of Wedding Party:
Date your Wedding is scheduled:
Attire: Considering your personalities, the weather
and temperature, and the atmosphere you wish to create, which
do you prefer our attire to be at your reception:
Semi-formal (Suit and Tie)
of Guests: Your guests will be greeted by a variety of
soft, conversational background music. If you plan to arrive
after the majority of your guests do, we will gladly announce your
arrival. Also, if you wish for us to announce your parents
and/or bridal party, please attach a list of their names in the
order you wish them to be announced.
If you are
providing disposable cameras we will gladly announce how to use
them and encourage your guests to each take a picture. We
will also collect them on your behalf at the conclusion of the
we will have disposable cameras.
Line: It is traditional to arrange a receiving line
for your guests to congratulate you and for you to thank everyone
for attending. However, if you are planning to have more than
100 guests, this could be very time consuming. If you decide
not to have a receiving line, please remember that you should have
time to visit with your guests both before and after the meal is
is Served: If you are planning a sit-down banquet we
will announce for your guests to be seated so the banquet can be
served. If the meal is presented buffet style, we
will invite you to the buffet first, followed by your bridal party,
family and finally your guests.
your DJ/Master of Ceremonies invited to the meal?
Toast: After making sure that all tables have been
served champagne (or toasting beverages), we introduce the person(s)
making the toast and provide them with a microphone if
needed. The best man usually makes the first toast, and the
maid/matron of honor is encouraged to offer a toast as well.
Cutting: Scheduling the cake cutting immediately
following the toast(s) works very well. Since both are usually
conducted in the same area, we already have the attention of your
guests. In addition, your guests can now enjoy dessert as soon
as you’ve finished cutting your cake.
First Dance: This dance is traditionally
reserved for the bride and groom. We will
you to the dance floor and introduce you as:
Dance: There are several ways to conduct this special
dance. At your request we will:
Invite the bride’s father to dance with the bride, OR
the bride’s father to join the bride and invite the groom’s
mother to join the groom, OR
Invite the parents of the bride & groom to join the bride &
groom for this dance.
Dance/Dedication: Up until now, your bridal party and
guests have not participated in any of the traditional dances. This
dance encourages everyone to the dance floor for a dedication from
the two of you. It’s a great way to say “thank you” to
everyone for attending the reception. A couple of suggestions
include "That's What Friends Are For” or “We’re Having a
and Dancing to Begin: This is where the music portion
of the celebration starts and people begin moving about. At
this point we begin taking requests for music as well.
and Garter Toss: We encourage your guests to
participate, and we guide you throughout so that your photographer
is able to capture the moment on film. We keep it fun and moving!
Dance: After we invite you to the dance floor, we
invite your guests to join you for a personal dance, while at the
same time helping to make your honeymoon even more memorable. The
“Money Dance” usually replace the “Money Tree” and works
especially well when there is no receiving line.
and Dancing for the remainder of the engagement.
Dance: If you plan to leave prior to the majority of
your guests, it is traditional to dedicate a farewell dance in your
honor. If you are staying until the end of the reception, we
would make this the last dance and invite everyone to join you on
the dance floor for the finale. A couple of suggestions are
“Last Dance” (Donna Summer) or “I Had The Time of My Life”
(Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes).
In an effort to better
serve you, we may wish to contact the other wedding professionals
who will be assisting you at your wedding reception. Please
list their names and phone numbers here: