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Doing Things Your Own Way


No one said that you had to follow the rule or etiquette. It is your wedding day. If you want to do the blessing AFTER the best man's toast, then it is your choice. If you decide that you don't want to intruduce in the wedding party, then don't do it. Back 20 years ago when wedding receptions were all the same - it would have been unheard of to do something different and unique. In this day and age, you can pretty much do anything you want.

What are some of the more unique things that we've seen in the past few years? We've seen clients opt to do a grand march into the reception hall v. formal introductions. The bridal party still lines up, but instead of announcing each person as they come in, the DJ would just play some lively music as background while they parade into the room.

Many wedding clients are deciding to be part of their cocktail hour - many times due to a lag between the end of the ceremony and the start of the reception. This is a great way to socialize with all your friends and family in a less structured format than the typical receiving line.

Dancing between courses is becoming more and more popular. Who said that you had to wait until dessert before people could get up and dance. With the right music, you can have your guests dancing straight through dinner. This is very important to consider during afternoon events where it's much harder to get guests up and dancing. We've even gone right from intruductions, into a couple's first dance and then broke into a 10-15 minute dance set PRIOR to the start of the meal.

Talk to your entertainment and ask them for suggestions on how you can make your wedding reception unique and all your own.

Rob Alberti
After Hours DJ Service
http://www.afterhoursdj.net


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