I wanted to see if I could get some advice from future or past brides on a huge dispute I am having with our DJ. We recently got married last weekend and it was a 2- day wedding event (It was a Hindu wedding). Throughout it, we have had major hiccups with our DJ, who my husband met at work.
For the first day, he arrived 2 hours late, which delayed all of the setup. Our venue was an outdoor affair and we needed sound so that people can hear/ and be organized in the way we intended. Upon set up, I found out thAt he had forgotten a majority of the music for the program for the night. We had some choreographed dances and he didn't have the music downloaded. Our location was pretty remote so we didn't have any reception to download the music at the last minute.
For the actual wedding day, he didn't play the music for the bridesmaids to walk down the aisle or the music for me, the bride to walk down the aisle, even though he was given it multiple times and even the day of, sent a reminder of this.
For the reception, he didn't MC, we had to have my cousin stepped in to MC, he played the father and daughter song immediately after our first dance without prompt and my father wasn't there because he was feeling very ill. But the DJ didn't prompt us that it was the father-daughter dance anyways, just went right into playing the music.
When I approached him, pretty livid at this point, I told him to turn it off as he didn't announce the dance. He was so pissed, he had been drinking (he had a huge stack of beers at his booth and was already drunk. He told my husband that he could shut us down, he needs to control his woman and that we weren't paying him enough for his services and he could do whatever he wanted. He was told explicitly not to play techno (the venue's neighbors complained about noise in the past from techno music) and played techno the majority of the night.
Lastly, he had promised to bring a photo booth and didn't provide any of it for both days.
What should I do about this? He's asking us for more money 50% more to be exact and I actually feel that we should recover some of the money we paid him.
BTW - we paid him in full before the wedding.