It’s been a long time since our owner’s Jason and Laura took a break from all of their hard work. Making sure everything is running perfectly at all times is a very daunting task for anyone. But they seem to never let it faze them and they keep it all together.
2015 is already becoming a very busy year with the second week of January being the biggest week ever for the company. In one week we acquired 28 new clients for the 2015 and 2016 wedding season. We are planning for 2015 to be our biggest year yet. It’s a steady flow of work all the way up to April and then May gets insanely busy. So in order to prepare for the road ahead it was necessary for our owners to UnPlug and take a vacation. Albeit a small vacation with them only being gone for 4 days. Jason said, “that’s about all the time we can take off really without missing what we do and taking care of business”.
Jason and Laura decided to buy plane tickets for a trip to LA as their Christmas present to each other. So they packed up and headed to the West Coast. “It’s going to be hard not to think about work and just relax, but we are policing each other to make sure we don’t get distracted from sunny California”, Jason stated. What happened on their trip was completely unexpected.
The first morning in California was the most difficult. Without having my Macbook at hand and getting in to our online work as I do on a daily basis, I felt incomplete. But after we got out and about to see the sights, the anxiety completely slipped away. Before we left, we briefed a few of our team members and tasked them with responsibilities to ensure that the company would still run smoothly. Also, so we wouldn’t be stressed out at all during our vacation. We absolutely love our team! Without them we wouldn’t have had as fun of a time while we were away. From transferring phone lines to monitoring all inbound emails, our crew stayed on top of everything that came in. It takes a lot to continue operations and we are glad to have such support from our crew.
I tried so much not to think about business and talk about business during our trip. However, anyone who knows me knows that this is almost impossible. I love what I do and I love continuously creating new opportunities. We had NO IDEA the opportunity that would have came about while we were all the way on the west coast…
A long time friend and associate of mine (Owner of Hollywood Universal and many other multimedia outlets in the San Diego Area, Mugsy Mahonney) had moved to the San Diego area almost a year prior. He was able to show us around the San Diego area while we were in town. It was a great time not only seeing all of the wonderful sights, but also catching up. During a great lunch at The Ale House in Pacific Beach, we started talking shop about DJing and business growth. It dawned on me and I had an AH HA moment! As much as I didn’t want to talk business, it just happens that way sometimes. Without getting in to all of the details…
It will take some time to work through all of the planning and processes. But we have officially started the process of building a Book That DJ branch in San Diego, California. The process is estimated to take up to two years to be fully operational. The greatest thing about The Wedding Industry on the West Coast is that there isn’t just a ‘season’, it’s all year round. We’ve begun researching the market trends and associated data, as well as dates for Bridal Shows/Fairs in and around San Diego. With the help of several contacts within the San Diego area, what was once just a mere thought is now becoming reality. This was the business highlight from a primarily personal vacation. So we decided to not only share the journey, but share the BIG NEWS as well! We hope you all are as excited as we are.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO HOLLYWOOD UNIVERSAL! For making it possible!
As you may or may not know, our owner Jason has an extensive library of business books, self help books, and even the “For Dummies” books. He is constantly reading new books that help him grow personally and professionally. In turn it helps us all, because it allows him to be even more productive and creative. For this particular flight to California, he knew he would be on the plane for several hours. So he sought to get some new books that will not only do more of the same for us all, but also keep him busy throughout the flight. Many of his books are highly recommended for any small business owner looking to grow their business and minds. Here are the books he chose to take with him…
This book reveals the core principles that drive success. The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every superachiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success. Inside you will find strategies on:
Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century! Learn:
* Three fundamental techniques in handling people
* The six ways to make people like you
* The twelve ways to win people to you way of thinking
* The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment
Thank you all for your continued support! We LOVE YOU ALL!
Perrysburg, OH – January 14, 2015 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Book That DJ (Professional Wedding DJs) as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 for DJ in Perrysburg!
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.
While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Book That DJ (Professional Wedding DJs). Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
“It’s always exciting to start the year by honoring the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who represent more than two million reviews on our website,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Each of the businesses recognized are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We applaud Book That DJ (Professional Wedding DJs) for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”
As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Book That DJ (Professional Wedding DJs) is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.
Book That DJ (Professional Wedding DJs) is proud to be one of the top DJ in Perrysburg in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015.
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WeddingWire, the leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, is the largest online vertical marketplace connecting engaged couples with event professionals. With more than two million consumer reviews, it is the industry leader in consumer reviews. The site enables engaged couples to search, compare and book from an extensive database of more than 200,000 recently reviewed event professionals, from venues to photographers. WeddingWire provides event professionals with the technology they need to serve their clients, including a SaaS platform, which powers advertising, marketing, and CRM needs of local wedding and events businesses nationwide.
We hope you enjoy this video as much as we did! We LOVE when bridal parties get creative!
Groom Sean Rajaee and his groomsmen gave the bride Ariana a wonderful surprise when they performed a choreographed dance at their wedding on Saturday.
The groomsmen opened their dance with Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love,” then right in to Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious,” lip-synced to the crowd the lyrics of the Backstreet Boy’s “I Want It That Way ” and then whipped out fake mustache props for a Persian dance number at the Los Angeles wedding. Then they did a wonderful finale for the dance routine to – Bruno Mars’s “Marry You.”
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One of the many reasons we are Toledo’s Top Wedding DJs is because we always encourage our clients to do something creative for their wedding in order to make it memorable. In the wedding industry now, there are more and more viral videos than ever before. This one is a must see. They surprised their guests with this choreographed dance! We love it, we hope you do also.
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At Book That DJ, we thrive on creating fun and memorable weddings! Here are 5 great tips to having the best wedding of the year! Your guests will be talking about how much fun they had and how epic it was for years to come.
Most couples get lost in conversation going around thanking every individual person for coming and this can take up a good portion of your reception. You should most definitely make each person feel like they are important for being there, but there are many ways of doing so. This is where your DJ comes in play. A great way to do this is by Dedicating songs to certain groups of people (not just individuals, others may feel left out) in attendance. Coordinate with the DJ and personally make announcements throughout the evening that way all of your guests feel like you care about them. We have even heard of a couple that had a small cake at every table instead of having one cake at a cake table. Then, after dinner they went around cutting each cake in front of their guests as a way to share a moment with them and thank them for coming. When they clap and congratulate you, you simply thank the whole table and tell them to enjoy the rest of the cake while making your way to the next table.
Make sure your bridal party knows that they aren’t there to just be at the head table and dress alike. Your bridal party can be a very important element of your wedding and too many times they are underutilized. One thing is a fact… when the bridal party is on the Dance Floor, more people come out to the dance floor. Nobody wants to dance alone in front of hundreds of people. The bridal party already has a “Group”. Challenge your bridal party with the task of making sure people have fun. Most of your bridal party usually knows a lot of the guests at the reception, make sure they engage those guests for you as your representatives. Give them games to play with your guests, like trivia. Let them have a say in the music ahead of time. Maybe even get them to choreograph a dance routine to entertain your guests. A fun bridal party makes for an even better wedding reception.
Many couples are already creative and get excited about adding their own personal touch to their wedding day. However, we have found that the focus of creative energy is used primarily on decorations and favors. Not that you should not have creative decorations and favors, we encourage you to take it a step further. Create fun and engaging elements with your guests. Another fun idea to engage your guests that we have seen over the past year is to allow all of your guests to come out for the Bouquet and Garter Toss. Then giving a gift to whomever catches each. Try to think of fun games you can play with your guests, or even hiding their “take home memento” under their seats and having them all reach down and grab it.
Of course you knew this was coming. And rightfully so. The DJ is the MOST IMPORTANT Part of your reception. Many people don’t realize this until it is too late. Your DJ will make or break your wedding. It’s that simple. You can have the best wedding decorations, most elegant banquet hall, or mouth watering food, but if your DJ is terrible, that is all your guests will remember. This works both ways… you can have paper plates and plastic ware in a barn with chicken nuggets, but if your DJ is amazing, you had the Best Wedding Ever! When we say DJ, we don’t just mean the music. A great Wedding DJ not only provides and controls the musical element of the evening perfectly, but also controls the awareness and and fun of the evening. 7 out of 10 weddings, you either cannot hear what the DJ is saying during announcements or what your family/friends are saying during toasts/speeches. If your guests can’t hear what is going on, they will get lost and eventually bored. We here at Book That DJ are also sound engineer qualified specialists. We understand the elements of proper sound function and acoustical elements. Entertaining hundreds of guests of all ages, tastes, and personalities is a very daunting task. It takes more than just music to pull off an epic wedding. Everything has to be perfect. The DJs Personality is one of the most important reasons for selecting a DJ. They have to be able to adapt to all of your guests and be “liked” by your guests in order for them to trust him/her with their fun.
This is your party. This is your celebration. This day is for you to enjoy yourselves. If you can maximize the tips in numbers 2-5 (especially #2), you will have much less stress about what is taking place throughout the evening and much more free time to enjoy yourselves. Everyone wants to see the bride and groom enjoying themselves. Eat, Drink (if you do), Dance, HAVE FUN! Your guests will follow your lead!
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This article was written by: Jason Kelley