where I live ;( Something that happened 10 days before our wedding, I had my identity stolen and the IRS told me I owed them 16K and that I had 3 weeks to fix it, but we were leaving on our honeymoon, so I had 10 days...cue totally freak out. Luckily husband to be fixed it all and everything turned out okay. Lots of tears that day though.

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  11. Check with Split Second Sound - they are based out of Charlotte but they travel, I'm not sure what your budget is, but I contracted them for 6 hours for my wedding and they were under $2k.

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  12. Oh no! My sister had a TORNADO during the middle of her reception!

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  13. Oh no, so sorry you are dealing with that! I know how stressful last minute wedding things are! I agree, very unprofessional on the DJ's part!

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  14. Our venue changed contract terms with us a week before the wedding.... Hope you find a DJ! Take a deep breath. It will all work out and soon you'll be married to the man of your dreams, and you'll be laughing about this!

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  15. Oh my goodness, good luck! Can you remind me where you live again? (Email me if you don't want to share publicly dohertym11@gmail.com) I have a few friends in the wedding industry in different parts of the country, and I'm happy to help any way I can!

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  16. Yikes! That is not good. But I am sure you will figure it out and your reception will surely be great! Hang in there.

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  17. Ahhhh I know how you feel.. the coordinator at my venue called me 5 days before the wedding (and two days before Christmas..) to tell me that the grass was all torn up because they were installing sprinklers, and asked if I wanted hay on the ground. I was so upset, and NO I didn't want hay, so they ended up renting us a black floor for underneath the entire tent. On a happier note, I found my DJ only a month before, so I know it's possible!

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  18. Oh no! I'm sure you'll find someone who's available, unfortunately sucky things like this happen all the time. I bet your new guy will be great!
    Also, I made Oreo Truffles using your recipe. They are GREAT!

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  19. Yikes that's not good! I've heard of that happening to a lot of people over the past couple years. So stressful! I hope you're able to find a replacement soon!

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  20. Oh no! My fingers are crossed that everything works out and you'll be able to find another DJ.

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  21. Girllllll! I called the church to schedule our wedding rehearsal and when I asked for 5:00pm she said, "sure that's great! The wedding before yours hasn't booked their rehearsal yet so it can be when ever you want." Um excuse me?! A panic attack ensued until my fiance and future mother-in-law informed me that it's pretty common for Catholic churches to have 2 weddings in one day (I'm a newly confirmed Catholic as of this April) so yea I feel you on that. I just started blogging...after your wonderful wedding please check out FormerKennedy.blogspot.com and comment with any advice both blogging and wedding related :)

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  22. We have found one, and it actually turned out not being as difficult as I suspected thanks to The Knot and Wedding Wire having excellent resources.

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  23. Seriously the worst. But we found a new one, and I'm really looking forward to everything he'll do for us!

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  24. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Oreo Truffles. They're seriously delicious and addicting.


    We found a new DJ..yay!!

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  25. Oh no! I'm glad they worked with you and fixed the problem though. We found one, and surprisingly it wasn't as difficult as I expected it to be..so that's good.

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  26. We did end up finding one, thank God! Wow, I am totally impressed with you. That is amazing, and I couldn't have done it. I'm glad it all worked out.

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  27. It did, thank goodness. Now to make it to the wedding day. ;)

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  28. Thanks so much Meg, that is awfully kind of you to offer to help. Luckily, thanks to The Knot and Wedding Wire (and their amazing resoures) I found a DJ pretty quickly and we're all squared away now. :)

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  29. Ah that is just crazy! I'm sure we will, and I can't wait to be married. Just one more week!

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  30. Agreed, but I found a new one and I'm sure my wedding will be better because of it. :)

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  31. Wow, that is something else. I'm assuming everything went well. At least they're married now!

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  32. Thank you so much Katie. We have found a DJ!!

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  33. Oh my goodness that is crazy what happened to you! I can only imagine, but you are so luck your Mr fixed it for you. I think I would totally loose it.

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  34. Oh my, you sure did have a lot going on! We luckily have found one, thank goodnes.

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  35. We found one!! Thank goodness it didn't take to long to find one either, and all is well again. ;)

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  36. What a great idea Ash. We luckily found one, and it didn't take too long. Thank God!

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  37. He did, so at least we got our money back. Oh well, we've found a new one and we're moving on. :)

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  38. Oh my gosh! That is insane Samantha. I can't even imagine that. You guys are awesome getting that all together. We found someone, yippee!

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