When a couple is welcomed onto the dance floor for their “first dance” at a wedding reception, all eyes are on them for sure. We always recommend to the engaged couple that they take at least a few dance lessons prior to the wedding day. Lessons are available in a group or individually at most dance studios in the area. Dance lessons are a great diversion from the everyday task of wedding planning.
Need some suggestions for a “first dance” song? Here are some favorites:
This week has been a roller coster of ups and downs to say the least in Baltimore. We love our city and we chose to focus on the wonderful aspects such as all the people coming together to clean up after the protests. One of the ways some of our couples show their love for Baltimore are custom hotel gift bags. The bags are filled with food, water, information about the wedding festivities and Advil, of course, for their hangovers. The gifts are a really fun way to welcome your out-of-town guests and share your hometown favorites with them. Some of our Baltimore favorites are Berger Cookies, Popsations popcorn, Goetze’s Caramel, Jeppi Nut, Mouth Party Caramels, Fisher’s Popcorn, Baltimore Coffee, National Bohemian, Otterbein’s cookies, and Glauber’s chocolate crabs. Every city has companies that are headquartered in their backyard so research your city to find your favorites.
The rsvp’s are in. Now, it’s time to figure out where to sit everyone. It’s not an easy task, but it can be done successfully. Just be patient!
The number one question we’re asked? Where do we sit – the bride and groom? There are a few good answers – here they are:
1. At a regular sized guest table.
You may choose to sit with a few members of your bridal party. It’s usually best if you place the parents at other tables to spread out the hosts and give more people a table with some VIP’s. In this instance, you can sit with some bridal party and their dates. Spread the rest of the bridal throughout the reception area.
2. At a bridal party table.
This isn’t the large bridal party of yesteryear. It’s a large table that the entire bridal party and their dates are seated around. The key word here is around. Seats are placed around the entire table and usually requires a larger rented table. A standard banquet table is 30 inches wide and not wide enough for two place settings.
3. At a sweetheart table.
This is a table just for the two of you. Usually this table is a 36 inch round table and is placed near the dance floor. Just try not to leave each other while seated at the table, it can get lonely.