Tips and Tricks for a successful wedding reception

Technically the wedding ceremony where you tie the knot is the most important part of the day. Secretly, every couple and guest knows that a great party to end the night is what they're really looking forward to. There's no better feeling than all your favourite people gathered dancing and singing along. So, how do you get the party started and keep it going? Keep reading down below to find eight tips that will help you create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

1. Communicate with your DJ

Work closely with your DJ to ensure he understands your vision for the music. Provide him with a playlist of songs you love, any special requests, and the overall style and atmosphere you want to convey. Ask for his suggestions and give him the creative freedom he needs to have to perform his craft. An experienced DJ will already know how to read the crowd and play the type of music they're enjoying. 

2. Create a floor plan conducive to dancing 

Couples are often worried that their dancefloor will be too small, but it's equally important to make sure that the dancefloor isn't too big. Otherwise, it'll look empty no matter how many people you have out there.

3. Set the perfect mood right from the start

The cocktail hour is the perfect time to set the mood for the rest of the evening. No need to wait for the night to enjoy happy and upbeat music, the cocktail hour and the dinner can be fun and this will help your guests maintain a happy feeling during the night.

4. Timing is everything

You don't want to clear the dancefloor in the middle of a great party to do your cake cutting because it may kill the flow. Consider cutting your cake, toasts, and speeches between or after dinner courses, before the dancing officially kicks off.

5. Make sure there's a bar nearby

Because cocktails always encourage guests to let loose! The bar should be near or in the same area as the dancefloor. If it's in another spot, you're going to quickly lose dancers.

6. Engage the audience

Keep guests engaged throughout the reception and keep them a bit more interactive by incorporating a variety of activities and entertainment options. A fun way is to have one or two special dances to perform with family and friends or even sing! Just be creative! DJs can also give you some fun ideas.

7. Embrace technology

Use technology to enhance the entertainment experience. Create a custom video montage and set up a big TV screen or projector to showcase photos and videos of your love story.

8. Make sure you and your groom are on the spot

Last but certainly not least, make sure you're out there and at the centre of it all. No one can resist a smiling bride and groom on the dancefloor! 

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Why you should book with us

Simply because we are awesome! But besides that allow me to explain why you should choose us for your wedding entertainment.

We provide superior services because we put in the time, effort, care, skills, and knowledge, and we are ready to go the extra mile to create unique and extraordinary events. 

Our services are highly rated and recommended by many of our previous clients and we are proud to say that we can provide you with the best wedding entertainment in Santorini. 

Some of our key differences from the competition are:

Mindset: We treat every event with a personalized perspective according to the client's needs and vision, and not like one more event on the calendar. We pay attention to the details, also we focus on things that don't seem to be essential, but, are super important.

Professionalism: We work with consistency, adeptness, and flexibility, and overall we know our craft. We are full-time professionals with many years of experience and we put 100% of our time and energy into each event to provide the best possible service. 

Communication: Effective communication is vital in planning an event. We ensure that our communication is always clear, fast, understood, and responsive. 

Affordability: Our services offer exceptional value, allowing clients to access top quality without straining their budget. The value provided by our service far exceeds the associated costs. 

Differentiation: We're dedicated to working for couples who recognize the significance of entertainment – those who appreciate a fantastic DJ, exceptional music, and an unforgettable party. By blending music with passionate and attentive professionals, a truly magical experience comes to life.

When you choose our DJ services, you're not just securing great music. Beyond skilful music curation, our DJ brings energy, seamless mixing, and the expertise to shape the atmosphere. We ensure your event flows seamlessly, keeping guests engaged, welcomed, and consistently enjoying the celebration. 

Emotions: We build ties with our clients. We love what we do and genuinely care about giving you the best celebration. Together we create memories for a lifetime. 

How to book the best DJ for your wedding

Entertainment is very important for a successful wedding reception. Choosing the right DJ is crucial, especially if you planning a destination wedding. 

If having a great DJ is high in your priorities, keep reading to find out what things to check and what to avoid. Let's say that you are about to book your wedding DJ. Excited? Yes! What is the first thing you need to do?

The answer is Google him. The first thing you need to do is to Google him. If Google doesn't know him then you shouldn't get to know him. You have to be able to check the website, social media, reviews, testimonials and recommendations to make sure that he is professional, experienced and qualified to provide you with the music entertainment that you and your guests are looking for.

Also, try to avoid faceless bookings. Some DJ companies have the tactic to book the service without giving you any info about the DJ, and then, last minute they assign to you any DJ they can find available on your date. This is a red flag and you don't want that for your wedding day. You should be able to talk to your DJ days or even weeks before the event to make sure that you are on the same page and to finalize together every single detail of your celebration.
The personality of your wedding DJ is something important as well. It's always good to have the peace of mind that your vendors are flexible and they are willing to accommodate your needs, but this is something you'll find out only if you meet with your vendors before the big day. Last but not least, their clarity and responsiveness to your questions or concerns during the planning process are checkboxes that must be checked too. 

Your event decor will be beautiful and the food will be delicious, but what your guests will really remember is how much fun they had. Keep that in mind; I'm sure this will help you choose the right DJ for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration.