DJing Weddings

Articles on DJing weddings ranging from dealing with brides to traditional wedding formalities.

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MOBILE BEAT #194 – MAY 2018

May 26, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #194 - MAY 2018 WEDDING DJ SECRETS While you'll find wedding DJ stuff in just about every issue of Mobile Beat, this one is our regular closer look at rocking your receptions. We are confident you will find at least one new tip or trick in these digital pages to help you improve your wedding reception performance or get more and better wedding gigs!. ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief   WEDDING DJ SECRETS How to Have an Awesome Reception: 3 Keys for Couples - Matt Martindale A Dream Wedding: It Takes More than Magic - Jay Maxwell “Why Should I Hire You?” - Stu Chisholm How to Get on a Venue’s Preferred Vendor List - Kim... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #194 – MAY 2018

May 26, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #194 - MAY 2018 WEDDING DJ SECRETS While you'll find wedding DJ stuff in just about every issue of Mobile Beat, this one is our regular closer look at rocking your receptions. We are confident you will find at least one new tip or trick in these digital pages to help you improve your wedding reception performance or get more and better wedding gigs!. ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief   WEDDING DJ SECRETS How to Have an Awesome Reception: 3 Keys for Couples - Matt Martindale A Dream Wedding: It Takes More than Magic - Jay Maxwell “Why Should I Hire You?” - Stu Chisholm How to Get on a Venue’s Preferred Vendor List - Kim... [read more]
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Top Tips on How to Get On Venue Preferred Lists

May 23, 2018 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Getting on a local venue preferred list can be like gold to many wedding providers. Because the venue is often one of the first major wedding-related purchases a couples makes, if not the first, it’s also where many couples turn for recommendations on other local vendors to consider. When your name is on that list, you can get a stream of new prospects effortlessly coming to your business without any advertising costs. So, as a venue owner, it’s probably not surprising that a question I am often asked by vendors is how to get on our venue’s preferred vendor list.  Since every wedding supplier we recommend reflects on us, we are very particular about who we refer and have often built up relationships for years before adding someone to our list. Still, there is always room for a new supplier. As ne... [read more]
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Connecting With Your Clients is The Key to Referrals

May 23, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
In the mobile DJ industry (especially when DJing weddings), we often walk the line between a professional relationship and a friendship. While above all we are providing a service and thus interact with people through a business mindset, we are also intimately close to a couple and their family as they prepare for one of life's biggest moments. It goes without saying that we should strive to always keep our dealings with clients professional and courteous, we often can't help from becoming close to people as we repeatedly meet and learn more about their lives and their families. This is a good thing. The more we connect with people, the more we can personalize our service for them and the more they will be an asset to our company down the road. But while being friendly with a client before their event can... [read more]
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Mobile DJ – What If My Client Wants An All Dave Matthews Band Wedding?

May 21, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
I did a video yesterday talking about giving clients what they want and what they asked for and avoiding giving them things that they don't want and haven't asked for. I talked about Sears a little bit, how they didn't really do that. They didn't give the clients what they wanted and asked for, they gave them a bunch of stuff they never wanted and didn't ask for like financial services and insurance and stuff like that. The example I gave as a DJ is, during dinner, what I don't do is make it the "me" show. I don't go in there and make big announcements and make it all about me during dinner, because the client doesn't want that and they've never asked for that. In fact, they've asked for the complete opposite. They want it to be about them. They want a grand entrance, cake cutting, first dance, speeches for ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Get A Wedding Wire Account For Your Reviews.

May 17, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is my WeddingWire account. You see right up here WeddingWire and you see Picture Me, you see my information and you see my rating. And what I do at the end of every event is I ask clients if I can forward them a review. Then they go in and they write up a review for me. So I have these reviews and it's a place that clients can then go and see reviews from other brides. I happen to have the free WeddingWire account. There are, I believe, two or three levels above mine that you can pay for and they're rather expensive. The DJs that pay for them tell me they're well worth it. So I might look into that, but if you don't have a WeddingWire free account, get one and then at every one of your events, write a review. It's a great source for brides looking for reviews on you ... [read more]
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DJ Tip – Wait To Print Wedding Info Sheets Until You Must

May 7, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
DJ tips in under a minute inspired by Jay Brannan of Brannan Entertainment. This is the timeline for my wedding this weekend. I've got ceremony and I've got reception. And down here, I always have all of my information for the grand entrance. My tip today is, wait until you absolutely have to, to print this sheet. My gig is Saturday, this is Tuesday. I think everything's right. But just in case there are any last minute changes, why print it now? I'm just going to hang on to it and wait until Friday when I'm pretty sure that everything is in stone to print this, to save paper and time. That's just how I do it. I just thought I'd throw that tip out for you today. Thanks for watching. Practice and enjoy.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJU3KzBTfG4... [read more]
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My Not-So-Obvious Event Essentials

May 2, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
When packing our vehicles for events, there are certain things that always end up being loaded for every event: our music source (usually a laptop), speakers, controller or mixer, cabling, and maybe a table. We can consider these our "DJ Essentials." A lot of us, however, also keep our DJ bags loaded with other things that we know might come in handy or save our butts should things go south (extra batteries for our microphones or a spare hard drive with music, for example). With time and experience, our list of essentials grows to include some things that may not be as obvious to newer DJs, and today I present to you my personal "not-so-obvi... [read more]
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It’s OK, I’m Portuguese

April 26, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
Recently a post on a DJ page caught my attention. A younger DJ was looking for music ideas for a Portuguese wedding he had coming up. The bride and groom were of Portuguese heritage, but not really familiar with the traditional types of music. So the DJ figured he would reach out for some input. What he got was a ton of misinformation. Many of the replies suggested playing Latin or Brazilian music. Others suggested Reggaeton or Caribbean music. All wrong. It was obvious that none of the people posting suggestions knew anything about the Portuguese culture. This is where we fail. If you are going to do ethnic or culturally diverse weddings, you... [read more]
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What makes an MC?

April 25, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
"I am also a very good host and MC. That way you don't have to worry about making announcements over the mic." This sentence finished off a recent post by a local DJ in one of the countless wedding facebook groups that I receive far too many notifications from. His haughtiness aside, does this DJ's statement really portray all of the roles of an MC? Does being master of ceremonies simply require the confidence to speak on a microphone in front of people? I would enthusiastically say no, and you would most likely agree with me. So what really makes an MC? Here are 2 key components. Training and Education First and foremost, I believe... [read more]