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The wedding reception is where the party really starts. It’s where you and your guests will celebrate your “I dos” with drinking, dancing, mixing and mingling. Find out how to choose the best venue for you, how to decorate it, and of course, how to choose the menu.

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The Garter & Bouquet Toss: Into It or Over It
Lynnie, On 20/August/2018 at 08:05

This one's less of a trend and more of a tradition that some people are deciding to do away with! How do you feel about the bouquet and garter tosses? Are these still an essential wedding tradition to...

Maddie19, tuesday 17-Sep-19 25 messages 126
Midnight Snack - What are you having?
Courtney, On 10/September/2019 at 14:11

Hello, we have decided to keep our midnight snack simple. We are going to just do sandwiches but we are wondering for other ideas to serve alongside the sandwhiches?

Alix, wednesday 11-Sep-19 6 messages 58
Winter venue recommendations?
Amanda, Yesterday at 07:23

We recently got engaged and I am new to wedding wire! Hoping for some winter venue recommendations in the Niagara or GTA area for around 120 guests. We are hoping for winter 2020 and would love...

Casey, yesterday at 08:11 1 message 15
Last minute guest additions is screwing everything up. Please help.
Rachel, On 18/September/2019 at 20:08

I'm honestly losing my mind. It's 11 days to the wedding. My parents decided to tell me today that my uncle and grandma can actually make the wedding (1% of me is like yay I love my grandma, but 99%...

BunnyBride, thursday 19-Sep-19 13 messages 101
Kristina, On 15/September/2019 at 21:25

Hey everyone! I am Kristina, and I just got engaged last December. I have been searching for venues, but feel like my head is spinning. What venues has everyone had experience with, or does anyone...

Anna, thursday 19-Sep-19 10 messages 149
Parent Dances? Keep or Cancel?
Lynnie, On 16/September/2019 at 09:49

Are you keeping the tradition of dancing with your parents at the reception with father-daughter and mother-son dances (or whatever family combo works for you!)? Or would you rather cancel this...

Kat D, thursday 19-Sep-19 26 messages 92
Garter Toss? Keep or Cancel?
Lynnie, On 16/September/2019 at 09:50

I have to confess that I've never actually seen a garter toss in person! But apparently 37% of grooms still participate in this reception tradition! Will this toss tradition make the cut for your...

Kat D, thursday 19-Sep-19 25 messages 90
Cake Smash? Keep or Cancel?
Lynnie, On 16/September/2019 at 09:50

It's our final tradition! How do you feel about the cake smash? Is it a cute and fun memorable wedding moment? Or would you be super pissed if your new spouse smashed cake in your face? 🍰 What's your...

Erin, thursday 19-Sep-19 25 messages 107
Bouquet Toss? Keep or Cancel?
Lynnie, On 16/September/2019 at 09:50

To toss the bouquet, or not to toss? 💐 That is the divisive question! Some brides are so over this outdated tradition, and don't want to drag out all their single friends onto the dance floor while...

Erin, thursday 19-Sep-19 27 messages 94
Clinking for Kisses? Keep or Cancel?
Lynnie, On 16/September/2019 at 09:50

Clink Clink!! 🥂 It's time to smooch again, as demanded by your guests! Are you saying keep to this tradition because you'll take any opportunity to lay another kiss on your new spouse's lips? 😘 Or do...

Erin, thursday 19-Sep-19 24 messages 83
Reception Speeches? Keep or Cancel?
Lynnie, On 16/September/2019 at 09:50

Reception toasts from your father, maid of honor, and best man can be incredibly moving and bring everyone to happy tears! 😭 That is, when the speeches are done well! On the other hand, they can also...

Erin, thursday 19-Sep-19 25 messages 96
Sweetheart or Head Table?
Lynnie, On 22/July/2019 at 07:05

What's your seating style? Will you be sitting at sweetheart table just for two? Or will you sit with your whole wedding party at a head table? Sweetheart Table? Photo from Moments by Madeleine...

Meghan, wednesday 18-Sep-19 27 messages 105
Wedding Car Rental
Gabriella, On 17/September/2019 at 20:05

Hi Brides! We are looking at renting a classic car to get us from the ceremony to the reception and take some cute pictures with it! All the car rental companies will only rent out vintage cars with...

Alix, wednesday 18-Sep-19 5 messages 41
Wedding party choreographed Country Swing dance? Yes or no
Kristin, On 17/September/2019 at 15:44

FH and I are having a country-themed barn wedding. Our wedding party is coincidentally all couples (tight-knit friend group lol), and if they don't already know, they're learning or are willing to...

Tori, wednesday 18-Sep-19 14 messages 64
All about catering - Will you surprise your guests with a late night snack?
Joey, On 6/May/2019 at 08:05

This week we're talking about food, glorious food! Will you serve a special snack to fuel some extra late night dancing? Will you call in a food truck, a DIY station, your favorite bar snack, or...

Kristin, tuesday 17-Sep-19 31 messages 246
All about catering - Will you be serving anything sentimental?
Joey, On 6/May/2019 at 08:05

Have you made any menu additions that have special significance for you and your partner? A reference to your first date? A treat you like to make together? A cake that reflects a shared interest?...

Kristin, tuesday 17-Sep-19 24 messages 139