Hire A Cheap Wedding DJ And Lose Weight

3 Tips On How To Be A Penny Wise Bride and Not Pound Foolish

What’s the purpose of investing so much time, energy, money, and emotion into one special day . . .
if it isn’t ”to throw the most incredibly fun party for your friends and family?”

“Survey Says…”

What your guests will remember most about your wedding is: “the fun they had at your reception” – and that’s second only to food and drink.

The “noise” in today’s wedding market is so prolific that many brides take their eye off the “Prize,”
that is, for everyone to have fun!

Consider that a wedding is nothing short of a well choreographed ballet requiring the skills, talent and expertise of project minded individuals – but not every bride is an experienced project manager. Now consider the choices coming at you, from all directions, all at once, and changing relentlessly. It’s no wonder some brides get anxious about “the budget.”

Don't pay your DJ less than a veggie tray

Believe me when I tell you: “I’ve seen the road to ‘happily ever after’ and it is strewn with tons of un-eaten broccoli and too many disappointed brides suffering buyer’s remorse. “

Being thrifty and having a “Vision” of a storybook wedding isn’t enough. But don’t worry; you don’t need a business degree to manage your wedding project. There are a few easy things you can do to make everything work to your advantage . . .


The first tip is put everything in perspective based on the impact and importance it has on the end-result. You want the biggest bang for your buck! Right? So, focus your resources on the things that contribute the greatest impact.

Unless you have money to burn, your friends and family won’t really miss (or remember): the overpriced veggie tray with ornately carved fruit creatures; the eccentric artisan cheese platter you provided during cocktail hour; the meticulously folded Bird-of-Paradise napkins perfectly paired with chic tablecloths; the gracefully melting swan ice-sculpture, or even the exotic flowers decorating the seats at your ceremony.

These things are indeed all very nice and Aunt Ethel will certainly praise your keen attention to detail. Remember though, everyone is there to “Eat, Drink and be Merry” so those elements are where your financial attention should be focused.

I’m not saying to omit ice sculptures or anything else – I’m just trying to help you keep it all in perspective.

Case in point: Your DJ is worth more to the success of your wedding than raw broccoli or a block of frozen water that can’t even be added to a Rum & Coke.

When it comes to booking wedding vendors, the typical pecking order is: Church, Reception Venue, Photographer, Caterer, DJ/Band, Cake, Florist, Videographer, etc. Along the way, you are going to be challenged with numerous distractions: Invitations, Dresses, Tuxedos, Honeymoon, Favors, Aisle Runners, Bridesmaid & Groomsmen Gifts, etc. It’s overwhelming and can quickly get out of control.

Hire A Cheap Wedding DJ and Lose Weight

To help you avoid getting to that point of sheer desperation, where you have an exhausted budget and seemingly never ending expenditures, and you’re resorting to typing “Cheap Wedding DJs” into Google, and now you’re losing weight from all the stress of worrying whether “Tom, Dick & Harry DJ” will even show up, let alone be any good . . .

My second tip is to set reasonable budget expectations for those services you identified as having the greatest contribution to your wedding’s success. It’s all too easy to let minute details ambush and hijack your budget. Before you know it, all those little things quickly add up to hundreds of dollars.

Let me reiterate . . . no one’s saying forego signature details that personalize your wedding and reflect what’s unique about you. By prioritizing and allocating your budget to the “value-rich” services that ensure the WOW-Factor your guests are expecting, all those “details” that truly will enrich the whole experience will become obvious.

To help you set a realistic Wedding Budget check out: Cost of A Wedding. Not only can you get estimates for your overall wedding budget, but you can also refine them specifically to you local area, as well as focus in on individual vendor/service categories.

Keep in mind that “averages” are mathematical calculations that even out the highs and low for a series of numeric data and provide no insight to quality or value provided at that price.

Brides and grooms should always meet with prospective service providers and never select a service based on price alone – which leads me to my final point . . .

Raleigh Event DJ - Wedding DJ servicesDon’t judge a book by its . . . price. Is “average” or “cheap” how you really want your wedding to appear? You deserve the best and you can have it too. You might be surprised what you really can afford when you begin by first focusing your budget’s attention on the things that genuinely make a difference.

You know better than anyone what you can afford and what you are willing to spend. But keep in mind that the old adages that have stood the test of time are often your best advice . . . “If it seems too good to be true then it probably is” and “You get what you pay for.”

A “Cheap DJ” is no bargain if no one has fun at your wedding.

When surveyed after their wedding, nearly 85% of brides wish they budgeted more for their DJ. Your DJ has a far greater impact on the success of your entire wedding celebration than to be simply thought of as someone who plays music for 3 or 4 hours.

Contact Raleigh Event DJ today to learn how you CAN “have your cake and eat it too!” Our wedding experts are ready to help you throw the most incredibly fun wedding party for your friends and family and make the most of your budget.

Raleigh Event DJ Unveils ‘MY FLIP WEDDING’

Raleigh Event DJ teams up with Storymix Media to give customers a budget-friendly way to preserve their wedding memories.


For Immediate Release

PRLog (Press Release)Aug 16, 2011 – Raleigh Event DJ, a North Carolina mobile disc jockey company specializing in wedding services, has partnered with Chicago based photo & video services powerhouse Storymix Media to introduce ‘My Flip Wedding’ to local customers.  ‘My Flip Wedding’ is an amazingly simple and innovative way to capture and preserve wedding memories forever at a fraction of the cost to hire a professional videographer.

Using the Power of the Crowd . . .

Who knows you better than your family and friends, right? So why not capture those intimate and personal moments as seen from their eyes? Enter . . . ‘My Flip Wedding,’ a DIY (Do It Yourself) service unlike any other. Here’s how it works: Raleigh Event DJ supplies wedding couples with easy to use, high-quality, video cameras. The Bride and groom then give the cameras to family & friends who use and pass them around throughout the whole wedding event. The cameras get returned to Raleigh Event DJ and they handle all the behind-the-scenes logistics.

After newlyweds return from their honeymoon, they simply sign into their Storymix account online and choose a movie theme, select music, add titles & captions, and pick their favorite moments. From there, the creative experts at Storymix Media take over and work their magic to produce a Hollywood-Quality keepsake movie that is more personal, more interesting, than what you might obtain from a high-priced videographer.

Why ‘My Flip Wedding?’

In 2010, brides who hired videographer services spent on average $1,152 nationally and $1,123 in the Raleigh Metro area according to Shane McMurray, CEO & Founder at The Wedding Report, Inc. It’s no surprise to industry professionals that today’s economy has couples frugally stretching their budgets to create a memorable wedding experience, without burdening themselves with a massive bill. But that often means making tough choices like cutting back on the essentials, doing without the niceties and taking advantage of DIY alternatives.

As Raleigh Event DJ’s owner Brad Junell observes, “By the time brides and grooms come to us, if they haven’t already hired a videographer, their budget can’t afford the high price tag.” Junell feels “that’s a shame considering how much time, money & emotion goes into planning and preparation.” Many experts concur that when the Big-Day comes, so much happens in such a short time and everything’s a blur, it’s almost impossible for couples to really enjoy the ‘whole experience.’ Junell believes “video plays an essential role in capturing those once in a lifetime memories.”

“That’s where we come in” says Mike Fisher CEO Storymix Media, “we noticed the popularity of Flip-cameras and smart-phones at weddings and envisioned a better way for brides and grooms to capture all that video, without the hassle of trying to track down all those devices after the fact.”  And according to Ariane Fisher Creative Director at Storymix Media, “even if a bride could get a hold of all of those devices, they still have the dilemma of needing the tools and having the ability to assemble that footage into a polished movie – so we developed the ‘Wedding Mix’ array of video services.” Whether its Wedding Mix Video services, Photo Slideshows, Fusion Video, etc., Storymix provides consumers and businesses with professional services to effortlessly obtain premium results from their existing media at affordable prices.

A Marriage of Two Wedding Merchants

When asked how the two companies partnered, Junell explains: “I stumbled across a comment Ariane made to a story by Paul Pannone,” industry leader in investigative news, information and reporting at eWedNewz.com, “so I checked Storymix’s website and saw they provided video slideshow services – something our Raleigh Event DJ website was very much in need of at the time.” While working on a slideshow project, Junell looked further into all the other Storymix products and was intrigued with their ‘Wedding Mix’ Video services.  “After having such a wonderful experience working with the folks at Storymix Media on two different projects, I recognized the Wedding Mix services would have tremendous value to our customers. So I began communicating with the Fishers about Raleigh Event DJ offering their product, branded as ‘My Flip Wedding,’ directly to our customers.”

While working out the details, Junell recognized that the ‘My Flip Wedding’ collaboration  could be enjoyed by a greater number of wedding couples and suggested that Storymix create an ‘affiliate’ type product that other DJ’s, Event Planners, Photographers, Videographers, etc. could also offer to their customers.

“To me it’s all about customer service” says Junell. “I realized Storymix Media had an amazing product and it was definitely something I knew our customers would want, need and could afford. Life is short and memories fade. The thought of couples not being able to re-live their wedding day years from now, not seeing the moments they missed because their attention was focused elsewhere, to not be able to see loved ones having fun who might have since passed away – simply because they assume video options are too expensive really breaks my heart. Storymix has a fantastic product at a fantastic price and I am thrilled to be able to offer it to our customers and also help Storymix reach new customers at the same time. It’s a WIN:WIN:WIN endeavor in my book!”

In addition to offering customers various wedding video services directly through their website, Storymix Media offers three different Affiliate-Partner options to wedding vendors interested in providing their customers with value-added video services like Raleigh Event DJ’s ‘My Flip Wedding.’

During the week of September 12, 2011, Raleigh Event DJ’s Brad Junell will be in Las Vegas with Ariane Fisher of Storymix Media for the American Disc Jockey Association’s annual education & DJ conference as well as the Wedding Merchants Business Academy convention. Brad and Raleigh Event DJ will be assisting Storymix Media by enlightening other wedding vendors with first-hand insight on how they too can best serve their customers with Storymix Media’s Photo & Video services.


About Raleigh Event DJ:

Raleigh Event DJ is the brand name for Mobile Disc Jockey services provided by CoordEgy, Inc.
Raleigh Event DJ makes great parties and events of all kinds manageable and affordable — at the speed of sound!
Discover the amazingly simple and affordable way to SUPERCHARGE your next event.


About CoordEgy:

CoordEgy, Inc. is an Entertainment and Event Coordination company serving customers throughout North Carolina.
Just say CoordEgy for excellent events at affordable prices!
That’s co/or/da/jee.


About Storymix Media:

Storymix Media helps consumers & businesses with a wide variety of products and services that turn photos, film & video into Hollywood quality slideshows and movies at prices affordable for any budget.


To arrange an interview, or to use Brad Junell as an expert source of information for event coordination, Mobile Disc Jockey entertainment or ‘My Flip Wedding’ Video Services, please call:


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