My Wedding Songs officially launched in January 2017. However, that is not the whole story. Our business and domain started as WeddingMuseum.com on July 31, 2003. It took us a long time to make the switch, better late than never, to My Wedding Songs. Therefore, January 31, 2017, marks our 14th Anniversary online.
The past three years have been a rollercoaster ride. We were on the verge of closing the business and calling it quits in 2014. As the saying goes, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.”
So, we created new relationships, started a new job in web development and search engine optimization, joined meetup groups, expanded skills, and never stopped learning. As a result, in the past 3 years, we have increased unique visitors 10 times – from ~1,000 daily unique visitors to ~10,000 daily unique visitors.
Our growth is not possible without others. It took a village to help us grow our business. We would like to send 10 thank you’s to those who have helped us get where we are today
1. Mom & Dad
At the age of 75, my Mom opened a brick and mortar gift shop in Butte, Montana – Beautiful Butte and Beyond. She is an inspiration to others that you can always live your dream no matter your age. Dad is her biggest supporter and works just as hard.
2. Horizon Web Marketing and Ross Barefoot
After 14 years as a purchasing manager in electronic component distribution, Roy and Carolyn at Horizon Web Marketing gave me an opportunity in the digital marketing field and blessed that it has worked out. Ross from the Search Engine Academy taught me the best SEO practices to grow my website – and it works!
3. Las Vegas SEO Meetup
Kenny from NeONBRAND runs a great SEO meetup teaching current SEO techniques that can be implemented to increase rankings.
4. Las Vegas Bloggers Meetup
Scott of Vital Vegas, Andrew of Big Boy Bamboo, Kitty Lusby and so many more presenters and participants I have learned from since first joining the Bloggers Meetup. Blogging is an ongoing process and you must always improve your skills and the blogging group has helped my enhance my blog skills.
5. Las Vegas WordPress Meetup
Russell Aaron of Russell Envy, Robert Gillmer of Shiny 9 Designs and so many more presenters and attendees that have grown my skills in web development. Do you know what a child theme is? Do you know basic steps to help prevent hackers on your website? If not, join your local WordPress meetup.
6. Woocommerce Meetup
Mike and Manny offer great advice for any website that is selling a product or service. Woocommerce is the most popular e-commerce platform. If you want to learn more, search for your local Woocommerce Meetup.
7. Kim from A Perfect Wedding Dance
Kim has been an inspiration for Sharon and I and bringing us into her dancing family learning lots of different ballroom dance styles. In addition, Kim operates A Perfect Wedding Dance and teaches bridal couples a choreographed first dance. She has a wonderful personality and has been a pleasure to work with in business too.
8. Joni from LV Wedding Connection
Joni is another business woman with a great personality that will go out of her way to make sure your Las Vegas Wedding goes on without a hitch. You will have a wedding EXPERIENCE if you hire LV Wedding Connection to celebrate your wedding or party.
9. Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce
We are one of the charter members of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. Being the USA’s first local wedding chamber has been a great experience while creating other wedding professionals and sharing a common goal to improve our local wedding businesses.
10. Vital Medias
Brittany and Justin offer a free Mastermind Group for business owners to help each other with business challenges in a friendly and healthy environment.
Special thank you for Sharon
Operating My Wedding Songs is not possible without the support and common sense of my wife, Sharon. I saved the best and most important for last as she makes life more enjoyable.
Thank you to all mentioned above and sorry to those who I did not mention but believe me you are not forgotten.
Until next blog post, I will be sitting at the computer, laughing at the Minions, hitting my Easy Button and planning my next blog post on making your wedding just a little bit better to help you find the perfect songs…
WeddingMuseum.com started in 2003. Over the past 13 years, we have succeeded in helping brides, grooms, and wedding planners plan your weddings. However, most of you are here to view our song suggestions. So, we are proud to announce our new business name, My Wedding Songs.
No more trying to spell the word MUSEUM.
No more thinking our wedding museum is a place of wedding artifacts or for old-timers.
There are more than 1 Billion (with a “B”) websites online RIGHT NOW including more than 150 million blogs. In comparison, you have helped us grow to be in the top 350,000 most popular websites. Thank you!
What’s going to change besides our name?
Rather than helping with every aspect of planning a wedding, we will now strictly focus on wedding music and songs for planning the perfect party. If you are a DJ, you will find a special DJ Music section to expand your wedding music knowledge. If you want to stay on top of the current wedding songs trending now, be sure to check our regularly updated Hot 50 Wedding Songs list.
Thank you for joining us on our new journey together. If there is something you would like to see on our website, please do let us know. This is not my website, rather our website.
Founder, My Wedding Songs
Breast Cancer. Over our lifetime everyone will have contact with someone with breast cancer, whether it is a loved one, a friend, a neighbor, or even being given the diagnosis ourselves. Breast cancer touches everyone in one way or another. Every October, we see flyers for walks, armbands on football players, pins on T-shirts, and fundraising drives to benefit new research. All of this in honor of a disease that’s highly recognizable, if not deeply familiar.
Everyone knows what that pink ribbon represents. On October 25, 2015 the American Cancer Society will be holding its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk to raise money to support cancer research. What does this walk represent? To the thousand who walk and raise money it is a small way to help support those in our lives who have fought, and those still fighting, this terrible disease.
What do those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer see? Maybe they see people in their lives come out of the woodwork to help support them, or others that move further away. Cancer is scary not just to those afflicted but also to those around them. They may see that breast cancer is not an “easy” cancer and that cancer is just part of their story not their whole story. Everyone faces this obstacle differently, but one thing that we all see when we walk to fight breast cancer is unity. Everyone fighting for the same cause – eradicate cancer. Please join us on Sunday October 25, 2015 to help raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer. The walk will be held at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas.
Blogging is a way to share ideas about a particular topic. Blogging about weddings can cover many different aspects of the big day. Our blog is about sharing our thoughts and ideas of weddings not limited to DIY projects, beauty, stationery, product offerings and much more. However, we wish to build a community so that we are not limited to just our journalistic capabilities. If you are one of the following, please join the My Wedding Songs blogging community.
Wedding Blog Community
Women (Brides) stereotypically are the ones planning and organizing the bulk of weddings. However, it is not stereotypical if it is actual fact. LOL. Brides can submit their thoughts to us for the blog about their wedding planning experience. Basically, what was good or bad and what she learned. Real time brides can help other brides not make the same mistakes. We do not want to mention specific businesses in this area. We wish for a more general guidance of what works or stay away from in the wedding planning process.
After the big day is over, a great reflection of the big day can give a neutral opinion of the events of the day. People in general remember the very good and the very bad. That’s what we’re looking to share as this information is valuable for other people planning their weddings. We’ll also include Mothers’ of bridal couple in this section too. They are a great source of information as they have an outside look of the wedding day.
Wedding vendors offer a unique perspective of weddings as they have experienced MANY of them in their careers. We want to work with vendors who more that just provide a product or service. We are looking for those that stay educated, work to improve their industry and those that wish to teach others to be better. I was a mobile DJ for weddings and have performed at hundreds of weddings (worked in the industry). However, I worked with other DJ’s to help them become more professional (taught). I was a member of two DJ Associations (continued to better my trade and skills). To this day, I attend the Wedding MBA to continue to learn. These are the types of vendors we wish to network with in our blog.
In conclusion, our goal is to build a wedding blog community of sharing ideas no matter who you are as everyone can help bridal couples to plan their weddings. If you would like to join and offer your ideas, please click the contact us link.