Planning a GREAT Wedding Reception

After successfully working with literally hundreds of couples and wedding planners, we've come to know and understand their major concerns and hopes for planning a GREAT wedding reception. 

Heres a few pointers and suggestions to help you narrow down your entertainment choices and make sure that your guests will be talking about how awesome your wedding reception was for years to come. 

It's All In The FLOW...

Just like a good meal, movie, or even a song, a "great' wedding reception has a relaxed but well executed "FLOW". The last thing you want is to build excitement at the beginning and then watch your guests yawn through the remainder of the night. 

Chart Your Course...

It's a good idea for you and your fiancé to sit down before you meet with a planner or band leader and write down some bullet points of the key "moments" that you'd like your guests to experience at your reception. After you have no more than five of these "moments", set them up in order according to both the excitement level and emotional impact. For instance;  you wouldn't want to start your event by lighting sparklers or shooting off fireworks.

Last week we suggested a special "moment" that the bride LOVED! At the end of the night, we played the very first song the couple ever danced too. We then asked that the bride & groom come to the dance floor and had the guests surround them in a circle and join hands. We also displayed pictures of the bride and groom as children on our custom 14' video wall. It was definitely the highlight of the night - not a dry eye in the room as the people the couple loved most surrounded them with full hearts.

Dancers or Dudsters...

The entertainment you choose will MAKE OR BREAK your reception. This is an undeniable fact. No guest ever recalls a wedding reception by saying, "That was the very best chicken I've ever had". Great wedding entertainment is more than just having a DJ spin music, or a weekend warrior band play one of the grooms favorite songs. It's ENTERTAINMENT! Experience is everything. Being professional, classy, but FUN is the name of the game. It's also about the aforementioned - "FLOW". A good Host/MC (master of ceremonies) knows which songs to call and when to call them - increasing the energy a little at a time, while making sure to look around the room and keep ALL the various generations happy and on the dance floor. As the band leader and MC for Lipstick Blonde, I pride myself on making sure EVERY guest has a blast. 

Don't Miss The Boat...

If you've done your research and have decided on the vendors you want to use, Book NOW! I can't tell you how many times I've had to deliver that bad news that we've been booked since our initial discussion with a client. Every wedding vendor works on a "First Come, First Served" basis. This is why Lipstick Blonde utilizes an easy booking process with a minimal deposit to reserve your special day. Heres a link to our simple questionnaire that keeps the process short and sweet, while still providing all the necessary information to allow us to make your wedding reception a huge success. Questionnaire

Relax...

You've done all your homework, selected the best vendors, and now its the night before your special day. Take a deep breath and let go of the reins. Now its time to let your vendors and your band do what they do best. Lipstick Blonde has nothing but Solid 5 Star Reviews on every national booking site. We go out of our way to make sure your guests have a blast by utilizing our years of experience - backed up by Nashville's top touring and session pros. Knowing you have an experienced team will give you peace of mind and allow you to enjoy your day. 

Dan Tracey is the band leader for Lipstick Blonde - A Nashville based Wedding and Corporate Event band known throughout the United States for providing the highest level in entertainment. They are available for bookings Worldwide. For more information click here: CONTACT