Wedding Reception

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Pool party reception?
Chelsea, on January 5, 2020 at 10:55 AM

My fiancé and I are thinking about having our reception turn into a pool party. We’re trying to keep it informal but tasteful. The ceremony would be informal and then we would want a band playing by...

Becky, Jan 5, 2020 17 188
Music for Cocktail Hour
Alisa, on January 4, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Which type or genre of music do people generally have for a cocktail hour? If I have live music for the cocktail hour, which combination of instruments is best? 1. piano 2. piano and stand-up bass 3....

Stephanie, Jan 5, 2020 8 103
Necessary or Not: Photo Booth?
Kelly, on February 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Would you be devastated to attend a wedding without a photo booth? Are the fun pictures and props an important part of your reception routine, or is this an extra you wouldn’t miss? What’s your photo...

Anjelik, Jan 4, 2020 142 1,268
All inclusive Cost of wedding reception for app 100 people
Eva, on January 2, 2020 at 6:38 PM

Would like an idea of cost

Amy, Jan 4, 2020 10 162
Cocktail Hour Help!
Sydney, on January 1, 2020 at 9:31 PM

I am having trouble deciding what food to serve during our cocktail hour. We are serving BBQ as our main course at the reception and the cocktail hour my family will be prepared before the ceremony....

Amy, Jan 4, 2020 9 101
Reception dress code
Nichole, on January 3, 2020 at 11:22 PM

Hello! We are trying to figure out wording for attire for our reception. We are eloping in hawaii (just the two of us) and having a reception back home 2 months later. We would like guests to wear...

Jennifer, Jan 4, 2020 9 149
Stacey, on January 2, 2020 at 3:17 PM

I am trying to decide if we should have menus at the reception or if they would be a waste of money. We are having a buffet, but we are also having a candy bar and a late night snack. At one of my...

Kelly, Jan 4, 2020 23 2 218
Dessert Ideas?
Erika, on January 1, 2020 at 8:47 PM

Our venue has catering services BUT does not offer desserts. So far we are thinking of getting Ben &Jerry's Sundae bar but I'm thinking it won't be enough. What's a good addition that won't break...

Meghan, Jan 3, 2020 13 115
What should be included?
ashley, on November 4, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Hello! Needing some advice, as this wedding planning has become super stressful. My FH and I booked a venue a while back. It is a beautiful chapel and has a reception hall underneath. Reception hall...

M.W., Jan 3, 2020 4 115
Alternatives for Catering
Sierra, on December 29, 2019 at 11:21 AM

Recently I got engaged, and I have been looking at costs for everything. My fiance and I would like to have a small wedding of about 80 people. We are looking into catering and are going to be having...

Elitelioness, Jan 3, 2020 14 189
What is a good song for a father daughter dance?
Allison, on December 6, 2019 at 9:55 PM

Long story short, my biological father wasn’t around growing up but I decided to let him be apart of my wedding and to maybe reconnect. What would be a good song for our father daughter dance for that...

Allison, Jan 3, 2020 4 54
Small wedding with bridal party?
Courtney, on January 1, 2020 at 11:39 PM

I am an introvert and I don’t want the attention on me, I don’t want a large wedding but my hubby to be does. Has anyone had a church or courthouse wedding and a reception at a restaurant after? My...

Clíodhna, Jan 3, 2020 3 57
Table setting tool
Bendu, on December 29, 2019 at 7:29 PM

Does anyone know of a website that will show you how your table linens, centerpieces, and floor plan that you have selected will look when it's all put together?

Clíodhna, Jan 3, 2020 3 59
Plastic plate chargers?
Shelly, on December 28, 2019 at 6:45 PM

I really want chargers for our reception. Our round tables will have champagne satin linens. I was looking at renting gold chargers. I really like the glass ones with the gold beaded edges. But they...

Clíodhna, Jan 3, 2020 3 72
Beetlejuice Wedding Favors??
Kathryn, on December 29, 2019 at 10:10 PM

Hello! We're in a tad kerfuffle with rechoosing wedding favors at the table. We were going to do Zagnut bars but just realized that the flower girl is deathly allergic to nuts. We'll have them on...

Clíodhna, Jan 3, 2020 3 53
Early lunch reception. Will people be expecting Booze?
Megan, on January 2, 2020 at 6:57 AM

I have only been to a couple wedding in my lifetime none of which were in the early-mid afternoon. Would you as a guest be disappointed if there was no booze at said wedding? I get why morning wedding...

Megan, Jan 3, 2020 16 184
Wedding dance, did you do coreography or just scoot arount the dance floor?
Megan, on January 2, 2020 at 6:29 AM

Curious I am thinking about just winging it. haha

Megan, Jan 3, 2020 9 111
Reception Food
Julia, on January 2, 2020 at 5:27 PM

Hello, long post looking for opinions! we are having a Sunday brunch wedding (10/4/20). Initially we planned for a breakfast buffet (scrambled eggs, 2 meat choices, tortillas, banana foster pancakes,...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Jan 3, 2020 7 128
First dance
Tara, on December 27, 2019 at 10:20 PM

Neither me or my fiancé can dance and we have no clue what to do for our first dance. Daddy/ daughter, mother/son dance. Any tips?

Tara, Jan 2, 2020 4 69
Lara, on January 2, 2020 at 3:08 PM

So my FH and I have decided to have live music at our wedding. Has anyone else done this? Did you supplement "break times" with a downloaded playlist of songs, that bands don't typically play, but are...

Chelsea, Jan 2, 2020 6 67
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