Your reception is the party time for you and friends to celebrate your exciting day . You are now married!!
I will do my best to provide you with the right music for every part of your event . There are a special parts of the night that are enhanced by the right song that has special meaning to you for whatever reason .
Entrance , you are entering the reception room for the very first time as husband and wife lets make it special . Choose you song according to how you want to come in , dancing walking doing cartwheels usually an upbeat energetic fun song makes for a great entrance . If you need help picking a song this link may help. Entrance Songs
Cutting the Cake . Usually this will be a sweet song a lot of the time songs with sugar in the title get picked i.e. Pour some sugar on me (Def Leppard) , Sugar (Maroon 5) and Sugar Sugar (The Archies) but in all honesty have what ever you like . There is a link of the meaning of the wedding cake here Wedding Cake History For a list of top cutting cake songs go here Songs Suggestions for Cutting Cake
First Dance. The first dance can be the biggest cause of stress for the whole wedding, but really you can’t do anything wrong oh well maybe fall over or stand on the brides dress/veil that could be interesting but most of you friends will love it we are only human after all ( thanks Billy Joel) . Traditionally it is the very first song you danced to as a couple but depending where you met that may not be appropriate. I can work with you if you want to make a compilation of songs mixed or slammed together or even just a certain part of a song. Whatever idea you have for your first dance just ask, if I can help you do it I will . Here are some first dance suggestions First Dance Suggestions I can also do dancing on a cloud for your first dance, makes it look quite special but this would be an add on at extra cost.
Bouquet Toss The time has come to throw you bouquet , here is a little background on the Bouquet Toss.
How did the tradition start?
Hundreds of years ago, it was thought to be very good luck to touch the bride. This often caused discomfort and invasion of privacy to the bride, since guests would typically stand around her in an attempt to rip the gown off! (Uh, no thanks!) In order to deter guests, the bride began tossing their bouquets into the crowds to distract people, then making a break for it with her husband to the bridal chamber. The groom would open the door and toss out the garter once the couple was inside.
People just wanted pieces of the bride’s accessories because she was married. So guests were naturally thrilled to grab the flowers, since they, too, were thought to bring romantic luck for the future.
Over the years, this act of distraction has turned into a tradition meant for the bride to pass on her good fortune to one single lady. Whoever catches the bouquet at a wedding is thought to be the next lady in line to wed. Unlike medieval times, however, today the bride doesn’t scamper away, but relishes the moment for her ability to unknowingly choose who will follow in her footsteps next, while the guests now respect the beauty of the bride and her gown, as opposed to ripping it off of her.
The most popular song for this event in my experience is ‘Single Ladies’ by Beyoncé but you can have whatever you want for a list of ideas go here Bouquet Toss
Garter Toss This time its the single boys turn, the groom tosses the brides garter and one lucky single male will catch it . This can be done very simply by the groom already having it and just tossing it or make a great production out it. Sit the bride on a chair in the middle the groom gets up under her dress and removes the garter with his teeth or whatever else and then tosses it into the waiting mass of single guys. My favourite song for this is ‘You can Leave Your Hat On ‘ by Joe Cocker from the Movie 9 and a half weeks but have whatever you like . For some ideas Garter Toss
Leaving Song Really this could be anything but it’s great to have a fun song so your guests can form a circle or an archway for you to walk around or through say goodbye to everyone. Make a big thing out of your leaving been a fantastic day.
SPEECHES It may well be that all or some of your speakers would like a song when they are announced or even something play at an appropriate time during their speech so if that is required let me know and it will be arranged.
Dinner Music This part of the music playlist is often overlooked and you don’t need to make a playlist but rather a style you like i.e. soft jazz, triple j/indie, piano music or anything you like it is only basically background music but it still add to the atmosphere .
Dance Time The part that everyone looks forward to , I believe that you should choose songs that you and your friends that are coming to the wedding remember fondly from when you all went out and partied , songs that your parents liked to dance to and any other relatives you are close to . While it is your wedding you want everyone to have fun and remember how great it was. Are there any strong ethnic backgrounds that need some special music for these guests to feel special, like you thought of them as well. It doesn’t have to be like a night club , not everyone will dance and very few people will dance all night so a good balance of music across the ages is the best recipe for a great night of dancing.
Lighting Basic up lighting is included in the package as is basic dance floor lighting. More can be added as extras it you so desire like moving heads even with special gobos (projected patterns even your names ) but these come at an extra cost so please suggest whatever you have in mind and we can see what we can come up with. Same with smoke and low lying fog , standard smoke machine included but depends on whether or not the venue will allow it .Low lying fog is expensive and very short lived but anything ( well almost) can be done.