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Reception Ideas

Keep the Kids Happy

Few things add unpredictability and fun to your wedding day like inviting kids. From funny outbursts during the quiet moments of the ceremony to flower girls who are too shy to walk down the aisle, kid antics will make you ...

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Stunning Dessert Table Inspiration

Southern Maryland couples think outside the box when it comes to how they present their cake, cupcakes, and other sweet treats. Here are four creative ideas we’ve seen in recent real Southern Maryland weddings posted to our website. Focus on ...

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Light and Simple: Suggestions for Your Cocktail Hour Menu

By Britney Gross It’s customary for the bride and groom to pose for pictures during cocktail hour, which immediately follows the ceremony. This time is reserved for guests to mingle and enjoy a libation or two while munching on a ...

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Winter Wedding Signature Drink: Hot Apple Cider

Southern Maryland Wedding Trends

Apple cider is a welcome drink during the crisp days of fall, but you can serve it at your winter or Christmas wedding if you warm it up and add some mulling spices. Rum or bourbon adds a kick and ...

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Smile! Photo Booth Fun at Your Wedding

From hired vendors to DIY set-ups, photo booths have become a major trend at weddings in the last couple of years. And there’s good reason why: They’re fun, guests can make a keepsake for themselves, and they get your guests ...

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Should I serve a groom’s cake?

Groom’s cakes began in Victorian times, a dark fruitcake served alongside the “bride’s cake” – the precursor to today’s wedding cakes. Here in the United States, groom’s cakes are becoming increasingly popular, especially in the South where the tradition has ...

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Summer Drink Idea: Electric Lemonade

I came across this recipe for Electric Lemonade on Pinterest the other day, and my first thought was: I need to make this for me! My second thought was: How much fun would this be as a signature drink at ...

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A Pop of Color on Your Cake

We love a burst of bright color, and there are few brighter colors than bold fuchsia pink. Great for garden weddings or tropical beach affairs, fuchsia is a fun accent on flowers, bridesmaid dresses, and décor. Want to add this ...

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Building the Perfect Tablescape

As you’re talking to your caterer or decorator about your wedding reception, you might come across a new word: Tablescape. A tablescape is more than just a centerpiece – it’s the whole setting of your table décor. A tablescape includes: ...

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Dance The Night Away With Your Groom

The first dance as husband and wife is usually highly anticipated. So much so that many couples now choose to learn a choreographed number to perform at their reception instead of the traditional waltz. If you want to dazzle your ...

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