Remarkable Wedding Receptions Do Not Happen by Accident.

September 7, 2009

 If like most people, you’ve attended a number of wedding receptions over the years, you have probably noticed how they can be quite different. Some receptions just don’t seem to be well organized. There doesn’t seem to be anyone running the show and half the time is spent waiting for something, anything to happen. Nobody seems to know what is going on or what to do next. The guests get bored early and head home. No matter how much money was spent on this reception, it is a failure. 

 Then there are the receptions that run like a finely tuned machine. It seems to flow effortlessly from one thing to another. The entire evening is a series of special and almost magical moments. You and the other guests are having a great time. Everyone is happy, smiling, laughing, dancing and celebrating. This has been a reception that will be long remembered as a complete and total success and a dream come true for the Bride & Groom.

Why did one fail and the other succeed? The answer? Two words. Planning and execution. The Bride & Groom in the first example, hired their DJ off of Craig’s List. They saved several hundred dollars by doing so. The DJ (Whom they never met in person before) showed up, set up his equipment and waited for them to tell him what to do and when to do it. The Couple in the second example hired a real professional DJ / Entertainment company that specializes in weddings. Their DJ met them in person beforehand and got to know them. He worked with them to pre-plan every aspect of their reception. Their DJ/MC found out exactly what their vision was and helped them achieve it. He ran the show from start to finish and it was a perfect evening. This couple paid a few hundred dollars more than the first couple for their entertainment, but which couple do you think got a better value?

This is a once-in-a-lifetime day. You do not get a second chance to do it right.


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