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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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Music songs ideas
Jamie, On June 26, 2021 at 11:07

Making a list of music suggestions to give an idea what music we hope to hear. Music is the theme of my wedding and its important for my fiancé and I. We love music from most decades. I am looking to...

Tunisha, sunday 27-Jun-21 9 71 1
Trying to seat the family
Stefanie-Ann, On June 25, 2021 at 01:46

My fiancé's mom is really the only family he has. However he does have some friends from back east coming. My question is where would you place my mother in law? I have a pretty big family, so I'm not...

Stefanie-Ann, friday 25-Jun-21 6 60
Seeking help!
Vanny, On June 23, 2021 at 23:26

Hello beauties! I've been going through a lot with my bridal squad and I am coming on here today for some advice / heart to hearts. I really just want someone I can talk to / vent to outside of my...

Vanny, thursday 24-Jun-21 11 131
Small Table Centerpieces
Hank, On June 22, 2021 at 06:31

Did you have to downsize your centerpieces? We originally had some quoted for round tables that seated 10, which obviously won't work with smaller tables of 2 or 4. If you've made centerpieces for...

Tracy, wednesday 23-Jun-21 7 74
Projector and screen
Hank, On June 16, 2021 at 21:32

Is anyone using a projector and screen to showcase either a video or a photo slideshow at their wedding? I see it at weddings all the time and was wondering how many here will be doing it. Sometimes...

Emma, saturday 19-Jun-21 4 64
Entertainment Suggestions
Sarah, On June 14, 2021 at 19:46

Hi guys, I’m planning a small wedding of 0 guests next August in Vernon and am unsure what to do about entertainment/music. I don’t want to spend $1,000+ on a DJ when this is going to be small...

Brittany, tuesday 15-Jun-21 6 82
Timeline for our wedding: First Dance & Family Dances, And Speeches!
Amanda, On June 11, 2021 at 22:06

Hey everyone, My FH and I are trying to come up with a timeline for our wedding that we are happy with. FH wants the first dance to be the last thing before the dance floor opens. With that being...

Amanda, monday 14-Jun-21 7 107 1
Cake or Cupcakes?
Emma, On June 8, 2021 at 14:17

Our off-site caterers cannot accommodate cake cutting later in the evening and will be taking the cutlery and plates, obviously. Is it normal to cut the cake immediately after dinner? I'm thinking an...

Vinod, monday 14-Jun-21 12 173
Reception end Time?
Emma, On June 9, 2021 at 14:20

Are you having a set end time or are you leaving it open ended? We are having a Thursday wedding. For ease of planning I like the idea of ending at a certain point, like 10:30 or 11:00? Honestly I...

Vinod, monday 14-Jun-21 10 188
dj Deposit
Kristene, On June 6, 2021 at 20:55

Would you pay a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your date for a dj well over a year in advance?? Is this standard practice? It just seems a little steep to me so early on and with the uncertainty...

Amanda, thursday 10-Jun-21 15 139
Getting People Up and Moving?
Kelsey, On June 1, 2021 at 22:06

Hey all! My fiancee and I are planning for July 2022. We really want everyone to be vaccinated so that we can have a massive party. Our wedding is going to be about 150 people, and a pretty even split...

Sabrina, sunday 6-Jun-21 4 167
What choices are you giving your guests for meals?
Hank, On June 2, 2021 at 21:51

Anyone offering more than just the typical beef, chicken, vegetarian as choices for your guests? Our venue offers options like lamb, fish, and other seafood and it's definitely something we're...

Rayanne, saturday 5-Jun-21 21 174
Covid- 19 June 6, 2020 wedding
Grace, On March 20, 2020 at 14:59

Hi to all my brides out there! what a crazy moment in time we’re currently in. My heart goes out to all of the brides that have had to cancel or postpone weddings thus far 💕 My wedding is June 6, 2020...

Ely, friday 4-Jun-21 65 3,217 1
What kind of coolers and beer does everyone like?
Sarah, On May 31, 2021 at 15:45

Time for more research 🧐 For those that drink coolers what are your all time faves?Let me know in the comments or suggest something I may have missed.What about beer?We are purchasing our own booze...

Kim, wednesday 2-Jun-21 17 131
Reception or no Reception?
candice, On June 1, 2021 at 08:28

Hi all. Im just wondering how many of you are planning or have had a reception during covid? if you did, how many people? how long did it last? full or simple reception? all details please. thanks

Tunisha, tuesday 1-Jun-21 4 139
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Mc/toasts question
Stacey TC, On May 27, 2021 at 18:37

So right now we have a guest list of 98 people (us included). In order to save some money, we are planning on a bit of a different timeline. Ceremony (everyone) 3:30-4 Dinner (family & wedding...

Stacey TC, friday 28-May-21 6 98
Bar Options
Amanda, On May 26, 2021 at 15:51

What are you and your significant other choosing to do with your bar option? Are you going with a Cash Bar, Toonie Bar, Loonie Bar or a Host Bar? Every couple is different and how their budget will...

Amanda, thursday 27-May-21 23 233
Toppings for a taco bar?
Sarah, On May 25, 2021 at 00:14

How do you enjoy your tacos?We are having a taco bar wedding with other food options available but I’m curious what everyone’s go to toppings are? We will have the usualsalsaSour cream Jalapeños...

Kelsey, wednesday 26-May-21 11 80
Upcoming wedding receptions: What are your plans?
Leah, On May 26, 2021 at 16:14

Hi everyone, Our wedding is coming up on September 25, 2021 and we're a bit confused on what to do at this point -- either we proceed with the planning process for that date OR our venue gave us the...

Rayanne, wednesday 26-May-21 3 146
Soup or Salad
Hank, On May 25, 2021 at 17:40

If you're having a multi-course dinner reception, did you pick soup or salad as the starter? Why did you make that choice and what kind of soup/salad did you choose. We have some awesome soup and...

Alexis, wednesday 26-May-21 13 86
Cake stand
Stefanie, On May 25, 2021 at 10:12

Has anyone ordered a cake stand online? Any suggestions as to where? I haven't really saw anything locally. I do have some small maybe 10 inch stands I may use for cupcakes (originally we were going...

Amanda, tuesday 25-May-21 7 66
Single layer wedding cake and faux cake
S., On May 20, 2021 at 21:00

I am hoping to save some money on the wedding cake from original estimate of ~$400. We expect to have 80 guests at our wedding and we plan to serve other dessert platters (TBD, but thinking...

Carmel, tuesday 25-May-21 12 182
Host Bar Price?
Rana, On May 24, 2021 at 16:17

We're having a wedding in 2023 and the venue (Swaneset, BC) offers host bar/limited host bar/toonie/cash bar. We wanted to go for the host bar option but were wondering approximately how much should...

Hank, monday 24-May-21 2 72
Honour bar?
Maya, On May 13, 2021 at 15:38

Hi everyone! My fiancé and I both come from European families where open bars are very much the norm and fully expected. We are prepared to proceed with that but lately we have been considering doing...

Stacey TC, friday 21-May-21 16 351
Caterer won’t return our deposit
Kalei, On May 18, 2021 at 14:32

Hey friends, as we have all experienced at some point, COVID has put a wrench in some of our plans. For myself, my caterer willingly postponed to a new date from last year to this year. I asked them...

Rhi, thursday 20-May-21 14 234
Table Runners
Amanda, On May 20, 2021 at 13:50

I'm wondering if anyone knows of any good places to buy black table runners?

Amanda, thursday 20-May-21 8 80
Music choice
Courtney, On May 12, 2021 at 16:09

Hey everyone! I'm looking for songs to walk into the reception to and I'm just curious what other people have chosen! Any ideas?

Rebecca O, wednesday 19-May-21 17 119
Father-daughter dance vs parent or family dance
Meghan, On May 13, 2021 at 15:28

I wanted to see if other people are doing a family dance or other alternatives vs father-daughter dance? I love my dad, but I want to include my mom and stepmom too. So I'm dancing to the song Wind...

Meghan, friday 14-May-21 6 81
Keeping food/drinks off wedding dress
Chantelle, On March 21, 2021 at 00:37

Hello all! So I am one of those people who always spills on my clothing. My mom joked I needed a bib to cover my dress for my reception ... But she has a point. Does anyone have advice for this ?

Kara, friday 14-May-21 9 173
Ideas for a dance floor
Furlanssayido2022, On May 10, 2021 at 01:24

Looking for ideas/advice on different inexpensive dance floor ideas. We are having our wedding in a barn with a cement floor.

Hank, wednesday 12-May-21 1 55
Table size and number of people?
Kelsey, On May 11, 2021 at 12:06

We are thinking of putting 2 8ft tables together to make and extra long table. Would you be able to fit 4 people on each side of an 8ft table comfortably? And not having anyone on the end. (16 people...

Kelsey, tuesday 11-May-21 3 79
Wine Down Wednesdays!
Veronica, On June 3, 2020 at 10:54

Hello Wedding Wire Friends! Well before FH and I were engaged, we knew that our wedding would be centred around amazing food and drink. We are extreme foodies after all! So the start was picking out a...

Kelsey, saturday 8-May-21 19 217 1