6 Ways to Wow Guests at Your Wedding Reception

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/fashion/weddings/6-ways-to-wow-guests-at-your-wedding-reception.htmlPlanning a wedding often means finding a balance between modern and traditional, especially when it comes to etiquette.

The bride and groom were once the main attraction at a wedding. Then came the band. Couples spent months listening to tapes – yes tapes – or they booked a talented D.J. to coerce attendees onto the dance floor. Now the guests are enveloped in performances: from ballerinas to belly dancers; fire eaters to flash mobs; harpists to harpoonists.

Here are few ideas about how to add even more life to the party:

Those who think “fire, good” may consider illuming their guests’ experience with a three-minute fire-knife dance. The Hilton Waikoloa Village’s Lagoon Lanai gives newly wedded couples three Hawaiian performers for an indigenous island offering.

How It Works After the cake cutting or to commence the dancing, the blowing of a conch shell is heard to make sure everyone’s attention is drawn to the fire-knife dancer, who greets the crowd with a loud “Aloha!” Fast throbbing from one (about $700) or two drummers (about $915) happens simultaneously as the fire-knife dancer begins.

It’s impossible to do it all on your own and planning a wedding is much more enjoyable with the help of a professional wedding event planner like Flying Cloud Farm.

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