Candles and interesting containers make a huge difference at an event without a huge cost. They key is quantity and proportions. Having enough candles to make an impact and making sure the vases, containers, and pedestals/tables are all balanced in sizes is key to the design.
In the photo to the right you can see the pedestals up against a wall, these were first used down the aisle for the ceremony and then repurposed after the ceremony as a decor feature. The vases and candles can also be moved onto tables after the ceremony for a second use.
For more events tea lights wont cut it, they only last about 2 hours and most parties last longer than that, so make sure you get 5 to 6 hour votives or longer depending on the length of time they will be lit.
Have fun creating your own table scape with candles or contact Out of Box for assistance!
At Out of Box we offer a trio of vases starting at $25 per table with delivery, setup, and take down included. You can add flowers to the design for an extra cost. Email us for a quote!
I found this article on the KC Allstar's website. My client and I booked them for their wedding and I found this to be very interesting and helpful! I hope it will help you also! I must give full credit to Adam Blue from the KC Allstars and if you need a fantastic band, email me and I will introduce you to the booking agent!
Many couples today prefer to make their own playlists on their iPods and use them at their wedding reception. To do this, all you need to do is create seperate playlists for every phase of the reception and make your iPod available for the band to operate it from the stage. No special cables are needed - just get your iPod to the band before guests arrive.
Programming your iPod correctly:
To program your iPod for your wedding reception you must create the following SEPERATE playlists on your iPod:
Cocktails - program about 1 hour of cocktail music - keep it upbeat but classy - Sinatra, Buble, James Taylor, etc.
Intro - if you are being introduced by the band to your guests then put your intro song on this playlist - make it something fun like "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" or maybe your college fight song, etc.
Cake Cutting - some couples like to have a song for the cake - it usually goes un-noticed by the guests but if you would like put a song here - "build me up buttercup", "how sweet it is to be loved by you", "sugar sugar", etc.
Dinner - about 1 hour of dinner music - strictly background - your guests will all be talking so they won't really hear it anyway - stick with jazz or other "laid back" songs. If you're a Kansas City Jazz fan, our favorite dinner music CD is from Kansas City's own jazz pianist Joe Cartwright - his CD's are PERFECT for dinner music at weddings and you can pick them up at Joe Cartwright's Jazz CD Store online.
First Dances - put your first dance song, your father of the bride song, your mother of the groom song and your wedding party dance song on this list IN ORDER. It is SUPER important that these songs are in the correct order on your playlist or embarrassing mistakes will occur!
Break Music - put at least an hour of break music on this playlist - the band may not use it all so put your favorites at the top of the list. DO NOT put any songs on this list that are listed at www.kcallstars.com/songlist .
Tosses - put your bouquet toss / garter toss songs here IN ORDER.
*Credit to KC Allstars