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You’re getting married? Wow! Congratulations to you! Odds are, you are going to be having some kind of party to celebrate your nuptials, right? Very important is the entertainment!
Oh – wait a minute: every aspect of your wedding is important, isn’t it? Not just the entertainment, right? Absolutely true, but there is one thing to keep in mind: the entertainment, by its very nature, will be one of the most highly visible parts of your celebration and will largely determine people’s lasting memory of whether your wedding was “good”, “fun”, “successful” or, sadly, kind of a bust.
Now, let me qualify by saying that the exchange of vows between two loving people who hope to spend their lives together is never a bust in my mind, regardless of all else. But the lasting impression your party (and by extension, your judgment and taste) leaves on the people who you consider to be the most important in your life is another thing entirely!
How we pl your weddig setup
Your wedding reception setup is one of the most important things involved with planning your special day. It can add to the flow and the tone of your reception, so making sure everything fits seamlessly together should be a top priority.
Be sure to keep these planning tips in mind so that you and your guests will be able to easily enjoy every aspect of your wedding reception, from the music to dancing and more.
Aside from the bride and groom’s table, the stage is the focal point in the reception area, regardless of whether it’s built in or added. Guests should be able to see and hear the band and DJs from every seat and spot in the room so they can enjoy the music. Keep in mind that the stage location should still allow for easy movement.
Remember that both the size and location of the stage will impact the rest of the wedding reception setup
The Dance Floor
Much of the fun that takes place at a wedding reception takes place on the dance floor. It’s also where some of the key moments, such as traditional dances enjoyed by the bride and groom and their parents will take place. If you want all of your guests to be able to enjoy themselves, there needs to be plenty of room for dancing and moving around.
Lighting and Audio
The lighting and audio are both important, yet many err on the side of having not enough of both. Outdoor receptions generally won’t require much lighting until nightfall. White or gold lights hung from the trees nearby create a bit of magic for everyone. In an indoor setting, a little less light near the dance floor is actually preferable.
This encourages guests to get up and dance when they would otherwise feel self-conscious about being in everyone’s sight. If the dancefloor area has very low white lighting, but has some moving colored lights, it can greatly improve the amount of people on the dance floor. If people feel like they are being ‘stared at’ they will many times stay seated. Having an active band and moving lights will set your guests at ease and make them less inhibited.
Speakers are a necessity, but guests should still be able to have a conversation. The speakers should amplify the live wedding music being played, but a good sound system will be loud on the dance floor and lower in volume near the tables.