How to Make Money with DIY Wedding Clients

Guest post by Gwen Lewis I realize the premise of this article seems counterintuitive. After all, isn’t the whole DIY aesthetic a move away from professional help? In some cases, certainly. However, handmade weddings have much to teach wedding professionals. First and foremost, DIY weddings eschew unrealistic ideas about perfection. They have a relaxed, handmade […]

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Featured Wedding Superhero: Peter Merkle of Chicago Wedding DJs

Superpower: The Host with the Most Peter Merkle, is the Chief Energy Officer of ChicagoWeddingDJs.com, founding member of the Chicagoland Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association, guest speaker and author of “How To Have A Dream Wedding (and Avoid the DJ Nightmare).” When I asked Peter to share his “superpowers,” the skills and talents […]

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How Do You Survive the Slow Season?

How Do You Survive the Slow Season? “What do you do to stay profitable and how do you keep your attendance high?  I live in Miami, where slow season is from June till October.” Answer: Plan ahead to keep the lights on. Our wedding season slows down during the winter here in New York, too.  […]

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Is Your Age Killing Your Wedding Business?

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Question: I had my worst year ever. I’ll be 67 soon – do you think my age is killing my business? Dear Stephanie and Jeff, I live in a small town.  I used to DJ at several of the local radio stations and have been in the DJ business more than 25 years.  This was […]

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