2012 In Full Swing!

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

It is the New Year!  We are in Full Swing!

As always we want to thank our entire staff for a Fantastic 2011.  Markus, JoJo, Matt, Dan, Jayme, Janine, Kat, Kimmee, and Keri did a Fantastic Job as always in 2011!

We move forward now with 2011 in our rear view mirror.  Our first quarter 2012 Showcases are posted.  Check frequently as we add each week.

There are still some prime dates available for 2012 and 2013 is starting to move a little quicker now as you would expect.

Our first piece of 2012 wedding advice…

Cheaper is never better

Expensive isn’t always great

Experienced is ALWAYS competitive.

Everyone has a budget.  Entertainment may in fact be the MOST Important part of your Wedding Reception.  If you get a $600 DJ because he was cheap and you had no fun and nobody danced, you didn’t lose $600, you lost $30k because that is what the average wedding costs.

When you hire a company, you need to see the SPECIFIC entertainer you are going to hire either at a previous event, a bridal showcase or a sales video.

You then need to meet that SPECIFIC entertainer at the sales consultation not just a salesperson.  Whether the entertainer is there in person, through BrideLive video chat or a conference call, you as the bride need to make sure you click with that specific entertainer before you hire anyone.

You need to know their WEDDING EXPERIENCE, not DJ experience, wedding experience.

You also need to see referrals from specific Client letters, preferably on Wedding Wire, the Knot or a validated source.  Plus other experienced, credited Wedding Professionals personal referrals.

The entertainer needs to be able to see YOUR VISION and convey that to you in an exciting, professional and fantastic fashion!

Best of luck to all the newly engaged couples of the Holiday Season!

Joey Kidd Marino and Dave Nase

Giving Back For the Holidays!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

As the Holiday Season comes into full swing we just want to wish each and every one of you a Safe, Happy, Healthy Holiday Season!

As we get ready for the 2012 Bridal Show Season keep us in mind when your Friends and Family get engaged over the Holidays!  This is Engagement Season, Thanksgiving until Valentine’s Day!  The Majority coming in between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve!

As we do our Monthly contributions to various organizations, we have decided to donate our services to the Dix/McGuire/Lakehurst Joint Base Holiday Party!  This is a party for all of the Children and Families of Deployed Service Men and Women.  Joey Kidd and Dave Nase will be emceeing the event along with our Photobooth staff to take the Holiday Pictures!  We are also donating a Santa bag of toys and gift cards for the Children!

If you are ready to wind down the Holiday Season you can do that New Years Eve, with Joey Kidd at Vanity Fare from 8p-1am or Dave Nase at Doolans from 8pm-1a.  Both Places are having awesome menus, entertainment and festivities!

To all of you, We wish you the best Holiday Season!

See you Next Year!

Joey Kidd Marino and Dave Nase

Halloween/Plane Pull

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

We are moving in onto Halloween weekend!  Some of the cooler new trends are Costume Weddings.  Some are done very extravagant with Black Tie and Masquerade Masks.  Others are done with wild and crazy costumes in very eccentric, decorated rooms.  It all depends on your style and demeanor.

The best Halloween Wedding Story I have is a couple invited everyone to their costume party.  There was about 125 family and friends.  They had their cocktail hour in the same room as the party so people wouldn’t get suspicious.  The music was typical party music.  The couple was also dressed up in ordinary costumes.  Right after the first course a guest was dressed as a Priest, took the microphone and walked to the front of the room.  At this point the couple was not around.  The Priest asked all the guests to rise.  The music came on and out came the couple dressed as Bride and Groom!

The priest then did a five minute ceremony that was for real!  Everyone went nuts!  After the Hugs and Kisses the Groom took the mic and told the guests that they wanted a real wedding.  Just friends and family having fun being themselves.  They didn’t want to worry about flowers, video, photography, nothing!  We as the DJ were in on it.  Their parents didn’t even know!  The Groom continued that just having a party was their whole goal and didn’t feel they needed guests to pay them (Gifts) to be at their wedding!  It was one for the ages!

Check out our Facebook Fan Page for Wedding Tips and exciting news!

We also want to thank our Staff and Friends for helping us raise over $1300 at the Special Olympic Pull A Plane event!  We had 18 Pullers and made it the 15′ in 9.2 secs.  The plane weighed 96k lbs!  We had Darren Nase, Dave’s brother, and Joey Gass, Joey Kidd’s nephew lead the team at the Top of the Rope.  Both boys have Down Syndrome and are our inspiration in raising money for this great organization.  Dave Nase and Joey Kidd’s children, DJ, Corey, Kyle, Nicky and Carmine were also part of the team!  Josh and Jon from the Photobooth team were there along with Kathryn from the mixing team and her 3 friends who all work with Special Needs Children.  Mixer Keri and her friend Matt also helped with event.  Dave and Joey’s wives took the photos of the event which are also on our Facebook page!

We will be adding new items to our additional services shortly!  Stay Tuned!

For our Fans and Friends who have Children or are still kids at heart.  Please be careful at your Halloween event or Trick or Treating!

All our Best,

Dave Nase and Joey Kidd Marino

Pull-A-Plane

Monday, September 19th, 2011

In two days it will officially be Fall!  The summer flew by and the Holidays are rapidly approaching!

We want to send a very big Good Luck to the Brick High School Boys and Girls Cross Country team!  They are our team for the month of September to help purchase some equipment for meets.

On October 1st, many members of the staff are participating in the Special Olympics Pull-A-Plane event on the tarmac of Newark Liberty Airport!  All the monies go to help this great cause!  Dave’s brother, Darren and Joey’s Nephew, Joey, both have Down Syndrome and we do these events in their honor!  If you would like to Donate please use this link

http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=469535&lis=1&kntae469535=921DFCF180A84CD1886C6FFFBF1CD6E7

If you would like to JOIN our team and help Pull the Plane, contact Joey or Dave ASAP!

Wedding Show season is upon us.  We have a Food Tasting at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach on 9/20 at 630pm and a Food Tasting at the Vanity Fare in Lakewood on 9/21 at 645pm.

We are also Performing at the American Bridal Showcase at Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant on Tuesday 9/27 at 645pm.

Visit our website to meet our Newest addition, DJ Entertainer Matt Wilder!

Enough about us!  Here is something for the Brides to be!

The last month or so we have seen Newlyweds lose a lot of time during their reception doing their “Walk Around” to all tables.  By the time they are done visiting all these tables they usually have less than an hour and a half in their reception.  To alleviate this, join your guests in your Cocktail Hour.  You can then mingle with everyone in there and not lose time to be on the dance floor with all your guests!  Don’t worry, they will not take offense to not visiting their tables.  You will be taking the time to spend with them during the cocktail which is just as sincere.  Guests know that you want to dance and enjoy yourselves.  They will be happy that you take the time to chat with them during the cocktail hour.

Have a Great Fall!

Joey Kidd Marino and Dave Nase

“New Beginnings”

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

 

We hope that all of our Friends and Fellow Wedding Professionals have had a fantastic summer!!  I know it’s about a week from the end, so enjoy the rest while you can!

NJ has seen Tornados (in Brick a month ago), an Earthquake, and now Hurricane Irene is heading our way!  Be safe out there and like most people during the summer months, just go with the flow!

This summer has sprung a whole new life into NJs Best DJs!

We start with BRIDE LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCING!  Now in the comfort of your own home you can meet with one of our entertainers or staff right in front of your computer!  There is no downloading involved (Just need Flash which most computers have), all you have to do is click a link and bingo you are live in a consultation with one of our staff!  Bride Live is fully equipped with our videos, testimonials, info sheets, and so much more.  It is just like being in the same room without the traffic and rush rush of getting to an appointment after work!

Next, we have upgraded our systems with new mixers, speakers and the latest DJ software!  We’ve added 4 more Tower Lights with Moving Heads to our 2 already, plus some new Facades!  All of this to ensure great sound, quality, and appearances at your event!

We have brought on seasoned Emcee Matt Wilder to the staff.  Matt has been with Disney Cruise Ships and Radio Disney for the past several years and now joins NJs Best DJs!  You will be seeing his pictures, bio and video shortly on our site!

We have continued our Charity contributions throughout the summer.  We have sponsored the Children’s Miracle Network, Brick HS Wrestling Club and our currently working with the Brick AYF Football Challenger Cheerleading Program with their Demo Music.  Since September and October is our BUSY Season with Weddings, we are trying to put a team together for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Point.  We will keep you up to date on our progress.

We can’t thank you all enough for the support and recommendations you give us!  With that in mind, don’t forget our Refer-A-Friend drawing!  If you send someone our way and they just consult with us, you get an entry for a FREE iPAD 2!  If they reserve with us, you get another FREE entry!!  It’s just our little way of saying thank you!!

As September rolls in, which is our BUSY Season!  We have a full set of Fall Bridal Shows and Food Tastings in the works!  Please check our website for more details about everything we have upcoming!

Thank you as Always!

Joey Kidd Marino, Dave Nase and Staff

iPad2 FREE Drawing

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

REFER-A-FRIEND!!  WIN AN iPad2!!!

People always refer their favorite services, but are they ever rewarded for it?

We are going to!  IF you refer a friend to us, and they come in for a consultation, you will receive an entry into our iPad2 drawing!

NOW, if they reserve our services during or after the consultation, we will give you ANOTHER FREE ENTRY!!

This will be for any referrals from Monday 7/11/11 until Friday 9/30/11. Drawing will be Monday October 3, 2011.

All your friend has to do is tell us your name, phone number and email (for notification purposes).

You can refer as MANY people as you want, and will be rewarded entries accordingly!

This is open to any of our Friends, Family, Wedding Professionals, Banquet Sales Staff, ANYBODY!  This is just a Thank You for all you have given us over the years!

Thank you so Much for helping us grow!!

Joey Kidd Marino and Dave Nase

Wedding Season In Full Swing

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer season to most people, so HAPPY SUMMER!!! Wedding season is upon us and we look forward to entertaining at all our events!

As we head into the summer this will be our last weekly blog for the season. We will write one in July and one in August, and then come back full force in September.

June’s donation was to the Children’s Miracle Network.  We sponsored a hole for their Charity Golf Event.  Dave Nase and our music mixer Dan will be participating in the event as well.  Good Luck to both of them.

Our words of advice this week is simple.  There are many videos out there of different entertainers.  Many are called video logs.  They focus on what the entertainers did the previous week at their wedding events.  What you will notice is many of them do not have the introductions shown or the entertainer being involved.  It is very important when you are watching these videos is to find ones were you actually hear the entertainer speak.  He is the one running your wedding.  You want to make sure his voice is crisp, his speech is sharp and this is where you can see their personality shine!  You hire entertainers for that main reason so to be sure to see them before you make your decision.

We have broken the 80 mark for Wedding Wire which is FANTASTIC!  We have only been using their service for just over a year and our past Newlyweds have had a lot of great things to say about us!!  Thank you!

So until Summer Ends, Labor Day weekend, Be Safe and Have Fun!

Joey Kidd Marino and Dave Nase!

Business Keeps Getting Better

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

With that spring weather finally arriving, we hope you are enjoying it as much as we are! 

For the month of May we made a donation to the Make A Wish foundation! Joey Kidd had the honor of doing an event for them and the Wall Twp Recreation Dept on April 30, 2011. It was a huge success and we raised over $4,000 for the children in Central Jersey who are participating in this wonderful Program!

As most of you know, Dave Nase is an avid runner. NJs Best DJs in conjunction with Mike Walter owner of Elite Entertainment are in the process of launching a 5k and 1 mile run/walk called The Doggie Dash!  The 1 mile run/walk will feature some very special individuals, “Your Dogs.” It will benefit a charity for pets. (To be announced soon) The event will take place Saturday 11/12/11 at Dor Brook Park in Colts Neck, NJ and is shaping up to be a lot of fun.  There will be entertainment of course..lol by NJs Best and Elite Entertainment. All sorts of great prizes for your pets along with awards for Overall top (3) 5k runners male and female and top (3) male and female all age groups as well. We will have more details in the upcoming months, posting an event on facebook along with all sorts of other great ways to get involved! We look forward to a fun and exciting day.

We have received many awesome reviews on Wedding Wire, through emails and the old-fashioned way, hand written cards. We thank you all for the kind words and recommendations.

Speaking of recommendations, I want to thank all of the professionals we work with week in and week out. We have received many compliments and referrals from you as well. There have been some events recently that could have been challenges based on a variety of circumstances. We know going into these events we would need to be on our A game. We took the time to call all the professionals involved plus the facility and we all showed up plenty early to put it into effect. The result was flawless! Professionals in the industry have the same mind set as we do, to make the event awesome! Thank you for thinking the same way we do!

We look forward to seeing you all in the future!!

All Our Best!

Joey Kidd Marino and Dave Nase

Wedding Season!

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Wedding Season is upon us!

Before this week’s episode begins, we just want to wish all of our friends in the wedding business, a very safe, happy, healthy and prosperous start to our NEW YEAR, WEDDING SEASON! We look forward to working with all of you!

For April we have donated to the, “ALR Walk with us to cure Lupus Foundation.” The walk will be on May 21. Joey Kidd’s cousin, Marlana, suffers from Lupus. Her family has put together a team, Marlie’s Crew, to walk in the event. Joey Kidd’s wife, Stacy, will be representing NJs Best at the event, walking with the team. Joey and Dave normally would, but as mentioned above, WEDDING SEASON! If you would like to donate please contact walk.lupusresearch.org

With Wedding Season in Full Swing, we just wanted to thank all of the future Newlyweds and honorees, who reserved their dates with us during Booking Season (Jan, Feb and March)!! NJs Best set personal records this past season and we appreciate the trust you have in our company.

For those who keep up with our blog. Last month, was mentioned that Joey Kidd is coaching a few teams. Both teams are holding their own. We will keep you posted as the season progresses.

Dave also recently entertained a ZUMBA-THON for Finding a Cure for Cancer! No, he unfortunately did not ZUMBA, but he did pretend to dance will everyone else sweated it out for a few hours, lol!

So as the appointments continue, and the events occur, we just want to thank you for being a part of the Excitement!

Your Friends,

Joey Kidd Marino and Dave Nase

Rave Wedding Reviews

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Most Recent Wedding Wire Reviews

I had the pleasure of discovering NJs Best DJs at a wedding expo at the Wyndham in Jersey City, NJ about a year before our wedding. I met Dave and a colleague of his, and right away felt his awesome energy and knew he would be just what we were looking for for our wedding. Dave was very flexible – the NJs Best DJs office is located in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, however my husband and I live about an hour and a half north in Hoboken – he offered to meet at almost any North Jersey location that would be convenient to us to get to in order to meet in person…it turned out that we were able to meet at the Pt. Pleasant Beach location after all since it was on the way to Atlantic City, which we had been heading to one weekend. Also Dave is very responsive in terms of email and phone, which we made heavy use of in fine-tuning the music details towards the end of the planning process. Dave was also flexible in terms of being able to properly mix the somewhat complicated list of songs I had given him that included styles from high-energy house music to country to Italian opera for the “parents crowd”…and he played everything at the exact right moments! It was amazing. Also, as my friends and I are pretty big on house music, and Dave threw in some awesome surprises – at no charge – that really lit up the dancefloor! Literally :-) My husband and I had a blast and were on the dancefloor almost the entire night, as was almost everyone else at the weddding – friends, family, all generations – it was great, so much great energy. We received numerous compliments on how much fun everyone had! Couldn’t have asked for a better time or a better DJ!

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NJ’s Best DJ’s is absolutely phenomenal!!! From start to finish, they provided the perfect music and had everyone out on the dancefloor all night, which is exactly what we wanted. My husband and I had so much fun, and all our guests kept saying what a fantastic job Joey did and how great his energy was. I definitely recommend NJs Best DJs to anyone and everyone. They will not disappoint and help make my wedding the wedding of my dreams. Thank you Joey and everyone at NJs Best DJs!!!

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Dave Nase was the DJ at our March 5, 2011 Wedding and was fantastic my guests have not stopped talking about how much they fun they had and how great the music was. The dance floor was full for our entire wedding and that’s exactly what we wanted. Dave did everything we requested of him and beyond! We had a wonderful time and a BIG part of it was the music, I really believe the DJ is one of the most important elements of the wedding and I couldn’t be more pleased!
Thank you, Tim & Teresa Banka

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Do you want the wedding of your dreams? Do you want to have your wedding dance floor packed with people dancing to all your favorite music? Do you want a stress free wedding with someone there to make sure everything goes off without a hitch? Do you want an event that you and your guests will never forget? Then Joey “Kidd” Marino from NJ Best DJs has to be your DJ for your wedding. Joe will become the ring leader to the biggest event of your life and make sure you and your guests have the time of your lives! Joe was the DJ for our wedding in November 2010 and I couldn’t be happier with his services. Joe took specialized notes to make sure our wedding will reflect our musical style. He worked well with all my vendors to make sure everything ran perfectly. Joe gave us the wedding we always wanted without breaking the bank. Thank you Joe for everything!!!!!!

All our best!

NJs Best DJs Staff