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Entertainment For Your Wedding Reception

Many couples will choose a traditional form of entertainment, such as a wedding singer, a wedding band or perhaps a disc jockey, when planning entertainment for a wedding reception. Music, as a form of entertainment for a wedding party is a must, but what about the guests who do not dance? These should also be catered for. These are some suggestions on how to add fun forms of entertainment to your wedding reception to entertain all your guests.



One of the bridegrooms friends and one of the brides friends could get together and create a fun newspaper which tracks the lives of the bride and groom. They would get photographs of the bride and groom at various stages of their lives from their families. These could include baby photographs, first day in school photographs, graduate photographs and any other photographs of interest. The photographs would be used along with humorous text to write funny articles about the couple. I copy of the newspaper would be left on each of the guests tables and the best man could read some of the articles during his speech. A variation on this could be to make a video using music and photos of the bride and groom as they were growing up. A videographer would be able to put together this type of video. The video could be played at the reception and it would be a nice souvenir for the bride and groom to remind them of their wedding day.

Some couples will want to set up a games area either inside or outside the wedding reception venue. The inside games area could consist of classic arcade games, that people have been playing for the last few decades. A pool or billiards table, and air hockey table or a table tennis table are other games that would suit an indoor games area. Games can also be set up in the garden or yard of the reception venue. Big versions of checkers, chess and Jenja are outdoor games which are very popular in these types of parties. Games, like horseshoe tossing or throwing hoops are perfect when there is a big lawn at the venue.

When the guests enter the reception area, they will tend to gather in small groups chatting to the people that they already know. You will want interaction between the guests and a good way to do this, is to install a photo booth in the area where the visitors will gather. A photo booth is a fun way of taking photographs using humorous props which can be themed in the wedding style. Photo booths rentals are also equipped with green screen technology which can place interesting backgrounds on each photo or video. Photo booths can be hired from wedding accessory firms who will deliver, set up and operate the equipment.

A dance competition could be set up, where dancers can compete against each other for a prize. As the dancers will be trying to outdo each other, it will be a spectacle for dancers and non-dancers alike. If you want to set up a dance competition, your DJ would be the perfect person to organise music compilations and organise the dance competition.

As you will want all your guests to go home happy and talking about how good your wedding reception was, it is very important that you have entertainment at your wedding that entertains all the guests. I hope that these ideas will give you some inspiration.

Understanding Joseph Campbell



I am one of those people who makes it a point to learn something new every day. While on my daily quest for information, I came across some about Joseph Campbell. Considering the fact that I have a passion for mythology of all kinds, he interested me right away.

The first thing that caught my eye was the fact that he studied math and biology at Dartmouth. While most mythologists have a passion for this very early in life, it is intriguing to know that he went a different way in the beginning. Before spending all of this time studying something of little interest to him, he decided to switch gears and enroll at Columbia instead.

In the mid-1920s, he and his family took a trip to Europe. While there, Campbell had the opportunity to talk to someone about the ageless wisdom of Indian philosophy. This incited a spark in him and he gained an intense interest in learning more about the Hindu thought process. In a move that should not surprise anyone, he became a teacher within a decade and attempted to write fiction books.

During the second World War, he went to a lecture held by Heinrich Zimmer, who was an Indologist and they struck up a friendship. After Zimmer passed away, Campbell too all of this papers, edited them and published them. This task took nearly ten years to complete. Around the time that the first paper was set to be published, Campbell decided to take a sabbatical and head to Asia. This was his first time traveling there, despite the fact that he had been studying the culture and mythology of this region for many years.

Campbell always said that the mysteries of life can never be fully explained with pictures or words. He belieded that symbols and metaphors within myths could accomplish this task far more effectively. He also believed that every myth had some of the same underlying meanings and they were only adjusted to reflect the reality that people were going through at the time that they were written.

There are several famous authors, included Dan Brown, that credit Campbell with inspiring their art. In fact, Brown says that the famed character Robert Langdon was created because of his passion for the teachings of Campbell. For a man who started off as a math/science major at Dartmouth, this is certainly a huge accomplishment.