Reception As Successful As Possible
By Brian S Redd
1 — When doing seating arrangements, Do Not Put Grandma In Front Of The Speakers. Your older guests usually want to chat. Even at lower dinner music volumes, they may have a hard time doing so. The most ideal spot for Grandma would be as far away from the DJ as possible. Typically, your younger guests should have no problem hearing & engaging in conversation at those tables closest to the sound system.
2 — When making your floor plan, let your DJ help. Catering and wedding planners can put together some beautiful floor plans that work well for food & beverage. However, an experienced DJ will be able to give you some great tips on arranging a room to maximize the overall success for the entertainment portion of the evening.
3 — Have a flow chart for the evening. Flow charts are the best way to organize everything from cocktails & dinner to cake cutting & dancing. Your DJ can help make a flow chart that works for you. The specific times you outline may not actually work out to-the-minute, but it will for sure make the evening flow smoother without accidently leaving anything out.
4 — If you have a wedding planner, don’t forget to connect them with the DJ. This is overlooked more often than you would think. When it comes to a well planned reception, it’s always best when all of your venders are on the same page.
5 — Hire a DJ you trust. This person will play a big part in the most important day of your life. Regardless of price, make sure it’s someone you like, understands what you want & don’t want, and can Help Make Your Reception As Successful As Possible.