Category Archives: Weddings

Wedding Sound Systems

One Thump or Two

By Alan Dodson “The Wedding Wizard” One of the common questions that I see asked often has to do with what sound system is best for a wedding and do I need a subwoofer (or two)? My standard answer is …. It Depends. For almost all sound systems, the traditional loudspeaker consists of a low…

The Gift of Paying Attention

Dance to Honor Dad in Williamsburg Virginia

By Elisabeth Scott Daley, WED®, ABC™ – Liz Daley Events “A Passion for Performance” The Difference Between a “Cheap” DJ and an “Expensive” DJ How Much? One thought will very quickly enter the mind of every bride beginning to plan a wedding. How Much? Usually followed by an expletive of some sort, when she begins…

DJ Tips in under a minute: create a time line for your events

I do this for all my weddings so that I can focus on the important and when things are happening. Even with a coordinator in the mix, I want to make sure that I can respond to what MY clients want for their special day and having it written out in front of me is…

Interaction at Events

Interaction at Events

By Robert Riley, “DJ Mastermind” Last night, my wife was watching American Idol, as we watched each new contestant step on stage, you could tell they were nervous, you could see where their nerves got to them, then contestant Ben Briley stepped on stage to preform, he was confident, he owned the stage and subsequently…

The Importance of just “One” Moment

By Liz Daley, WED®, ABC™ “A Passion for Performance” In the past I have likened weddings to live television awards shows, in the sense that there is only one chance to get it right, and if something goes awry, you have to make it work. At least with a Broadway show, there is always the…

Creative Ceremony Music

Wedding Ceremony

By Elisabeth Scott Daley, WED®, ABC™ “A Passion for Performance” Wedding Ceremonies, which are, as they should be, the “serious” part of a wedding celebration, are often really boring musically. I haven’t had a bride ask for “The Bridal Chorus” (from the 1850 opera “Lohengrin” by Richard Wagner) in years. Brides tend to eschew this…

Jesus As A DJ

DJ Jesus

By Mike Walter The Holidays are a time when Christians the world over celebrate the birth of Christ. And whether you believe in Jesus’ divinity or not, few question the historical figure named Jesus Christ. So, if you will allow a bit of a stretch of the imagination, I thought this would be a good…

What To Do If The Lights Go Out

Dark Wedding

By Bobby Riley, “DJ Mastermind” We as DJs always try to prepare for the worst thing that can happen during an event. During my 22 years in business I have had a tripped breaker, tornadoes come through town, and even had a roof collapse but never have I lost electricity. Well this past June that…

Wedding Day Emergencies – Save the Day!

Mighty Mouse

By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” Many people grew up watching Mighty Mouse morning cartoons and remember his catch phrase. “Here I come to save the day!.” In the wedding business, professionals need to be prepared to deal with emergencies that inevitably arise. If well prepared the vendor team can “save the day.” A good wedding…

Wedding Professionals Blasted by NY Times

worried bride

By Andy Ebon, ” Wedding Marketing Expert” New York Times writer and bride, Catherine Rampell, took dead aim in a December 3rd column to shred the wedding industry, en masse. The article, titled “The Wedding Fix Is In”, demonstrated a colossal amount of  frustration and ignorance. (You MUST read the article, despite the fact that your…