Valentine's Day Wedding Receptions

An entire day devoted to the one you love and you get to say, “I do,” on the very date! February 14th is the perfect day to walk down the aisle, make it look like it too. Take a peek at all of these wonderful reception decor and table ideas that fit in with a …

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wedding lighting ideas

With a wedding, a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, consider adding creative touches to make your celebration unforgettable. Below are listed seven ideas that can make your event memorable for both you and your guests. These enhancements span both lighting and music/entertainment services. Most professional mobile DJ companies provide these value-added services, or can refer you to a …

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Weddings and other celebrations can be sources of great waste.  We’ve all been to a celebration where a dozen desserts are offered up to a room full of people whose bellies are already bursting, only to go uneaten.  People generally want to be gracious hosts, so they frequently order more than they need of everything.  …

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Nowadays, in a wedding reception every tiny detail ought to be taken into account and you have to pick it with extreme attention, even when we’re speaking about the wedding table stationeries. You do not have to see this activity or pick as a stressful thing to do – look at it as it really …

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Whether it’s questioning which side of the aisle to sit on or making the escort card madness as easy-to-follow as possible, simple seating plans for the wedding day are imperative. Enough seats, no tension and complete comfort for everyone, it’s one of the last and hardest pieces of the big day to settle. Unfortunately, it …

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Reception comes only once in your life. You should enjoy it with the best possible things. You should try almost everything that is within your budget to make it a memorable one. Try to adopt the best facilities, as well. If you are planning your posh reception, you can plan a number of things for …

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By Mia LeCron When it comes to decorating your reception tables, the centerpieces for each table play a major role in setting the tone and style of your wedding. They’ll be one of the major focal point for your guests while they’re eating their meal, and spectacular or unique centerpieces can add an element of …

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Planning a wedding is an experience that can’t really be compared with anything else. Not only does it require a huge amount of time, effort, and cash, it also needs a lot of emotional investment. For most people, it is a hugely enjoyable process, but a very exhausting one too. This is why it can …

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Add some sparkle to your reception with a beautiful chandler, highlighting the dance floor or dinner tables. No matter your theme, there’s a way to add light in a soft, romantic way with a bit of style added in too.

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By Rob Alberti It’s time to look for a banquet facility. Most clients end up deciding on a particular banquet facility for two specific reasons — they like how they were treated by the banquet sales staff and they fall in love with the facility when they walk through the doors. Those are both great …

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You want your wedding to be elegant and stylish. That’s why you buy the most beautiful dress, why you book a stunning venue, and why you should design a gorgeous wedding table setting. These are our 18 helpful tips to get you started on designing the ideal wedding table setting for your perfect day. 1. …

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By Anne Stewart THINK ABOUT LIGHT. IT CREATES HEAT. It gives us the ability to see, and it’s one of the major sources of life on our little planet. Throughout history, many different cultures have seen light as a symbol of protection, wisdom, and healing. It’s been used to venerate life and new beginnings for …

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by Team Wedding The Master of Ceremonies plays a big role in managing “flow” throughout the wedding. For example, he — or she — needs to make sure everyone’s found their place in the receiving line after the wedding, ask all the guests to take their seats once everyone’s passed through, and introduce the bride and groom as they …

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Even low-budget weddings can take a huge bite out of savings … and often leave you stumbling under a serious pile of debt. Take heart, though: planning a wedding yourself in a hands-on way can save you some money. At its best, it also lends that personal touch that provides lasting family memories. When you’ve …

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Typically, a wedding reception follows a standard format— one that includes plenty of stages to keep track of. Here are the common elements you’ll typically find at a wedding, with a brief description of each. Guests Arrive at the Reception Site Some guests arrive early at the reception. So be sure all reception to-dos are …

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Planning a wedding? Don’t forget the gift table. Not only will it overflow with your presents and money gifts, it will also be temptingly, tantalizingly right out in the open. Sure, you don’t want to think something could happen, but even so, it’s wise to consider a few precautions. Better Safe Than Sorry! Paradoxically, the …

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by Randy Wilson An outdoor wedding reception can host an almost unlimited number of guests, and has a fresh, natural feeling you could never duplicate in an indoor ballroom. Sound good? We’ve listed a few ideas to help to get you started with planning this special day, including a few of the potential drawbacks involved …

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By Mia LeCron Great deals aren’t hard to find when you know how much money you’re working with. Happily, it really doesn’t matter how small your budget is for the reception, because it’s possible to accommodate all budgets when it comes to planning a wedding. Your reception budget should consist of about 30% of your …

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By Kim Crinella The Hawaiian word luau means a feast. For the people who live in the Hawaiian Islands, a luau is a gathering of family and friends to enjoy savory food, close company and great times. Because the atmosphere at a luau is about hanging loose — and less stuffy than the usual traditional, …

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When you’ve got bouts of kids at your wedding, you’re going to want to have some spots created just for them to keep busy with. From tables set up with activities to small corners filled with entertaining games, think about your smallest guests too when planning your wedding! Let’s have a look at 10 great …

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We know that everyone loves secrets. They are mysterious and they always help somebody solve a problem. In this case we know that the problem is obtaining a one of a kind bridal image that will amaze your groom and that will impress your wedding attendants. And since most of the brides nowadays hire a …

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Your fall wedding isn’t complete without a dessert table dawning all of the sweets of the evening. From a DIY s’mores bar to a handmade, wooden table filled with macaroons, cake pops and sprinkle-topped cupcakes, there’s so much creativity that can go into making the perfect spread. But what makes these dessert scenes perfect for …

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Fairy-tale inspiration swirls all around wedding planning. From the dress to the cake, have a celebration straight from the storybooks! We’ve compiled just a bit of reception decor that seems as though it was plucked from our favorite, dreamlike stories. We found so many gorgeous ideas that you’ll need to visit Part 1 to see …

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Fairy-tale inspiration swirls all around wedding planning. From the dress to the cake, have a celebration straight from the storybooks. And with these gorgeous reception ideas, you’ll jumpstart all your plans for the party after the vows. Crisp whites, sunlight, creamy flowers and grandiose glass vases, this scene is simple but beautifully executed. Golden tones …

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      Add some sparkle to your reception with a beautiful chandler, highlighting the dance floor or dinner tables. No matter your theme, there’s a way to add light in a soft, romantic way with a bit of style added in too.   For a more rustic or industrial look, think about adding something …

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Fill up your reception with florals, of course, but why not add some seasonal fruits for extra interest and fun? Apples in the fall and lemons in the summer, you’d be surprised all the uniqueness and festivity you can add to the party. Take a peek at these fruit-filled centerpieces for inspiration. A small, orange …

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You’re going to be running around talking to people all. day. long. Your guests, your family, your wedding party. The list is endless. But it’s important not to forget what the day is truly about — the two of you. Enter sweetheart tables. We adore the idea of a traditional sweetheart table, a place where …

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These are the first seats you’ll take together as husband and wife; thus, they can’t be a couple of “any ol’ chairs.” Whether it’s a dainty spray of  blooms, bouquet of ribbons, DIY banners or cheeky signs — decorating the newly coronated bride-groom thrones can be a fun, inexpensive task, which makes for one of …

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We’re not saying your wedding is going to be boring (no way!), but guests love activities. It’s a fact. Avoid the before and after-dinner slump with fun, festive games for your guests to enjoy. From a simple “How well do you know the couple?” crossword, to an olympic sequence of lawn challenges, there are games …

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Winter Wedding Reception

Plan your winter wedding with simplicity and romance in mind. Here’s a quick list of some beautiful and simple reception designs that pay homage to the season in the most gorgeous and subtle of ways. Golden, rustic and glittering this table is glowing with winter romance, don’t you think? A bit of icy flavor is …

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Sunset Orange and Yellow Wedding Reception Decor

Do you envision sunset colors on the day you celebrate your I do’s? With orange and yellow sprinkles you can create a wedding reception full of romance and evening poise. Let’s get inspired! Orange and yellow florals spilling from barrels around the reception, make for a youthful and playful scene. Soft golden yellow and pink …

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home wedding

With escalating wedding costs, you may wish to consider an at-home reception, which can be just as successful as those held in a hotel function room, and a lot more personal. In order to create and manage the perfect at-home reception, there are specific aspects you will need to consider, in addition to the usual …

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Biscuit Wedding Reception Food Bar

Wedding receptions consist of two important details: the food and the dancing. Which means, the food has to be delicious and memorable and the music, DJ or band you’ve chosen needs to be entertaining and fun. Today, we’re focusing on the food, as it can be the most expensive part of the entire celebration, but also …

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wedding caterer

  Choosing the Right Caterer for Your Wedding Reception – References, References, References – Your upcoming wedding will be one of the most important days of your life and planning a wedding reception and locating all of the perfect service providers for your day can seem formidable. But, no worries, we’re here to help you …

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wedding reception music

Wedding reception music is open to the atmosphere you want to create. The cocktail hour, when the guests arrive, has gentle background music. Then the wedding party is introduced with a song, and then a different song introduces the bride and groom. Each event during the reception – cake cutting, garter toss bouquet toss – should …

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