Every bride wants to make sure their guests are having a good time at their wedding! Especially when it’s time to party at the reception. Nothing says “successful reception” like seeing all of your guests out of their seats dancing the night away. But how do you get them on the floor? We have some tips to get people dancing at a wedding reception!
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Here comes the bride
Congratulations on your engagement! Now it's time to plan the details of your big day. One option many brides choose is a destination wedding on the beach. Imagine strolling hand-in-hand along a stretch of secluded beach with the one you love on the day of your wedding. Beach weddings are chosen for a variety of reasons. Some couples wish to share their love of traveling and the beach with their guests, while others might want a small romantic wedding. Whatever your preference is, GigSalad can help you plan the wedding of your dreams by helping you find the perfect wedding entertainment and wedding services for hire.
Details, details, details...
For most beach weddings, you will need to hire a wedding planner to help carry out the plans for your wedding. When choosing a wedding planner, look at their website, photographs, and most importantly, reviews from their previous clients. Also be sure the event planner is familiar with planning weddings with your size of budget. Beach weddings can be planned on a variety of budgets. If you have a large budget you can fly a large number of guests to a beach resort, or you can rent out a plantation or bed and breakfast near the beach for your guests and wedding events. Many beach weddings are often planned on a low budget. Many couples choose to have a small, simple wedding on the beach with only family present and then have a large local reception for their friends at home.
With the crashing waves and beautiful sunrise or sunset as a backdrop, many couples often choose to use the natural beauty of the beach as their decorations. If you would like more decoration than the sand and the sea, consider hiring a wedding florist to provide arrangements for a backdrop. It would also be a good idea to rent a tent or canopy from a tent rental company to protect you and your guests from the wind and chances of rain.
The wedding ceremony is often one of the most important aspects of a wedding to couples. The exchange of rings, wedding party attire, and the bride's entrance are very important elements to plan. First, it is customary to exchange wedding bands during the ceremony. Many brides like a wedding band that matches the engagement ring or comes as a set. Wedding party attire often matches the wedding colors. Many times for beach weddings flowing, light attire is worn. The bride's entrance is often the focus of the ceremony. The bride can enter by limo, horse drawn carriage, or from a white canopy on the beach. Of course, you are not going to want to forget all of the memories from your big day. There's no better way to capture all of the loving moments of your wedding day than by hiring a wedding photographer and wedding videographer.
Dance the night away
If you are planning to have a large reception locally for your family and friends who could not make it to the ceremony, consider having a simple beach reception of wine and cheese. One of the best ways to bring the spirit of the islands to your reception is by hiring island-style entertainment for your reception. In general, guests will love dancing to beach music performed by a Beach Boys tribute band, wedding band, or surfer band. Hiring a wedding DJ is also a good way to add beach music to your event without paying for a band. You may want to provide authentic island entertainment to your guests with performances from hula dancers or a ukulele player.
Ace of cakes
Many options are available for the menu of a beach wedding reception. Since you want to enjoy your wedding day, consider hiring a caterer and choosing from a list of their specialties and creative beach food ideas. If you plan to serve alcohol at your event, a flair bartender is an excellent choice. Add tropical flavor to your weedding cake by hiring a flair bartender to serve tasty mixed drinks to your guests while entertaining them with juggling, flipping and magic tricks. You also many want to hire a wedding cake designer to create the cake of your dreams. Consider decorating it with chocolate seashells and tropical flowers to match your beach theme.
All of this may sound like a lot of work; however, with the right resources you can plan it yourself and have fun doing it. GigSalad is here to help you every step of the way as your one stop shop for all your beach wedding planning needs!