Atmosphere Productions: 12 Things We Learned From Appearing On "Four Weddings"
If you watch enough of them, you really can get a sense of what is important and what is not at a wedding. Having a bigger budget is not always the way to guarantee a bride wins the honeymoon. Spending your wedding budget wisely and paying attention to the flow of the day is really what makes a wedding GREAT.
- Make sure everyone can hear you exchange your vows- watch out for distracting surroundings and have someone professionally microphone the ceremony.
- Having your ceremony outside? Have backup plans in case of bad weather. Do not chance it - if there is a chance of rain - just fall back to your rain plans. The same goes for high temperatures, low temperatures, extreme humidity and wind. Do not chance it. Plan around it.
- For the Cocktail Hour make sure you have enough space - do not overcrowd your guests.
- Food. Food. Food. Make sure there is enough for your guests and give them more choice than just cheese and crackers
- Keep it upbeat and entertaining - set the tone for the rest of the event during your cocktail hour.
- Do not drag out the meal and bore your guests.
- No one likes it when the bride and groom are missing during the reception.... take ALL formal pictures before the dancing starts.
- Keep toasts SHORT as to not impact dancing time. Try to have them completed by end of dinner.
- During the reception personalize your entertainment and be involved.
- Once dancing starts – do not interrupt it – not for speeches or desert stations.
- Everyone loves a photo booth!
- Notice the lighting... up-lighting around the room... dance floor lighting... it's a MUST
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