Have you ever watched that reality TV show called "Four Weddings" on TLC? Atmosphere Productions appeared on this reality television show for the first season's finale ".. And A Ball and Chain", with Eric and Amanda's wedding at The Spa at Norwich Inn. You can catch a rerun or download and watch the episode directly from Amazon.
If you watch enough of them, you really can get a sense of what is important and what is not at a wedding. Having a bigger budget is not always the way to guarantee a bride wins the honeymoon. Spending your wedding budget wisely and paying attention to the flow of the day is really what makes a wedding GREAT.
Here are 12 things we learned from this wedding TV show:
Atmosphere Productions has been recognized by his peers in the industry as DJ Times ~ The International Magazine For Professional DJ's as a Mobile DJ of The Month, and was a Founding Member of The Connecticut Professional Disc Jockey Association, rated as a Five Star Entertainer by local brides and has attained the Couples Choice Award Winner, 2011-2013, was featured in Eric and Amanda's winning wedding on the season finale of TLC Television's reality show "FOUR WEDDINGS" and appears in the CNBC Valentines Day special "Love At First Byte" featuring his clients who met on Match.com. Atmosphere Productions work has been featured in LaBella Bride Magazine, David Tutera's Wedding Blog staff writer for her wedding and featured on ItsABridesLife.com, StyleMePretty.com, and BridalTweet.com. Be sure to check out our blog, pinterest boards and on Facebook.
- Make sure everyone can hear you exchange your vows- watch out for distracting surroundings and have someone professionally microphone the ceremony.
- Having your ceremony outside? Have backup plans in case of bad weather. Do not chance it - if there is a chance of rain - just fall back to your rain plans. The same goes for high temperatures, low temperatures, extreme humidity and wind. Do not chance it. Plan around it.
- For the Cocktail Hour make sure you have enough space - do not overcrowd your guests.
- Food. Food. Food. Make sure there is enough for your guests and give them more choice than just cheese and crackers
- Keep it upbeat and entertaining - set the tone for the rest of the event during your cocktail hour.
- Do not drag out the meal and bore your guests.
- No one likes it when the bride and groom are missing during the reception.... take ALL formal pictures before the dancing starts.
- Keep toasts SHORT as to not impact dancing time. Try to have them completed by end of dinner.
- During the reception personalize your entertainment and be involved.
- Once dancing starts – do not interrupt it – not for speeches or desert stations.
- Everyone loves a photo booth!
- Notice the lighting... up-lighting around the room... dance floor lighting... it's a MUST!