Weddings

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5 Ways to Attract Wedding Leads With Images

March 4, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
What’s the power of an IMAGE? A single image can:
  • Start a movement.
  • End a war.
  • Evoke tears, laughter or anger.
Images are powerful stuff. Photographers know this well; they’ve based their livelihoods on it! The best way to explain is, well….to show you. These are two of the most “liked” images on Facebook from 2015. read more]
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Do You Need Social Media For Your Business?

March 3, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Social media is everywhere. You can't go one day, perhaps even one hour, without hearing someone talk about something they saw on Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, or any other social media. It goes without saying that social media is a huge part of our lives! So this brings me to the title and question, do you need social media for your business? The short, easy answer is yes and the good news is, it's not too difficult! Whether you're a DJ, a photographer, run a photo booth, or any business that provides services for public and private events, social media is a must. Social media provides social proof. Social proof is basically a way to "ease the minds" of your current and potential clients about your business. First, establish social media accounts for your business. Be sure to update <... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Family Fun For Everyone

March 1, 2017 by Tony Barthel
Every family has at least one member who may be the subject of a late-night news cast. It’s particularly unfortunate when that family member chooses a wedding celebration to create that newsworthy spectacle. From my side of the table, these events are particularly unfortunate when I like the bride and groom a lot and such was the case here. I was warned in the planning meetings about one particular family member who probably wouldn’t show up but, if he did, he was not to be encouraged, paid attention to or served any alcohol. Apparently, the likelihood that this family member would even show up was slim so we needn’t worry. As things progressed all was well. After dinner I did notice a new guest and didn’t try to provoke him, although I invited him to come and join a conga line that was happenin... [read more]
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How Does Your Website Speak To Wedding Couples?

February 28, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
People turn to the internet for their wedding ideas and inspirations. With the click of a button, wedding couples can save their ideas, share their inspirations, loop in their guests, shop their whims and yes, book their vendors. But there is an overload of information online and wedding couples are bombarded with ideas for palette choices and décor ideas. There are so many different vendors competing for their attention. So your website needs to speak directly to them. 14804632142_38c5c63424_b Wedding couples are exposed to professional photography, magazines, blogs, websites, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Bridal Show... [read more]
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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]