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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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Wine on tables with open bar
Katrine, On July 14, 2022 at 17:06

Hey everyone! I’m DIYing my wedding bar and will be offering wine but I was wondering if I should put wine on the tables or just have it behind the bar since it’s an open bar (that will be open during...

Carine, friday 15-Jul-22 8 300
Vegetarian/vegan Wedding Menu???
Emily, On January 26, 2018 at 15:40

Have you chosen to have a fully vegan/vegetarian menu at your wedding? How have people reacted? I am having a mostly vegan menu, as I am a vegan and could not morally have meat at my wedding, and some...

Jace, sunday 10-Jul-22 19 423
Wedding Hashtag Help!
Danielle, On July 8, 2022 at 16:16

So, I am loving the idea of a hashtag for our wedding, but I have a pretty unique last name and having a hard time coming up with good ideas. I will be taking fiancé's last name after the wedding. We...

Amanda, friday 8-Jul-22 2 61
Outdoor venues and decor
Asma, On July 5, 2022 at 18:03

Hey beautiful people, We're having our wedding at an outdoor venue. We have decorations for the arch, head table, and guest tables. We're getting a tent setup for the reception area (in case of...

Malyssa, wednesday 6-Jul-22 7 65
First dance - before or after food?
Jenny, On April 17, 2022 at 10:12

So I’m working on my wedding timeline and my mom and I are disagreeing on this so I’d love some additional input - I want the first dance before the food (with father/daughter and mother/son dances...

Megan, wednesday 6-Jul-22 28 466 1
First Dance As A Married Couple
Amanda, On June 28, 2022 at 12:05

Hello Everyone! What have you and your significant other chosen for your first dance song as a married couple?! It's always nice to see what everyone has picked My fiance and I have gone with LONESTAR...

Amanda, tuesday 5-Jul-22 25 200
table numbers
Cc, On June 24, 2022 at 15:42

Ok so this maybe a silly question but, when it comes to numbering tables do you just put one number per table? I have 8ft tables with two centerpieces so I'm not sure on how about doing that.

Carine, tuesday 5-Jul-22 11 110
Wedding entertainment
Vhjbg, On June 24, 2022 at 23:20

What kind of entertainment for guests do you have on your wedding? Thank you for sharing

Carine, tuesday 5-Jul-22 10 108
Kids table and buffet style?
Jess, On June 28, 2022 at 09:47

We really want to do a kids table at our receotion but it's a served buffet! Age range for kids is 5-18 and there will be about 20 of them! Good idea or sure to cause a messy disaster?

Carine, tuesday 5-Jul-22 4 73
Carine, On June 22, 2022 at 13:51

I was at my good friends wedding last Saturday and I found the dinner portion long. Between every course they would have someone say a speech, most of them we could not understand because they mumbled...

Carine, tuesday 5-Jul-22 26 238
Father-daughter Dance
Hannah, On July 4, 2022 at 17:37

Needing some advice on a father-daughter first dance. My father and only brother have both passed away. I’m not close with my FIL and all of my grandfathers have passed away. What did you do or what...

Danielle, tuesday 5-Jul-22 5 66
Yummi Candles... On Sale?
Laura, On June 27, 2022 at 21:05

Hello! I was briefly checking marketplace for Yummi floating candles and vases and decided to check out their website too. Currently the candles I like are on sale for "51% off" and was wondering if...

Jen, monday 4-Jul-22 2 226
Bar Options
Amanda, On June 15, 2022 at 20:41

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, monday 4-Jul-22 25 262
Signature cocktail - is it a must-do?
Lynnie, On January 20, 2020 at 09:05

Signature cocktails are a wedding trend that took over in the last few years! Do you know think of signature cocktails as a standard part of any wedding bar? Or does it not make your must-do list?...

Julie, monday 4-Jul-22 28 197
Wedding party
Cc, On May 25, 2022 at 15:29

I'm not sure if anyone can give me recommendations but my significant other and I have 4 children together 7 years to 6 months for anyone that has children did you have them sit at the head table with...

Derek, thursday 30-Jun-22 2 43
Should we purchase table wine if we are purchasing alcohol for the bar? (toonie Bar)
Danielle, On June 6, 2022 at 18:14

Hi everyone! We are planning to purchase alcohol for our wedding in August from Costco to have a toonie bar. The venue does not permit us to place bottles of our own purchased wine on the tables with...

Derek, thursday 30-Jun-22 13 180 1
Elvis Song for a Mother/daughter Dance
Itsemmalouisa, On June 29, 2022 at 13:17

I lost my father in January 2021 and would love to do a dance with my mom at the time when the father/daughter dance usually would be. My dad was a huge Elvis fan his whole life and my parent's...

Hank, wednesday 29-Jun-22 1 110
Wedding Favours
Hank, On December 14, 2021 at 16:01

What are you planning to give as a wedding favour if you're having them? For us, we made our own beer at a brewery and bottled it as an individual serving. We were able to pick from different types of...

Derek, tuesday 28-Jun-22 17 214 1
Audio Guest Book
Katie, On August 28, 2021 at 18:21

Does anyone know if there are companies like FeteFone or After The Tone who ship to Canada? My fiancé and I love the idea of the audio guest book where guests can record their messages at the wedding,...

Brandon, monday 27-Jun-22 3 197 1
Kissing Game - Options
Valérie, On April 7, 2019 at 17:15

Our venue is pretty strict about not clinking glasses, which I totally understand and find refreshing - I've rolled my eyes so much, at my cousin's wedding, when people clinked glasses my eyes were...

Julie, monday 27-Jun-22 19 1,606
Audio Guestbook- worth the money?
Darbi, On June 5, 2022 at 16:28

Hey everyone! We've been really debating whether or not we should do an audio guestbook. I love the idea of being able to listen back to messages from my grandparents and other family members but to...

Elise., monday 20-Jun-22 7 373
Garter Toss Songs?!
Rebecca, On June 14, 2022 at 17:05

So my FH wants a garter toss I'm needing song suggestions ladies?!

Rebecca, thursday 16-Jun-22 19 112 1
Will you be including a boquet and garter toss?
Hailey, On May 22, 2022 at 16:36

The Garter toss now aways is like the boquet toss but for the gentlemen. While the groom takes the garter off the brides leg all the gents stand up and catch the garter that's thrown by the groom!...

Yami, tuesday 14-Jun-22 41 338
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First dance songs
Stacey Tc, On November 13, 2021 at 10:28

First dance songs are a big part of your day, and will be "your song" after. How did you choose it? Does it have specific meaning to you or your partner or both? If you haven't picked one yet, do you...

Yami, sunday 12-Jun-22 19 291 2
End of evening cleanup
Kim, On June 1, 2022 at 01:39

I just thought of this today, almost 3 weeks out; who/how did you have all items packed up at the end of the evening? Things such as gifts, the remaining wedding cake and any centerpieces. How do...

MountcifYicaKQ, thursday 9-Jun-22 9 185
Stacey, On May 25, 2022 at 09:20

Wedding for 95 - We're doing the small cake to cut, then cupcakes along with about 5 other varieties of, the venue provides brownies and fruit as part of the package (buffet dinner)....

Rebecca, wednesday 8-Jun-22 9 114
First dance
Tara, On June 3, 2022 at 22:28

Hi everyone…a first dance question. I love the ‘idea’ of doing it during cocktail hour when we come in after pictures…it’s informal, people are up and mingling. But I want it after dinner, as that...

Lisa, tuesday 7-Jun-22 4 84
Are lawn games worth it?
Jonelle, On February 12, 2021 at 21:22

I'm wondering what people think of lawn games? I'm debating renting some for my cocktail hour.. However, do people find them worth renting / making: are they used or end up ignored, do people think...

Carol, wednesday 1-Jun-22 9 306
Wedding Timeline Critique
Danielle, On May 29, 2022 at 18:21

Hi everyone! Looking for feedback on my day of timeline. We will be doing a first look and wedding party/parent/couple pictures before the ceremony and have worked the timeline out beforehand with our...

Danielle, tuesday 31-May-22 6 129
Wedding Cake!!!
Rebecca, On May 25, 2022 at 10:39

Roughly how much is everyone paying for a 4 tier wedding cake? picture for size reference

Rayanne, sunday 29-May-22 29 270
To have or to not have hors d'oeuvres
Andrea, On May 10, 2022 at 15:19

Having mixed thoughts as to have hors d'oeuvres or not reception is planned to start at 5pm so dinner probably by 6:15pm any suggestions?

Danielle, sunday 29-May-22 10 119
Cake or cupcakes ??
Amanda, On September 16, 2021 at 10:37

I can’t find a reason to spend tons of money on a wedding cake , are pull apart cupcake cakes tacky??

Constance, saturday 28-May-22 18 253


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