Category Archives: Weddings

What’s Your Reward?

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By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” Last week was a harrowing experience…but I learned a valuable lesson which I feel compelled to share with you. For the past couple of months I’ve been relocating my operations to Chattanooga, while at the same time, stepping out into an additional business venture.  If you’ve ever made a major…

The Shoelywed Game

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By Robert Riley, “DJ Mastermind” Its been 23 years since I moved my first guests on the dancefloor and let me tell you, I have seen trends come and go, Weddings are one of the fastest turnarounds for trends you will ever see. Every year there is something new, from uplighting, to monograms, color palettes…

How To DJ Your First Wedding

DJ Brian S. Redd shares his thoughts on the subject.

Games 101

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By Robert Riley, “DJ Mastermind” In my last article I introduced you to the danceless wedding, if you have not had a chance to read that article you can find it here. I talked about location, and settings and ambiance, when designing a danceless reception. In this article I want to talk about a few…

Why You Should Attend Wedding Rehearsals

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By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” Attending the wedding rehearsal could be the most important opportunity to impress your professionalism to your clients. As a wedding entertainer, you’ve probably provided sound for dozens of ceremonies. You have played the music, probably not more than four songs, and watched the bridal party march. Easy stuff, right? It…

How to Book More Same Sex Weddings – An Interview with DJ Jodi Duston

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By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” On June 26, 2015, the United States became the twenty-first and most populous country to legalize same-sex marriage as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case Obergefell versus Hodges. This ruling follows a trend that began in 2003 and legalized same-sex marriage to some degree in…

Understanding The Prep Time & Effort Of The Wedding DJ

DJ Brian S. Redd shares his point of view.

Take a Walk Down Integrity Street

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By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” “My DJ just cancelled! My wedding is next Saturday!! Help!!” How many of us have gotten that desperate call? How many of us have been that DJ who cancelled? Legitimate emergencies happen to the best of us. Whether or not we handle them with integrity makes all the difference…

The Danceless Reception

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By Robert Riley, “DJ Mastermind” First of all let me welcome you to Arkansas, my home state, where we have more churches than Wal-Marts, and that’s saying something as we are the home state of Wal-mart. Now why do I make mention of how many churches we have here? The reason is  because of the…

Dealing with an Uncooperative Bride

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By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” Here’s the situation:  You have a bride who has booked her wedding with you several months ago and has given you a cash deposit.  As the weeks roll by, you’re getting no response from your bride, despite your calling her and encouraging her to begin providing you with the information…