Home / Wedding Planning / Reception Ideas (page 12)

Reception Ideas

Offbeat weddings

If the traditional white dress, tuxedo, flowers and cake aren’t your idea of a perfect wedding day, don’t despair. Look to these offbeat brides for inspiration. Whether it’s a black wedding dress, a couple who rode to their ceremony on ...

Read More »

Start a Tradition

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: some of the best ideas for your wedding will come from others’ weddings. I went to a friend’s wedding a couple of weekends ago, and I love this tradition in their ...

Read More »

Kid Considerations

I just returned from the most kid-friendly wedding I’ve ever been to. It was a weekend-long wedding in Wisconsin, and as a mom of an 18-month-old boy, I appreciated the efforts my friends made to make kids welcome. First, they ...

Read More »

The Wrong Song

Ever been to a wedding a questioned the couple’s song choices? The folks at NPR recently asked their listeners for stories of totally inappropriate wedding songs — think, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers. They’ve posted five ...

Read More »

No Garter Toss?

No worries! I went to a wonderful wedding over the weekend, and they had a creative activity for the single men that didn’t involve tossing undergarments: a scavenger hunt. They called all the single guys out, had them take a ...

Read More »

A Good Thing

Making your own cake? Enlisting the culinary skills of a relative or friend? Domestic guru Martha Stewart shared her versatile vanilla cake recipe on the Today Show this morning. The cake is simple — and easy to make into a ...

Read More »

Green Week: Favors

One of the easiest ways to “go green” at your wedding is to give environmentally friendly favors. You can choose favors made in an eco-friendly way; for example, look for recycled products, items made from sustainable materials, or items made ...

Read More »

Green Week: Reuse, Reuse, Reuse

Want to save money and do something kind for the environment? Make your decorations and bouquets do double duty! Ask a trusted friend or family member to take the decorations and flowers from your ceremony site over to the reception ...

Read More »

DIY Gift Boxes

Want to package your favors in cute boxes but not finding anything to your liking? Make your own! MonkeySee.com expert Mary Gallagher-Stout walks you through the process of making a box that has a paper bottom and a clear top. ...

Read More »

Let Them Eat Cake

Most reception sites will have someone to cut your cake for you, but in case you (or someone you appoint) needs to do the honors, here are some tips for doing it right from cake experts Wilton. No, round cakes ...

Read More »