With over a decade of experience in the wedding industry, I’ve attended a ton of receptions. Some as my couple’s selected MC & DJ, others as a photo booth host, or as a part of the A/V crew. I’ve seen – and heard! – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
And over time, I’ve realized that every “fun” wedding reception I’ve ever been apart of shares these ten simple commonalities. When followed, they lead to receptions where no one leaves until the house lights come on; and the memories your family and friends leave with will be talked about for years to come.
Here are my top tips for creating a really fun wedding reception experience:
1) Don’t Micromanage Your Reception’s Timeline
In reality, only three times matter at a wedding: the ceremony’s scheduled start time, what time dinner will be served, and when the reception ends. By not scheduling formalities to exact times, everything in between will flow smoothly and naturally, when handled by a competent professional.