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#1 pinkbride2011

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    Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:38 AM

    Hey Ladies,

    We just found out on Friday that DJ Mijares is unable to do our wedding.  We've had him booked since September and he is just NOW telling us he "double-booked" himself.  We're so upset bc music is really important to us and our guests.  We booked him in the fall before picking out our cake, flowers or decorations bc we wanted to be sure to have the best.  Six months later he tells us sorry, but he'll send his friend in his place for a $200 discount-  how generous.  Thanks but no thanks.  We've contacted 5+DJ's that are recommended on this site, all of them are booked.  All my friends think he got offered more money to do someone else's wedding.  I'll never know.... but now we're scrambling to replace him.  We may fly in a dj from CA, but that's a budget expense we didn't see coming!  This is one of those times I wish we'd eloped.

     

    If you girls have any recommendations please let me know!


    June 11, 2011

    #2 Donie Jordan

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      Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:31 AM

      So sorry to hear this...how frustrating. Sounds like a very "fishy" situation to me, but like you said you'll never know and I guess there's no use dwelling on it. We're using DJ Ricardo for our 6/10/11 wedding and have been very pleased with him thus far. Have you tried him? You also could consider a band...it would be more costly, but probably less than flying a DJ in. I have some quotes from deja vu and cabomax I could probably find for you if you are interested, just let me know. Good Luck!



      #3 pinkbride2011

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        Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:50 AM

        Thanks Donie.... it is frustrating, scary and disappointing.  DJ Mijares was also supposed to play classic guitar during our wedding and cocktail reception.  We did contact DJ Ricardo and he's booked.  : (  I guess that's the downfall of being a June bride, it's the most popular wedding month.  Thanks for the band suggestion, but we're not really band people.... we're hoping the resort will assume some responsibility and wave the equipment fee so our dj will be more affordable/comparble to DJ Mijares' fee and we'll be able to afford another guitarist.  Cross your fingers for us! 

         

        Originally Posted by Donie Jordan 

        So sorry to hear this...how frustrating. Sounds like a very "fishy" situation to me, but like you said you'll never know and I guess there's no use dwelling on it. We're using DJ Ricardo for our 6/10/11 wedding and have been very pleased with him thus far. Have you tried him? You also could consider a band...it would be more costly, but probably less than flying a DJ in. I have some quotes from deja vu and cabomax I could probably find for you if you are interested, just let me know. Good Luck!



         


        June 11, 2011

        #4 Donie Jordan

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          Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:23 PM

          We hired David Flores for classical guitar during the ceremony and cocktail hour. He is charging us $250/hr. Here is his contact info in case you are looking for someone else...sales@musicservices.com.mx, Marlene is his assistant and takes care of the bookings and deposits. She may also have suggestions for a DJ in Cabo. 



          #5 Cindy*

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            Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:26 PM

            Pinkbride, I am so sorry to hear this.  These things are so stressful before your wedding.  I have to say I am really surprised he did this to you.  Dj Mijares did my wedding and he was amazing and super professional.  We had lots of contact with him before hand planning everything and he even came out to the hotel before the wedding to meet with us and go over everything in person.  I know you aren't happy with it but maybe it might be worth finding out more info about his friend, like what experience he has, does he also do live guitar and singing like DJ Mijares, how many weddings has he done, can you speak to any of his clients, etc.  Find out what his experience is, if he is decent and, given your situation, I'm sure you would be able to work something out on price.   Good luck in finding a new DJ.  I'm sure your wedding will be amazing.



            #6 TammyWright

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            Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:41 PM

            so frustrating...i had a wedding photog bail on my wedding 3 days before!  i was freaking out...of course it all worked out and actually for the better, and you can bet that photog is bummed he didn't get to shoot my wedding... ;)


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            #7 LisaandJeff

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              Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:55 PM

              I am so sorry!  I know that you were really excited about him!  We are having DJ Joaquin for our reception and Daryl Currie play for our cocktail hour.  Let me know if you need any of their contact info!   CAR was able to negotiate DJ Joaquin for $900.  


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              #8 Teira1031

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                Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:37 AM

                Have you checked into DJ Fradal? We just used him last week for our wedding and he was great! He is fantastic about quick responses to emails ! We payed $150/hour for him which i think it really good compared to a lot. Hope that helps!



                #9 bride3183

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                  Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:43 PM


                  I'm so glad to hear you had a good experience with DJ Fradal!  We just booked him for our wedding at Dreams and I cannot wait!

                  Originally Posted by Teira1031 

                  Have you checked into DJ Fradal? We just used him last week for our wedding and he was great! He is fantastic about quick responses to emails ! We payed $150/hour for him which i think it really good compared to a lot. Hope that helps!



                   


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                    Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:32 PM



                    Originally Posted by pinkbride2011 

                    Hey Ladies,

                    We just found out on Friday that DJ Mijares is unable to do our wedding.  We've had him booked since September and he is just NOW telling us he "double-booked" himself.  We're so upset bc music is really important to us and our guests.  We booked him in the fall before picking out our cake, flowers or decorations bc we wanted to be sure to have the best.  Six months later he tells us sorry, but he'll send his friend in his place for a $200 discount-  how generous.  Thanks but no thanks.  We've contacted 5+DJ's that are recommended on this site, all of them are booked.  All my friends think he got offered more money to do someone else's wedding.  I'll never know.... but now we're scrambling to replace him.  We may fly in a dj from CA, but that's a budget expense we didn't see coming!  This is one of those times I wish we'd eloped.

                     

                    If you girls have any recommendations please let me know!


                    I wasnt able to reply from my account so a friend made me the favor of letting me use her account.

                     

                    Hello Pinkbride 2011

                     
                    First of all I would like to appologize for the situation and offer you an explenation, I consider my self a professional person that likes to have happy clients, I have been a wedding Dj and guitar player for over 10 years and I can proudly say that 99% of my clients are pleased with my work.
                     
                    Last year during July I met with a couple here in Cabo and we signed a contract for their 6-11-11 wedding,  when I received the email from the hotel I was already booked for 6-11-11, I confirmed my attendance because as guitar player the timing didnt interfiere with the other wedding but I made a huge mistake I didnt specify that the Dj service would be done by one of my partners, I assume my responsability and I know how you feel I understand this is a very important day of your life and you want everything to be perfect, I would really like to make it up for this mistake I know an apology is not enough this is why I offered the hotel to give you free sound system in case you brought your own DJ from CA or in case you accpeted to have my partner as your DJ I would only charge for the ceremony and guitar service during the cockatil hour and not for the DJ service. I would also like you to know that I didnt change your wedding for a better deal I am a professional person I wouldnt do that, I offer the same rate to everyone, all of my clients receive a signed contract with terms and policies that guarantee my service and attendance.
                     
                    I hope we can work out something I would really like you to be happy and satisfied on your wedding day. I have been a member of this forum since 2006 and I have worked with a lot of brides that belong to this forum you can get more positive comments of me and my work than negative comments. 
                    I apologize once again and I am very sorry this happened....
                     
                    Please give me your email address or contact me directly, here is my email address:

                    djmijaress@prodigy.net.mx

                     
                    Best Regards
                     
                    Dj Mijares

                     


                     

                     






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