We will make any announcements such as the introduction of the wedding party and bride and groom. We are very articulate and we pay careful attention to make sure that each and every name is clearly and correctly pronounced. The only request we have is that we are provided a typed or clearly printed list in advance that is in the exact order in which they are to be announced. The list may be sent via mail or email or provided to us at the reception. .
The following is a typical course of events for wedding receptions. Please remember that this is your day and that you can arrange the course of events in any way you desire.
Cocktail hour-This is the time period where guests are arriving at the reception prior to the arrival of the bride and groom. During this time period very light programmed music (not live) is played.
Announcements-Grand Entrance of the wedding party and the bride and groom
First Dances-The bride and groom dance their first romantic dance together. There is the optional bride/father groom/mother dance.
Champagne Toast/Speech- Given by the Best Man, Maid or Matron of Honor, Koubari and anyone else who desires.
Blessing- This is the last step before dinner is served and is given by a priest in attendance or anyone else chosen to give the blessing.
During dinner we perform live soft music to set a tone and festive mood yet the volume is low enough where a conversation can easily take place. Toward the end of dinner we stop for about 20 minutes or so just long enough to eat. This is the only scheduled break that we have and it is helpful if the kitchen is informed ahead of time to have the meals prepared to avoid any delays.
After Dinner -The Traditional Kalamatiano first dance "Orea pou ine i nifi mas" (how beautiful our bride is)
This dance is led by the bride and groom followed by the wedding party with everyone eventually joining in.
At this point the festivity is in full swing with stoppages for cutting of the cake and bouquet/garter toss which make excellent transitions into American dance music if so desired.