Category Archives: Weddings

DJ Tips in under a minute: ending time on your receptions

It was brought to my attention that sometimes wedding invitations will say reception 5-10 and they shouldn’t have the end time because it creates an expectation of how long guests will stay. I agree that if I know something goes from a start to end time I will usually watch the clock to help determine…

Are You a “Cheesy” DJ?

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By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” These past few weeks, I have been discussing “Cheese” with a number of mobile DJs from all across the world and what is considered cheesy in different parts of the USA and the UK. I can tell you without reservation that the main thing I have learned is that every…

LGBTQ Wedding Windfall? Don’t Believe The Hype

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By Andy Ebon, “Wedding Marketing Expert” LGBTQ Wedding Windfall has been a story looking for a reality in the last couple of years. Print, electronic, and social media have a predisposition to shout about the present and coming infusion of business, resulting from the passage marriage equality legislation, state by state, and now, the SCOTUS…

Booking Cancellations

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By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” Years ago, I used to take very small down payments from my wedding clients. The reason, of course, is my own overblown sense of empathy. When my wife and I were planning our wedding, we were never as broke as we were before, or have been since! So,…

Wedding DJs – How Much Prep Time Do You Need? 40 Hours?

DJ Brian S. Redd gives an example of the kind of time he puts in.

Dealing with Danger at Events

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By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” I don’t know about you, but as shocking as the events in San Bernardino were, the constant media bombardment has bordered on ridiculous. Yet one detail of this horrific incident gave me pause: it began at a company holiday party. So, naturally, it made me ask: was there…

Wedding Sales Fable of Goldie-Bride and the 13 DJ-Bears

Goldy Bride

By Andy Ebon, “Wedding Marketing Expert” Once upon a time there was a bride named Goldie. She had met her prince charming and couldn’t wait to start the process of planning her wedding. She stopped at a bookstore and came home with an armload of wedding magazines. Goldie was inspired. Goldie set her DVR and…

#ASKJasonJani | Ep 3 | Balance & DJing Weddings and Nightclubs

Jason Jani from the SCE Event Group is now ready to answer your questions! Just use the #ASKJasonJani on twitter and he might even video respond to you.

The Show Must Go On

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By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” “The Show Must Go On. Inside my heart is breaking. My make-up may be flaking. But my smile, still stays on”- Queen On Thursday, Oct 8th I got a call from my mother with news that rocked my world to the core. My 19 year-old nephew Daniel died unexpectedly during the night. I…

Beating Wedding Business Burnout

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By Tony Schwartz, “The Social Media DJ” I’m admittedly a workaholic. I blame it mostly on a motivational poster I saw every day in college on my way to class. It read: “Choose a job that you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” What a load of crap. Don’t get me…