Atmosphere Productions: Wedding Mistakes You Can Avoid

Here’s a story for you - the names have been changed to protect the innocent:

Susan and Mark had always wanted a unique location for their wedding reception.  They found the perfect wedding location near the couple’s home overlooking the Connecticut River Valley.  The view was magnificent, the garden area was beautiful and reception area, with the view, was tented.... what more could you ask for with a June wedding!!

The deposit was paid; the entertainment, the caterer and photographer all where reserved for the day.  Then they started looking at churches…

The churches in the area would not agree to marry them because they weren’t members.  The one church that could was already booked on their date. The only available place that an officiant could use was a old school house with air conditioning.  It seemed as if the facility grounds would have to serve as Ceremony location.

Their parents were outraged that Susan & Mark weren’t getting married in a Catholic church.  The couple faced the painful decision of dealing with parental rage and an ugly, overheated old school house or losing a large chunk of change in lost deposits.

If you are planning a ceremony in a location separate from your reception, make sure you can find an available, acceptable church or space BEFORE you book your facility. 

If you have your heart set on a particular church, minister or officiant, make sure that they are open before you put down your deposit.  Otherwise, you can find yourself facing some tough decisions.

But there's more to the story... Of course, Susan & Mark imagined their wedding day on a perfect sunny June afternoon.  Instead, they ended up with a monsoon.

The Ceremony had to moved under the tent, which meant the caterer could not set up the way they wanted. They didn’t have sides for the tent, so the guests got soaked.  The entertainment moved onto the tiny dance floor to protect the equipment, which meant there was no room for dancing.  Everyone slogged through the mud for five miserable hours.

Before you chose your location, consider the worst case scenario.  Rainstorm?  Heatwave?  Snow?

Make sure your comfortable with your ceremony and reception location in EVERY possible situation, so whatever Mother Nature throws at you, you can still hold up.  Remember, you cannot fight Mother Nature, so if everything is going pear-shaped you HAVE to go with the flow.....

If you watch out for these mistakes, having an unforgettable wedding day, where everything runs smoothly and you have the time of your life is almost assured.

Atmosphere Productions LLC is a professional mobile entertainment service providing 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 & club dj's, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, cocktail & chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.

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West Hartford, CT 06133-0303
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