During the reception we are pretty hands off, the most we will do is ask you to kiss or to dance more towards a certain half of the floor.
Here are a few things to help make your reception photos absolutely stunning!
Have a timeline and make sure your MC knows the timeline and doesn’t start to improvise! Its tough for us to move all of our lighting to a new place when it’s the middle of speeches and the MC has lost their timeline so they announce its time for the father daughter dance! Ask your MC to introduce themselves to us and just to give us a heads up or a two minute warning before any major events!
Just as you consider what’s behind the headtable, consider where people are giving speeches and what that will look like!
Think about lighting when you are decorating your venue. If it is an outdoor venue, what do you have for lighting when it gets dark out? String some globe lights to provide lighting and keep it looking romantic. If you are having an indoor reception think about up-lighting or lighting on the walls with custom monograms, it makes a huge difference in the atmosphere.
If you want a romantic look and feel to your reception, candles, twinkle lights and globe lights are the easiest option that make the biggest difference! Floating candles in cylinder vases are almost always allowed at venues & look amazing!
When assigning speeches to people if you are worried about them sticking to an allotted amount of time, suggest they give a toast rather than a speech.
For your first dance, dance for the whole song. Avoid cutting it short to have others join in. Have a separate song where everyone can dance.