So, you’ve planned your wedding for days & months, you’ll have covered every last detail from the start and end times, special dances, the toasts and speeches, the cake, the flowers and all of the decisions about food, entertainment, drinks, decor, etc, but, have you considered how the event will end, or more importantly have you thought how you want it to end?
Throughout the many years and countless weddings, without doubt, the best weddings are the ones that have worked towards a definitive ending.
Think about how important the end of a movie is, if it’s a bad ending, you probably won’t recommend it to friends and you certainly won’t watch it again. Weddings and parties don’t get a second chance, we have to get them right the first time around. One of the biggest pieces of advice I give to brides & grooms is to make sure they consider ending their event on a high note!
The end of the evening at a wedding should be the celebration of everything that has come together to make a great day, It’s not as simple as picking one best song – it should be so much more. Fast or slow or raucous or romantic will mean different things to different people, it should be a gradual build up to a fantastic finale
One great way is to have a ‘last dance’ ahead of time, maybe 15 mins before you’re due to finish, pick a song that’s upbeat if possible, ask all of your guests to come out to the dance floor for the last dance of the evening, there are various ways of ending, from a traditional ‘tunnel of love’ to a circle on the dance floor that gives you the chance to say your goodbyes to everyone, you may of course just prefer to keep the dance floor busy while everyone enjoys the fun of the last song, you could also simply announce that……wedding disco suffolk
“We want everyone on the floor to experience this and to dance and celebrate with Emma & Jack for one last time!”
Once everyone is on the dance floor they form a circle around the bride and groom, and the song begins the couple will then dance alone for about 45 seconds to a minute, then everyone is asked to
“get in close to them and hug them and show them how much you love them!”
Everyone starts screaming, yelling, hugging and kissing and saying how much fun the night has been. It’s a wonderful moment.
Whatever you choose, remember it’s so important to finish on a high.
Here’s just a few examples of upbeat songs you may want to consider, some start out slow so you can feature the Bride and Groom dancing by themselves before you decide how you’ll finish your Dream Wedding……
The Beatles – All You Need Is Love
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Elvis – Can’t Help Falling in Love
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Blues Brothers – Everybody Needs Somebody
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
Candi Staton- You Got The Love
Frank Sinatra – New York New York
Take That – Never Forget
Hopefully, this has given you some ideas for your special day. Thank you to Nick Chatten for writing this guest blog. Nick Chatten is a hugely experienced mobile DJ who specialises in wedding celebrations. He won the The Wedding Industry Awards ‘DJ of the Year’ for East of England in 2017 as well as the 2018 English Wedding Awards East of England, UK Wedding DJ of the Year 2018 from Bridebook and earlier this year was honoured with the Pro Mobile DJ’s DJ award, voted for by his peers in recognition of his positive contribution to the mobile DJ industry.
Photos courtesy of James Rouse Photography.