1) The venue that you have for your Wedding, make sure you ask questions on how the air conditioning is, you want to make sure all your guest don’t get overheated. If your event is in a tent you may want to bring fans to place around the dance floor.
2) If you are having your Ceremony outside, bring some bottled water for your guests.
3) Music can sometimes be really sensitive to some ears, it’s always good to place the older people at the back of the room, and seat the young guests in front of the DJ.
4 ) When planning your Jack & Jill, don’t wait until the last minute to book your DJ, you may have a hard time finding one especially if it’s in the middle of Wedding season.
5) When it is time for speeches, and you are holding the Wireless Mic, make sure you are holding it close to your mouth, and not at your stomach.
6) Some halls will provide a basket that is set in the bathroom, with mints, toothpicks, spray, you can put whatever you like. Make sure your hall provides this, if they do not, pick something up for your guests to place in the bathroom.
7) Wedding seating charts, we see this a lot where, the names are printed onto an 8 1/2 x 11 paper, and it’s hard for the older people to read. Try to make it big enough for them to read. 2ft x 3ft
8) Make sure your MC or DJ announces where the Washrooms are, and where you can smoke or drink, and what time the bar opens and closes. This happens a lot and nobody announces, and then the bar shuts down, meanwhile, your guests really wanted to have a drink before dinner.
9) If you have rented a Limo or even a classic car, it’s a nice touch to have a red carpet for when the bride gets out of the limo. Also, this helps with her dress not getting dirty.
10) It is very important that the Bride & Groom get lots of sleep the night before. It’s going to be a very long day. Your Wedding party should be taking care of all your needs. The DJ wants to see you on the dance floor, and so does your guests.
11) Good idea to go out and buy glow in the dark necklaces, bracelets. This brings more people to the dance floor. You can buy many of these items at the dollar store.
12) Bride and Groom and Wedding party feet may get sore during the evening with all the dancing, bring some flip flops or sandals for the Ladies, and for the guys, buy some black running shoes to put on later in the evening.
13) At your Ceremony, ask the person that is marrying you if they can announce to your guests where cocktails will be, and what time they will be starting. Sometimes this does not get announced and guests have no idea where to go. A nice touch would be to post a sign in the hall, maybe even on your seating chart, what time cocktails will be from and what time dinner will be starting. If you like you can even post what time different events will be happening throughout the night. For example Bouquet Toss or garter / Late night table.
14) Playing the right music for you and your guests is a must. So when you send out your invitations to your guests, have a link to our website, where guests can request music, also have a note saying text message the DJ during the evening.
15) If you are planning on having your Wedding in a tent, bring bug spray. Also if it’s a windy day, make sure you have all the sides of the tent closed as you do not want everything to blow over on your table.
16) Your guests may end up drinking a bit too much, so you want them to get home safe at the end of the night. Have your MC or DJ announce where they can find the information to get you home safely. Usually, the bartender will have all this for you. If your Wedding is ending at 1 am, have them announce it at 12:00 because in most cases it can take up to 45 mins for DD to arrive at the Hall. Another good idea is to rent a Bus for your guests. Do a couple of trips bus trips during the night
17) A Photo booth is a great idea to have at your wedding, but it can also take away the people on the dance floor especially if you have the booth in another room where people can gather and next thing you know it becomes a room where people will start talking and losing track of time. Having the booth as close to the dance floor will keep both the dance floor full and the photo booth.
18) The Bride is the Center of attention and when you leave the dance floor they say 30% will leave with you. Try to stay on the dance as much as possible to keep the dance floor going. When some of your guests are leaving, don’t stand by the front door, this will make more people think about leaving also.