Category Archives: Ceremony and Reception

A Professional Officiant…or Uncle Bob?

A Professional Officiant…or Uncle Bob?

When it comes to choosing who to officiate your wedding ceremony, couples today have several choices. Do you work with an ordained member of the clergy from your church? Or a registered wedding officiant? Or, do you just want to have your favorite relative or family friend go online and get ordained? As you weigh… Continue Reading

Where to Have My Wedding Ceremony

Where to Have My Wedding Ceremony

Ceremony Venues: What’s the Best Option?   One of the first decisions you’ll face as an engaged couple is the location for your wedding ceremony. Do you choose a church, a special location, or the venue where you’ll be hosting the reception? Here’s a look at some factors to consider with each option. Church If… Continue Reading

Guest Seating or Guess Seating!

Guest Seating or Guess Seating!

Let’s start with … is it a good idea to have assigned guest seating or not? We say definitely yes!   Here’s why: First of all, assigned guest seating is a great way to ensure that the people who are dearest to you are seated close to you, while the people you really don’t know… Continue Reading

Free Cocktails raising the Bar! Or not?

Free Cocktails raising the Bar! Or not?

Do you need to serve alcohol, nope but it has a dramatic difference on most parties. At Class Act we have only seen about a dozen weddings in over 30 years (8,000 weddings) where there was not any alcohol served. So if you are in the 99.99% of the people that will serve adult beverages… Continue Reading

Run from Runners

Run from Runners

One of the most physically dangerous parts of the wedding ceremony is the old-fashioned idea that there needs to be a runner. Runners were terrible back when people used them in churches on a tile or granite floor, because they are a loose piece of cloth on a slippery floor. Anyone who has walked on… Continue Reading

Secrets for your Ceremony

Secrets for your Ceremony

Perhaps the most stressful part of your wedding day is the ceremony. Often a couple will refrain from being together the day of the ceremony, to make a magical moment when seeing each other at their best when they come together. Then to continue the magic throughout the service as they profess their love and… Continue Reading

Class Act presents “Engaging the Audience” at the International DJ Convention in Las Vegas

Class Act presents “Engaging the Audience” at the International DJ Convention in Las Vegas

While we were attending the International Disc Jockey convention, I was asked to share some of our philosophies on engaging the audience because of our experience of over 30 years in the wedding business. It was really very much an impromptu activity as a result of some networking discussions. Most Disc Jockeys think that they… Continue Reading

An All-Inclusive Wedding DJ And Officiant Is The New Normal

An All-Inclusive Wedding DJ And Officiant Is The New Normal

I recently went to the International DJ convention in Las Vegas and learned that 60% of weddings have the ceremony and reception in the same location. That was great news for me, because it means if you follow the majority of wedding couples, your service and reception will be in the same place–which means an… Continue Reading

Better than a Photo Booth!

Better than a Photo Booth!

How about getting really fun pictures with a couple dozen of your guests?   This picture was not taken in a typical photo both — check it out! Getting great pictures of your guests doing funny things at your wedding reception is an awesome idea that can make for some really fun memories. But if… Read More

The Most Amazing Wedding Dress Ever

The Most Amazing Wedding Dress Ever

Let’s start with the most beautiful wedding dress for your ceremony. Don’t even think about how practical it is — just imagine how stunning you will look and how radiant it will make you feel! The combination will blow your guests away and cement the passion and love that “the love of your life” has… Read More