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This article is a forward to the book “the best wedding reception ever” by Peter Merry; I thought it would be one more way to illustrate the value our clients receive.
As the guests arrive for the wedding reception, they can’t help but notice how strikingly beautiful the ballroom looks. The floral centerpieces are mounted on golden stands displaying a vivid mixture of pink, Quality lavender, and green and red flower petals. The pale green linens on the tables give the room a feeling of an outdoor garden setting. The favors feature a lavender ribbon tied in a bow on a small white box with the Bride and Groom’s name and their wedding date in a handwritten font. The cake is set with four tiers, and the frosting looks like a wet, white ribbon rolling over the edges. The head table is on a riser with white lights illuminating the tablecloth from underneath the table—the appetizers are displayed with a flair that showcases the passion and creativity of the chef. The lights are slightly dimmed, and the music playing in the background is a mixture of jazz vocal artists from the ’40s and ’50s singing songs about love. The catering staff begins to pour champagne as the MC tells the 200 guests in attendance that the Bride and Groom and their wedding party are almost ready to make their grand entrance.
Suddenly, the music volume increases dramatically, and the DJ begins to talk as if announcing the monster truck show on Sunday. The wedding party is introduced by one couple using just their first names. The Best Man is John. He is the Groom’s Father, but you wouldn’t have known that unless you were a friend of the Groom’s family because the DJ fails to mention it. After the Best Man’s toast, it’s time for the Bride’s Father and Stepfather to give a formal toast. The DJ takes the cordless microphone from the Best Man, walks to the center of the dance floor, and introduces these two distinguished men by saying, “Who wants it?” and then holds the microphone at arm’s length. Two men stand up, walk to the dance floor, and make formal toasts. Again, unless you were a friend of the Bride’s family, you wouldn’t know their names or which one of them was her Father or her Stepfather.
The music is so loud during dinner that the guests shout to carry on a conversation. When the meal ends, the guests begin to get restless, and it’s a full 20 minutes from when they have all finished eating until the individual dances start. The guests are overheard saying, “When does the fun begin?” The First Dance finally starts, and when it ends, it’s time for the Father/Daughter Dance. The DJ announces the Father/Daughter Dance and plays the specially selected song as the Bride stands on the dance floor waiting for her Father to join her. But he’s nowhere to be found. “Where’s Dad?” asks the DJ on the microphone. A few moments later, one of the guests runs out and locates the Father of the Bride in the restroom. When her Father finally makes it out to the dance floor, the DJ starts their song repeatedly after making a wisecrack at Dad for not being ready. Finally, when it’s time to cut the cake, the MC invites the guests to gather around. But suddenly, there’s a commotion near the cake as the photographer begins to make a frantic cutting motion with his hand, and it becomes evident that there is no knife at the cake table. The Bride’s Mother rushes over and tells a catering staff member, who disappears into the kitchen and comes back with a knife so the Bride and Groom can finally cut their cake.
When everyone is invited to dance, the quality DJ tells the guests that they all have to come out to the dance floor if they want the Bride and Groom to have a long and happy marriage. He then guides them through a series of group dances as the Bride and Groom shake their heads, and it becomes apparent that these were songs they neither liked nor had requested. Throughout the remainder of the evening, there are many times when the dance floor remains empty. Finally, the guests bid the Bride and Groom farewell one by one. Soon, more and more guests are leaving. They have the ballroom for another hour and share their Last Dance with 20 of their closest friends when the reception is over.
The day has ended, they are now married, they had a good time, and their reception was “okay.”
As the Bride and Groom walk down the hallway to their honeymoon suite, they pass a ballroom where another wedding reception is going on at the same time as theirs. As they pass by, the doors swing open, and they see 150 guests dancing, laughing, and enjoying themselves. They overhear a couple saying to each other as they leave the room, “That was the best wedding reception. Ever!”
The Bride and Groom look at each other and wonder what is so different about this reception.
Compared to their own, “What did they do that we didn’t?” they asked themselves…..
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