What music will there be?

A good DJ will understand the guests and adapt the musical choices to the audience in front of them. However, if there are songs that should really be played, make a list beforehand and give it to them. This way they’ll also understand what’s your style.

What about the children?

Depending on the type of reception you want, you have 4 options: 1) welcome them with open arms; 2) choose an adults-only wedding; 3) only include children from the immediate family; 4) hire a service to look after and entertain the children, usually in a separate room.

Expect refusals

It’s not a rule, but you should expect 30% of the people you invite not to be present. This will always depend on the location of the wedding, the number of guests that are from afar and on the time of the year, since it might coincide with previously booked holidays.

Give us an answer, please!

Give your guests at least 15 days between receiving the invitation and the deadline for replying. Sending a sealed envelope with the invitation or allowing replies via email might help getting faster replies. A week before confirming the final guest numbers to the suppliers, call the people who are still in doubt (this is the time to ask the godmother or another friend/family member for help).

Who will walk me down the aisle?

Traditionally, that role is taken by the father of the bride, but any significant person can do that. You can even go alone or have two people walking you. The most important thing is that this isn’t a last minute decision and that you have an open dialogue with your family so there aren’t any surprises.

The best photos

If what can’t be missing are photographs of the couple that could be seen in magazines, it might be a good idea to schedule the ceremony in order to be available to that moment the photographers call “Golden hour”. Find out at what time the sun sets and enjoy the wonderful light.