Sunday, March 29, 2015

Vendor Spotlight Special Day Entertainment DJ Services

Please meet this weeks Spotlight Wedding Professional : 

Special Day Entertainment DJ Services 

Business Phone:  (904) 347-4739
Business Web Address:
Business Contact Person:  DJ Joey DeSena
Do you have any Professional Certifications? Yes
Awards received:  (W) Wedding industry experts awards - 2012 /  Wedding Wire Choice award - 2013

How long have you been in business?   25 years 
What was your motivation to start the business? 
Born and raised in New York, Joey has been an entertainer at a very young age. By the time he was a freshman in high school, Joey has been in a number of bands performing in front of crowds. Upon graduating from College in 1983 he joined NYC law enforcement and was still performing every weekend and holiday in a dance party band. Later in 1986 – 2005, Joey performed in a number of wedding bands and formed a DJ company with a friend carrying many crates of vinyl records for countless weddings, private parties and clubs. After retiring from Law enforcement and moving to St Augustine FL in 2005, Joey continued his DJ business and opened Special Day Entertainment which he is now managing and doing full time. In 2007 Joey also opened Jacksonville’s first music rehearsal studio. Joey says, “Not many people get to do a job that they love, also I get to meet so many wonderful people at every event.
 What is your specialty?  
What other services do you provide?  Anniversaries, Corporate functions, Reunions and Special events.
What is unique about your business?
   The amount of time I spend preparing before your big day insuring I create the most amazing event, unlike other DJs that show up and wait for you to tell them what to play, I dedicate countless hours making sure that your event goes as planned. That’s the reason we call it “Your Night" Also providing the best affordable rates in the industry.
What areas do you service?  Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Fernandina Beach, Middleburg, Palm Valley, Palm Coast, Port Orange, Green Cove Springs, Gainesville, Daytona, Starke., Parts of Georgia. 
Do you have any words of wisdom to offer on selecting a wedding DJ?
To help protect your investment on your most special day where you only have one time to do it right, here is some free advice.

1) Make sure that the DJ you hired is licensed and insured. You can ask them to produce the paperwork. (This will distinguish a real professional DJ from one who does this on the side)

2) What if the DJ is sick on your event or wedding day? What measures are taken? -- There should be an associate in which the hired DJ can call in a case of extreme emergency, tell the DJ you want the name of the back-up DJ and check his credentials. I have seen so many DJs cancel last minute.

3) Is the DJ a specialist for weddings? Can the DJ prove it with past wedding references? -- Have the DJ give you phone numbers of the most recent weddings, ask them how many weddings they do in a month. If you are not sure, definitely ask.
If you are looking for a DJ for something more important like a wedding or anniversary, may want to do some researching. Go to their website, check around for any reviews.....Big red flag, if they don't advertise their prices on their website, it is because they don't want to box themselves to a certain price when they can upcharge more. 
What are your favorites? 
Color: Blue
Food: American 
What is the strangest wedding you ever serviced? The Halloween weddings are the strangest.
Special Day Entertainment is Licensed and insured.
LLC # L14000095246 State of Florida.
Thank you DJ Joey DeSena for Sharing!  


Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Venues for Simply Elegant All-inclusive Wedding Package

We have added new venues for the Simply Elegant All-inclusive Wedding Package as well as an upgraded design package.  Please visit our site to see full details and inclusions to the Simply Elegant Package.
Call or Email us today to begin the planning of your Simply Elegant All-inclusive Wedding Package.
(904) 268-1429
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Let's Play Bridal Trivia

Let’s Play Bridal Trivia for a chance to win one ticket to the Wedding Budget Planning Workshop on 3/14/15 in Jacksonville Florida… 

Today's question:
What color were wedding guests asked to wear at the wedding of Solange Knowles? 

The first bride to send us a Facebook message (not a wall post) with the correct answer will receive a ticket to this must attend workshop.  Good Luck!

Visit our Facebook Page daily for your chance to win