March 7th 2013 – Great American Ballpark

On March 7th Great American Ballpark will play home to A Bride’s Mafia Afterhours Bridal show and “The Grooms Gameplan”. 

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The Bridal Show will feature a wedding giveaway worth $20,000! you’ll get to meet the top wedding experts in Cincinnati and view the amazing facilities available at Great American Ballpark for weddings and receptions.

“The Grooms Gameplan” Is a workshop to be held during the show, overlooking the field in a private area of Great American Ballpark. You’ll here from me, Brandon Lindsey as I present ideas that grooms can incorporate into your day and into the planning to make you look like an all-star and to make your bride feel really special. You’ll also hear from a few other experts with tips on Travel, Tuxedos, Venue Selection, Photography and more. This workshop is for grooms only.  To RSVP text 513-617-5817 with your name and the word GABP. 

 

See you at the show. Oh and Admission is FREE!

Check out A Brides Mafia for more details. 

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Hey! Mr DJ Entertainment Brandon’s Top Hits of 2012!

2012 was an amazing year for us at Hey! Mr. DJ Entertainment. We started the year by winning “Best Of Awards” “Brides Choice” Awards. As wedding season kicked into high gear we were able to work with so many amazing and wonderful clients.

We expanded our market in 2012 and did several weddings in Dayton and Lexington. We had several couples who used Dayton’s Schuster Centre for their events. What an amazing place that is! We also made a few trips to the Dayton Country Club and to the Packard Museum. We also traveled to Lexington for three weddings in 2012. One of those events was at The Red Mile Race Track where guests could bet on live racing during the reception. Another we had in Lexington was for Ryan and Jane Mosser at the Griffin Gate Resort. Here is a quote from Ryan from our Facebook page

I don’t just like Hey! Mr. DJ…I love them. They made our wedding the best day of our lives. Everyone of our friends and family are still talking about them!!!

We also continued work at some of our favorite venues in Cincinnati. The Elements Event Centre was host to several of our clients events and maybe our funniest introduction moment of a wedding party member all year when we tricked the brides sister into thinking we had a video of her as a child acting like Marsha Clark during the OJ Simpson trial. When we said let’s turn to the big screen for that video the sister almost died, and when we revealed that we were joking the room erupted in laughter.

Another venue were we did several wedding and multiple corporate parties was the Manor House.  For 2013 they have added a new building to their property called the Carriage house. Make sure you check it out.

The Country Clubs we worked this year were as always so accommodating and awesome. I was very sad to hear about the passing of my Friend Julie Gutzwiller at Shaker Run. She was always so incredible to us and did such a great service for her brides. It is nice to know that her dear friend Ryan Gilley has taken over for her and will carry on what she has started out there. One of our events at Shaker Run this past year was especially special to me because there were several families who’s weddings I had done all in one room. The Kocon family had hired me and it was great to also see the Ballard’s there and here how people still talk about both weddings so much.

Just this past weekend at Clovernook Country Club I had the pleasure of working the Rebecca Barclay’s wedding and I got to see her sister and her husband who’s wedding I did  2 and a half years ago. Megan and Rob Fausz are doing awesome and it was so great to see them again.

Also to stick with the Family connections. I was able to DJ one wild wedding reception, that even featured the UC Bearcat. That reception was for The Adkins family. I had previously DJ’d for Bill and Helene and it was great to see their family always knows how to party from the first song till the last note.

Drees Pavillion this year we had some GREAT parties one of which featured an Ohio State like entrance that brought the house down.

I really enjoyed my first experience DJing weddings at Great American Ballpark in 2012. I remember telling the Love Story of Meredith and Brandon and looking up ans seeing so many people in tears of joy. That was one awesome moment!

We had some amazing wedding party introduction moments in 2012 as well. Katie and Michael at Greene Acres where it was not only beautiful but the introductions of the wedding party had the entire place in laughter.

Other top moments:

Matt and Charlene at Elements where we used a video of Charlene singing with joy right after the proposal was hilarious.

Long distance toasts we were able to provide for our clients who had those important family members who couldn’t attend.

Ryan and Jane’s first dance where I was able to put the vowels they wrote into the first dance song. Great moment!

Our DJ Patrick Ray got married and we used Skype so his uncle who is battling cancer could see the wedding.

Our former MC Myron Heggood getting married and his wife singing to him At Last. that was very cool.

Gangam Style at Rachel Ha’s wedding with her Korean family!

All the guys at weddings this year that we caught singing Call Me Maybe lol

Some of the tearful father of the bride speeches that moved everyone in the room.

There are so many moments and this article/post is getting way too long. I just want to thank all of my amazing clients from 2012. You know who you are and I truly enjoyed working with each and every one of you. I’m sure our other MC’s and DJs feel the same way about their clients. I heard so many awesome stories from their weddings this year from people suddenly dancing during dinner to surprise entrances into the room to sparkler exits it was a fantastic 2012.

I look forward to all the clients I’ll have a chance to work with in 2013 and making some amazing moments for them as well.

I really love working every year with some of my favorite vendors and meeting new vendors as well. You also know who you are and it was a pleasure as always. I look forward to more of it in 2013.

Mastering Your Wedding Timeline RSVP Today

The timeline of your wedding day is one of the most important elements that will impact how you and your guests feel about your big day.

A great timeline will reduce your stress,maximize your time at the reception and allow you to relax and enjoy your day. A good reception timeline will highlight all the important moments, flow smoothly and get you to dancing quickly.  This information will be invaluable to you.

Normally this session is offered at $20 a person. This one is FREE.

RSVP soon as we expect limited seating as the day approaches.

You can RSVP by emailing Brandon@heymrdj.net or calling 513-617-5817

Journey To The Canadian Disc Jockey Show

I had the great honor of being asked to speak in Toronto Canada last month at the Canadian Disc Jockey Show. First, thanks to everyone who attended my seminar, purchased my DVD and a really big thanks to those responsible for bringing me in.

A big thanks to my traveling partner John Moore of John Moore Weddings. He is such an impressive guy. He started his DJ company just a few short years ago and has been a sponge soaking up information and ideas in the industry. He is the top entertainer in his area of Zanesville Ohio and after having some time to chat with him on our 9 hour trek, I am positive any bride would be lucky to have him as her entertainment on her wedding day.

John and I met up in Columbus about 6:30am and pulled into Niagara Falls at around noon. We would have arrived sooner if not for a flirty border patrol agent with a million questions. Arriving at noon was the plan since I had to get in front of a TV before the NCAA tournament tipped off that Thursday. Here we were just a mile from Niagra Falls and amazingly instead of first taking in the beauty of the falls for the first time in his life, I had John belleyed up in a sports bar. What a trooper!

It was a cool sports bar though. They had over 150 TV’s. They even had TV’s in the restrooms.

I made it up to him though by upgrading our room for the night to a falls view. Here is a picture out our hotel room window.

The next day we drove on toward Toronto checking my speed in kilometers I was going 100!

arriving at the Four Points Sheraton John and I spotted a guy with a tail. I don’t mean a haircut with a tail or like a dark tinted windowed car following him, I mean he had what seemed to be a giant squirrels tail hanging out the back of his pants. We thought it was odd but it was a foreign country so whatever. That was until we opened the doors to the hotel. The entire lobby was full of people wearing animal costumes. Apparently the hotel was also hosting a convention for these folks called Fernal Equinox. As strange as it was to me, it was actually very entertaining. John and I made sure to catch the animal parade through the hallways at 3 o’clock that day.

This picture was taken just before the parade as they all gathered in costume.

So onto the CDJshow and the reason I was there.

The show was very well put together and the content in the seminars was fresh and useful. I really enjoyed Robbie Britton’s Interactive On a Mission seminar. He demonstrated 50 something games in 60 minutes. It was high energy and really focused on using the ideas to create your own similar games for your own unique situations. You can pick up his interactive games DVD on his website!

I received some excellent reviews of my presentation and my DVDs were well received. If you didn’t get one at the show you can buy them online here. The first to buy one was Bill James who later took us out to dinner and really had some great things to say to me about my presentation. Bill is a guy who I really respect in the industry and his words meant the world to me. After our return Robbie posted on Facebook that he thought I was “The next big thing”. That’s pretty cool!

John even manned the table for me and helped me sell a few DVDs.

I was the only Cincinnati Area DJ in attendance which wasn’t a surprise because it was in Canada but there were several friends there who I’ve met through networking over the years. John Tuck better known as JT Vegas was on hand.  Alan Dotson was great to talk to in the hallways and his seminar was very good. I had the pleasure of meeting Tom Haibeck for the first official time. We have been at several conferences together before but he is a popular guy and it’s difficult to get a chance to say hello. His books are excellent and I’d highly recommend them to anyone who ever has to use a microphone at a wedding reception. Ben Stowe from NLFX pro who is a regular at these things, dropping knowledge on all of us simple minded DJs  was there. He actually traveled south from the US to get to Toronto.  We talked it up and shared a meal with a group of DJs.

Mike Buonaccorso, who is a legend in the DJ industry and the producer of  The Mobile Beat DJ show in Las Vegas was there promoting his new book. John Moore was nice enough to buy a copy for me in trade for my DVD. If you want a real history of how the mobile DJ came to be then this book, A Different Spin is for you.

After the show, just after we crossed the border into Buffalo, we met up with Mike and Robbie at The Anchor bar home of the original Buffalo chicken wing. Make sure if you are ever traveling through the area you check this place out. It was really good.

I’d highly recommend the CDJ show to any DJ who is serious about their craft. They have already been kind enough to ask me back. I look forward to speaking again there in the future.

I’m Uncorked!

I wrote a guest blog that is kicking off a series called Vendors Uncorked. Kellie Daab an event planner at Hand in Hand Events is hosting the series. You’ll get behind the scenes thoughts from some of the best in the wedding industry.


Check it out

http://handinhandevents.blogspot.com/2011/10/vendors-uncorked-hey-mr-djdj-services.html

Bridal Shows! Who’s coming?

Hey Mr DJ Entertainment will be participating in three, that’s right 3, bridal shows in October.

Thursday October 6th   @ the Newport Aquarium. Looking for a unique Venue? You have to go to this show. Doors open at 7:00  Admission is just $5

Thursday October 13th @ Paul Brown Stadium for a huge bridal show titled “After Hours Bridal Show” – Free Admission and there will be a special presentation for grooms only.

Sunday October 23rd @ Great Wolf Lodge for A Fall Bridal Affair $5 at the door or pre-register and get Free Admission.

At the After Hours Bridal show I will be hosting the Grooms Huddle. This presentation is strictly for grooms only. Grooms will receive some top secret tips from wedding experts.

Hope to see all of you at the shows. Please stop by our booth at say hello.

It’s Wedding Season Not Blogging Season

Through the winter months I tend to keep up on the blog but when wedding season gets here I struggle to find the time. I know most of you think I work mostly on the weekends and screw around through the week. I wish that were the case.

For example, Monday and Tuesday of this week have gone like this.

Monday – I assigned DJs to go with our MCs for this weekends events. I called a couple of our MCs to see how their events went on Saturday. I called to check on some new equipment I ordered and where it was in the shipping process. I cleaned up some gear I am selling on ebay and posted pictures and listed the items for auction. I also looked fore some new tires for our DJ van, so we can sell it. I made a bank deposit from the weekends events. I answered the phone and emailed some potential clients. I then had a 4:00 meeting at my office to plan a wedding with Todd and Donna. After that I rushed to my sons baseball game and coached third base.

Tuesday – I’ve answered more emails. Deleted some emails off our server that had put us over quota. Talked to a web developer about getting our flash site ranked higher. I verified my reservation for the upcoming ARMDJS DJ conference next week and made arrangments for my kids to stay somewhere while my wife works when I am gone. I wrote this blog and managed to find about 2 hours to stain 1/2 my deck. I’ve been putting that off for far too long. I then made a call to a local country club and thanked them for the referal they had given me on the wedding I did Saturday (great time BTW). Later I’ll be going out to buy a new printer and I have a sales meeting at our office at 5:30. I’m also supposed to be at two baseball practices at 5:30. Oops!

I’m not complaining, just setting the record straight. I do work through the week. Tomorrow I’ll be putting the final touches on my wedding for Saturday and verifying I have everything ready for my Friday wedding. I’ve already put several hours of preperation into these events. I also have two more meetings tomorrow night.

Which brings me to the point… I might not have time to blog but I do have time to deliver awesomeness at weddings. Here is an email I received over the weekend.

Hi Brandon,

I wanted to send you feedback about our wedding ceremony & reception. We have been receiving non-stop feedback with the first words being “That was the BEST Wedding” we have ever been to, and a lot of is due to you.
Thank you for helping us coordinate & for leading the charge on our big day. Everyone LOVED the introductions & knew what was going on all night.

I cannot thank you enough for all that you did and I will be sure to recommend you to all future brides… they are crazy not to book you for their big day!

Thanks again!
Kasey & Zach

So I have more fun stuff to blog. Hopefully I can get too it sooner than later.