Wedding Reception Ideas
We break down everything you need to know about planning your wedding reception—from the basics like setting your wedding budget and finding a reception venue to the small (but important!) details like table setting ideas, place cards, wedding favors, and reception playlist ideas. Plus, we share helpful tips for making your seating chart!
50 Tips for Planning Your Wedding Reception
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This Dreamy Wedding Tablescape Gives New Meaning to "Rustic Chic"
Think "rustic" means mason jars and burlap? Think again! Event planner and floral designer Chris Hessney from Hessney & Co teamed up with a few fellow New York City wedding vendors to design one seriously stunning reception table that redefines the term "rustic chic". Keep reading for some Pinterest-worthy wedding inspiration, as well as easy ways to elevate your wedding tablescapes (no matter your style).
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DIY Acrylic Seating Chart
There will be no confusion about where guests ought to sit with this crystal clear seating chart idea.Gallery
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The good, the bad, the ugly, and the redundant.Post
Wedding Music Checklist
Get in tune with what it takes to have a music-filled wedding day.Gallery
Everything You Could Possibly Need for a Wedding Reception
We've thought of it all so you don't have to. Consider this your ultimate wedding reception checklist.Gallery
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The Ultimate Wedding Bar Checklist
Raise a glass to having a well-thought-out bar (translation: happy guests) at your wedding reception.Post
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Wedding Menu Options Your Vegan & Vegetarian Guests Will Love
Choosing the food menu for your wedding isn't easy, we get it. But it doesn't have to be so hard!AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
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The Intricate Art of Seating Your Wedding Guests
In theory, filling up your reception tables with friends and family should be easy...Gallery
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