Musings from Behind the Board
1. If the answer is “no”, this is VERY important information for your DJ. They will need to set up at least two sound systems; one dedicated for the reception and one for the ceremony. Extra time will also need to be factored in to get to and from the ceremony site, so timing is KEY. Needless to say, this is going to greatly increase the amount of labor that they’re putting into serving you, your spouse-to-be and your guests.
For those of you rolling your eyes right now, stop and hear me out. One song, 2 to 5 minutes long (I know, 5 minutes might be a bit much; discuss ways to shorten it with your DJ, who’ll be more than happy to help you out). If nothing else, think of the brownie points that you may win with Mom. You took the time to think of her on YOUR wedding day. Every time she looks at pictures (and trust me, there will be PLENTY), she’s going to think about that moment in time. She’ll be reminded of bringing you into the world; the first time you said “Mama”; your first steps… She will literally have her own version of “This Is YOUR Life” going through her mind. It’s a simple gesture, really; one that will have a far broader impact than you expect.
The Table Race is an interactive way to get your crowd a little bit hyped about taking pictures with the newlyweds. We’re not talking the formal pictures that most everyone has as a requirement for their wedding scrapbook; we’re talking the types of pictures where the personalities of everyone featured are on display for all to see. It’s a nice way to transition from dinner to dancing that will help combat boredom of your guests during that “lull.”
After working with her, I followed her on Instagram. It was there that I began to learn more of her personal story. While I won’t relay that story here, it did motivate me to see if she’d be so kind as to allow me to interview her for the blog. I’m QUITE glad that she did.