RECEPTION IDEAS

5 Picture-Perfect Photo Booth Backdrops

Photo booths are a fun visual reminder of who shared in your big day. Avoid falling into cliches and try one of these five unique backdrops.

10 Unique Bride-and-Groom Chair Ideas

The bride and groom's chairs are often adorned with creative and eye-catching ornaments. Here are 10 swoon-worthy bride-and-groom chair decor ideas.

Five Big-Batch Cocktails to Serve Your Guests

Whether you're having a casual backyard reception or just want give your cocktail hour a laid-back vibe, you can't go wrong with a big-batch cocktail that looks...

Eight Clever Escort Card Displays

We've been to many a wedding in our day, and we've seen our fair share of escort cards, to boot, from plain and simple...

Five Non-Traditional Cakes You’ll Want to Serve at Your Reception

Weddings are steeped in romantic traditions, but we think they're also the perfect opportunity to show off your personality. One of the best and most fun...

Prints Charming: Patterned Plates for Your Reception

Without a doubt, gleaming white dinnerware is timeless, traditional, and keeps things looking nice and orderly on your dinner tables. But spicing up your serveware...

So Sweet: Six Desserts to Delight Your Guests

Cakes are among the most time-honored wedding traditions. But as couples think increasingly outside the box when it comes to planning their big celebrations,...

Wedding Trend to Try: Place Settings with Gold Flatware

While poring over Florida weddings lately, we've noticed one simple but oh-so-luxe touch that instantly elevates a reception—place settings with gold flatware. And while gold...

11 Pretty Pink Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is all about sweetness, from cards and candy to gifts and sentiments. And that goes for the holiday's unofficial color—pink—too. Whether you're entertaining other...

Glitter & Gold: 23 Essentials for a Glam New Year’s Eve Wedding

New Year's Eve is the most celebratory night of the year, so it's no surprise that many couples choose to swap vows on the...

5 Warm Cocktails to Ward Off the Winter Chill

If you plan to serve alcohol at your wedding, beer, wine, and bubbly pretty much go without saying. But if you're tying the knot...

Break Out the Bubbly: 11 Champagne Cocktails to Toast With

Be it for a toast at the reception, a bridal shower brunch, or a bachelorette weekend, Champagne is essential to a wedding celebration. And while straight-up...

A Wedding-Ready Playlist to Get You Through the Work Week

Whether you plan to hire a band or go DIY with a pre-loaded iPod, one thing's for certain: A well-curated list of love songs...

Trend to Try: Hand-Painted Wedding Cakes

We love a classic, white wedding cake, whether it's topped with plump peonies or covered with piped-on dots. But there's a new trend taking...

Refreshing Reception Cooler Ideas

Beat the heat at your outdoor reception with a frozen infused chiller or a converted canoe cooler.

15 Father-Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

Weddings are full of magical moments and the father-daughter dance is certainly one of the sweetest.

10 Signature Personality Cocktails

Raise a glass! These toast-worthy cocktails play to your personalities perfectly.

16 Table Number Ideas

Bring something new to the table with one of these ideas, including song titles and seed packets.

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10 Irish Traditions for Your Wedding Day

Sláinte! In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we highlight 10 treasured traditions that will turn your wedding into an Irish-inspired occasion.  RING BEARER Photo: Say Bre Photography A...

10 Reception Lighting Ideas

From lanterns to LED furniture, we present 10 bright ideas for your wedding reception space.

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Five Easy Jobs for the Mother of the Bride

Your bridesmaids will be on hand throughout the wedding planning process for bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and dress fittings, but there's still one more special lady...

Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration

Whether you're throwing a huge celebration of love, keeping it intimate, or even eloping, let the sweet aura of Valentine's Day set the scene for your fairy tale day with these holiday-inspired details.