Wedding DJs in Portland, Eugene, Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento and Boise –

February 20th, 2013

I recently made the decision to reduce my WeddingWire advertising campaign from a Featured listing to a Basic (free) listing.  This affects my ads for Portland wedding djs, Eugene wedding dj’s, wedding djs in Seattle, wedding dj’s in San Francisco, and also Boise wedding DJs and Sacramento wedding djs.  There are many ways brides and grooms can search for wedding DJ’s on WeddingWire.  For instance, they can search for Portland Wedding DJs by the number of reviews, average review rating, DJ name, and whether or not that vendor is a Featured (paying) advertiser.  Since I actually provide wedding dj services in Portland, Eugene, San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle and Boise, it’s important for me to rank at the top for all those areas.  With a Featured or Spotlight listing, those advertisers appear on the 1st page of results.  But if someone is searching for say a wedding dj in Eugene, OR there could be Featured listings shown, but also some other very qualified Eugene wedding DJs that aren’t listed until the 2nd or 3rd pages because they don’t pay as much as other advertisers.

You could then hope that someone sorts their search by Average Rating.  On the surface, you would think Bass is Loaded! would rank at the very top, being one of the best rated wedding djs in the country.  Not the case.  Let’s say a bride in San Francisco is searching for a wedding DJ in the bay area and she searches for San Francisco wedding DJs by Average Rating.  The resulting list will show all the 5-star rated wedding dj’s in the San Francisco area.  In other words, a company that has 2 reviews with 5 stars would rank higher than a company that has over 100 reviews with an average rating of 5.0 consisting of only a handful reviews that are just under 5.0.  Another way of looking at this is if one student in a classroom had only two questions on a test and get them both right, and another student had 150 questions and got 98% of them right, that the first student would get a better grade.  Interesting concept, but perhaps not resulting in the best student.

Anyway, after deciding not to renew my WeddingWire Featured listings, the very first lead I received came from a bride looking for wedding DJs in Portland when she was able to find my company.  I asked her how she found me.  She said she sorted the listings of Portland Wedding DJs on WeddingWire by the number of reviews because she figured that Featured advertisers paid to be there and that sorting by the number of reviews would be a more accurate way to look.  She was absolutely right!

So I encourage brides and grooms to be thorough in their search for wedding vendors.  If using a site like WeddingWire or some other online resource where vendors pay to be on that site, definitely take the time to sort by the number of reviews if you can.  Just because a wedding DJ in Eugene shows up on the first page, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best choice, it just means they have the most expensive ad.  And also be sure to check out all the organic results online (the ones provided by Google and other online search engines).  Some of the best wedding DJs can be found organically, where you come across their website on your own.  Happy searching!

Treasury Ballroom Wedding booked!

February 1st, 2013

I am excited to have just booked a great wedding this July at the Treasury Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.  Danny and Ashley are currently living in New York and were looking for a Portland wedding DJ when they found me.  It’s funny to think along these lines, but when a couple finds a great wedding vendor (and a wedding DJ finds a great couple), in a way it’s like any other relationship that just “feels right”…there’s no other way to put that.  Personalities match, styles match, and in your guy you just know.  I’ve never DJ’d a wedding at the Treasury Ballroom before, so I am very excited.  I never grow tired of meeting great couples, working in great venues, and loving what I do!

San Francisco Wedding DJ Review

January 17th, 2013

My post at the beginning of the year was about the wedding I DJ’d in Berkeley, CA.  Patrick & Krystal were looking for a San Francisco wedding DJ when they found me.  They posted a review of my services tonight.  Very nice!Bass is Loaded San Francisco Wedding DJ

The Wedding Planning Buzz!

January 8th, 2013

The Oregon Wedding Showcase just wrapped up a Eugene wedding show this past weekend.  While I don’t get many opportunities to participate in the bridal shows much anymore, you can definitely tell there is a buzz in the air.  Newly engaged couples are seeking wedding vendor information at a fast & furious pace.  There’s so much to think about in such a short amount of time.  When it comes to hiring a wedding DJ, it can be a bit overwhelming and confusing.  One of the best resources I think I have on my website is this video I filmed that talks about the importance of 1) Why you should hire a DJ for your wedding, 2) What to look for in a DJ company, and 3) What sets my own company apart.  Who you hire to DJ your wedding will prove to be one of the most important decisions you make for your special day.  Definitely take the time to do some research so you can feel good about your decision, and so family and friends can have positive memories that will last a lifetime.

It’s worth mentioning here that even though I am based out of Eugene, OR, I DJ weddings all over the West coast.  So if you’re looking for wedding dj’s in Portland, a Seattle DJ, a San Francisco wedding DJ, a Sacramento wedding DJ, or even a DJ for a Boise wedding, you’re in good hands right here.  There’s nobody better for the job!

Wedding at Lawrence Hall of Science | Berkeley, CA

January 2nd, 2013

On December 29, 2012 I DJ’d my last wedding of the year at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley.  Patrick & Krystal were married on an outside section of the property overlooking the San Francisco Bay area.  What an amazing view!  Although living in Chicago, this couple was looking for a San Francisco wedding DJ when the bride’s mom found Bass is Loaded!  They were looking for a wedding DJ that could keep guests informed of what was happening, MC the event from start to finish, and provide sound in 3 completely different areas.  I was up for the task.  I came in a day early, and coordinated their wedding rehearsal too.  And for the wedding itself, I was able to provide all 3 zones with sound from one single location.  Not too shabby!  So for anyone planning their wedding at Lawrence Hall of Science, or for any couple looking for a wedding dj in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose or other Bay area location, you would be amazed at what you can pull off from this wedding DJ based in Eugene, OR…yes…all the way from Eugene!

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Wedding at Arden Hills Resort | Sacramento, CA

December 23rd, 2012

Karen & Tom were married last night at Arden Hills Resort in Sacramento, CA.  They were looking for a Sacramento wedding DJ when they found me.  These two were so much fun.  They had their ceremony in the East Terrace room, and their reception followed later in the Heritage room.  Here’s a photo of the ceremony setup, along with a quick pic of the travel required to get there.  Looking for a great Sacramento wedding DJ?  You’d be surprised to learn that your wedding can be spectacular when you hire this wedding DJ in Eugene, Oregon!  Most couples would look for a Sac wedding dj.  And although there are some great wedding DJs in Sacramento, it doesn’t hurt to look for the best overall wedding vendor for YOU.

California, here I come…

December 9th, 2012

…well, maybe not just yet.  Today I am about to leave to DJ a holiday party in Eugene, OR.  I have another party next weekend as well.  But weddings make up about 90% of what I do, and December is no exception.  I will be the wedding DJ for two awesome couples in California at the end of this month, and I’m getting excited.  The first wedding is on December 21st in Sacramento at Arden Hills.  Tom & Karen were looking for a connection with a Sacramento wedding DJ.  Their search led them to me.  Earlier this year I flew down to Sac and spent the day with this couple touring the venue and learning a little more about them.  12.21.12 is an ominous date, and this should be an electric night!

Patrick & Krystal are getting married on December 29th at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of Calfornia, Berkeley.  This is going to be a blast!  What a unique place to get married.  This couple of course was looking for a San Francisco wedding DJ when they found me (actually the mother of the bride found me, watched some of my videos, and then made the initial contact).  I’m really looking forward to this!

Two great weddings, lots and lots of windshield time, and one very happy wedding DJ that gets to help pull it all off!

Bass is Loaded! now on Pinterest

December 9th, 2012

So maybe I’m way behind the times with this whole Pinterest thing.  Perhaps.  But it seems like the hip, trendy thing to do.  So count me in.  My business page on Pinterest can be found here.  Check it out if you’d like.  There is hardly anything there!  And my first “pin” doesn’t even show up as a picture that you can see.  That’s fantastic.  My hope is that whenever people do wedding searches for the markets I’m in (Eugene Wedding DJ, Salem Wedding DJ, Portland Wedding DJ, Oregon Wedding DJ, Seattle Wedding DJ, Boise Wedding DJ, San Francisco Wedding DJ, Sacramento Wedding DJ, etc), that they’ll eventually find Bass is Loaded! and be inclined enough to take a look.  And maybe with time I can get a pin to actually stick!

King Estate Wedding | Kyle & Emily 8.11.12

December 4th, 2012

I blogged about this wedding earlier this year but it looks like the blog post was lost.  This one is worth blogging again. Kyle & Emily were married at King Estate Winery on August 11, 2012.  They pulled out all the stops.  Their ceremony was in the Pear Orchard where I provided a full sound system & wireless microphone setup for string instruments as well as a small band of musicians.  Later for the reception, sound was provided for a separate dinner area, cocktail area, and dancing area.  The couple had me do custom video slide shows for their first dance and parent dances.  These custom-produced slide shows featured photos of the bride and groom with their corresponding father & mother, and were shown on large flat panel video screens.  Not too many dry eyes on those!  In addition, I projected a custom wedding monogram gobo on both the building and the tent.  Lastly, I was able to integrate pictures taken from their photo booth and show them on the big screens.

This couple was looking for more than just a Eugene wedding DJ.  They were looking for a full service entertainment company.  Bass is Loaded! was honored to be a part of it.

Bass is Loaded! receives 150th review

November 29th, 2012

Today I received my 150th online review!  This review came from a great couple whose wedding I DJ’d on 9.8.12.  Jason & Jessie were looking for a great Eugene wedding DJ that could handle an outdoor wedding on their private property.  They had a separate ceremony area, a couple of different zones to fill for the cocktail & reception areas.  I also provided rehearsal attendance, video screens, custom audio editing, and a number of other things.  There are a number of Eugene wedding dj’s, Salem wedding dj’s, and wedding dj’s in Portland to choose from.  If you’re deciding on which DJ to hire for YOUR wedding, look no further than the reviews of the best…Bass is Loaded!