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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How to Find the Hidden Gold In Your Wedding Business

February 23, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
Stop hiding your best stuff from your couples! 99% of wedding pros are sitting on “hidden gold” in their businesses. I’m talking about the good stuff that will:
  • Makes your wedding business stand out from the competition.
  • Positions you as completely unique...even if you technically aren’t.
  • Creates a category of one for your business so that you beat the competition FOREVER.
If it’s so good, Stephanie, why ... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Alcohol Is Poison

February 22, 2017 by Tony Barthel
One of the best DJs I know of is named Steve Sharp who happens to work the in WeddingHorroran area north of Los Angeles known as Ventura. This interesting piece of America has a wonderful combination of city life, country life, farms, ocean and almost every other form of topography known to man. Steve was the DJ for my wedding and did a wonderful job of it. part of the process leading up to the wedding itself was a very detailed meeting where Steve asked questions I hadn’t thought of, and I thought I was thorough. Steve was in the same process with a bride and groom he describes as really liking a lot and whose taste in music he describes as ah... [read more]
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Having A Heart Can Also Be Smart

February 21, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
Weddings are saturated with emotion and passion. The media fills our heads with romantic stories of proposals, couples who overcome tremendous challenges, celebrity weddings, and weddings with have humorous occurrences. 2902113089_a8d141e007_zYou have the opportunity to get to know the couple very intimately and are exposed to their interests, family, and sometimes even challenges and tragedies. Think of the relationship building opportunities you are presented with when you can show your client that you know them and also that you care. Have you ever had a canceled appointment where the wedding couple called you to tell you that they ha... [read more]
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Should You Include a Tip in Your Contract?

February 18, 2017 by Jason Rubio
In today's public and private event services industry, contracts are a must. Contracts should cover your needs and expectations, as well as what you agree to provide with your services. All the important terms must be included, such as: when payment is due, inclement weather procedures (including extreme temperatures), cost for services, and anything else that is important to you and your clients. One thing we've been asked about by clients, is tipping. Your tipping policy is completely up to you, but in my opinion, vendors should not require a tip. We're all used to the mandatory tipping procedures at restaurants, when you have a large group or party, and even then, is it really necessary to include a 25% mandatory tip for the waitstaff for doing what they're hired to do? I say this beca... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Drinking And Driving Means Divorce

February 15, 2017 by Tony Barthel
A radio talk show host who is nationally-syndicated has a theory that nobody should get married who is under the age of 25. Either the bride and groom who planned a lovely celebration to include karaoke hadn’t heard the show, or didn’t really care about a radio blah blah show host’s opinions. This was one of those receptions that had a lot of unusual twists and turns planned into it and each one of them went very well. You could actually say that this reception was a success including the fact that our under age groom somehow kept managing to appear more drunk to me. Somehow he was a success at getting alcohol into his system. Maybe it was crafty friends. What happened to this couple actually happened after the reception and ceremony were but a wonderful memory. The duo had gotten into the car as ... [read more]
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Do Your Contracts Protect Your Company?

February 14, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
Fingers crossed that you use a contract to formalize your DJ & entertainment services for each and every client, but if you don’t, you need to read this article. Even if you do have contracts in place, do you use it more as an order form, or as a formal contract that protects your business? 23577005941_8cca77edd0_bWe want every wedding to go smoothly. Wedding couples should be fair people who are easy to please and everything you discussed should be 100% understood. Wrong. Those are all false assumptions. Brides and grooms can have unsaid expectations and blame you for not fulfilling them. And sometimes just for the game o... [read more]
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Why You Should Add Monogram Lighting to Your Packages

February 10, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you're a DJ, or even an event lighting company, then chances are, you've been asked by your clients about a monogram light, or "gobo light" as some of us call it. These lights are a great addition to any package. They can be used for just about any event, but we've mainly seen them used for weddings, quinceaneras, sweet 15s and 16s, and company parties. Adding a monogram light is the perfect way to give your clients that personal touch. Today's couples are all about doing things that are unique. Having a monogram light that allows a couple to add their names or initials, as well as the date, makes it more personal. If you're providing it for a quinceanera, sweet 15 or 16, or birthday party, the guest of honor can have his/her initials or name, and the date, created, just the way they want it, which give... [read more]
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3 Tips For Dealing With Ungrateful Couples Who Don’t Appreciate You

February 9, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
It sucks to be left out. Last week a wedding professional vented in our Facebook group about how she threw herself into delivering for a client whose wedding was published. The article listed every business associated with the wedding...except for her. What gives?!?! We work hard and we want to be recognized for it. It’s happened to me. I love going above and beyond with my one-on-one coaching clients. Whet... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Friends Don’t Let Friends Throw Punches

February 8, 2017 by Tony Barthel
I have developed many friends in the wedding profession in the 20 years that I’ve been involved with it. As with many professional relationships, some are closer than others and many of the other wedding professionals have asked me to be their DJ for their own celebrations, or those of their family. Nothing could be a greater compliment than the trust of people who really know the business and choose you above others. One such function was a beautiful wedding celebration in a church hall for the daughter of a caterer who I thought was an absolute master of the art of food. After the ceremony came a reception where I found out that the bride had had her wedding dress especially crafted to show off the numerous tattoos that would be polite to show. The bride and groom were wonderful, the food was absolu... [read more]
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Bridal Show ROI: Avoid These Common Misconceptions

February 7, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
Bridal shows should be a part of your marketing plan because they are extremely important to the wedding industry. It’s the best way to get couples away from their computer screens and face to face with you. Unfortunately, many wedding professionals, including DJs, are under the impression that solely participating in the bridal show leads to bookings. Hopefully this article will clear up some misconceptions and give you an action plan to get the best return from bridal show participation. bridal_show_farmville_2012_9319080002
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