3 Reception Mistakes You Need To Know About Before Your Wedding

The-Bond-Wedding_Bond-Ballroom_CT-Wedding-Photographer-011In our over thirty years of experience providing music and entertainment we’ve seen ALOT…. some really unique events, many elegant and classy and some destined for failure before we even got involved.

Every Bride wants that fairytale wedding – everything goes off perfectly and you both ride off into the sunset on your Honeymoon.

But, in reality, many Brides and Grooms, overlook some mistakes that we see occur commonly:

Trying To Copy A Wedding 

You’ve seen your perfect reception on “Four Weddings” or on another one of your favorite wedding related TV shows, bridal magazine or attended a friends wedding.  Now you want yours to be “just like theirs”!  STOP!!  Even if you have a lavish television budget and can duplicate the locations and vendors… it’s NOT going to be the same!  Add YOUR personal touches so that you let your guests know that this is YOUR day.

ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS experience can help you with those unique elements that will make your reception fun, classy and different.

Leaving Early

The plan is, as part of the scheduled “events”, 45 minutes before the official end of the reception the Bride and Groom would like to invite everyone outside to light sparklers or see fireworks.  Then, the guests watch as the Bride and Groom get into the limo and head off to the airport for the Honeymoon.  Everyone is then expected to return to the reception and “party” for the last half hour without the Bride and Groom.

In reality, this is a slap in the face to all your guests who have come far and wide to see you on your special day.  Once you leave, your guests WILL leave…. that’s their cue!  Stay until the end of the reception and say”Hello” and “Thank You” to every guest.  They are there to celebrate YOUR marriage.

Keep Your Vendors Informed

You’ve made subtle changes to the reception time, changed the order of the introductions, added a few surprises that your guests will surely enjoy plus changed the floor plan to better accommodate more guests.  On it’s face, these changes might be minor, but to then NOT inform your day-of-event vendors is a crime!

Last minute changes do occur.  We need to be prepared and can help you orchestrate things much smoother, if we know about them before it’s too late.  We CAN help – this is what we do best!

Your facility, officiant, photographer, DJ, video photographer, florist, baker, limo driver ALL need to be on the same page.  Make sure ALL vendors know what you want and clarify times and details as soon as they change or YOU make a change.  ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS contacts and review details the Monday or Tuesday before each event for this specific reason.

Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.

Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.

For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.

DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV


Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014, 2015, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013

Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

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3 Reception Mistakes You Need To Know About Before Your Wedding

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