The WeddingZilla Podcast is a weekly podcast for couples, planners, and anyone planning a wedding or event who needs help, advice, or fresh ideas. We feature real wedding pros who we call WeddingZilla's and discuss a wide variety of topics related to weddings or events with experts from all over the country.
If you have a topic or question and need help, you can submit it in writing to Hello@theWeddingZilla.com, or use your mobile device to record a question and send it to us to be featured on the show.
In this Episode Matt and Wyatt talk about selecting your Wedding First Dance Song. Wyatt gives several suggestions which you can find in the show notes at www.TheWeddingZilla.com Matt talks about how couples should pick a song that represents them and not necessarily pick from a list. YOu also can find many additional songs choices at www.MyWeddingSongs.com
Matt and Wyatt discuss music programing and selecting music. Wyatt talks a little about DJ's that have the Vibo Planing app. The difference the couple makes by being on the dance floor. Wyatt gets into defining DJ Entertainment. Matt talks about reading the room. Your DJ making music edits and working on your wedding before they even show up!
Still looking for that perfect wedding venue? You will not want to miss this podcast as Shannon Tarrant from www.weddingvenuemap.com (Currently Florida Market) gives tips and advice about selecting your wedding venue. We also discuss why reading the fine print is important and we share so crazy stores that you just can't make up! Listen now!
In this episode we talk to Chad and Lisa from LA Photo Party on different things your photo booth can do besides just taking pictures. You can do animated Gif, Green Screen, Testimonial booth, add different filters including Snap chat style filters. You don't have to settle with just basic prints. Take things a step further and make the experience different. Photo Booths are not created equal as you will hear about during the podcast and if you are in the market for a photo booth you should ask more questions and see what's available.
Have questions about insurance for your wedding? Not sure where to find it? Listen to this podcast and hear from Christian Bair from WedSure.com as he answers our questions on why couples should have wedding insurance. He gives great tips and and he explains that this will be probably the easiest thing to do planning your wedding. You can go to www.WedSure.com and have insurance typically within 5 minutes. Take a listen and hear how easy it is to get insurance and affordable insurance.
Special Guest Kristin Wilson from www.OurDJRock.com is back to talk about Momentum and Energy at your Wedding Reception. Kristin discusses setting Wedding Reception Goals. Making sure you are communicating that with your vendor team. What are your goals for the wedding reception. Yes, we know it's to have a great time but, let's be clear details matter! Lot's of great tips you won't want to miss.
Matt and Wyatt discuss what cheesy means. Cheesy means something different to everyone. What you also think is cheesy may not be cheesy at all. When it's your wedding or event you define that. Matt and Wyatt also discuss just because you see something at a wedding or a example of a wedding from a DJ that doesn't mean they will do that for you. If you hate line dances and think they are "Cheesy" just because that DJ played them at a past event doesn't mean they will do that for you. Communication is key in developing those wedding goals including defining what is "Cheesy".
In this Episode Matt and Wyatt interview Matthew Campbell founder of "My Wedding Songs.com" https://myweddingsongs.com Matthew discusses how this is a free website for wedding couples. Mathew discusses how he got started along with what music is really hot right now. Take a listen and don't forget to Visit: https://myweddingsongs.com
In this Episode Matt and Wyatt talk to Kristin Wilson owner of Our DJ Rocks www.OurDJrocks.com based in Orlando, Florida. Kristin owns a DJ, Photo Booth and Lighting company with a all female staff. Kristin gets into how she started and what females bring to the turntables. If you are looking for a DJ and always though of a DJ just being a guy you may want to reconsider having a female DJ for your Wedding or Event.
In this episode Wyatt and Matt start off by talking about a recent snafu at a trade convention for DJ's and how it's relevant to planning your wedding. Matt and Wyatt then get into popular wedding traditions and break down what they are. Biggest take away from this podcast is there maybe tradition but, it's your wedding day. Break all the rules. Break some of the rules it's whatever you like!
DJ Mike Walter from Elite Entertainment out of New Jersey. Mike has owed Elite Entertainment since 1993 and is know as an Icon in the Mobile DJ industry. He has wrote several books including his new release titled "On This Date In Music" www.onthisdateinmusic.com In this episode Mike talks about being a Wedding Officiant. He offers up great tips to wedding couples. Mike even talks about transitioning from Wedding Officiant to Wedding DJ/MC. This is a episode you will not want to miss! . . .
Michael Greenberg is back to talk about "What Not To Do" with lighting at your wedding. Michael talks about correct positioning of monograms and believe it or not the dance floor is not the best place. Correctly uplighting your wedding venue and not all uplighting is created equal. Hear the differences and yes we get a little techy but, some great take aways as there is a significant difference.
Wyatt and Matt get into specifics on picking out music for your wedding reception. Thinking about placement. How many songs to give your DJ. The importance about having that discussion with your DJ about music. This is always a great question from wedding couples. Take a listen today!
Destination Weddings with Brian Buonassissi. Brian from http://djbrianbofficial.com/ who does luxury weddings all over the world discusses planning destination weddings. Brian has suggestions on hiring a destination wedding planner and tips to make it a huge success!
In this episode Matt and Wyatt breakdown cocktails all the way through reception. Tips for selecting music. Tips on timeline. Biggest tip of all is doing what works for you as the wedding couple. Lot's of information. Lot's of details.
In this episode we have special guest Jennifer Jasso Wedding Photographer from www.JenniferJassoweddings.com who gives tips on selecting a Wedding Photographer. Tips such as: Why have two shooters. Differences in style. How much time to book your photographer for. Expected time for delivery of Photos. How much to budget for your photographer and much more.
In this Episode we have special guest Nicole Peters Sales Director from Ventura Rental Party & Events. Nicole shares tips with working with your rental company such as: When to book your rental company. What sells out first. What to budget for a rental company. Tips on selecting a rental company. Having a backup plan for those outdoor events. Popular trends in weddings right now and more. Matt and Wyatt agree this episode is packed with great tips!
DJ Dave Grimm owner of Signature Talent in Northern Virginia started who is not only a DJ, but started out playing instruments and specializing in being a percussionist. Grimm because of his experience is a popular wedding DJ for South Asian weddings in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. market. Not only does he DJ, but he also plans the drums at Indian Weddings. Dave Grimm gets into the differences of drums and traditions of South Asian weddings or Indian weddings.
Courtney Haynes from www.OneSweetDayEvents.com explains what a "Wedding First Look" is and why you should have it. Wedding First Looks are great for pictures, video and taking that edge off that stress of seeing each other. Does it take away the first time you see each other at the ceremony? Courtney explains and shares her experience with the exact thing. Matt and Wyatt comment on the Wedding First look at share their experiences as well.
Special Guest Romin Zandi from Zandi Entertainment located in Northern Virginia & the Washington D.C market. Romin and Wyatt discuss hiring wedding vendors to create a wedding experience instead of just hiring for a job. Wyatt and Romin get into the difference between service and experience and how to create that for wedding couples. Wyatt and Romin recommend to wedding couples to have a conversation and not shop for wedding vendors strictly by price. Wedding couples are spending a lot of money for one of the most important days of their life and hiring vendors like a transaction may not be the best way to hire a wedding vendor. Having a conversation about your vision of your day and making sure you hire a wedding pro that shares the same vision or can help you fill in your vision can make the difference from a good wedding day to a great wedding day.
Matt and Wyatt break down wedding ceremony from talking about music to putting microphone on your Wedding Officiant. Why you still need your DJ for ceremony even if you have live music. Matt and Wyatt break down wedding ceremony from talking about music to putting microphone on your Wedding Officiant. Tips for the couple for during the ceremony. Wyatt shares an experience with adding an additional microphone to the Groom. Wyatt poses a question to wedding couples if he should add..... (Have to listen to find out).
Episode 8 featuring Lorenzo from Screaming Lunatic Design Agency and Sofie Plus Abbie discuss his trip to Disney and how it relates to your wedding. Lorenzo offers up candid advice on wedding invitations and doesn't hold back. We discuss pricing as that's a big concern for couples and how they should approach it. Matt shares a story driving a limousine that didn't make it! Learn more at www.TheWeddingZilla.com
Tampa in the house! Special guest Michael Greenberg from Spark Wedding Events http://www.sparkweddingevents.com/ talks about one the hottest new wedding trends indoor sparkler fountains. Michael also gets into how to make those flower center pieces pop and some new technology on the horizon that will bring wedding lighting to a whole new level! Special shout out to Fuel Lighting and Sparkluar
Gissela from La Hora Loca California https://www.horalocacalifornia.com/ explains what La Hora Loca is. Robots, Lights, Dancers and one big Crazy Hour. Gissela explains how she got started and all the different events her and her team have done. Take a listen and hear about La Hora Loca for your wedding or next event.
Episode 5: Why Video at your Wedding & more with Chris Monaco, Elite Films, NJ. We discuss Chris's experience in the wedding industry from DJ to video mainly focusing on video. Chris answers the reason why you should have video. What to ask when you are looking for a videographer. Chris offers some real advice to couples with video on their wedding day. Wyatt gets a little heated when Dj's don't...... You will have to listen to find out. You can find Chris at: http://eliteentertainment.com They offer not only video, but a one stop shop for Video, DJ, and Photography and they are the most reviewed company in New Jersey with over 1800 reviews and counting on Wedding Wire with 5 out 5 stars. You can miss if you are in the Tri-state area with Elite!
Special Guest Wedding Coordinator Courtney Haynes from One Sweet Day Events: http://onesweetdayevents.com from the Ventura and Santa Barbara County area of California. We discuss how she entered into the wedding planning business. What questions to ask when looking for a Wedding Coordinator or Planner. What should you share with your Wedding Planner or Coordinator. Courtney shares experiences from a few weddings. Matt asks about having a rain plan and Courtney shares special advice to Grooms that you won't want to miss.
The WeddingZilla Episode 3: Wyatt and Matt discuss lighting upgrades and what gives you the most bang for the buck. Lot's of discussion on the do's and don't for wedding lighting. Wyatt and Matt share some experiences that make you go hmmmmm. Special shout out to Lorenzo from Screaming Lunatic Design Agency on the the website. Special shout out to Risa Patterson on design work for social media. Hints on guests to come.
The WeddingZilla Episode 2: A Little About Us & Scrape the Surface on Wedding DJ Add-ons. DJ Matt Johnson & Wyatt Hill discuss how they entered into the Wedding Industry. Matt & Wyatt also scrape the surface in talking about Wedding DJ add-ons and performance.
The WeddingZilla Episode 1: What questions you should ask your Wedding DJ? DJ Matt Johnson from Northern Virginia & Washington, D.C. market and Wyatt Hill from Ventura County, CA get into a discussion about "What questions to ask your Wedding Dj?"