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You can take your reception from boring to Instagram-worthy with a wedding experience worthy of celebrity status with these wedding trends.
DJs Who Set the Vibe
Wedding DJs help you plan the best playlist and “do not play list” for your big day. But it doesn’t stop with the tunes. DJs can provide everything from premium lighting to professional emcee services to custom-made playlists, and even photo booths for your reception guests. But be sure to ask your wedding DJ how much these add-on features cost.
Surprise Special Performances
Give guests more than they expected with a surprise flash mob made of the wedding party, or an unexpected wedding guest. You could even search for a vendor that offers table servers or caterers who take part in the fun! Or if the bride and groom have any musical ability, they can perform as well.
Social Media Photo Op
Create a hashtag for your wedding day using your new last name and your wedding year, then give guests the opportunity to let their imagination run wild with clever and creative photo backdrops for their selfie pleasure. With tons of ideas on Pinterest, you can DIY or even hire it out to someone who does interactive photo experiences for events and take the photo booth experience of yesteryear to the studio experience of today.
Creative and Cultural
There’s nothing like the personal touch of showcasing the bride and groom’s cultural roots with special entertainment from a mariachi band or a group of Bollywood or African dancers. You could also hire live illustrators or artists to create tangible keepsakes during your wedding. With live illustrations, guests can join the action and receive a custom, on-the-spot gift to remember your wedding with a one-of-a-kind illustration of themselves.
Food Trucks & Mobile Bars
Why limit guests to a small menu from a single caterer when you can have them select their own options from food truck vendors? Wedding experts recommend having a food truck for every 75 guests to avoid a line build-up. Mobile bars also offer a unique experience, with everything from cocktails and mocktails to signature wines and ice-cold lemonades. Plus, the trucks themselves are super cute and photo-worthy.
**Photo features Candid Camper photo booth.
Kennan is a wife and stay-at-home mom to Jaxson, Caden, and Emilyn. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and has many years of experience as a writer and photographer. She now uses her skills to run Marken Media Co.(www.markenmediaco.com), a company she owns with her husband Marcus.