There are a handful of wedding reception must-have’s that you just can’t ignore if you’re looking for a dance-worthy party!
Only a few short weeks ago, I had the honor of being a part of Lissa & Reynold’s wedding day. To say that this was a true Nashville party is a huge understatement.
Have you been contemplating a few ways to make your wedding reception a BLAST for both you & your guests?!
Follow in Lissa & Reynold’s footsteps to be sure you host a party you won’t forget!
1 | HOST A LIVE BAND
There are many advantages to having a live band rather than a DJ – Don’t get me wrong – having an incredible DJ can really liven up your party, but hosting an entire live bands is almost guaranteed to get all of your guests up & on the dance floor.
2 | HAVE A LATE NIGHT SNACK
If your reception is extending past 10PM, I highly suggest providing a late night snack for your guests. Not only will your guests LOVE you that much more, but this will help them stick around for your epic exit!
For Lissa & Reynold’s wedding, a 10PM snack of hot pretzels was handed out – um, YES please.
3 | PROVIDE EXTRA GOODIES
Who doesn’t love a good Hawaiian lei, tons of free sunglasses, or other goodies being thrown onto the dance floor?! If your dance floor is dying down, this is a great strategy to get everyone up again & breaking down a few more dance moves.
4 | OF COURSE – AN OPEN BAR!
We all know there can be a few guests hesitant to get on the dance floor. With an open bar, guests typically get a little more active (and FUN) on the dance floor. And having a signature cocktail is the perfect way to make this addition unique to you & your husband!
5 | HIRE A PRYO-TECHNICIAN
Wait … A what?!
That’s right – the perfect end to this incredible party came as a surprise – both to all of the guests AND the bride & groom. Jackson Durham events hired a pyro-technician, a specialist in grand firework displays, to shoot off TEN massive fireworks behind Lissa & Reynold’s exit car.
Want a few more planning tips?
Check out these 10 Tips for a Super Smooth Wedding Day!