Should I Hire a Wedding Coordinator or Planner? Can I Even Afford One?

No matter the size or type, wedding planning can be overwhelming for every couple. You’re trying to plan a huge, momentous life event that you’ve never had to do before, all while managing the rest of your day-to-day work and life. I find at most of the weddings I DJ, there is no wedding coordinator or planner.

Who are the Best Female Wedding DJs in the Cleveland Area?

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It is no secret that there are way more male DJs than female DJs not only in Cleveland, but everywhere. Yet, there have anyways been great female mobile DJs* in the industry from Stacy Zemon all the way to Rachel Lynch. I DJ in the wedding industry and wanted to highlight some amazing female wedding DJs in northeast Ohio.

Who Are The Best Wedding DJs in the Cleveland area?

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Each year, I communicate with over a hundred engaged couples in northeast Ohio about DJing their weddings. Because so many people respect my thoughts and opinions about wedding DJs and events from this website and blog, they will sometimes ask “Who are some of the other great DJ companies in the Cleveland area?

Synapse Entertainment’s Ivan Moore quoted in article about wedding costs in 2022!

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If you got engaged over the holidays, you may now be planning a 2022 wedding — and you should be prepared to spend more than usual for weddings in the coming year. According to wedding industry pros, inflation is affecting the costs of most aspects of a wedding, from the venue to the vendors.

Why Don’t Most Wedding DJs List Their Prices?

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Getting married is a huge deal. Your DJ is responsible for keeping the party going - but why do so many hide their prices online? If you're planning on buying something significant, you probably go online to research how much it will cost. Whether you're looking to buy a new car, want to go on vacation, or book a wedding venue.

Open Mic at Your Wedding? (with video)

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Should you have an open mic at your wedding reception? This is where a microphone is put out front and anyone who wants to speak is given the opportunity to give a speech, tell a story or give a toast.  The open mic usually occurs at the end of dinnertime. I have DJed some weddings that have had an open mic. 

What Should You Choose for Your Last Dance Song at Your Wedding? (with video)

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The last dance song at your wedding is important because it is the last impression of your event, so you should choose wisely.  Here are some things to consider.  I find that there are three kinds of songs that couples choose to end their wedding reception.  So before you decide on what last song you want, it helps to decide what kind of song you want to end your wedding with.

Is It Okay To Encourage Your Wedding Guests to Get Vaccinated Before Your Event?

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With more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19, couples question whether or not to require the vaccine to attend their wedding. Remember the days when the biggest concern about your wedding day was the weather? We'd take a few sprinkles over a pandemic any day.

Ways to Get People Dancing At Your Wedding (with video)

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Let me guess, you already booked your wedding venue, began dress shopping, and maybe even sent out your invites. Now it's probably around that time when you start to think: What if no one dances at my wedding? What if my guests don't have fun? Should I have booked my wedding for Saturday rather than Sunday?

Ultimate Checklist for Finding the Best Wedding DJ and Avoiding a Bad One! (with Video)

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Wedding planning is tough. From picking out the venue, finding THE dress, and sending out the invites - finding the best wedding DJ can seem daunting. It can be hard to spot the differences between the best wedding DJs and the really bad ones.

DJ Ivan quoted in article about 2021 Weddings in light of COVID-19

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I was quoted by Insider.com in this article about weddings in 2021 in light of COVID-19 and the vaccines coming out. I'm in the "bad guy" section:) Looks like we might not get back to "normal" weddings until fall 2021!?!?

Key Questions to Ask Your Potential Wedding DJ from an Insider (with video)

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So you need to hire a DJ for your wedding, but you’ve never hired one before and you don’t even know what questions to ask them.  Everyone knows to ask about price.  Here are the other key questions to ask your potential DJ.  (The last one could save you money!)

What You Should Expect from your Wedding DJ? (with video)

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What to expect of your wedding DJ? What Does a Wedding DJ Do?   Your DJ will be your: Sound Engineer Master of ceremonies Facilitator Music programmer Reception schedule maker

How I Started DJing and The Birth of Synapse Entertainment, LLC

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Back in 2002, my girlfriend (now wife) started an educational residency which would have her working crazy-long hours - sometimes up to 80+ hours per week.  She knew I loved music and was always making music mixes for parties and other reasons.