1. Make A PlaylistInstead of a live band or DJ, create a playlist of your favorite songs and rent a sound system. Have a backup phone (or two!) and be sure to have songs segue into the next. Put someone in charge of your phone who has a good sense of timing and technology. 2. Ditch The FlowersThere
Long, rectangular reception tables are a popular choice, but that often means you'll have to spend a fortune on centerpieces cascading down the middle of the table. That's why we love this "X" setup instead — you can fit 30+ people at one table, with just one centerpiece in the middle!
Mix Up the Dinner Tables: Round tables are classic, but you can totally change the flow of your reception by playing with the shape of your tables. For example, mix round and square tables for an eclectic look, or choose all long banquet tables for an intimate family feel.