It's time for another vendor feature on the Jodi Marie Event's blog! This feature is of The Wedding Lot, a local company that has combined four services into an all-in-one package. This talented team are highly equipped to help in many different ways on your wedding day, including photography, videography, a photobooth, and DJing. I highly recommend giving this vendor feature a read through to learn more about The Wedding Lot!
Who is The Wedding Lot? We specialize in photography, cinematography, photo booths, and DJ services. Evan and Brett have both come from different areas in media. Evan comes from a cinematography company and design background, and Brett comes from a photography and a DJ background, Together they have 10 years of experience in the wedding industry.
Why did you start doing weddings? We knew the wedding industry was changing drastically. The style of capturing moments and technologies used were changing and still today are evolving. While running their own companies they thought it would be much easier for brides and grooms to deal with one company, rather than having to book 4 different companies. There was a demand for media services and they knew they could tackle it and provide it all without losing quality of work, in fact the goal in joining forces is to push the creative envelope.
What is your favourite part of working in the wedding industry? Evan and I both really enjoy people, we love to see the Bride and Groom really excited to work with us, and most of all hear that first response when the say "they loved the photos, loved the video, that their wedding was the best dance party, and that all their guest loved using the photo booth." That really is our goal, from the first meeting to the final proofs and delivery of our services and products, for the bride and groom to be excited about it all.
Any advice for couples who are currently planning their wedding? Planning a wedding is stressful, there are so many major details, as well as minor details. It is probably one of the biggest parties you’ll ever throw, if not the biggest. Couples often forget to celebrate and enjoy time together while planning their weddings, because it’s such a busy time in their lives, and time can pass by very quickly. For a lot of people the wedding day itself can be the most stressful time, trying to make sure everything is in order.
So when looking for vendors be sure to find ones that you can trust, ones that are confident in their skill sets, and a vendor who you get along with, almost like an instant friend. Photographers and videographers especially, don’t get that awkward vendor who isn’t friendly or polite, because when it come time to your portrait sessions with video and photo, that awkwardness or will show up in all your photos and video. You want someone you can be comfortable with, as they actually spend most of the day with you on one of the biggest days of your lives. I would say the same thing for the DJ, they will often make or break a wedding, they need to be on cue, for ceremony and reception and they need to be able make last minute changes, and be flexible on the day. There can be many changes when it comes to where they set up, schedule changes or adjusting their playlist if it’s not working. One of the best values a DJ can have is being someone that understands that it’s your wedding day, and is not about him and his own show. He is there to facilitate entertainment for you and your guests, and if your guests aren’t dancing and they have requested multiple songs and he refuses to play them, then I think that DJ is in the wrong industry. I think it’s important to hire the right people to relieve your stress not add to it.
A random fact about The Wedding Lot. Evan and Brett were in a band and recorded an album and played on a radio show together, it was the beginning discussion of joining ventures and creating the wedding lot.
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