Getting married is an exciting experience, and usually requires a lot of planning to make sure that you get the day just perfect for you and your future husband or wife. Not only do you need to find a venue for the ceremony, dresses and suits, and plan a honeymoon – it’s also important to plan a perfect wedding reception or after party that will be fun for both of you as newlyweds and your guests.
Most people invite more people to the wedding reception, especially if you’re planning a ceremony that’s quiet and reserved for just family and close friends, such as a registrar office wedding that simply won’t house a lot of guests. For this reason, many couples choose a large, party venue for their wedding reception such as a hotel function room area.
You’ve probably already hired a wedding or event photographer for your wedding ceremony and official photos, but remember that you’ll probably want some photographs taking at the wedding reception as well. You could stick with the original photographer who’s going to be taking snaps at your ceremony, although some couples also provide guests with disposable cameras on tables as a cheap and effective way of having more pictures taken of the wedding party. You can buy disposable cameras cheaply in bulk online, and it’s quite inexpensive to get the films processed and put on a CD or DVD, although printing them will cost significantly more.
Most wedding receptions are full of music and dancing, and don’t forget that it’s the time you’ll be doing that significant first dance as husband and wife. Search for mobile DJ hire in Melbourne to find a DJ for hire who will be able to travel to and set up all their equipment at your wedding reception, as well as have the ability to play different song requests for your guests. Many mobile DJ hire companies or individuals will also be able to bring disco lights to your wedding party to create a fun dance floor experience. Remember to also have a playlist planned to give to the DJ.
Don’t forget that you’ve also got to provide food for your guests. Many venues will have a designated restaurant or catering team who will be able to prepare food and service your guests, or you could hire a separate catering team. Whether you plan a three course meal or have a buffet on offer is entirely up to you and the theme of your wedding day.