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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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One or more signature cocktail?
Cliodhna, On 14/October/2019 at 09:05

Are you a cocktail loving couple?🍹Will you concoct a signature cocktail (or several) for your guests to enjoy at your reception? Will you have one or more signature cocktail? Photo from Events by...

Stephanie, thursday 17-Oct-19 17 messages 78
Wedding party choreographed Country Swing dance? Yes or no
Danielle, 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...

DrB, thursday 17-Oct-19 18 messages 85
Venue & pricing changes + paying before the wedding?
Jean-Luc, On 3/September/2019 at 17:17

Hello all! I'm in a bit of a conundrum and hoping to see what others may think - We saw the venue in early 2018 (Jan-Feb 2018) and were given a pricing guide/their 'wedding package' for the venue...

Bianca, wednesday 16-Oct-19 12 messages 156
Home Decor or Book - Guestbook Ideas
Liana, On 24/September/2019 at 16:56

I've seen various styles of guest books used as a wall hanging from wooden decor to canvas. I like the idea of repurposing guestbooks to home decor for newlywed but I am not sure how long I would...

Emily, tuesday 15-Oct-19 22 messages 259
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...

Emily, tuesday 15-Oct-19 32 messages 148
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...

Racheal Blair, thursday 10-Oct-19 28 messages 99
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...

Racheal Blair, thursday 10-Oct-19 29 messages 114
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...

Racheal Blair, thursday 10-Oct-19 30 messages 111
Cake or no cake?
Jenna, On 1/October/2019 at 20:55

I consider myself a traditional bride, but neither my fiancé or I are cake people. We plan to have a S’mores bar and the caterer is serving dessert with the meal. Should we have a cake made “just for...

Stephanie, wednesday 9-Oct-19 14 messages 80
Songs for leaving alter and grand entrance at reception!
Becky, On 11/September/2019 at 09:01

My dj asked what songs I would like for leaving alter and grand entrance at the hall. I have no clue! I am horrible with music but wasn't a fan of the ones he suggested. What did you guys all use?

Kelly, tuesday 8-Oct-19 21 messages 128
Seating Chart (fun)
Ashley, On 27/September/2019 at 12:45

My wedding is still 10 months away but ive done the seating chart for the people we know 1000% are coming. is anyone having fun plopping them around in weddingwire? i put in the dj table and cake...

Kelly, tuesday 8-Oct-19 14 messages 93
Backdrop needed
Liana, On 2/October/2019 at 13:00

We are getting married at The Glenerin Inn and Spa next year and planning to have a sweetheart table. The headtable placement would be infront of an extra door and sign. Rhe venue supplies the curtain...

Emily, tuesday 8-Oct-19 6 messages 74
Need some ideas
Renee, On 10/September/2019 at 18:06

Hello everyone I am looking for ideas to fundraise for the ramainding of our balance of our venue any ideas

Bianca, monday 7-Oct-19 12 messages 112
Will you be doing a grand exit?
Sinéad, On 3/October/2019 at 10:05

Are you hoping your photographer will get some beautiful exit shots, or will you be the ones waving your guests off? What’s your send-off style? Are you planning on doing a grand exit?? Photo by Kate...

Bianca, monday 7-Oct-19 15 messages 73
Are you assigning seats, assigning tables, or leaving it open?
Joey, On 22/January/2019 at 08:05

When your reception rolls around, will your guests be assigned to a certain seat? Will you direct them to a table and let them seat themselves? Or will guests be allowed to seat themselves wherever...

Krissy, monday 7-Oct-19 39 messages 1,314
Keep or Skip: Grand Exit?
Lynnie, On 7/August/2017 at 11:38

Hello everyone! This week we're playing "Keep or Skip" with popular wedding traditions! So... Will you have a grand exit? Or are you skipping this tradition? Wedding Traditions: Keep or Skip? Photo by...

Nelly, saturday 5-Oct-19 104 messages 670