DJ Decoy

For one wedding, Stephanie Solomon hired a DJ to come out and start spinning, but after a couple of songs a curtain was lifted to reveal Seattle rapper Macklemore and his band. You might not get them, but the point is that switcheroos afford a shock of fun.


Bag of Tricks

What if your best man read your great aunt’s mind? Magicians like Nash Fung and Nate Jester are adept at getting disparate parties to interact.



Interactive Apps

Get servers out from behind the table and put them inside it. With this on-trend roving snack setup, a platform rests around the waists of catering professionals so they can move through the reception offering french fries, mac-and-cheese cups, or even cigars.


Consider the Source

Because Bella Luna Farms is actually a working farm that produces goat cheese and other products, owner Pam Thompson can lead guests on interactive, culinary-angled mini field trips and stage hands-on demos on the lush, gorgeous grounds.



Guest Appearance

One groom Solomon worked with brought in his bride’s college music instructor for a Brazilian drum performance. Surprise each other, or your friends and family. Either way, excitement builds.

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