Back yard wedding reception

Elegant Back Yard Wedding Reception on a Budget

A back yard wedding reception can offer a terrific option for saving money on your wedding, while still pulling off a super-elegant event. The pool-side reception shown here in the back yard of the bride’s parents cost a mere $10,000 and was filled with elegance and ambiance. That’s an enormous savings as compared to what […]

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Vintage Sweetheart Table at a Shabby-Chic Outdoor Wedding

Design a Vintage Sweetheart Table & Backdrop. Go Shabby-Chic!

Shabby chic wedding sweetheart table Having a shabby chic or vintage style wedding?  Steal this idea for a shabby chic wedding sweetheart table.  A very romantic and very vintage sweetheart table, set just for the bride and groom, is the star of this outdoor reception.  This is fabulous design idea you could run with for […]

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Vintage candy buffet table at outdoor wedding reception

Style a Vintage Candy Buffet, Complete With Cotton Candy Wedding Favors

Vintage Wedding Candy Buffet A beautiful Vintage Wedding Candy Buffet adds style and fun to either an outdoor wedding reception or an indoor soiree. A stunning vintage table (a flea market find!) is positioned on the grass;  freshly painted in white, this pretty, ornate table is used for the candy buffet table. How to Recreate this […]

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Red carpet at celebrity style wedding

Roll Out the Red Carpet for a Celebrity Style Wedding

Give your wedding a ‘celebrity style’ wedding theme and roll out the red carpet.  Here a red carpet covers the center aisle in the reception venue, looking very Hollywood (and so stunning) when paired with a formal black and white color scheme. Theme weddings are so much fun for guests to attend.  If you want […]

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Wedding Reception Cupcakes That Say "I do!"

Wedding Reception Cupcakes – “I Do!”

Cupcakes have become a popular choice for wedding receptions , and these tiny wedding cupcakes with their messages of love, pretty bridal lace cupcake wrappers, and little pearl candies dressing up the icicng are extra special and very apropos for a wedding. These pretty cupcakes have bridal lace overlays on top of the cupcake wrappers. […]

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Wedding Reception Bar

How Much Liquor for a Wedding?

How Much Liquor Will We Need for the Reception? Question: Is there a formula to determine how much beer and liquor is needed for a reception with 300 guests? Thank you ~ Mary D. Related:  Proper temperature for serving champagne Answer: The rule of thumb for an event like a wedding reception is to allow […]

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Pink Champagne and Raspberries for Wedding Reception

Pink Champagne & Raspberries Give Cocktail Hour Class & Style

Here’s a really beautiful wedding reception idea… At thoughtfully planned receptions, everything should be beautiful to look at – right down to the beverages you serve. No detail should be neglected. Guests will be impressed at cocktail hour when you serve champagne in stylized champagne flutes.  If your reception venue doesn’t offer them (and most […]

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Head Table at Wedding Reception

Who Sits at the Head Table at the Wedding Reception?

This stunning head table for a wedding reception was styled by the talented designers at LA Botanicals The traditional head table remains the most popular seating arrangement for the bride and groom and their bridal party at wedding receptions. The head table (or top table, as it is called in the UK) is typically a […]

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Wedding Reception Dessert - Ice Cream Cone on a Dessert Dish

Scrumptious & Unique Wedding Dessert Ideas

An elegant “plated ice cream cone” by Fresh from the Kitchen, in Phoenix “Plated Ice Cream Cone” Your guests will LOVE this. A clever, fun, a very visually attractive dessert for a wedding reception, it’s a “formal ice cream cone”, to match the formality of such a special occasion: an ice cream cone served on […]

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Wedding Place Cards in Place Card Holder

Wedding Place Cards

Wedding place cards are customary at wedding receptions where assigned seating is used.  Once guests have arrived at the reception, they will consult the seating chart to determine their table numbers (which will direct them to the table they have been assigned to sit at). A More Personalized Experience for Guests Apart from this very […]

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Table numbers at wedding reception

Table Numbers

Table numbers are a practical necessity to help wedding reception guests locate their table when there is assigned seating at the reception. Assigned seating is a smart idea, especially at larger weddings, to avoid the ‘every man for himself’ approach which often results in a degree of chaos. Related:  Ideas for Reception Table Numbers With […]

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