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The wedding reception is where the party really starts. It’s where you and your guests will celebrate your “I dos” with drinking, dancing, mixing and mingling. Find out how to choose the best venue for you, how to decorate it, and of course, how to choose the menu.



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Budget Friendly Food Options
Kayleigh, On March 24, 2023 at 12:12

Hey everyone! My fiancé and I are looking for some ideas on how to make our food budget friendly but enough for around 160 guests. Our goal is to have something memorable for food but it not take...

Lilon, monday 22-May-23 11 162
Toonie bar? yes or no?
Stephanielarson, On November 13, 2016 at 03:29

Hi everyone, I'm interested in your thoughts on a toonie bar? I've been to weddings that had toonie bars and I didn't mind paying for a few drinks but I just cant decide if it's inapropriate? How did...

Stacey, friday 5-May-23 27 11,286
Garter Toss!
Amanda, On April 26, 2023 at 18:39

This one's less of a trend and more of a tradition that some people are deciding to do away with. But apparently 37% of grooms still participate in this reception tradition! Will this toss tradition...

Amanda, sunday 30-Apr-23 11 110
I'm looking for Dimmable string lights
Michael, On May 10, 2019 at 13:46

Has anyone had success finding string lights (patio or Edison style) that are also be dimmable? Most LED's say they are not dimmable. We have attended a wedding previously and sometime the LED string...

Jennifer, thursday 27-Apr-23 6 98
Table call up
Belle, On April 21, 2023 at 01:30

We are doing a buffett style dinner.... what are some fun ways to call up tables? I have heard about Newly wed trivia, song titles on table and when you hear your song you go up, regular trivia... has...

Jordyn, tuesday 25-Apr-23 3 61
Angela, On April 22, 2023 at 12:04

Did anyone do their father daughter dance at the same time as the mother and son dance ??? If so what song did you use ??

Angela, monday 24-Apr-23 2 38
How many Cake Tiers?!
Amanda, On March 29, 2023 at 11:16

Are you stacking your wedding cake sky high or do you love the clean look of a single tier?! Or are you and you future spouse switching it up with different delicious desserts like donuts, cupcakes or...

Amanda, sunday 23-Apr-23 33 221 1
Linda, On January 26, 2019 at 09:33

I saw a sign on a wedding website that said, "Don't feel like dancing? Grab a buddy and play a game!" Has anyone ever been to a wedding where they did that? Are you planning to do that? It's something...

Maria, thursday 20-Apr-23 20 400
Wedding favours - THC bath bombs!
Sandra, On June 25, 2019 at 09:19

Time to talk about bath bombs! My fiance and I own a business in a small community and we are trying to buy everything local for our wedding. In terms of wedding favors, we don't have that many...

Anna, monday 17-Apr-23 10 152
Venue payment
Nelia, On April 11, 2023 at 20:16

Hi! I was wondering if somebody could tell me in how many payments you usually pay for the venue. How much is it to reserve? I know it depends on the venue I just wanted to have an idea. Thanks 😊

KELLY, friday 14-Apr-23 8 75
No dancing
Shari, On April 5, 2023 at 14:04

What do you think if there's no first dances or plan for a DJ; but rather, I'll have live classical music?

Carine, monday 10-Apr-23 8 78
Bouquet Toss!
Amanda, On April 4, 2023 at 11:50

Are you ready to toss away the bouquet toss tradition? Or have you always looked forward to launching those flowers towards all the single ladies?! The bouquet toss! 💐

Amanda, monday 10-Apr-23 12 171
White Wine for Tables
Arden, On March 30, 2023 at 10:51

Hi everyone, For our wedding, we're going to be placing bottles of red and white wine on the tables. Has anyone done this for their wedding and if so, how did you manage to keep the white wine...

Arden, monday 3-Apr-23 8 186
When to end the wedding reception?
Susie, On March 17, 2023 at 15:02

Hello!! We are working on finalizing our timeline. Our ceremony will be at 3:30-4 with supper around 6 (not doing a first look so need more time for photos). Been trying to decide when to have the...

Hank, monday 27-Mar-23 7 100 1
Wedding Favours!
Leticia, On September 8, 2022 at 15:33

What are you guys giving out for wedding favours? I cant decide. Mini candles? Macaroons in a clear box with a bow? I was even thinking of giving baby succulents.

Leticia, thursday 16-Mar-23 18 252
Centerpieces - Keeping or Giving Away?
Julie, On March 3, 2023 at 08:27

I have not come across any discussions on centerpiece giveaways so I thought I would ask. For my centerpieces I will have manzanita trees and a floral arrangement at the base. The trees I purchased...

Julie, wednesday 15-Mar-23 11 78
Would it be bad etiquette to serve different tables different banquet menus?
Thomas, On February 26, 2023 at 12:23

Hi all, I wanted to get some advice from this community. To try and accommodate the number of guests at our wedding, my fiancé and I are considering the etiquette of serving our guests different set...

Hank, wednesday 1-Mar-23 7 93
Feeding Vendors
Mystica, On July 13, 2019 at 17:02

Are you guys planning to feed your vendors? If I were a vendor, I would want to get fed. But I mean... they’re already getting paid. What is customary, & what do you guys plan on doing?

Alim, tuesday 28-Feb-23 20 793
Poll: Are your centerpieces high or low?
Cliodhna, On March 12, 2020 at 09:05

Are you choosing high elaborate centerpieces that your guests can gaze up at? Or would you prefer simpler, shorter centerpieces? Perhaps you are incorporating both into your table decor? What height...


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Seating arrangements... are there rules?
Sarah, On February 20, 2023 at 16:13

Hi We're now at the point that we're starting to get some RSVPs in for the wedding and we're discussing table assignments. We have to coordinate people from 2 families, speaking 3 different...

Natasha, saturday 25-Feb-23 9 371
Suggestions for reception timeline: host, games, at reception? ..
Katrina, On February 10, 2023 at 13:14

Hi community! Still new to planning & being a member on WeddingWire 🥹 My fiancé and I are in the final stages of booking our venue and now comes the part of the timeline/schedule for the...

Amanda, friday 24-Feb-23 5 145
It's all about Compromise!
Julie, On February 9, 2023 at 13:10

It's all in the way you present it to your partner Not sure how many of you will be/have done this?? I really want to do the Table Dash at our wedding. Perfect way to have pics of all your guests,...

Kate, thursday 9-Feb-23 10 133 1
Plated Dinner Or Buffet?!
Amanda, On December 4, 2022 at 21:38

Time for the main event - the food! Have you decided on buffet or plated dinner service for your big day?! 🍽️ Did you decide based on cost, menu and food options, or how the service fits in with the...

Amanda, tuesday 7-Feb-23 21 256
Alex, On August 18, 2020 at 17:25

Is having your wedding BYOB wrong, I am having an outdoor tent wedding more chill and heartfelt, would BYOB be wrong or insulting ?

Émilie, tuesday 7-Feb-23 9 1,177
Drink Ticket advice
Jacalyn, On January 26, 2023 at 13:58

My husband and I married last year (July 2022). Our ceremony, cocktails/appies, and reception were all held at Cherry Creek Estate, near Kimberley BC. We were their last wedding, as they have ceased...

Hank, monday 30-Jan-23 4 279
Mandy, On January 16, 2023 at 16:31

Has anyone used WeddingDance.School to learn a pre-choreographed dance? I was a competitive dancer until the end of high school so I love the idea of a show stopping routine. Just wondering if...

Stephanie, friday 20-Jan-23 6 68
Let's Talk Centerpieces!
Amanda, On January 5, 2023 at 15:09

What are you centerpiece plans?! Are you going with a traditional floral arrangement, or exploring non-floral ideas?! Are the guest tables and head table going to be the same or different? Let's see...

Amanda, wednesday 18-Jan-23 16 215 1
Late night snack
Karlee, On January 29, 2020 at 10:29

What did everyone do or who catered your late night wedding snack. I’m in Moncton area. I don’t have access to the kitchen. It’s winter so no real way to store food or BBQ style etc. Food truck?

Emily, tuesday 17-Jan-23 35 1,087
Does anyone not care to have a wedding cake?
Bethany, On January 2, 2023 at 15:50

I'm not a super traditional bride, I just got engaged and upon talking to my fiance and he doesn't reallu care to a have a cake snd neither do I. I'm not big on sweets and neither is he, we were...

Kimberly, monday 16-Jan-23 19 132
Colour scheme
Lia, On January 6, 2023 at 22:09

Hello 😊 For my bridesmaid dresses …the colour is more beige. What colour should I pick for my theme? For table cloths and flowers ? Thank you 🙏

Brittany, saturday 7-Jan-23 2 45
First Dance
Madison, On November 28, 2022 at 06:35

Hey friends! The hardest thing about my wedding is trying to find a first dance song for me and my soon to be husband. What song are you using? Give me some ideas.

Kaitlin, saturday 7-Jan-23 13 203
Table linens
Tara, On January 3, 2023 at 14:21

Has anyone used efavormart? I'm trying to find linens that are affordable (and not plastic) I don't want to rent them as the cost is crazy where I am for rentals.

Tara, thursday 5-Jan-23 4 42


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