A successful wedding has the following primary elements (secondary being lots of other things, like awesome vendors and details, but that’s for another day):
#1 a personal and romantic ceremony
#2 a fun cocktail hour
#3 a delicious and intimate meal with great ambiance
#4 an all out RIDICULOUS dance party - like this one from a wedding we did this past summer, dj’ed by DJ C4.
Don’t forget about any part of it, especially the last part. You can have the most beautiful wedding on the planet and have it be BORING (I’ve seen it many times). Consider everything from your entertainment to your staffing, and don’t forget that your band or DJ directs the day. If you don’t have a proper MC, chances are the energy and flow of your day will suffer.
You want to give your guests an experience. There are many moving parts, and it should feel natural but clearly planned and cohesive. Hope this helps!