Wedding reception

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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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Ally, On February 22, 2021 at 12:37

Hi everyone, My wedding is in May and I’m starting to figure my whole reception. I need some ideas on how to keep my guest entertained without breaking the bank since we can’t have any dancing. I’ve...

Lisa, saturday 7-Aug-21 13 501
Ordering Cake
Michaela, On July 24, 2021 at 13:08

Hi lovelies, I am a bit stumped as I have encountered many bakers that want to make me a cake based on my guest numbers. The venue comes with a three course meal that includes dessert. Would you just...

Liberty, friday 6-Aug-21 2 35
Should i let guests know we're no longer having a postponed reception?
Alysha, On August 3, 2021 at 12:44

Hi! We got married in the beginning of the pandemic May 2020 (a year and a bit ago) with just 8 guests and streamed it. We had plans to have a reception at a later date. We communicated it to our...

Gift, thursday 5-Aug-21 5 144
Guest favours
Ally, On August 4, 2021 at 12:52

Hi everyone, Just a question who puts the guest favours on the receiving table at the reception? Does your decor do that, or the venue or is that something I need to do. Please help

Tunisha, thursday 5-Aug-21 5 121
Seating chart questions
Hailey, On August 3, 2021 at 13:04

Good morning everyone! I’m wondering if anyone can tell me how they seated people? I have two large families but only about 12 both side included) are coming and they won’t all fit at one table... how...

Hailey, thursday 5-Aug-21 14 110
Average cost per head for non sit down dinner
Alexandra, On August 4, 2021 at 12:20

Hello we are in the process of picking our catering we are not doing a dinner we are doing finger food and platters and later reception 645-930 will be good service and a late night snack at around...

Alexandra, wednesday 4-Aug-21 2 57
Cake and dessert?
Stefanie, On July 10, 2021 at 12:27

If your having wedding cake are you having dessert to?! Trying to decide if we need dessert as well.

Sofia, thursday 29-Jul-21 31 399
Kids at the top table?
Jenny, On July 27, 2021 at 21:40

Okay so me and my fiancé already have two kids and I’m trying to figure out where to seat them? They’ll be four and two when we get married. Should they sit with us at the top table? I’m not sure what...

Christiana, thursday 29-Jul-21 9 71
Maude, On July 16, 2021 at 21:18

Hello wonderful, creative people I am in need of inspiration for centerpieces for a rectangular table without using flowers. Any ideas? March wedding, colours: navy, burgundy, gold, blush. I would...

Darlene, wednesday 28-Jul-21 10 145
Dinner Music
Brooke, On July 27, 2021 at 09:57

Hi everyone! I'm having some thoughts about what music to play during dinner at the reception - I don't want something that is too party-like but also not boring like elevator music.. I've looked on...

Darbi, wednesday 28-Jul-21 7 126
Post Wedding Party
Liana, On July 7, 2021 at 13:01

This past month, we got married after postponing from June 2020. We had a small ceremony of 12 and then met at a restaurant (total 25 guests) with immediate families. Our original plans was to have...

Olivia, tuesday 27-Jul-21 5 114
Seating for photographer
Kelly, On July 26, 2021 at 13:14

I have 35 guests attending my wedding which is perfect for tables being 5 tables of 6 and the head table with 5. So the question I have is what do I do with my photographer? Do I put him on the...

Kelly, monday 26-Jul-21 6 125
Cake tasting? Before or After a Deposit is made?
Gift, On July 24, 2021 at 11:11

Hello Beautiful People, When did you schedule a cake tasting/ordered a tasting box? Before a deposit was made or after? Obviously, I’d rather taste the cake before placing an order but some of these...

Megan, monday 26-Jul-21 13 92
Transition from ceremony to reception
Daily, On July 24, 2021 at 22:16

Https:// Hi beautiful future brides, I need help figure out how to have a smooth transition from ceremony to my wedding reception. Same venue/ ball room. I attached a video of my...

Daily, sunday 25-Jul-21 4 76
Catering Tasting
Liberty, On July 5, 2021 at 23:06

We had our catering tasting today! The food was sooo good! I even tried some things I didn't think I would like (I'm a very picky eater) and to my surprise I liked 2/3 of them! We have decided to go...

Gift, saturday 24-Jul-21 25 140
Wedding without essentials
Liselot, On July 21, 2021 at 18:53

Hey all! Have any of you had or planned for a wedding without a full reception? My mother-in-law thinks the reception should only be for cake cutting and eating. No need for a full meal and first...

Barbara, saturday 24-Jul-21 9 116
More People vs Dancing
Hank, On July 13, 2021 at 15:35

In Ontario, you're only allowed 25% capacity of an indoor space if you're having a dance party while you can go up to 50% if you choose to forego a dance. For those in this situation, what would you...

Hank, thursday 22-Jul-21 9 164
Kids Meals
Hank, On July 16, 2021 at 18:38

If you're having little ones attend the wedding, what are you feeding them? A venue's go to seems to be chicken fingers but maybe yours have other options like pasta, grilled cheese or some other type...

Hank, tuesday 20-Jul-21 9 82
How much did your wedding cake cost?
Gift, On July 9, 2021 at 13:50

I know the pricing for cake varies based on city/province. Did you get a cake in your budget or had to expand your budget to accommodate your wedding cake? Did you get a tiered cake or cupcakes?

Vinod, sunday 18-Jul-21 22 225
Father/ daughter dance
Desiree, On July 8, 2021 at 11:25

I need some ideas on how to make the daughter/ father dance special even maybe without a dance ( my dad suffered a stroke last year and left him paralyzed on his right side ) and I know he doesn’t...

Vinod, saturday 17-Jul-21 4 71
Disposable camera
Michaela, On July 8, 2021 at 15:22

Hi all, I seen a cute idea on Pinterest to have disposable cameras on every table for guests to use and take goofy photos and then the bride and groom can go and develop them! However after looking...

Vinod, saturday 17-Jul-21 4 128
Signature Drink... Thoughts?
Brooke, On July 16, 2021 at 10:09

I'm not entirely sure how it works with an open bar, but to venues typically allow for signature drinks if coordinated with the coordinator and bar tender? Are signature drinks too cliche? What are...

Brooke, friday 16-Jul-21 5 104
Stacey TC
Guests: How much do I spend on a gift?
Stacey TC, On July 12, 2021 at 14:39

As a wedding guest how much do I spend on a gift? (EDIT: Maybe I should have actually mentioned this, but these are all AVERAGES.) Traditionally, etiquette states that spending between $100 and...

Amanda, thursday 15-Jul-21 13 143
Wedding favors mandatory ? Budget
Rebecca, On July 7, 2021 at 12:50

Hello, I really not sure if giving a wedding favors is mandatory or not. And if so what kind of budget do you have for it? I do not want to spend too much also so im kind of unsure what to do at this...

Carrie, thursday 15-Jul-21 29 404 1
Reception after a micro wedding - Grand Entrance
Kaitlin, On July 11, 2021 at 14:42

Hey guys, I need ideas. Throw em out there. Everything I've though of feels awkward. We're having a Micro wedding one weekend, then a large reception the next. The reception is out of town with...

Kaitlin, thursday 15-Jul-21 3 75
Wedding Speech tips
Tracy, On July 14, 2021 at 11:38

Public speaking is not fun for a lot of us! But at some point in our life we have to do it and a wedding is where the speeches happen. Nervous? Don't Be! Everyone is there for the same reason to...

Stacey TC, wednesday 14-Jul-21 2 48
Day Time Line
Maria, On July 7, 2021 at 16:34

Hi everyone, I haven't attended many wedding myself and the times I did I never really paid attention to the time line and the order of the events. Now that vendors are asking me to come up with a...

Maria, monday 12-Jul-21 11 305 1
Today i spent $486 at the liquor store
Sarah, On June 11, 2021 at 23:41

Today I spent $486 at the liquor store and I’m not even mad 😅 ended up needing a shopping cart to lug everything outta there but our toonie bar adventure has begun.It truly is a mishmash of our...

Sarah, sunday 11-Jul-21 16 246
Wedding Entertainment: Must have or a waste of money?
Megan, On July 5, 2021 at 09:58

My partner and I hired a DJ and our photographers, now we are looking at different types of side entertainment. Large games, photobooths, trivia etc. We've both gone to our fair share of weddings but...

Kaitlin, sunday 11-Jul-21 6 102
Mason jar size for drinks
Felicia, On July 10, 2021 at 12:59

Hi all! We are using Mason jars as a wedding favour/drink ware for the night and I am just wondering what size would be ideal for that! Should we go mini mason jars 8oz or regular 16oz? It will be...

Kaitlin, sunday 11-Jul-21 5 75
Postpone reception and keep the ceremony or do both
Elisa, On June 30, 2021 at 02:08

My wedding is on the 14th of august, just got notified that for the reception we still Can’t dance or mingle. I’m deciding if we get the wedding ceremony done on the 14th and postpone the reception in...

Merryam, wednesday 7-Jul-21 6 136
Regarding seat chart
Nikolina, On July 5, 2021 at 04:28

Hey just wondering if anyone can make suggestions on how they planned out there seating chart? Any suggestions on how they arrange their guests?Also does anyone know where to seat the priest at ?...

Desiree, monday 5-Jul-21 5 92