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Episode Info: This episode’s drinks: Hot toddy & seabreeze Topics we covered: How a Manhattan girl came to LA and became a wedding DJ How the hipsters are bringing back bowling, skating, and other group activities We tell the stories of our first professional weddings Why we take our payments before the wedding We shout out to planners and coordinators (we love you!!) How we introduce the wedding timeline options to our couples We divulge our band nerd history The skill that allows DJ Maasha to keep the party going, aka “reading the crowd” We discuss how where couples spend their money tells you their priorities Whether officiants should have PA systems or not The big differences between East Coast and West Coast culture, even in weddings How weddings differ from other gigs DJs do Why it’s about how you handle mistakes, not just preventing them Finding flow state in your weddings The differences between a professional and an amateur My bone to pick with friendors who bail on couples the month of the wedding Why the vibe matters How gender affects the way people interact with us professionally We chat about bridezillas, groomzillas, and my dreaded, momzillas How the energy you put out there can attract unexpected results Why Maasha thinks mitzvahs are more stressful than weddings How Maasha uses music to reflect her couple’s history, backgrounds, tastes, and love story (like a movie score!) How my personal wedding experience affects the way I do business We talk about the busiest wedding months in California How running our own businesses makes us take better care of ourselves How to know who your market is How we handle sexism within the wedding industry We describe the feeling we want every couple we work with to have with us Links to the awesome things and people mentioned: DJ Maasha DJ Maasha’s Instagram LA Wedding Vendors and Creatives Art & Soul Events (Jessica Carrillo) Scratch Academy Josh Withers Evolve Your Wedding Business Han Hills Special thanks to Speak Easy Cocktail where we recorded
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