The Life and Times of a Wedding DJ

The Life and Times of a Wedding DJ

440-864-6022 ~ Cleveland, Ohio

Are you ready to look good AND have FUN?? (this includes YOU, Ms. "Soon-to-be-Bride"!!!)

Did I get your attention?

I know, I know, it seems like everyone wants to lose weight/get in shape, OR everyone wants to tell you EXACTLY what to do (and basically screams it at you, right?). Well this is exactly like that... except not really. This isn't boot camp, no crazy buff guy on TV, heck this isn't even the ultra intimidating and sweaty "crossfit box", but what this is, is all about YOU! And more of a relaxed, but fun way of doing it. If you've gotten this far in reading, obviouly you also want to look good, feel good, (or whatever), or you're just that board in your office chair and what to look like your working. Either way, I'm glad you're here! Now we can be a little less board together! 


So if you're getting married soon (grooms included), getting that summer body ready, or just want to adult a little better and feel good about it, hopefully this will be an easy way to help you! But also, hopefully we all understand that we are in this together. So in that sense, PLEASE don't be afraid to share this page or anything you read here! I don't have copyrights to any of it, so share away!!!


You're probably wondering "what will a Wedding DJ be able to tell me about fitness?"... Well, like I said, I just want to help you in one way or another. I am no guru on any subject by any means. This, for me, was an idea I had one day while working out myself. You see, I may work out a few times a week and run a few miles, but I'm not 100% fat free, I don't have any certifications or anything, but I do like to have fun, I'm a real person, and I wanted to help others see that they can be real also! So sharing what I've learned, things that have helped me, and keeping it fun at the same time seemed to be the simple idea.


Now that we've gotten those awkward "hello, why are you here" conversations out of the way... Coming up, I will be blogging (hopefully once or twice a week) with ideas on what you can do for a better you, tips for a simple workout, healthy meal options, and of course (as a DJ, this one should be no surprise) music to dance your butts off to! I'm always open to ideas and suggestions, so I look forward to the open discussion this may bring as well!


One thing I've always reminded myself and others when it comes to fitness, health and life in general, is that everyone is an individual and has their own pace. So personally, I look forward to helping you, and you helping me, because just like with my business (Just Dreaming Entertainment), success and results don't come overnight. Just don't forget to keep it FUN and the party won't stop!

You Scream, I Scream, We ALL Scream for FREE ICE CREAM!!!

Today (March 16th, 2015), Dairy Queen is celebrating their 75th Anniversary and with it they are giving away what made them famous, a soft-serve cone! With a summer birthday, I always asked for a DQ ice cream cake, so it wasn't just after little league games that I was lucky enough to enjoy some of their amazing soft serve!


Normally, I try to keep things business related - no matter if it's weddings, private events, school dances, or simply music, but we could all use a break (Especially if you are PLANNING A WEDDING!) and a tasty treat! So today, drop what you are doing, and run on over to DQ to grab a cone! Obviously this is one per customer (don't get greedy!), so make sure to bring the family!


I will relate it to this business with the fact that they have been in business for 75 years... Which is a long time to serve ice cream! Any business owner would be elated to stick around for 25 or 50 years, but 75 is AMAZING in my opinion! When I started Just Dreaming Entertainment, I was extremely excited (and nervous!), but as every business that starts knows, there is a good chance they may not make it. You try not to think of it, and you do everything you can not to let that happen, but it's always a thought that crosses your mind when things are tough. I am extremely happy that almost four years later I'm not only still hanging around, but I'm growing! For that I thank my supporters, family, friends (especially the ones I've made through this business), and all the great clients I've had the honor of serving! I'd hope to be in business that long to offer a FREE dance party! (with DQ ice cream? YES!)


We'd love to serve you next! Give us a call (440-864-6022) if you are looking for a Cleveland Wedding DJ, School Dance DJ, lighting, or if you'd just like to go to DQ with us for ice cream! Enjoy those cones!

Recap: Steven & Lindsey | February 7th, 2015

For the first wedding of the year, this was a real PARTY! Normally early season weddings (especially when there is still snow outside with freezing temps) can be harder since a lot of folks will head home early or not come at all so they don't have to deal with the elements... but not in this case! Tons of great people having tons of fun til the end of the night! 

Steven & Lindsey's Song Choices:

Grand Entrance: Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" & Rihanna "We Found Love"

First Dance: Adele "Make You Feel My Love"

Cutting of the Cake: Train "Marry Me"

Last song of the night: Michael Buble "Save the Last Dance for Me"

    We had a blast with Steven, Lindsey, their families and guests! One of the songs that got everyone up, that we don't get to play as often, was "C'mon N Ride it (The Train)" by the Quad City DJ's, a great 90's song that gets lost in the shuffle sometimes, but a lot of fun for sure! 

    This was also our first event with our "Reception Photography Package" and it turned out great! More details to follow about all of our Photography services! (all rights to the photos on this post belong to Just Dreaming Entertainment)


Reception Location: Executive Caterer's at Landerhaven | Wedding DJ & Lighting: Just Dreaming Entertainment | Wedding Day Photographer: Pat Shaffer Photogarphy | Wedding Reception Candid Photography: Just Dreaming Entertainment | Cremony Location: St. Michael's - Independence


To reserve your date, call us today! 440-864-6022 for your Cleveland Wedding DJ & Lighting needs! And NOW Reception Photography as well!

Yes, go ahead and talk about us!

    Just Dreaming Entertainment got its official start in 2011, and since then we have had the honor of working with some awesome people! As much as we'd love to be a GIANT company and make tons of money, we know that's not what it's all about to be considered successful. Truth is, we like being a small business so that we can give each event and each person we work with the attention they need, plus it keeps us humble. We like doing our job the best we can so we can give you the best. That's one thing as we grow that we'll never stray from. 


    Each year, Just Dreaming has grown in the amount of events we have done. Of course, this is exciting and great to us as we do want to continue to grow (and not stay AS small of a business) so that we can serve more and better. In this business we don't get many repeat clients, so passing our name along to ANYONE looking for a wedding DJ means a lot to us! It means so much to us that we'd even give you a credit (of $75) towards your contract if you're a current client of ours. The best part is, it's easy to do!!! It does not matter who it is, as long as they say that YOU referred them, then once they sign a contract, YOU EARN $75 OFF! But guess what? We make it REALLY EASY for you by letting you tell them that they get $75 off, because they were referred to us by you. You don't even have to tell them that you are saving anything yourself! 


    If I am not mistaken, the most referrals one client got was three. And they all came in a different way! First was her friend who just got engaged, an easy target obviously. Second, her mother posted on facebook that "anyone looking for a professional and fun Cleveland Wedding DJ should call Just Dreaming Entertainment. Tell them you know _________ and you'll get $75 off right away!" A friend of a family had a neighbor who just so happened to be looking, and the second $75 referral credit was on the way. Then I got a call from the client, who asked specifically, "does it matter who it is that I refer to get a referral credit?" Well my answer, simply "No." So after that conversation, the hard-working and thoughtful client went to a wedding website and posted on a message board about us. Within a week or so she had the third referral credit. All done easily. Each of those referrals that signed with us also saved $75. Total the original client saved was a cool $225. I can't tell you exactlly how she spent that money she saved, but I'm sure the honeymoon was a little extra special! 


    We are seriously thankful for each person we get to work with and for helping us grow to this point, but we'd like to continue to grow! So, by all means, shout it from the roof tops, post it to all your social medias (even MySpace?), whatever you do, just make sure to tell them you referred them to Just Dreaming Entertainment! There have even been times where we have offered past clients and/or freinds the opportunity to earn gift cards or even cash! Just keep your eyes out (normally we post something like that to our facebook page... and you might earn some too!

  When you refer us as a Wedding DJ (or for any event really!), make sure they have our number, 440-864-6022!

...Can you beat three referrals???   

Music, music & MORE MUSIC!

   Here's another thing we do in this business during "slow" times (as well as "not-so-slow" times)... MUSIC!  Keeping up with music, new and old, is a full-time job in itself. So when it snows (que the Boyz II Men "Let it snow"...) in Cleveland, Ohio, it is the perfect time to go through an entire hard-drive full of songs, organize, then find enough music to fill another hard drive or two... and repeat. 


   Obviously one of the first things you think about when you think of a DJ is the music. Of course, without music there is no DJ. Each DJ has a different style, how they play the music, and how they play to the crowd in attendance, but the music all starts as the same (from the artist) and comes out of our speakers. Regardless of what type of DJ you see (there are MANY different kinds! A club DJ is not the same as a Wedding DJ ...but we'll discuss that later), they all have to keep up with music to stay relevent, fresh and knowledgeable of what we are doing. Of course our love for music is normally one of the main reasons we got into the profession of playing music, so it should be easy to want and NEED to continue finding ALL sorts of new sounds that can be used, no matter if it's the newest hit on the radio or if it's a B-side track from 1968.


   "So how much music do you have?" is a question I hear quite frequently. My answer... A LOT!!! It's incredibly hard to give a specific answer of how many songs since it is an ongoing process of keeping up with music. So however much music fits on three 2-Terabyte hard-drives, that's how much I have. If that's not enough to cover the average wedding, then I can always find whatever you request! (It is part of this job, don't let anyone tell you otherwise!) 


   Music is a big part of what we do, but it's not all that we do! Helping plan, organize, orchestrate and guide a reception (THE PARTY) is also what a real Wedding DJ does! And that's what Just Dreaming Entertainment does. So if you want the right music, why wait to call us??? 440-864-6022 to reserve your date!

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