How to throw the best wedding reception

Every wedding needs an absolute show-stopper of a wedding reception to make sure your guests won’t forget the day and night that you and your partner surely won’t. Whether indoors or outdoors, trussed up or dressed down, here’s how to throw the best wedding reception courtesy of the Dublin wedding band who have attended too many to count! 

Planning the Food 

Your wedding reception needs delicious food. A lot of wedding receptions and newly married couples still opt for the traditional 3 course meal with a seating plan, but increasingly the buffet is becoming a popular option. Wedding caterers, just like wedding bands, can get booked up months and sometimes even years in advance, so make sure to organise this in advance! 

Cutting the Cake 

Make a song and dance about cutting the cake before the actual dancing starts – we think – because you can get some great photos and videos before you relax into the evening knowing that all of your responsibilities are done. Whether you’re dishing out slices for dessert or for your guests to take home, cutting the cake before the dancing and entertainment kicks off leaves your evening free to enjoy. 

Hire a Wedding Band 

Wedding DJs are okay, sure, but the music isn’t live and happening right in front of you. Your wedding reception will be truly bouncing with a live wedding band that will get the crowd on their feet and engaged the whole night long. We’ll even play your first dance music or father’s dance with his daughter if you see the song you’d like on our set list. A live wedding band just adds so much more fun and liveliness to your evening. Trust us, we’d know! 

A Touch of Sparkle 

Add a bit of umph to your wedding reception with something truly unique to you: fireworks, sparklers, or something truly unique like a limbo line! It’s your wedding reception, so add some personal flare or inside joke that you and your loved ones can enjoy whilst the rest of your party marvels at the excellence of the evening.


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