10 Tips To Creating An Memorable Wedding Reception

The most memorable wedding reception is seldom the most expensive, the most elaborate, or the most time consuming, but more likely involves the most forethought and planning. Our experts have a talent for finding what matters most and including with that the most significant memory making event for each couple.

  1. Plan an Eventful Wedding – oh the excitement of a wedding that recognizes grandparents, parents, and other life long relationships! What about planning your amazing great day on the anniversary of a grandparent? Invite the Grandparents to stand at the head table with the Bride and Groom, and celebrate their day with era themed music and dances.
  2. Combine a Holiday Celebration – Christmas will never be the same again, and nobody will ever forget your anniversary when you combine your day with a Holiday. And the decor? It’s all a flutter of the holiday, combined with wedding bells, lace, and white satin. What could be better? Can you define the holiday without your wedding party?
  3. Set a Theme to Celebrate – Seasonal or an era, themes can be a fun way to add memorable content and even a time-stamp to a wedding. Perhaps, the era of the Bride and Groom’s birth?
  4. Black Tie & Masquerade – pull all your plans together for a masquerade ball, and present the most mysterious with a fun prize for their costume. One of my favorite blends this formal event with ‘famous couples’ and combines the winning musical selections with a magical theme of great music.
  5. Casual Afternoon Tea – a quartet of stringed instruments performing as the sun dips low in the western skies might be a better choice for the most casual, yet memorable event. Entice the rain with some rainmaker tunes.
  6. Breakfast with Strollers – when the coffee is hot, the air offers a chill of early morning, and the musicians are strolling through the audience, what could be more memorable at your wedding reception than musicians playing the early hours?
  7. Big Band Era Music and Dancers – wedding attendance can be even more fun when everyone dances, but if your attendees aren’t dancers, perhaps dancers on the stage can give them a few tips and ideas. Inspiring a line dance, or group dance might be a good option, if you want more action among guests, but any big band era music dances can be fun for multiple age groups.
  8. Cover Band Entertainment – current tunes, selected for the many hours of memories stirred with words, music, and hours of together time, making life better before, during, and after the wedding. A selection of popular tune might inspire dancing feet.
  9. Specialty Show Stoppers – showcase a favorite singer, the look-a-like tribute artist sends out memory making show tunes from talented featured singers.
  10. Memory Making Moments – whether your music is relevant or classic, the tunes you showcase at your wedding will be the most remembered music of your life. I still know every single word to ‘The Rose’ and ‘Ever Green’ even 35 years after the fact…

Simple Things You Should Do To Get Fabulous Wedding Photos

Wedding days are some of the happiest for any couple and the precious moments are captured in photos. Your wedding photos are really important because they are what will take you back to the most important day of your life. It is therefore understandable that everyone wants to have the most fabulous wedding photos possible.

Considering that the camera will remain in your direction most part of the day, you want to look your best because there is never telling when the wedding photographer will snap away besides the photo session after the wedding. Luckily, it is not as hard to look amazing in your wedding photos. Simple things can make a huge difference in the outcome of the photos and they should be what you aim for throughout the day.

1. Be yourself and relax. The last thing you want to do on your wedding day it try to be someone you are not or try to copy someone you look up to. Be your best self and remember it is your day. Learn to relax and to go with the flow of the day and you will find the confidence oozing in your photos at the end of the day.

2. Laugh and be happy. Looking dull and gloomy on your big day is a no-no. Laughter is flattering and happiness is beauty so let it show. Let the excitement of the day show on your face and do not tire from looking happy.

3. Think of the moment and forget the camera. Wedding days are all about intimacy, emotion and excitement. Concentrate on the feelings of the moment and forget that the camera is on you. When you do this, you will manage to look warm and into the moment, hence your photos will definitely be stunning.

4. Keep the makeup simple but elegant. It is your day and looking your best is what you want, but it does not in any way mean going overboard with the makeup. Strive to keep your look including the eyelashes normal but classic. You can get a professional makeup artist to give you the perfect wedding look without being overly dramatic. You really do not want to end up looking strange and unnatural on your big day and have that captured permanently on photos and videos.

5. Keep essentials handy. You may need to have a hairspray and toothbrush handy to keep naughty hairs in check. White chalk can also be very helpful in hiding stains on white wedding gowns. It can also be an excellent idea to have oil dabbing strips handy and hankies to keep sweaty looking photos off your wedding album especially in summer.

6. Strike good poses. When the camera is on you especially during the photo session, mind your poses. You can raise chin and drop shoulders to elongate the neck, keep shoulder to the camera to look thinner and place hand on hip to make it look more toned. It also helps not to look down to avoid a double chin look.