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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3 Client Communications Lessons From a Dog Trainer

January 19, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
The other day Jeff decided to teach our dogs to drag their doggie beds from my office to the living room on command. This is a regular nightly activity, and Jeff was tired of doing the moving. “Chili, get your bed,” he said, pointing to her dog bed. She wiggled with excitement and looked around the room. It was obvious she was enjoying the attention without a clue about what he was asking. “Chili, get the bed!” Jeff repeated again, louder this time. He repeated it ag... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Dealing With Drunk Clients – Learn From Our Experience!

January 18, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you provide services for public or private events, chances are, you've had to deal with drunk clients. We run a DJ and photo booth business and we've dealt with plenty of drunk clients. Normally, it's not a problem, but every now and then, we have clients who are very drunk and become belligerent! We've dealt with these clients a handful of times, but several months ago, we had an incident that made us finally change our approach. We did a wedding and when we arrived to setup, we noticed that the entire wedding party was already pretty drunk, BEFORE the wedding even started! We've seen this numerous times and it usually means trouble! By the end of the event, most of the wedding party were stumbling and slurring their speech. Bad news! At the end of the night, the groom came over to the photo booth and... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Is That Rain On Your Parade?

January 18, 2017 by Tony Barthel
My friends Lisa and Aubrey Miller in Arizona had a very an interesting story to tell about a particular wedding celebration. As DJs, one of the things we absolutely treasure is an ebullient group who just are positive and upbeat andWeddingHorror thoroughly enjoy the celebration. Every once in a while it seems that every single guest at a function is just on top of the world at the same time and really love celebrating that fact. Such was the case at this particular wedding reception that Lisa describes as “possibly the best wedding reception we ever did.” No matter what was played or what happened, the audience gleefully responded by dancing lik... [read more]
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How Do You Represent Your DJ & Entertainment Company?

January 17, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
Whether you’re a one-man show juggling wedding bookings along with marketing and sales or a big entertainment company that has hired employees to take care of these tasks for you, you need to monitor how you and/or your employees are representing your company. social-media-1430512_960_720In a perfect world, all of your customers would be treated with utmost kindness and respect and would rate your company positively. But the reality is that many of us tend to forget about the most important things when we get caught up in our daily tasks and projects. Whether it’s an email, phone conversation, or face-to-face ... [read more]
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Hot Trends In Weddings For 2017

January 11, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
"In this article for Book More Brides, Mobile Beat's "International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning", Kylie Carlson, discusses the "Hot Trends in Weddings for 2017." The new year brings a close to the holiday season and our chance as wedding professionals to examine the coming year. The 2017 International Wedding Trends Report is the perfect place to start to gain an overview of what we can expect to see.

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The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is “Greenery” which wil... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Anyone For Some Crow?

January 11, 2017 by Tony Barthel
You gotta love friends who tell tales out of school. Back in the beginning of my WeddingHorrorcareer I was working a wedding at a local venue and we had gotten close to the time when the toast was going to happen but one of the players, the maid of honor, still hadn’t arrived. Seemed she had some previous engagement that was more important, but I don’t remember what it was. Anyhow, she arrived right in the middle of the best man’s speech and came up to me and asked the question I’ve heard so many times. “What the hell do I say!?” My answer is to let your heart be your guide and share your true feelings about and with the couple who ag... [read more]
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4 Things You Should Never Say to a Bride Or Groom

January 10, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
Even though I was super quiet as a kid, I’ve always been a communicator. I was as happy having a conversation with the “grown ups” as I was playing hide and seek with the kids outside. Sometimes my need to communicate got me in trouble. There was the time I accidentally revealed my brother’s Christmas gift because I forgot it was supposed to be a surprise. Oops! When I was twelve years old, a younger kid asked me a question about “how babies... [read more]
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DJ Event Gone Wrong: Using Mixes at Events

January 7, 2017 by Jason Rubio
I recently heard about an incident involving a colleague, who’s a DJ, who had an upset customer. Apparently, the customer was upset that this DJ played some mixes he already made, and then went to the bar to get a drink. This customer went on a rant about my DJ friend, on Facebook, bashing him and really degrading him. I’m not too sure how long the mixes were or how many he played, but apparently, the customer had a problem with this. Surprisingly, the client refused to pay the DJ, stating that he wasn’t going to pay a DJ who played already-made mixes. I was astonished to hear this, and surprised that this situation even occurred. I can understand that the client may have been bothered that perhaps the DJ wasn’t always mixing live, but in my opinion, you hire a DJ to play music for an event and kee... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Don’t Wear Black To The Wedding

January 4, 2017 by Tony Barthel
The date was Valentines Day 1993 and the wedding was planned for a beautiful home in the Ventura, California area. Some folks have the privilege of having enough property on their property to have their favorite family and friends over for a nice, elegant wedding reception and this one was to be held on the tennis courts of the family estate under the shelter of a tent. As our DJs were setting up for the event in this huge tent, one of them noticed the wedding party and it caught her eye that they were all wearing black. Even the parents had on black, which really took this DJ by surprise. “You don’t wear black to a wedding,” she said. “It’s an Italian tradition – you just never wear black to a wedding.” “What could happen?” asked her working partner for the day. “I don’t kno... [read more]
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Upsell With Uplighting

December 28, 2016 by Jason Rubio
As 2016 comes to an end and we welcome 2017, you should always take the time to evaluate your business and find new ways to increase sales and profits. There are a number of ways to increase sales, such as having packages, offering optional upgrades, and many other ways. One of the easiest ways to increase your profits is to add uplighting to your packages/options. Uplighting looks great and is easy to set up, too. For weddings and Quinceaneras, allow your couples (or guest of honor) to choose which color(s) they want. They’ll most likely want a color that matches their theme. For other events, you can inform your clients of which colors will look the best. You definitely should have a few great examples to show your clients, while offering the uplighting, so be sure to have several pictures on your we... [read more]