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                                                                     WEDDING COLLECTIONS & PRICING

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Receptions

The party is here!! Receptions can be a blast! However, it’s important to make sure that you have your event well thought out. This is the job of the coordinator and your DJ/Band. Your caterer will also play a big role in the design and set up of your event. Every aspect of your reception affects the overall outline of the evening. For example, if you’re not having a plated meal, your reception will need to be set up in a way that allows movement. Guests will need to be able to find the food stations easily and there will be a mixture of dinner tables and high top cocktail tables. This will encourage guests to mix and mingle. If you’re having a plated dinner, you will more than likely need escort cards, full place settings and space for all your guests and to be seated comfortable. Whatever the style of your event, make sure that you plan out all of the events of the evening. Your coordinator and DJ can help you set up the evening so that guests won’t leave early or experience long periods of waiting for the next thing to happen.

 

Reception Tips

The fun has begun! It’s time to relax, dance and celebrate!! Your reception should be a BLAST! The last thing you need to be worrying about is your timeline. Your coordinator and DJ should take care of making sure that everything stays on schedule so that you can enjoy your night. Here are some helpful tips that will help your reception flow smoothly.

·         Take your guests into consideration when planning your timeline. If you have a lot of elderly guests that will not be staying until the very end, make sure you schedule the cake cutting at a relatively early time so that they can be a part of it. Grandma’s love seeing this sweet tradition!

·         Keep it moving! Chat with your coordinator about how you can plan your reception in a way that will keep guests engaged and moving all night!

·         Make it your own! If you want to have a special dance with your grandparents, do it! Make your reception a reflection of who you are and don’t feel tied to traditions. Also, make sur you give your DJ and Band a “Do Not Play” list if there are some songs you really don’t want to hear during your reception!

·         Don’t get too caught up in the formalities and the details. Sure, details are pretty and fun to photograph, but they can steal the joy of the day if you get too caught up in them (Speaking from experience here). Plan your centerpieces, welcome table, etc. well before the wedding date and teach your coordinator or family friend how to set them up so that you aren’t even thinking about those things the day of!

Take a moment at sunset!

Sunset is really when your wedding day ends and your wedding day begins! Take 10-15 minutes and get some sunset formals of just the two of you before it’s over. Of course we do most of the formals before the reception but sometimes, after having some fun (and maybe a drink or two) you are MUCH more comfortable in front of the camera and those genuine candid moments come so much easier. Also, the gorgeous low lighting really helps add some variety into your gallery at the end of the day.