Reception

  • Sparkle and shine is trending, lighting up wedding décor in everything from shimmering sequin table runners to luminous gold wedding cakes. Whether you’re adding a bit of luster to a sweet shabby-chic scheme or going for all-out glam, you’ll be inspired by these dazzling designs.

  • Be it a ballroom bash, a fresh-air fête, or an intimate affair, here’s how to put together an unforgettable celebration — and make it your own. 

  • One of the hottest growing wedding trends, lounge seating provides not only a spot for guests to mingle away from the chaos of the crowd or to gather and comfortably sip on drinks during cocktail hour but also serves as a way for you to accentuate your wedding theme.

  • From five-star farmhouses to perfectly pretty 'posh'tels and historically radiant restorations to inspiring openings, here are all-star venues to choose from for your big day

  • Sure, standard table numbers will get wedding guests to their seats, but why be ordinary? Express your personality with creative table names, or upgrade your style with unique ways to display the classic numbers.

  • While the days of the newlyweds departing before the reception has ended may be over — most couples today stay until the very last dance and continue on the after party — that doesn't mean you can't have a memorable farewell. Here, check out some of our favorite ideas.

  • In the age of viral videos, “surprise” first dances are no longer very surprising. But that doesn’t mean your only other option is to stick with a traditional first dance for your wedding.

  • There are so many places that you can get married that there is no reason to limit yourself to venues specifically marketed to weddings

  • It’s all about the details as you plan your wedding celebration. You may find that one — or more! — of these 50 ingenious ideas is just the inspiration you need for a reception that leaves your guests saying, “I wish I’d thought of that!”

  • An escort card display or seating chart is a must-have for logistical purposes but they can also be used to create an exciting first impression for guests as they enter the reception space.

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