5 things your wedding reception needs to be a huge success:
December 14, 2018
You’re hitched, the ceremony’s over, and everyone’s ready for a bite to eat and (most importantly) a knees up. The wedding reception checklist can be long, and it’s different for everyone. Some completely forget about wedding band hire, while others find they’ve crammed too much into proceedings and need to cut back.
Silk Street wedding band hire perform at hundreds of weddings a year. These 5 pieces of reception advice are essential for all couples in the midst of planning fever!
1. Plenty of time to set things up
Whether you’re getting crafty yourselves, or the venue are providing everything for you, it’s important to make sure everything’s running on schedule, tables are laid, wedding band hire is on track, and the food is where it should be. The last thing you want on your big day is an extra reason to feel stressed. Call ahead, plan ahead, or delegate to someone you trust. The reception is the biggest part of the day, and precise organisation makes it more enjoyable for everyone – especially you!
2. Different moods for different guests
A dance floor is an essential at your wedding reception, but don’t forget about the people who aren’t likely to bust a move. Wedding receptions bring together people from every circle of your life – work, family, childhood friends. They don’t all like the same things, but you can bring most of their interests together by making sure your venue has places for dancing, drinks, catching up, and going back to the buffet for thirds and fourths…
3. You and your partner’s individuality
Wedding planning websites are full of ideas for stationery, table decorations, and how the day should run. It’s all handy to know, but can be generic. Your guests are there to see you get married, so it’s only right the occasion should call for a nice dose of what makes you who you are. Whether it’s a special cocktail, joke wedding favours, or props for the photo booth – show your individuality in a way your friends and family will instantly recognise and always remember.
4. Time to savour the moment
Despite the months and years of planning, your wedding reception will be done in a flash. Enjoy it, savour it, and take some time to step back and congratulate yourselves on all the hard work you’ve put in, and how much your guests are enjoying themselves. The photos and videography will be a wonderful memory, but don’t forget to take mementos from the table decorations and venue too.
5. Unforgettable wedding band hire
Sometimes you want more than just a playlist for your reception entertainment. Your guests will never forget the atmosphere created by a live band playing authentic swing music. The sound fills the room like nothing else, and it’s perfect to dance to, welcome your guests to the venue, or accompany you in your first dance.
Silk Street Swing have been performing together at private parties, weddings, corporate events, and even on TV, since 2009. We travel all over the UK, performing jazz and swing classics at hundreds of venues a year.
If you’re interested in bringing the authentic jazz sounds of Silk Street Swing to your wedding venue, contact us for more details.