general tips & tricks
KEEP IT MOVING
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
DON’T GET CAUGHT UP
Take your guests into consideration when planning your timeline. If you have a lot of elderly guests that will not be staying until the very end, make sure you schedule the cake cutting at a relatively early time so that they can be a part of it. Grandma’s love seeing this sweet tradition!
Chat with your coordinator about how you can plan your reception in a way that will keep guests engaged and moving all night!
If you want to have a special dance with your grandparents, do it! Make your reception a re ection of who you are and don’t feel tied to traditions. Also, make sure you give your DJ or Band a “Do Not Play” list if there are some songs you really don’t want to hear during your reception!
DON’T GET CAUGHT UP in the formalities and the details. Sure, details are pretty and fun to pho- tograph, but they can steal the joy of the day if you get too caught up in them. (Just speaking om experience here) Plan your centerpieces, welcome table, etc. well before the wedding date and teach your coordinator or family iend how to set them up so that you aren’t even thinking about those things the day of !
If you haven’t purchased enough coverage time for your photography to last until the exit, that’s ok! We have several options! (See next page!) I recommend planning your timeline so that you can have at least one hour of dancing photographed. The guests who dance during the first hour will still be dancing in the third hour! One hour of dancing will be enough time to really capture the joy of your reception!