3 Overlooked Reception Mistakes You Need To Know About BEFORE Your Wedding


In our over 30 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.

Here are 3 common reception mistakes that you need to know about BEFORE your wedding:

No Specific Seating Arrangements

The plan is to have everyone sit where they feel comfortable and not at a designated seat.  You may have extra tables and extra room to do so, so why not?  Because, for some strange reason, your guests who are “young at heart” will want to sit right next to the speakers…. and then complain that it’s too loud.

Always have a seating plan.  Don’t seat those that are the “young at heart” directly in front of the entertainment. Older generations are at a wedding typically to socialize with their family and friends.  If they cannot hear each other talk, an unhappy situation WILL occur.  So, seat them close to the wedding party and away from the dance floor and entertainment.

ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS will work with you to put together an accurate floor plan and seating arrangement that benefits you, your guests and achieve the optimum sound for your reception.

Only One Type Of Music

We get more and more requests to play just one style of music – all Country, all Hip-Hop, all Techno!  Although I’m still waiting for an all Disco and 80’s Dance Party request, we decline most single genre themed weddings.  Why?  Because not EVERY guest will be enthralled to listen to 5 hours of the same music.

here are many different types of people in the world and they include your family and friends.  Pick selections that cover different age groups and styles of music.  We’ll typically play these earlier and then later in the evening, we can then pull out your specific favorites.

Having Too Much To Drink

Keep in mind that the only time the Bride and Groom eat during the long wedding day is at the wedding reception. Alcohol will affect you much faster, when there’s not much food in your stomach. Try and eat throughout the day and watch how much you drink.  Don’t get drunk and obnoxious. You want your guests to remember how beautiful the Bride looked, not how she acted.  Enough said!

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.

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Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

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Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

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West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

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3 Overlooked Reception Mistakes You Need To Know About BEFORE Your Wedding

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