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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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Late night limo pick-up?
Jessica, On September 12, 2022 at 13:13

Hi all, What is your plan for your ride home after your wedding? Are you having a limo service or private car pick up you? Cab? Our limo service charges $250 to pick us up at 1:00am and to drop...

KELLY, wednesday 14-Sep-22 6 118
How much does an open bar cost?
Angélique, On September 12, 2022 at 16:55

We’re getting married here in Vancouver next month. We’re scheduled to meet with our venue coordinator this weekend discuss to food and beverage breakdowns. We wanted to know approximately how much we...

Stephanie, tuesday 13-Sep-22 4 4,159
Reception at a church hall
Jacquie, On September 8, 2022 at 20:28

Hi all! Has anyone been to a wedding with the reception inside a church Hall? Like, without sound horrible, does it look okay? Like for dancing/eating/speeches/drinks? I’ve never been to one inside a...

Hank, sunday 11-Sep-22 5 113
Jacquie, On September 9, 2022 at 18:05

Hi all! So we’re having our wedding next October and everything is basically taken care of and booked except for the food. Any tips or opinions on what kind of price range I should keep it in? Less...

Hank, sunday 11-Sep-22 3 70
Seating chart
Kate-Lynn, On September 6, 2022 at 18:44

Where did you get your seating chart printed recently? I have a template that I got. Now I just need to find somewhere to print it. I dont see any foam boards at staples and vistaprint is crazy...

KELLY, thursday 8-Sep-22 6 87 1
Length of time to allow for dinner
Derek, On September 3, 2022 at 01:21

Our wedding is just over 3 weeks away. The reception is starting at 6:30 pm and is a sit-down buffet dinner. We want to allow time enough for everyone to eat, obviously, before starting speeches and...

Rachay, thursday 8-Sep-22 9 113 1
Cocktail Drinks!!!
Micaela, On August 30, 2022 at 19:18

My fiancé and I are planning on serving personalized cocktails during the reception. What cocktails are you serving to your guests? We would love to hear your ideas!

Julie, thursday 8-Sep-22 11 80
Car service for leaving your venue
Amy, On September 6, 2022 at 14:58

At the end of our wedding we are wanting to have a car come and pick my then husband and myself up, but everywhere is quoting us very high because it is a minimum 3 hour time slot. Any suggestions? We...

Carine, wednesday 7-Sep-22 4 80 1
Bathroom Baskets
Tiffany, On August 31, 2022 at 11:48

Hello beautiful people!!! Just wondering if anyone did bathroom baskets and what you put in them? I am debating wether it is worth doing....I am on the fence. I know when I have attended weddings...

Teresa, wednesday 7-Sep-22 19 239 2
Signature Drinks Named After Dog
Victoria, On August 25, 2022 at 16:18

So my fiancé and I are huge dog people. Our entire lives revolved around our 3 dogs, but unfortunately 2 of them have recently passed. I wanted to make our signature drinks after our dogs, but my...

Carine, tuesday 6-Sep-22 6 181
Cake Flavours
Meghan, On August 29, 2022 at 11:03

Hey all, what are or did you choose for cake flavours! I just got sent a list of flavours to choose from and I just can’t decide. All I know is that I don’t want chocolate haha! Here’s a list I...

Carine, tuesday 6-Sep-22 13 104
Signature Cocktails
Emily, On August 29, 2022 at 16:48

Hi everyone! Now that I have gone to quite a few weddings this summer, I’ve loved seeing what everyone has created as their unique signature cocktails. What kind of signature drinks did you have/will...

Carine, tuesday 6-Sep-22 5 106
Alcohol Costs
Micaela, On August 30, 2022 at 10:05

Hey everyone! How are you handling costs for your bar? My fiance and I want to stay within our budget to make sure our guests will have a great time. We were thinking of having an open bar from...

Carine, tuesday 6-Sep-22 9 178
Wedding food
Gracia, On July 7, 2020 at 19:31

Is there such a thing as a bring your own food wedding ( well I mean I have alot of Amazing cooks in the family that to save some money I would rather buy food and then cook it at home then bring it...

Zorro, wednesday 31-Aug-22 6 201
Wedding Cake
Amanda, On August 14, 2022 at 19:55

This is our wedding cake that Kakes By Kathie made for our big day!! Highly recommended her if you're n the Okanagan area! Best cake I have ever tasted!!

Amanda, monday 22-Aug-22 11 112
Air Bnb Reception?
Stevie, On August 17, 2022 at 15:29

Hi friends, Congrats to everyone on their engagements! We are having a small ceremony (20 guests) and we’re considering having a reception to follow at a local Air BnB (up to 30 guests). We found a...

Stevie, saturday 20-Aug-22 12 149
Laptop dj
Ashley, On August 18, 2022 at 13:29

Wondering what the experiences are for using a laptop with speakers and spotify playlist vs hiring a DJ Did not having a DJ take away anything from the experience? Did the guest still dance and enjoy...

Hank, friday 19-Aug-22 6 97 2
Appetizer wedding gift money amount
Carlie, On July 30, 2022 at 11:21

Hey everyone! I'd like to hear from the brides/grooms that had an appetizer wedding (no sit down meal, just apps/snacks) and how much money their guests gave or what you would recommend? I'm already...

Eric, friday 19-Aug-22 6 426
Bride & Groom toast ?
Alyx, On August 15, 2022 at 18:16

Are any brides doing a thank you toast/speech with your groom? We’ve decided to do one! BUT we are having a huge debate about it lol. My fiancé thinks it should be short thank everyone in summary....

Darbi, thursday 18-Aug-22 10 166 1
Cake in Canmore?
Alma, On August 16, 2022 at 16:56

I’m getting married in Canmore on July 15, 2023 and planning from Calgary for 70. I’ve been searching for a wedding cake vendor, but the only one I am seeing is Kake and I would like other options....

Malyssa, wednesday 17-Aug-22 7 92
Step and Repeat Banner vs Photo Booth
Jarrod, On November 10, 2021 at 15:14

Hey All! Long story short, fiancee and I are doing a themed wedding entirely around musicals. Photo Booths seem to be a rather popular thing I see from wedding photos, I'm curious if anyone here has...

Mecias, tuesday 16-Aug-22 2 132
Late night snacks
Kristina, On August 10, 2022 at 01:35

We are planning on serving late night food (e.g., sliders, flatbread, etc.) and can only pick two dishes. There are a few vegans in the group (like 4 out of 70) and I’m wondering what I should arrange...

Carine, monday 15-Aug-22 5 84
Stephanie, On August 12, 2022 at 13:59

Has anyone done a father and brother dance? I wanted to include my older brother but is that strange? I was going to do a split between father and then soon to be father-in-law but unfortunately, my...

Carine, monday 15-Aug-22 4 62
Wine Options!
Micaela, On August 10, 2022 at 18:38

Hi everyone! I need help picking out a domestic red and white wine to serve at my wedding reception. I'm not a big wine drinker but my family is! I only like rosé haha. What kind of wines did you guys...

Hank, wednesday 10-Aug-22 2 58
Wine for dinner help!
Caitlin, On July 31, 2019 at 10:38

How much wine is needed to serve at the table for dinner? I need to buy wine for dinner, but the rest of the night the venue takes care of the alcohol. When I search online most alcohol calculators...

Frosco, monday 8-Aug-22 13 752
Artificial Flowers
Danielle, On August 4, 2022 at 10:43

We are money crunching right now. What is everyone's thoughts on artificial flowers?

Rachay, monday 8-Aug-22 8 91
2Nd marriage- father/daughter dance??
Heather, On August 5, 2022 at 21:48

This is our 2nd wedding. My fiance has 4 girls. Having a hard time finding a song for him to dance with his girls, as most father daughter songs are geared more to the daughter getting married, not...

Heather, saturday 6-Aug-22 4 96
How much cash in a toonie bar float?
Catherine, On August 4, 2022 at 15:58

Trying to set up a toonie bar and not sure how many toonies to get in advance? 300$ worth?? 500$? 200$? Haha. We have 125 guests. Thanks!! *also any advice how much alcohol to buy...

Catherine, thursday 4-Aug-22 3 1,154
Open bar, help, how much alcohol
Tanya, On June 6, 2022 at 12:09

So me and my fiancé are supplying the alcohol for our wedding. We definitely should of just had the caterer take care of it, but what’s done is done. We are having so much trouble figuring out how...

Mark, thursday 4-Aug-22 3 169
Signature Drinks
Meghan, On July 27, 2022 at 15:31

I need ideas for creating our signature drink!! (nothing slushie) what have some of you other brides made that was a big hit at your wedding??

Laura, saturday 30-Jul-22 14 119
60” round tables
Amanda, On July 27, 2022 at 15:26

How many people sit comfortably at 60” round tables 8-10 people right??

Alyx, wednesday 27-Jul-22 3 105
What Is Your Reception Music?!
Amanda, On July 21, 2022 at 16:39

What music have you chosen for your reception?! Grand Entrance : Let's Get It Started by The Black Eyed Peas First Dance : Amazed by Lonestar Father/Daughter Dance : My Little Girl by Tim McGraw...

Amanda, thursday 21-Jul-22 2 77 1


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