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All Good Things Must Come To An End...

posted Jul 21, 2013, 10:11 PM by Paul Clairs   [ updated Jul 21, 2013, 10:11 PM ]
Sad as it is your wonderful day will draw to a close at some point...so how should you end your reception?

There are many options. Some couples choose to just quietly exit with no fuss, some choose to drive off in a blaze of fireworks (yes I have seen that), the human arch is an old popular tradition but the most requested ending that I personally love is the goodbye circle.

Your wedding day goes by so fast and there is so much going on that couples often don't get time to have more than  five minutes with some of their guests. The goodbye circle gives you an opportunity to say thank you to every guest personally.

Around 15 minutes before last drinks we gather all the guests on the dance floor and form a circle - the couple then makes their way around the circle saying thank you and taking a moment to enjoy the company of everyone one last time, then they head out the door amid a huge cheer and off to start their lives together.

Song choice is important too at this point. You need at least three songs to take up the time spent in the circle. Some couples go for fun, up tempo tunes (after all these are the last three songs of the night) and some go for a more mellow mood so they can chat to their guests.

At one recent wedding I played the ceremony processional song last - so the day started and ended with the same beautiful song making a perfect bookend.

Paul Clairs
Wedding Music Queensland

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