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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Wedding Horror Story: Polite Dinner Conversation

April 5, 2017 by Tony Barthel
There are weddings where I look back and wonder how something or another ever happened. But none is more curious to me than this one, which happened within a year of my starting out in this profession.WeddingHorror I was at a Knights of Columbus hall in Redondo Beach and we had just finished the grand entrance, toast and were now in the process of enjoying a fine meal of some sort of chicken, I presume. Dinner music filled the air as guests caught up on the goings on of one another’s lives since last they were able to brag about their accomplishments or sugar coat the stupid things they had been arrested for. Naturally, there was an open bar an... [read more]
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Those Negative Reviews? Dont Dismiss Them. Address Them.

April 4, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
If you’ve ever visited a website that has dozens of positive customer reviews, you might have questioned the authenticity of those reviews. It almost seems fake to have so many raving reviews. And for most companies, a negative review is something to hide. In response, many wedding professionals have started to put newsfeeds on their website showcasing reviews from popular sites like Wedding Wire. People know that the business has no control over what a customer says on review sites, so getting a strong review is extremely meaningful.  sc... [<a href=read more]
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Why You Need Unicorn Poop All Over Your Business

March 31, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
Commercials usually suck. When they come on, I run to the bathroom. Or Jeff and I make fun of the hideous commercials that get repeated again and again. “Bosley -- this is MY hair!” Poor Peter Brady. But this commercial had me in stitches! I love me some good marketing.

Watch this viral video:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbYWhdLO43Q] Yes, it’s funny. At least for people with a warped sense of humor, like me. It’s not jus... [read more]
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Going Above & Beyond, During an Event Gone Horribly Wrong!

March 30, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you've been in the private/public event business for any amount of time, chances are, you've done an event and experienced a problem or possibly even an emergency. We've done well over a thousand events in the last few years in the Austin, Texas area, and we rarely have we seen a true emergency happen, fortunately. The best advice I can offer for problems and emergencies, is to be proactive, as much as possible. Here's what happened and what we learned from it. Over the Memorial Day weekend, in 2015, we had major storms and flooding in the central Texas area. My fiance at the time, now, wife, Diana, DJed a wedding in Dripping Springs, Texas. There was rain in the forecast, but it turned out to be much worse! Despite the weather forecast, the bride insisted on having an outdoor ceremony, even though ... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Steppin Out For A Drink

March 29, 2017 by Tony Barthel
One of the DJs I spoke with cited an event near the beginning of a long career at a venue that was otherwise plain vanilla, but featured an incredible winding stair case which was the perfect setting for a grand entrance by the wedding party. WeddingHorror It’s almost universal that as DJs spend time in this business they learn things that become very valuable lessons. For example, one of those lessons is to spend time getting to know the bride and groom and some of their wedding party. This little step makes an incredible difference in the performance a DJ is able to give. In this case, as the bride and groom elegantly came down the stairs the d... [read more]
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The Qualities of a Successful DJ

March 28, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
At one point or another, you’ve probably looked back over the past year and measured your success. Sometimes success is built in self-reflection. With that in mind, here are the top qualities of a successful DJ. 15274715978_64a13be9ee_b Patience – Having patience shows a client that you care. Spending time builds rapport. Rapport makes your client comfortable and encourages them to ask questions, which earns your trust. And trust closes sales. Empathy – When you try to feel what your client feels, a connection is built. Telling your own personal story or a third-party story that relates to your clie... [read more]
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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]