DJ, entertainers, singers, magicians
Once confined to the evening, the animation takes place today more and more throughout the wedding day.
The warm, relaxed, original mood you want is one of your major concerns throughout the preparations. How stage yourself while helping your guests feel at ease? That is the question!
An endless movie clap
The D-Day is a real scenario with scene changes, moments of emotion or action, duos of actors, plethora of extras. Each scene is punctuated by a specific animation that highlights an aspect of your personality and prints a different pace on the scene that you will live. Never forget that you are the lead actor and director.
The religious ceremony
Without taking anything from the solemnity of the moment, the bride and groom are mixing up the old fashion and are now entering on very rhythmic music that give a very festive tone from the start. In this case, it is often the witnesses who open the ball entering the place of worship with an often rehearsed choreography, and are finally followed by the groom of the bride. The traditional entrance on the arm of Dad is changed, it’s up you to prepare him!
If this style is too offbeat for you, you can opt for the presence of a group of Gospels which still guarantees much effect and cast a sunny light on the wettest of all weddings.
This is the time when families in the broadest sense can be discovered, where friends gather, where the couple are recovering from their emotions. An orchestra and classical influences, reggae or a jazzy atmosphere ease the exchange. Stopping the music signals the end of this stage and the guests not invited to dinner understand that it is time to take leave.
Bet on the mood created during the cocktail and let your friends talk without music that can sometimes interfere with the comfort of the ears! A well thought out seating plan, yes we know it’s not always easy to achieve, will allow the atmosphere to warm up a bit. It’s time for you to move from table to table to thank the friends that are present. If you are afraid of downtime, you can search for a cartoonist whose incisive pencil will crack up even the most serious. Leave it to your friends and witnesses who definitely planned to honor you with their speech or photo montage worthy of the finest feathers and best directors. Enjoy it!
Standard ways of managing the transition from dinner to the opening of the ball are the fireworks, the release of balloons or lanterns. They are still relevant and are a delight for everyone.
Then comes the big moment of the waltz, danced to a traditional or more contemporary sound. Big news is all the rage, starting on a traditional tempo, then the DJ, taken into confidence, simulates a problem with the equipment and music that only the bride and groom know heats up dance floor.
Just like every show, a successful marriage is an animation made of two things: the quality of the principals, on this part we trusts you, it is your D-Day after all, and the quality of the preparation. Read our tips to sweep the unexpected out of sight and let’s go!
1 / Take the time to meet each preselected host.
2 / It is better to avoid too many animations, that could give an impression of chaos
3 / Make sure your guests can enjoy or participate in the entertainment. They did not come see a show
4 / Always remember the rhythm of the evening, the entertainment should be neither too long nor too short
5 / Space out the animations in time
6 / Do not hesitate to appoint a best man, a friend as “Chief Moderator”. Let him centralize all the ideas and orchestrate them.
7 / Think of a babysitter and a specific animation for children,
8 / Provide a quiet place for guests who prefer the discussion to the music,
9/ Explain to the staff the animations that you know in advance about, so they can integrate this into their service. Also put the DJ in the confidence.
10/ Let your friends know that any initiative on their part is welcome and that they need to think of notifying staff of the reception venue.
Let yourself go and enjoy
This is probably one of the times of day where you would like to disappear, be infinitely small … just the time of the waltz. But ball opening is impossible to avoid and both magical and feared. Go, breathe deeply and enter the dance!
The waltz is considered the mother of all ballroom dances and that’s probably why it has quickly become the opening ballroom weddings.
The classic scenario of the ball opening
Traditionally, the bride opens the waltz at her father’s arm. After a few steps, they are joined by the groom and his mother. 3-4 vortices later, the groom embraces his new wife to finish the dance while the parents are with them as mixed couples.
Now decrypt this well oiled scenario: The transition from the bride from her Dad’s arms to her husband symbolizes “the gift” of the in-law. The newly united couple’s dance brand in the eyes of the audience, the transition from a young lady to her life as a woman and wife. The presence on the floor of the parents is a way for newlyweds to thank them and show them affection.
How to prepare this?
The opening of the ball is important for several reasons: it is the first dance that you perform as a husband and wife and like all first times, it must be prepared as well as possible and with as little stress as possible. It is also a reflection of your relationship to your guests and the tone of the evening that follows.
So take the time to choose your music, listen again, make sure it fits your style, how you want to appear, dance to it. Do not hesitate to take dance lessons before the wedding. Depending on your starting level, 4 to 5 lessons may suffice. Your darling will understand that it is not as ridiculous as he thinks it is and he may even come to like it. And you’ll feel princess before time!
He is the one on which is there to help us set fire to the dance floor to liven up the evening by alternating different atmospheres, taking into account our tastes and the reactions of our guests. Here are some tips to help you choose.