Grand Entrance Ideas
After the wedding vows and rings have been exchanged, guests patiently wait for the happy couple to make their very first appearance together as Mr. and Mrs. This is a special moment for the bride and groom and for all of the wedding guests as well. Throughout the years, couples have gone over the top with grand entrances to their wedding reception. With a few a few small modifications, a couple can make their entrance more memorable without going overboard.
Spotlight on You!
Dimming the lights throughout a reception area and creating a spotlight effect makes sure that all eyes are on you. The light can lead you to your seat, or even right onto the dance floor to begin your first dance. The spotlight is a great way to ensure that your first appearance is elegantly the center of attention, but is not too overwhelming for your guests.
A silhouette is also an awesome option for you to try. You begin your entrance behind a screen where only your shadows can be seen. Eventually, you walk out from behind the screen into the reception area to be greeted by all of your guests for the first time. This is also an excellent opportunity for unique photos and videos, and once the reception is in full swing, guests can have their turn at using the silhouette screen for unforgettable moments.
Flowers, Confetti, and Balloons – Oh My!
Another option is a flower, confetti, or balloon drop just before you enter the reception. These options focus attention on this specific area and will make a remarkable entrance and memorable candid photo shots as well! Talk to your floral designer or event planner to help you! This type of entrance is a fun and exciting way of showing your guests the happily married newlyweds! Your wedding reception entrance should be a moment of pure joy!
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Mike did a great job with our Wedding. We had a mix of ages of people attending the reception, and he was able to help ensure that all had a great time. Not only that but we had a great call a few weeks before the wedding to go over a very detailed timeline that he sent to us to fill out. During the reception, he worked very closely with our Wedding Coordinator to make sure everything that we had discussed happened on time and that all of the guests knew what was going on when. I highly recommend Mike for your wedding DJ!ClaireBride, September 9th, 2016Blackthorne Inn & Restaurant, Upperville, VA
Service provided was Excellent! Even better than expected. They meet with us to discuss our needs and made a few recommendation based upon what we were looking for. The price was exceptional we even added lighting that added a little more elegance to the reception. Was very professional during the ceremony making sure timing was correct and the music was at the correct volume during ceremony and reception. Even included some special event during the reception for the bride and groom. Made the event very enjoyable. Couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Highly recommended.MelissaBride, June 21, 2015Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows, Front Royal, VA
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Mike did an excellent job for my wedding reception. He found a very old song I wanted for my father/ daughter dance. He went above and beyond to make it a great time. He adjusted when my crowd turned more karaoke then dancing . He was awesome and very reasonable! He also made the planning if the reception very worry free. Highly recommend him for your occasion!Amy BBrideAmerican Legion, Clear Spring, MD
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Mike was one of the best DJ’s we could have gone with for our wedding. He is a really good entertainer and got the crowed involved! He asked us what kind of wedding DJ we wanted; did we want a casual relaxed type of wedding or did we want a non-stop dance party (didn’t word it exactly like this but close). When we said we wanted an awesome party type of feel, he really provided. Our guests seemed to never leave the dance floor! It seemed like he really felt what the crowed wanted and took it from there. I gave him a list before the day that some people requested and he integrated those requests with requests from the dance floor, all while mixing in some of his own ideas. My husband and I could really not have asked for a better DJ, it made our entire wedding night! We are still getting comments on how our wedding was the most fun wedding anyone has been to. We couldn’t have had such an amazing wedding reception if it wasn’t for Mike.KaitlynnBrideMVFC Activities Building, Middletown, MD
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