When it comes down to planning a wedding (first timers), one could see it as being overwhelming. Sure, it will be a lot of work, but it can also be fun. The wedding professionals goal is to provide you with some insightful tips to reduce the load. There will be several transitions through this day. It is imperative that you listen with a keen ear when suggestions are offered.
Generally after the toast, comes dinner time. One of the most overlooked aspects of a reception is the music and guest/family seating arrangements. I've had couples who requested songs for the "Party Time" that would cater to their elder guest. No offense, but this may kill the WHOLE mood. I would suggest romantic/older classics to be played during dinner time. Older classics, such as motown artists suits many. The volume is not overbearing and it promotes a calm/relaxing atmosphere. Memorable classics generally sets the tone as the night progress.. Secondly, other couples (out of their kind hearts) place their parents/grandparents near the front. This is where experience comes in to play. Can you imagine your grandmother sitting next to the speakers throughout the entire reception? Pro Tip... Communicate with your DJ/wedding planner on the best places to seat your family/guest during the reception. Lastly, take this time to visit family/guests and even ask one of your Brides Maids to pass out party favors (Now you are hands free-to hug everyone)! Now your photographer can capture some of the most candid memories of the night. Now that's food for thought!
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Your First Dance
Reggie Lee (RL Breezy)
All of the nerves have settled from exchanging your wedding vows and saying "I do". Now it's time to once again to draw the center of attention to you and your spouse. This moment in time should be special! A song that creates a feeling of togetherness. Your special first dance doesn't always begin and end with you both... Invite the rest of the bridal party halfway through this song. Believe me when I say... "it takes a ton of pressure off the bride and groom". Now be mindful that it is totally up to you and your spouse to include the bridal party, dance throughout the entire song, or wrap it up at the end of the first verse. A simple gesture to your MC can indicate the flow of the first dance into the next transition/event.
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