Category Archives: Weddings

How Marketing to Wedding Couples has changed in 40 years

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By Andy Ebon, “Wedding Marketing Expert” My mobile DJ career started in 1977 with Music Man Mobile Disco. Later that year Music Man provided service for its first wedding reception, at the Haas-Lillienthal House in San Francisco. Why is that so clear in my memory? THE FRONT STAIRS. It is a historic mansion, still rented…

Why is it We Blame Wedding Marketing Tools

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By Andy Ebon, “Wedding Marketing Expert” Men and their tools. In our minds, we form an image of a man at Sears, drooling over the latest drill or gadget. Kind of funny… Somewhat sweeping in its generalization. One can have the latest tool for home improvement, but if you don’t know how to use it,…

Selecting the Perfect Music for Your Wedding Ceremony

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By Mike Walter, “Multi-op Specialist” Your wedding ceremony has come to an end.  You’ve shared your vows, exchanged your rings and even kissed for the first time as husband and wife.  The next sound you hear will be your recessional song.  This is the last song of the ceremony and, in many ways, the first…

Overcoming Post Bridal Show Voicemails

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By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” As we are approaching the time when Bridal Shows for the upcoming season are beginning, it is important to make plans to effectively follow up with all the contacts you make at the show. Yes, sending emails is one of the ways to follow up, but NOT the best way!…

Dealing with Your Brides Vendors!

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By Bobby Riley, “DJ Mastermind” In the course of running your wedding business, you will inevitably have to deal with many types of different vendors. everything from catering to photography, and all of the creative personalities that go with them. Some won’t give you the time of day whereas some vendors will bend over backwards…

ADJA Acquires The WED Guild®

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By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe We are in an industry that is always changing and we look at how we can improve what we do as entertainers. Maybe it is new lighting, new equipment, or training opportunities. Maybe it is setting a goal in your performance and taking the next steps at being…

Different Genre Wedding Mix

Quick look at a mix I have played a few times and it has gone over really well with the right crowd. I just wanted to show how two different styles of music can match up and work well at an event. For more videos from DJ Jay Brannan, visit www.ProDJTV.com

Dare to be Different!

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By Bobby Riley, “DJ Mastermind” One of the things I most enjoy about working with brides is when they give me creative leeway with their weddings. When my company was approached by Stephanie, she wanted to do something different and unforgettable for her big day. My task was to help her create an event that…

We’re More than Music

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By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” Wedding DJs sometimes forget that they are more than “the music” and that their job requires microphone skills and duties as the Master of Ceremonies. This is a responsibility that is not to be taken lightly. When I am hired as a DJ for a wedding, I do an extensive…

GMA on Saving Money on Weddings: Ministers of Misinforma​tion

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An Open Letter To Good Morning America: Last year it was 20/20; this year it’s Good Morning America. What do they have in common? A lack of research or understanding of weddings, and absolute trivialization and over simplification of the planning or execution of the event. My name is Andy Ebon. I publish the Wedding…