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How To Arrange Your Fun Wedding Reception Activities

As an experienced entertainment company, we’ve handled many weddings and receptions here at EK Event Group. So, trust us when we say that the sequence of your reception is vital to the overall vibe of your wedding.

The goal is to keep the vibe upbeat, rather than fluctuating or winding down and boring people to death. What then is the right wedding reception sequence? There are many but below is one that we’ve found works for most weddings.

· Cocktails First

The point where your guests are enjoying some cocktails and nibbles while you get your pictures taken is when your reception starts. Having some light, upbeat music playing is an excellent way to ease into the fun mood of your reception after the seriousness of your wedding ceremony.

· Your Grand Entrance

By this time, all your guests should be seated. Set the mood with a fun entrance by having an upbeat song that gets your guests moving too. For them to have fun, show them you’re having fun also.

· The Speeches

Keep the attention of your guests going after your entrance with speeches from your maid of honor and best man. They are apt to be livelier and more fun and will help transition and set the mood for the more formal speeches.

· Entrées

Let your entrees be served after the speeches are done. Then you can enthrall them with whatever forms of entertainment are available.

· Entertainment

This is where you can regale your guests with any unique form of entertainment that you’ve hired. People are waiting to be served the main course but aren’t starving because the entrees have been taken.

· Main Course

The point most wedding guests have been waiting for, it’s food time again. Keep the mood with background music that isn’t too loud to drown out conversations.

· Cutting Your Cake

Set up the cutting of your cake once the table has been cleared. Encourage your guests to participate in other to set the mood for the next stage.

· Your First Dance

This is the moment when you and your partner enjoy your first time together since your ceremony began. Have fun, because at this point, all the formal part of your reception has been done with and this opens the door to all the other dances.

· Party Time!

This is when everybody gets to dance. Try to avoid having your guests forced to sit down again after this has started. Have your favorite songs that will have everyone joining you on the dancefloor to celebrate.

· Dessert and Cake

Now that the dancing has started, it's the best time to do desserts and the serving of the cake. After all, nobody can keep dancing for two solid hours without taking a break.

Here at EK Event Group, we believe that your wedding entertainment should not be joked with. That’s why we have lots of great options for you to choose from. We’re located at 474 Wild Avenue Staten Island NY 10314. You can call us on 718-982-6000 and send us an email at







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