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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Socially distanced reception?
Imelda, On March 6, 2021 at 22:22

Hello everyone!! I hope everyone and their loved ones are staying safe and healthy through all these frustrating times! My husband and I already got married on our own in September, but we're hoping...

Emily, thursday 18-Mar-21 17 621 1
Reception Candles
Lauren, On March 10, 2021 at 07:45

I just found out that my outdoor venue does not allow real flame candles *tear. This sort of messes up my vision of having lots of candles in glass votives down the center of each table. I am not sure...

Amelia, wednesday 10-Mar-21 8 102
Must Haves! Wedding Playlist!
Kelsie, On February 3, 2021 at 21:10

Hey everyone! Music was something really important to my fiancé and I, we want to have amazing music keeping everyone dancing! What are some of your must have wedding songs?! I think a great one for...

Stacey TC, tuesday 9-Mar-21 21 421 1
Dessert quote
Kimberly, On February 26, 2021 at 15:54

I’m just looking for opinions of this quote I received. Looking to do donuts for the wedding, granted the donuts are large and quite delicious- I didn’t expect the cost to be so high. Is it normal to...

Alexis, monday 8-Mar-21 14 345
Table Wine
Jonelle, On March 4, 2021 at 14:42

Hello all! I'm looking for table wine suggestions - brands, price points, anything really! Thanks in advance

Hank, friday 5-Mar-21 6 100
Wedding cake cost
Desmond, On January 30, 2021 at 10:48

Hello All, I am trying to get some insight on what it would cost for a wedding cake. Our wedding is very small, 17 people (immediate family only) including bride and groom. Ideally we would like a 2...

Jodie, friday 5-Mar-21 14 243
Charger Plates
Madison, On March 2, 2021 at 19:06

I am having a hard time finding a wholesaler that has decent charger plates for a good price. I've been quoted to rent some at $3 per plate but wanted to explore other options. Anyone have...

Vinod, thursday 4-Mar-21 7 126
Anna, On March 2, 2021 at 12:24

Hello everyone, I have a question I'm hoping someone can help me with.. I'll take any advice. We are planning our wedding for this summer and we were hoping to rent a bus to take our guests (about 50...

Hank, wednesday 3-Mar-21 7 119
The Eglinton Grand
Nadine, On February 3, 2021 at 20:24

Hey guys, just wondering anyone get married at the Eglinton Grand in Toronto during Covid?

Nadine, tuesday 2-Mar-21 5 198
Ontario Weddings - no dancing
Ali, On September 25, 2020 at 10:34

Hi everyone, we were just informed by our venue that no dancing is allowed - has anyone run into this issue? How have you been changing your receptions if so? We are contemplating moving the date but...

Nadine, sunday 28-Feb-21 24 1,435
mc for wedding
Brandon Lapointe, On February 25, 2021 at 11:55

Hey friends! We’re in the midst of planning our wedding. We plan to hire a DJ and then separately hire a friend to MC. I was wondering if anyone has “hired” a friend for a position like this— with...

Hank, friday 26-Feb-21 8 106
Tent Venues
Calla, On February 3, 2021 at 18:45

Hey everyone! We are looking to host our own tent wedding reception, as well as outdoor ceremony somewhere outside of calgary, but wondering if there is any place out there with private land to...

Amelia, wednesday 24-Feb-21 2 70
Back yard wedding food???
Lorraine, On February 15, 2021 at 16:17

Hi everyone. What are people thoughts on back yard low key wedding food ideas. I was thinking about getting pasta pantry and someone can go get it or get them to deliver. Also go to Costco get some...

Amelia, wednesday 24-Feb-21 2 85
Band or dj
Kaitlyn, On February 15, 2021 at 15:25

We are debating right now to have a band or a DJ. The DJ comes with our venue so it would not be at any extra cost. Did you regret not having a band at your wedding?

MaddieJ, tuesday 23-Feb-21 4 99
Reception Lights
Lauren, On February 22, 2021 at 10:34

Hi all! I reeeeally want to do this with our event space but am having a hard time finding the frame/posts from local vendors in the Okanagan. I would be fine with making them myself if I had to. Any...

Hank, monday 22-Feb-21 3 71
Head Table Decor
Liberty, On February 22, 2021 at 00:04

Does anyone have any pictures of their head table decor? I'm trying to see what I like but everything on Pintrest seems too "extra" I've also read some "hacks" that say to use the bridal party...

Liberty, monday 22-Feb-21 6 97 1
Candy Bar
Tammy, On February 19, 2021 at 21:47

Hi, does anyone know of a good place in the Montreal/Laval are that services candy bars for weddings? Or if I do it myself does anyone know where is the best price to buy candy in bulk and displays...

Tammy, sunday 21-Feb-21 6 102
Parent/child Dance Songs?
Natalie, On February 19, 2021 at 22:34

Hello everyone! I have been trying to find some parent/child dance songs for my reception. I am struggling to find a song that would work for both father/daughter and mother/son as we will both be...

Liberty, saturday 20-Feb-21 7 68
Do you put head table on seating chart?
Jonelle, On February 19, 2021 at 10:08

I'm not sure if you're supposed to put the head table on the seating chart - as my wedding party is going to know where they are sitting prior to the wedding day (plus the head table will look...

Jonelle, friday 19-Feb-21 5 148
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...

Jonelle, friday 19-Feb-21 9 191
Does venue shopping make anyone else want to pull their hair?
Ashley, On February 7, 2021 at 23:56

I find it so stressful & exhausting. There is so many factors to consider. I finally had it narrowed down to 3 and my first choice just informed me our date is no longer available. I still have...

Ashley, thursday 18-Feb-21 18 240
Cocktail Reception?
Avery, On February 8, 2021 at 18:30

Has anyone done a cocktail reception instead of a sit down dinner? We are planning to have an open bar and I wasn't sure how this would work. If so what were your pros and cons?

Sabrina, sunday 14-Feb-21 8 211
Charger Plates
Tiffany, On July 1, 2019 at 20:05

My FH and I have decided to do a buffet for our wedding meal. The company is providing all dishes and cutlery we do know that we need to rent/buy glasses for our wedding but do I need to get charger...

Kelsie, sunday 14-Feb-21 13 258
Items on Your Wedding Menu That Excite You
Hank, On February 8, 2021 at 16:33

I'm sure one of the main factors that went into the decision of your choice of venue (other than how it looks) is the food options available. Or if you're using an outside caterer, there must be...

Savannah, saturday 13-Feb-21 31 181
Non-dancing entertainment/activities
Laura, On November 25, 2020 at 20:24

Hey brides! I’ve been engaged since June 2019 and supposed to be getting married in August 2021 in York Region/ON. I’m clinging to hope that an effective vaccine will help make my wedding “more”...

Tracy, wednesday 10-Feb-21 7 580
Summer Weddings : Beat the heat
Lauren, On January 31, 2021 at 19:38

Hey all, wondering about any advice, ideas or experiences with their outdoor summer weddings. Ceremony I'm not to worried about as not super long, it's the evening and they'll have cold drinks but...

Tracy, wednesday 10-Feb-21 5 115
Wedding Idea ("garter" tradition, modernized)
Sam, On December 5, 2020 at 19:13

So I am marrying the son of a tattoo artist and multiple family members are artists including myself and had a thought that instead of just doing a garter removal on the wedding day from the bride,...

Tracy, wednesday 10-Feb-21 9 178
Must-have Photos at the Wedding
Hank, On February 3, 2021 at 16:18

What are some must-have shots that you must take at your wedding? Of course, you have your staples like the kiss at the altar, the grand entrance, and the full bridal party shots. But there are also...

Michelle, tuesday 9-Feb-21 13 151
Brides & Grooms who decided to move their receptions
Gioia, On February 3, 2021 at 17:10

Hello, So my FH and I have been discussing the possibility of moving our reception/hall to next year since it looks as if we won't have more than 50-100 people this year (Planning a 250-300 person...

Geraldine, tuesday 9-Feb-21 7 204
dyi decor Advice
Amanda, On February 7, 2021 at 09:50

My wedding is Oct 31 2021 and I'm planning on doing all of my own table/reception decor, my max amount of people invited is 48 and I'm totally fine with cutting that down to less than that. Right now...

Amanda, sunday 7-Feb-21 5 113
Inviting guests to ceremony but not reception
Emma, On January 30, 2021 at 20:46

My wedding is this august and I’m hoping that my venue can have 100 guests outdoors and 50 indoors by then and if they can, I thought about the idea of having 100 guests at the ceremony (ceremony...

Geneviève, sunday 31-Jan-21 7 129
Bailey, On January 22, 2021 at 20:02

I know a lot of people want their ideal wedding with the basic wonderful traditions . Great! I have a dilemma (my pop) who passed in 2017 was my everything there I am walking myself down the isle...

Megan, sunday 31-Jan-21 2 33