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Confused by your place setting? Check this chart before you eat

We’ve all been here: You take your seat at a wedding, formal restaurant, or other event, and the place setting looks foreign. Too many forks, extra glasses … where do you start? Find out in this handy inforgraphic from Liberty ...

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Planning 101: Questions to Ask Caterers and Reception Facilities

Before you start talking with caterers and reception sites, it’s a good to have an idea of what type of reception and meal you want: formal or informal? Dinner, luncheon, cocktails or brunch? Buffet or sit-down? What time of day? ...

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Apple of My Eye: Seasonal Drinks for Your Fall Wedding

It’s the time of year for trips to the orchard and crisp, fresh apples. Tip your hat to the season by serving one of these delicious apple drinks at your fall wedding.  

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No dancing at your wedding reception? No problem!

Most wedding receptions follow this script: Cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, cake, go home. But that doesn’t mean your wedding has to! If you’re not into dancing or you want to shake things up a bit, you don’t need to worry ...

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How to Give Charitable Donations Instead of Wedding Favors

The wedding favor is a wedding tradition. It’s a small token of appreciation for your guests, a treat or a tchotchke they can take home. Some guests love it, but we’re the first to admit that not all wedding favors ...

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What’s a groom’s cake – and do we have to have one?

Have you ever attended a wedding where two cakes were served? Chances are good that the second cake was a groom’s cake, made in honor of the groom. It is a tradition that dates back to Victorian times in Britain ...

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Say Cheers to a Signature Drink at Your Wedding

Want to simplify your wedding bar and serve guests something unique? Create a signature drink (or two!) for your wedding! A signature drink is a unique concoction created for a person or establishment (lots of bars have them). The ingredients ...

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In Loving Memory: 5 Ways to Remember Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day

If you’re missing someone’s presence on your wedding day, you probably want to pay tribute to them at your ceremony or reception. A tribute is a lovely way to honor your relationship and mark the important place that person played ...

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10 Things You Should Know Before You Choose a Wedding Venue

After dress shopping, one of the most fun parts of planning a wedding is visiting possible locations. It’s exciting to visit a space and dream about how you could stage your wedding there. But don’t book venue visits for the ...

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14 Food and Drink Bars That Will Delight Your Guests

Candy buffets have long been a reception addition at weddings, but today’s couples are thinking outside the candy shop – and outside the box. Treat, drink, and food bars are becoming a fun wedding addition that allows couples to share ...

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