Some of you are probably thinking I am being harsh. Well, you are right. If you had experienced what I've seen over the past 6 months, then you'd be harsh as well. Even before the COVID-19 era, the relationships with my clients started with a quick phone call. During this call, we go into a brief rundown of their musical likes and dislikes and any other expectations they are looking to have from their wedding DJ. Most of my clients book me from a distance so we won't physically meet until the weeks leading up to their wedding day. We might meet in person before their wedding if they have flown into town for the weekend to meet their wedding vendors, and partake in any other wedding preparation. For one of the best wedding playlists for a romantic weekend <----Click HERE. Even if we do meet, it's only going to be to discuss everything we've gone over in the weeks and months leading up to your wedding. Also, all of my clients can appreciate the fact I go out of my way to actually "Want" to meet them. You have hired me to entertain you, your family, and your guests. The least I can do is give you 30-45 minutes of MY time to make you feel at ease and more comfortable with the decision you've made to hire me as your wedding DJ.
Since this is how I work with my clients, modern brides and grooms should not be caught off guard when I place a phone call to them or send them a text message to let them know I would like to meet with them. Those modern brides and grooms should not be surprised of this, especially when it was discussed on our initial phone call when you made the decision to sign a contract and pay your deposit to book me as your wedding DJ. While I can understand that every modern bride and groom has a life that is full of responsibilities, it is "my" responsibility a top wedding DJ to sit down with you to get to know you and your fiance's musical tastes. YOUR wedding day matters to me. If you don't want to meet with me, then YOU are telling me that you do not care about the success of your wedding day. Once again, we CANNOT work together. We won't be a good fit because you want an average wedding. You might as well just elope.
Professional wedding DJs do not "bother" brides and grooms. We are hired by you to make sure the soundtrack to the single most important day of your life is the best ever. If I reach out to you and are "trying" to set up a time to meet you, it's because I am invested in the success of your wedding day. If those phone calls or texts happen while you are working, isn't that "life"? Yeah, it is life, and not only am I a professional wedding DJ, but I also have a full-time job. No professional wedding DJ should EVER feel like they are bothering a client. I get it. You and your fiance are both busy trying to make ends meet, but are also trying to plan a wedding at the same time. Hopefully you hired an exceptional wedding coordinator / planner to take some of the worry and stress out of the preparation of your big day. If you did not, please check out my preferred vendors page. When any wedding vendor is reaching out to meet with you or talk with you, do not ever make them feel as though they are "bothering" you. Not only is this type of behavior very rude, but it also causes unnecessary stress to an exceptional wedding vendor. By acting like this, you are putting their reputation at risk of being tarnished. Be sure before you decide to hire a wedding vendor who is genuinely interested about the success of your event that you read up on them and their reviews. You can learn a lot about someone's style in their reviews.
In case you are wondering, I had this experience this summer. I have NEVER had this experience before. It was one of the most stressful things I had ever experienced as a seasoned wedding DJ. I don't wish this type of experience on anyone! I hope this experience NEVER happens again. The only word that I can use to describe this experience is "selfish". I truly hope this experience is not the start of a new trend with my clients. It could have easily been avoided had this client actually taken the time to read over my website and blog to see who I am all about and what my style is as a wedding DJ. Over four years ago, I put together one of the most in-depth blog posts that has received thousands of page views. If you really are into knowing who it is you are getting ready to hire as your wedding DJ, please click the link down below.
I've put together so much content over the years that tends to go unread. It's sad but true. Why is everyone in such a hurry these days? Why is everyone so destined to make critical mistakes when planning their wedding? You can listen to the Mike Bills Podcast to learn more about me. The Mike Bills Podcast will be returning soon with fresh episodes, but all of the episodes that have been published are enough to get you and your fiance on the right path to finding the best wedding DJ for your big day. You can do a Google search (like you should be doing for ALL your wedding vendors to check out their website) or you can just the click the link down below. All of my podcasts are available on Apple, Google Play, Spotify, and IHeart Radio. The Mike Bills Podcast.
How Am I Moving Past This Uncomfortable Experience?
The answer to this question is easy. I can look at my reviews. I can pull up all of the playlists I put together with the help of my clients and their amazing musical tastes. I can drive by wedding venues and still remember the fun times had at weddings 6 years ago. I can pull up social media posts made by photographers who think that some of my writings are some of the best they've seen. It doesn't take much to forget this experience when your success has been defined by the amazing resume of clients who have hired for the personal touch you have plastered all over your website. I don't have to go very deep in the past on my blog for reminders of past clients who LOVED what I did for them on their wedding day. Check out this real wedding post for Keeland & AJ's Wonderful Day At Old Wide Awake. I will care about the success of your wedding day until the last song plays.
Thinking Of Future Clients Also Allows Me To Put This Behind Me.
I can also move past this experience by speaking with clients who I am working with in the future. A few weeks ago (even while this blog post was percolating in my mind), I had a brief conversation with a couple coming into town in October. Thanks to COVID, I've been working with them close to 17 months. Their wedding is finally going to happen. They not only loved me setting aside time on a Sunday afternoon to begin going over details for their big day, but they are ALSO looking forward to me driving downtown to meet them when they get into town. This couple is a modern bride and groom who has put a TON of effort into putting their music together as do 99.5% of my clients have done for their big day over the years. It's nice to hear their appreciation in their voice and see it in their emails. This is who I am. I want you to have the time of your life. It takes a considerable amount of time (especially when my clients come at me with VERY custom musical tastes) to put the music together for your big day. Modern brides and grooms will want to hire a wedding DJ who puts in a considerable amount of preparation prior to their wedding day. Check out this archived post on How Much Time The Best Wedding DJs Prepare For Your Wedding <----Click HERE
Looking To Hire Top Wedding DJ Mike Bills On Your Wedding Day?
If you are a modern bride and groom who loves music, then I would love to hear from you. If you are a modern bride and groom who would like to hire a consummate professional who will go out of his way to make sure the music on your wedding day is the most memorable ever, then we need to talk. If you are interested in logging into my website at your leisure to begin creating the best playlist for your wedding day, we need to talk immediately. All you need to do to get the process started is click on the link up above. Once you click on that link, you'll be taken over to my contact form where you'll fill out some basic details about your big day. Immediately upon the submission of the contact form, you'll be sent over a proposal with all of my packages. I'll reach out to you with a personal email to see if you have availability for a quick phone call to discuss your wedding. While I know there are so many people working from home (including myself) and want to use Facetime / Skype / Zoom, there are times like this when you should make the effort to meet some of your wedding vendors in person. No matter the wedding (big or small), they are all different with different types of music but are treated with the same care and attention. In a world that is increasingly crowded with wedding DJs, thank you so much for stopping by my website. I look forward to speaking with you about your upcoming wedding. For more of what's behind the personal touch I provide my clients. Click the link below.