I live in Utah. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the state, weddings happen often. As a college student or recent graduate, a Utah resident probably attends more weddings than residents of any other state. Personally, I have attended my fair share of weddings and in many different states. The best wedding I ever attended was my first roommate’s wedding. The wedding was three years ago, so I cannot remember the details precisely, but I do remember the feeling I felt while at the wedding reception. There were three main attributes that made this wedding reception perfect:
Whether you decide to have a DJ or not, the entrance of the bridal party to the reception is essential to an unforgettable party. At my roommate’s wedding, each part of the bridal party (i.e. the parents, the bridesmaids, the groomsmen, the flower girls, and of course the bride and groom) had their own theme song they danced to during their entrance. One of the bride’s sisters was pregnant and so the song she danced to was “My Humps” from the Black-Eyed Peas showing off her adorable baby belly. After the party arrived, the DJ announced the newly Mr. and Mrs. as they danced into the reception. The entrance of the bridal party dictates the atmosphere of the whole reception, so it better be good.
I cannot tell you word for word what was said at my roommate’s reception toasts, but I remember being choked up by the father of the bride’s speech. I could feel the love he had for his daughter and that love was felt throughout the whole room during each of the toasts. However, not all the toasts were sentimental and tear-jerking. A pinch of humor was added to each of the toasts, which made them all the better.
The First Dance
This specific bride and groom had a choreographed dance. While I chose not to do a choreographed first dance for my own wedding, I really enjoyed it at this wedding. If you and your fiance are somewhat nervous about the first dance, or are awkward dancers, a choreographed dance may be just what you need. Another friend of mine and her husband are both tap dancers and halfway through the first dance, they busted out into a tap dance for their guests. Make that first dance exciting and filled with love!
The feeling of love was strong in the air at my roommate’s wedding. The entrance, the toasts, and the first dance really brought out that strong feeling of love and made for one unforgettable wedding.