Wedding Reception

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Interracial Wedding, Seating and Guest
Gevonchai, on July 20, 2019 at 4:05 PM

So my fiancé and I are in an interracial relationship. I am doing the seating chart for the wedding and it's looking like all of the white people are sitting together and all of the black people are...

Shavell, Oct 14, 2019 18 362
Cake baker said she won't set my cake or dessert bar up
Michelle, on October 9, 2019 at 8:17 PM

Has anyone heard of this? She told me she does not set up will only drop off but didn't tell me this before I made my deposit. I do have a decorator but will she charge me more to set that up? Also I...

Michelle, Oct 14, 2019 21 437
First Dance Song?
Angel, on October 11, 2019 at 2:53 PM

Ok, I have to know - what's everyone's first dance song?? Would love to see what everyone else is choosing. I feel like it's one of the most important details!

Savannah, Oct 14, 2019 26 230
Backyard wedding: bartender/liquor license
Cassie, on October 13, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Hi- My FH and I are leaning more towards a backyard wedding. We would like to have a bartender serving the quests vs self serve for many safety reasons. I am curious to know if there is a way to have...

Cassie, Oct 14, 2019 4 80
Katie, on October 13, 2019 at 1:56 AM

I was thinking of pinot grigio for white and a red blend not sure what brands yet plus sutterhomes white zinfandel. Any suggestions for red and white wines under $10?

Lady, Oct 14, 2019 7 74
Help! How much does an open bar cost?
Sydney, on October 13, 2019 at 9:15 PM

My fiancé's parents said they would pay for the alcohol at our wedding; however, most reception venues have to alcohol included in the package price. How do I figure out how much to have them...

Emily, Oct 14, 2019 10 149
Small intimate wedding reception ideas for guests of 60 ppl
Wallace/Williams, on October 13, 2019 at 8:01 PM

Hi all. My wedding is Feb 15th 2020. very cold in Cleveland Ohio first off. Lol I am needing to know some ideas if what to do at my receotion. I will not have a wedding party. Just my daughter and...

Wallace/Williams, Oct 14, 2019 10 152
Dessert Bar for Favors
Shayna, on October 10, 2019 at 2:37 PM

Hi Everyone!I am thinking about having a dessert bar after the reception, which would act as the favors for guests. When the reception is over we are going to have a coffee/latte bar, which will have...

Danielle, Oct 14, 2019 4 68
Extra Reception Space
Tori, on October 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM

With all the tables set up and the dance floor. I will have a lot of extra space at my reception venue. What are some fun things I can do to fill up some of the extra space?

Melle, Oct 14, 2019 4 54
Taper candles.
Shelby, on October 14, 2019 at 5:33 AM

My reception venue doesn't want open flames but I really wanted to have candlesticks on the tables. Would it look cheesy if I had them and just didn't light them? I've looked for led taper candles and...

Melle, Oct 14, 2019 4 87
Wedding Exit
Jessica, on October 12, 2019 at 7:56 PM

Hey y'all! Didn't even know a wedding exit was a thing, but they make for some cute shots and its the sign to guest that the wedding is over. Our venue charges by each 30 minutes past the end time. So...

Sinéad, Oct 14, 2019 13 1 242
Food Trucks?
Jessica, on August 11, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Hi I was going over costs and ideas for food and cheaper alternatives. So I was thinking of a food truck specifically a bbq one because we love it. How many of you did a food truck at your reception?...

Laura, Oct 14, 2019 9 1 169
Custom dog cake toppers?
Brittany, on October 12, 2019 at 7:36 PM

Hey everyone! So we are about to do our tasting and start planning our cake with the baker. I recently saw a picture where someone had a small dog figurine on the bottom of their cake with icing on...

Cara, Oct 14, 2019 10 1 205
Elopement with a home reception
Adrienne, on October 11, 2019 at 9:47 AM

So my FH and I are planning to get married in Gibraltar October 2020, just the two of us. We want to have a reception the weekend we get back home so we can include all of our family and friends in...

Cliodhna, Oct 14, 2019 3 66
Parent dance- Song
Abby, on October 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM

My fiancé and I are in a bit of a different situation for parent dances. My dad is not in the picture and his mom passed away earlier this year. We will be doing the dance with each other’s parent and...

Sinéad, Oct 14, 2019 4 77
Summer, on October 7, 2019 at 11:23 AM

Well thanks to mother nature we don't get to have the wedding we have been wanting. If it wasn't for the fact that people have non refundable booked flights and others got special time off work (like...

N, Oct 13, 2019 15 351
Reception at a vfw club...need encouragement
Cassandra, on October 11, 2019 at 11:28 AM

Hello! I've started to plan my wedding for next October. We have a strict budget to include everything and unfortunately we are unable to get married at a larger "nicer" venue. Even with all inclusive...

M.W., Oct 13, 2019 10 214
Do i include my vendors in the guest count for meals?
Sophie, on October 13, 2019 at 1:17 AM

I am doing buffet style. Should I contact the venue to find out what they typically do for vendors?

Melle, Oct 13, 2019 9 215
Hotel reception decor
Rose, on October 12, 2019 at 1:07 PM

Hi everyone! For those of you who are having or had a hotel reception, what kind of decor did you use? Did you do the whole candle theme or something else? I really want to do a more vintage type or...

Rose, Oct 13, 2019 10 137
No kid reception issue...
Staci, on October 4, 2019 at 9:32 AM

Okay so my situation is a little different than most. My FH is from England, I'm in Ohio. His family will be traveling here for our wedding, kids included. I want a no kids reception, besides the...

Adriane, Oct 13, 2019 24 1 441