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October 3, 2011

Who has the best customers?

Filed under: Fun,Personal,Weddings — Tags: , , , , — DJJerryB @ 1:09 pm

I do. Without question…

I like to talk about the concept of finding the right “fit” when interviewing wedding vendors. It really goes both ways because, from my perspective, not every person who makes initial contact with me is my ideal customer. If the last few years are any indication, identifying that fit has become very effective and I couldn’t be happier with, or more proud of, the relationships that have been built. It’s a labor of love to help create a wedding celebration that is both tasteful and FUN. And my customers give back to me.

For the last couple of years, I have increased my visibility on WeddingWire, which is a wedding planning website. Not only does it offer planning tools, it also provides an opportunity for customers to post reviews of their experience with their wedding vendors. I am continually humbled by the rave reviews that my customers post in their own words. And not just the fact that they were happy with the job that I did for them, but that they take so much time to express the level of their satisfaction. Want to see what I mean about how great they are? Take a look for yourself here.

Beyond that I get e-mails and handwritten ‘thank you’ cards, sometimes MONTHS later. And not too long ago I had one former bride  that sent along a note immediately upon returning home from her first anniversary dinner with her husband. She had been reflecting on how much fun she had on her wedding day and just wanted to say thank you again. I firmly believe that not everyone is lucky enough to meet these types of people.

Then, just this past week, a package comes in the mail. Upon opening it, I discover a small card that reads, “Thank you Jerry, Everyone enjoyed the music! – Liz and Chris 9/4”. Also, there is this:

 

You are looking at a box of Cakettes, which, I learned upon research on their website, are a hybrid of chocolate truffles and cupcakes. Allegedly they can keep for two weeks without refrigeration. For me, about one pot of coffee should just about do it…

 

July 25, 2011

John and Tonja – Blissful Meadows

Filed under: Weddings — Tags: , , , , , , , — DJJerryB @ 6:23 am

I was extremely flattered when John contacted me earlier this year to be the DJ at his wedding. He had seen my storefront on WeddingWire and started off his inquiry with, “I liked what I read”….

The ceremony and reception were held at Blissful Meadows Golf Club in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. There’s a great area with a gazebo and garden which overlooks the course, tailor made for an outdoor ceremony. That plan became just a little more challenging when the thermometer topped out at 96 degrees. Still, they decided not to move things indoors and I’m happy to report that there was no collateral damage — no one fainted. And, as a result, there was a solidarity among the guests who took it all in stride.

John and Tonja’s road to marriage was a long one, built on beginnings, separation, loss and renewal. I won’t go into the details here, but trust me when I say that it’s a REALLY great love story — the kind of thing that makes me believe in destiny. Borrowing from the toast from Mike, John’s brother and best man, it’s not important what roads it took to arrive; only that the roads converged at the right place and time.

May 16, 2010

Lauren and Chris – April 23rd

Filed under: Weddings — Tags: , , , , , — DJJerryB @ 12:07 pm

Lauren and Chris were married at the Lyman Estate in Waltham. If you have never been there, I strongly recommend you give it a look. It’s a gorgeous Victorian mansion with amazing gardens and manicured landscapes. I’d love to see the photos from that perfect Spring day.

We did most of our communication by e-mail and on a pretty short time line due to the crazy schedule that the bride and groom were trying to manage. They were a little frazzled at the end. In fact, we never even discussed any of the music wish list until just a few days before the wedding. The result?

The day went off perfectly. For their dinner hour, they had retained a very talented musician by the name of Nate Watkins. The song selections were great and he was a great guy to work with. You can visit his website here.

Their wedding was small but the guests were lively. There was much fun and laughter and dancing. As is usually the case, the night flew by. I think the couple had exactly the kind of day they wanted. I was very happy with the sweet review that they posted on Weddingwire.

I wish them well.

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