Top Tips For Your Wedding Reception

The preparations for your wedding can feel endless, but the day itself will pass very quickly. Therefore, you want to ensure you enjoy every second of it. Make certain your wedding reception goes off without a hitch and you’re fully present in the moment to truly appreciate your guests with these top tips.

 

Let it go…

 

It’s the hardest thing to do, but if you’re really going to enjoy your wedding reception you need to just let it go… Plan like a diva in the run-up to the big day, but once it’s there let it all fall away. Forget the details, let the staff, family and friends deal with any hiccups, and resign yourself to the fact there’s little you can do once the event is unfolding.

 

 

 

Be punctual…

 

Make sure there’s a schedule for the day and everyone sticks to it. In particular, the ceremony must begin on time, and the photographer needs to stick to the time allotted for taking photographs (usually done during the cocktail hour). The doors to your reception need to open within about 45 minutes of the cocktail hour beginning, much longer than that and people will grow restless.

 

Music…

 

You’re going to want to make some suggestions and selections when it comes to music, but leave the bulk of choices to a professional. Whether you have a band, a DJ, or both, they will know a lot better than you what will work best. They can read your crowd and make adjustments to suit the mood, get people on the dance floor, and keep people boogieing all night.

 

Lights, camera, action…

 

Lighting is something that’s often overlooked or underestimated, but ensuring proper lighting will create the perfect atmosphere for the mood you want to create, from relaxed and casual to diva dance party. Bear in mind any photographer or videographer working on the wedding will need proper lighting for their work. Discuss it with them ahead of time and make sure you have everything figured out before the big day – the last thing you want after the perfect wedding is poor pictures caused by bad lighting.

 

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