Weddings

Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about how to get more weddings, and then perform at them. This is the location to find such articles.

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5 Marketing Hacks For Bridal Shop Owners

March 24, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
In this article for Book More Brides, Mobile Beat's "Wedding Beat" columnist, Staci Nichols, discusses the 5 Marketing Hacks For Bridal Shop Owners. Bridal shop owners can feel a bit left out of the wedding industry since they do not attend weddings and don't participate in the planning process like so many of the other wedding pros on Book More Brides do. So, to all of you out there providing the amazing gowns the rest of us admire at our clients' weddings...this is for you. Most of these tips are from the Better Bridal Group forum, which ... [read more]
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What to do When Clients Aren’t Responding

March 23, 2017 by Jason Rubio
We've all been there. Whether it's a wedding, party, quinceanera or any event, you need certain key information to make sure the event goes well. Almost 100% of the time, our clients will fill out our documents and return them to us, usually by the deadline. However, once in a while, we get clients who simply don't do this. It's frustrating when this happens. You send multiple emails and no reply! You try to be polite, but as the deadline passes and you don't receive a reply or your documents, it gets harder. So what do you do? There are a few options you have. First, check your email history and see if there are other people that were copied. Often times brides will email and grooms will also email, and emailing them both will help in getting a reply. If you've tried this, then move to calling/texting. W... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Unpracticed Drinking

March 22, 2017 by Tony Barthel
There are a lot of people, including most of my own friends, who can be considered accomplished drinkers. While I wouldn’t qualify these people as alcoholics, they are no stranger around their drink of preference. Then there are people who drink rarely and many who don’t drink at all. Until their wedding day. It is unfortunate that some of the more experienced drinkers feel that everybody has to be part of their party and particularly sad when the object of their attention is a virgin drinker and happens to also be the bride. Such was the case as a wedding took place up in a beautiful country club WeddingHorroroverlooking the ocean in Palos V... [read more]
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The Proper Use of Urgency

March 21, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
The wedding industry is unique because wedding couples are an easily identifiable audience. Once the date of the wedding is finalized, the clock starts ticking. You don’t have to create the need for your DJ & entertainment services because it’s an important part in most weddings. urgent-160139_960_720 Planning is an emotional process for wedding clients; they’re inspired by beauty, originality, the right personality, and other factors that can result in an impulsive decision. ... [read more]
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4 Tough Questions About LGBT Weddings & the Answers You Need to Know

March 17, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
LGBT Weddings Q&A Whether you support marriage equality or not, it's wise to learn about how the LGBT wedding market is having an impact on your business. I interviewed Bernadette Smith of the Gay Wedding Institute to get a state of the union for today’s LGBT couples getting married. In case you haven’t ... [read more]
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The Costs and Benefits of a Free Gift

March 14, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
They say that nothing in life is free. This especially holds true to “free gifts” from businesses. Anyone that has ever been tricked into a time share meeting through a free gift or buffet meal understands this. You probably wouldn’t give away free gifts to cold leads that weren’t prospects. And you might be more apt to gift a customer that has booked you. In actuality, offering a free gift can attract a lot of attention, especially if that gift has a high perceived value. gift-548284_960_720read more]
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Growing Your DJ Company – My Journey & Lessons Learned Pt. 1

March 10, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Over the last several years, I've learned a lot of lessons with our growing DJ and photo booth business. I learned much more than all my college classes (I have a Master's degree) ever taught me! I had been a solo DJ for years and I loved it! I even opened up my own bar in 1999 and had it for a few years. However, the hours began to wear on me and it was much more work than I expected. I sold it to my partner, a few years later and went to college and resumed DJing, again, when I had time. In 2008, I came across an ad for a well-know DJ company (franchise). I sent them my resume and started working with them. I did mostly weddings and the pay was still terrible. I realized just how much they were charging and how much profit they were making off of my hard work! I realized that since I w... [read more]
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3 Wedding Marketing Lessons From a Company Who Pisses People Off

March 8, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
  Have you ever played the game, Cards Against Humanity? My step-sons introduced it to us, and it is by far the most irreverent, disgusting and politically incorrect game that’s ever existed. ... [read more]
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Is There Really No Place Like Home?

March 7, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
If you’re operating your DJ business out of your home, it’s probably because of convenience and low overhead. Showcasing a modern and sleek website and having good online visibility and strong reviews can make a home-based business look just as reputable and credible as an office or storefront location. 3088798472_afe99be01f_z But there is a downside. It’s difficult to juggle the different roles as a businessperson, spouse, and parent. And it’s challenging to mentally leave work when you are not physically leaving work. Leaving a physical location after a full day of work and driving home creates a psychological shut d... [read more]
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How To Impress Potential Wedding DJ Clients

March 6, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Impressing potential wedding DJ clients can mean the difference between being fully booked for months on end, or just working a few days per month. Being viewed as a “resource” by your soon-to-be married couple is a very advantageous position to be in. Much more so, than simply being known as a "basic wedding DJ,” that they have to hire. This is true for both the established wedding DJ business owner, and even more so for someone who is just starting to build their mobile event business. Here’s how you can really impress your potential clients. Tell them about honeymoon locations that most people either disregarded, or ... [read more]