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August 22, 2017 in

When it comes to planning your wedding reception, every bride wants to make her party stand out!  One of the best ways to wow your crowd is to allow for a couple of surprises and incorproate details that no one would be expecting.  Here are 3 great ways to ensure your wedding is one that people will be talking about for years to come!

1. Put on your dancing shoes!

Every couple should take a couple of dance classes to make sure they don't resort to the middle-school-sway on the dance floor, but if you start your classes early enough you can plan something amazing!  Jackie and Steve wow-ed the crowd when they broke out into an entirely choreographed first dance.

It's not just the first dance that needs to be choreographed either!  Jeff wanted to find a fun way to surprise his new wife Lea at their Union League reception, so he reached out to a dance troupe and planned a fun surprise that no one would forget!

 

2. Give your bridal party (some) free reign in their toasts

One of the hardest things for brides when they are planning the perfect reception is letting go of some of the control.  You want to make sure that your day is perfect and it can be down right stressful when your bridal party excitedly tells you they have "something" planned.  Just take a breath and remember that you picked your bridal party because these are the people you trust the most and want to have around you on your big day.  Set a couple of parameters and see what they come up with!  You may even be blown away, like Melanie and Joe were during the toasts at their reception.

 

3. Pick meaningful songs for parent dances

As a bride, it's impossible to prioritize every detail of your day.  There is so much to plan for but you will want to make sure that you give yourself some time to honor the parents during the reception.  The parent dances can be a truly touching moment in the reception and your dear-old-dad will appreciate it if you select a song that is meaningful a lot to both of you!  When Lisa got married, she surprised her dad by picking a Tim McGraw song that was sentimental for both of them.  Her dad then pulled the father-of-all-surprises and blew everyone at the reception away!  

Did you have a fun surprise at your wedding reception?  Leave a comment and tell us about it!
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