Ric Brigman Entertainment / Bad service
-In the process of planning the services preformed by the DJ, I was asked to fill out a Wedding reception planner form. Giving all details from start to finish including the names of the bridal party, songs to be played, cake cutting, etc.
This document was sent to the DJ two months via mail with a $250 deposit check. An additional check for $250 was sent a month later fulfilling the total amount due.
The week of the wedding I received a call from Ric Brigman stating that he had misplaced the document and to resend it therefore He would be able to review the material. In addition, he stated that his son would be performing the DJ services that night due to Ric himself having another event. However, Ric reassured me several times of how his son was more than capable to DJ and that they would review the material together making sure everything is covered.
First task of the DJ: announcing wedding party. You would have thought the DJ never looked at the wedding reception planner form. With that said, you would have thought that he was never told how to read the names off in the correct order. When calling out the names, he announced all the groomsmen first and then all the bridesmaids second rather than calling them out as couples. (Please keep in mind that the second copy that I had sent over to the DJ was typed, therefore it was very clear to read). He proceeded to announce names completely wrong. Mickki Hayes, (mother of the groom) was insulted by hearing her name as Mikey Hayes. Melanie Conway (Bridesmaids) being announced as Molonie Conoway. As the bride, I was completely mortified of this happening at the start of my reception. The Dj couldn’t have finished the announcements fast enough.
Immediately following the bridal parties entrance. It was decided that the bride and groom would then complete their first dance. The song listed was Dave Matthew’s band, You and Me, the song that the DJ played Love and Marriage. Again, I was completely mortified.
Needless to say at that point, guests of the wedding then decided to help the DJ try and get through the rest of the night smoothly, telling him what to play and when to announce the rest of the events occurring that night.
I have never experience such an unprofessional, unorganized, uncomfortable display of a DJ’s work as I did that night.
In conclusion, I had contacted Ric Brigman that Monday May 12th to follow up on his son’s performance, advising him that I would never want his son to ruin anyone else’s event as he did mine. My husband, myself and Mr Brigman had come to the decision that $250.00 would be returned to us, due to this terrible performance.
Weeks later I still have not received a check in the mail. Following an email that I had sent to Ric last week (not hearing anything back from him), I decided to call him. Mr.Brigman had stated that due to the oil spill he has not received any jobs to be able to refund the $250.00. I find it very unprofessional of how this man’s business is being run. I, being a responsible client sent the deposit immediately then sent the remainder $250.00 a month before the event. Being that Mr.Brigman had two events that same night of the wedding adding to $1000.00 and me then contacting him days later resulting in the decision of being reimbursed; I would think that he would be responsible and professional enough it send those funds directly back.
Since then I have heard no voice of concern from Mr. Brigman and still have not had a dime sent back to me.