Wedding Reception Tips from 5 Star Disco Entertainment

 
 

Planning Your Wedding Reception

 Helping You to Make the Most of Your Day 

The ceremony is over, the photographs are taken so what happens now?

The Line-Up
A lot depends on the venue you have chosen for your reception but generally the Bridal Party line up at the entrance to the reception room to greet all their guests as they enter.

The Grand Entrance
Bride & Groom make an entrance!It's now time for you to make your entrance into the room and if you choose 5 Star Wedding Disco Entertainment (with the Master of Ceremonies option) then I can introduce you in a style that we will plan in advance so that your guests will remember and talk about it well after you've returned from your honeymoon.

Prayer / Grace
Once everyone is seated a few words of welcome from whomever has been selected for this task then, if required, a prayer of thanksgiving / grace. This can simply be 'For what we are about to receive may The Lord make us truly thankful' or could include other references to the couple and the day

Speeches
After the meal it's the speeches, although it is becoming increasingly popular for these to be made before the meal. This is down to personal choice but the decision needs to be made in advance so that the caterers can time their food preparation.

Cutting the Cake
Bride & Groom cutting cakeNext is the cutting of the cake. You may want portions of the cake to be served with the tea and coffee which would affect the timing of this event. You should normally allow about 2 hours for all of the above (unless you know that some of your guests are going to make long speeches).

Master of Ceremonies
An additional service we offer is to supply a public address system to play background music during your meal plus the use of a radio microphone for speeches and a Master of Ceremonies to bring it all together. You can obtain a separate price for this service on the Enquiry Form

Preparing for the Evening
Once the meal and speeches are over you may be required to vacate the room so that it can be prepared for the evenings' festivities or at some venues you may be moved to another function room.

First Dance
Father & Daughter DanceWhen all your guests have settled in and your additional evening guests have arrived it's time for the Bride & Grooms 1st dance together as husband and wife. This would normally be followed by a second song for the Bridal Party (Top table). You can also include further songs for Father & Daughter and/or Mother & Son dances if you wish. If you choose me to provide your evenings' entertainment then the choices for your first dances and any other favourites will be included on your 'Disco Planner'.

Song Choices
Some suggestions for songs are provided Here but you can choose anything you like and it doesn't have to be slow either! A list of the top 100+ requested songs at Wedding Receptions are Here.

Evening Celebrations
Throwing bouquet at evening receptionThat's the formalities over and now it's time to relax and enjoy yourselves along with your family and friends. You may at some point in the evening wish to throw your bouquet. If you choose 5 Star Disco for your entertainment you can also include other events such as games and Ceilidh if you wish.

If you have any questions about what I do click Here and if you want to check my availability and obtain a price for your function click Here. For general advice on choosing a Disco for your wedding click Here and to find out what others thought of their evenings' entertainment Click Here.

Evening Buffet / Transport
If your wedding breakfast is early or if you are inviting additional evening guests you may want to include a finger buffet. You can also consider providing buses to transport your guests home. These are options that will largely depend on your budget but guests could share the cost of transport. If you book 5 Star Wedding Disco Entertainment then, just before you leave the reception, I'll make sure that your guests give you a send off befitting the occasion (although you can choose to leave quietly without any fuss if you wish!).

That's it! This brief overview covers the basics leaving you to include your own ideas that will make your day (and evening) a unique occasion to be remembered for a long time afterwards.

Hi Paul

Thanks for the email, we had a brilliant night and the photos definitely show that.

All my guests really enjoyed the night and the music that you played.

Some have said to me that it has been their best wedding ever so thank you very much.

Thanks again for making our evening reception a great one

Deborah and Darren
Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim


Hi Paul

Just back from our honeymoon. We had a fabulous evening do, all our guests commented about how great the music was.

I didn't even need to think about requesting any songs as the selection was fabulous.

Thanks for the photos, nice to see everyone enjoying themselves.

Thanks again for a fantastic night.

Melissa & Nick
Belfast Castle



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