Ep 17 Cocktails with Maasha

9 Nov 2017


This episode’s drinks: Hot toddy & seabreeze

Topics we covered:

  • How a Manhattan girl came to LA and became a wedding DJ
  • How the hipsters are bringing back bowling, skating, and other group activities
  • We tell the stories of our first professional weddings
  • Why we take our payments before the wedding
  • We shout out to planners and coordinators (we love you!!)
  • How we introduce the wedding timeline options to our couples
  • We divulge our band nerd history
  • The skill that allows DJ Maasha to keep the party going, aka “reading the crowd”
  • We discuss how where couples spend their money tells you their priorities
  • Whether officiants should have PA systems or not
  • The big differences between East Coast and West Coast culture, even in weddings
  • How weddings differ from other gigs DJs do
  • Why it’s about how you handle mistakes, not just preventing them
  • Finding flow state in your weddings
  • The differences between a professional and an amateur
  • My bone to pick with friendors who bail on couples the month of the wedding
  • Why the vibe matters
  • How gender affects the way people interact with us professionally
  • We chat about bridezillas, groomzillas, and my dreaded, momzillas
  • How the energy you put out there can attract unexpected results
  • Why Maasha thinks mitzvahs are more stressful than weddings
  • How Maasha uses music to reflect her couple’s history, backgrounds, tastes, and love story (like a movie score!)
  • How my personal wedding experience affects the way I do business
  • We talk about the busiest wedding months in California
  • How running our own businesses makes us take better care of ourselves
  • How to know who your market is
  • How we handle sexism within the wedding industry
  • We describe the feeling we want every couple we work with to have with us

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