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Reception Ideas

Simple DIY Lighting

Here’s a simple way to light your ceremony or reception that we think is perfect for holiday weddings: canning jars! This is a DIY project you can do in a snap. Wash and dry jars, tie a coordinating ribbon around ...

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Let it Snow!

It’s snowing here in Southern Maryland today, and we can’t help but think about snowflakes fluttering around your winter wedding. Share the fun of flurries with your guests by giving snowflake-themed favors, from clever escort cards that attach to glassware ...

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Wrap It Up

‘Tis the season for gift wrapping, and once you’ve gotten your holiday gifts tied up with a bow, it might be time to start thinking about the favors you’re going to give at your wedding. Not sure how to package ...

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Vintage Inspiration

Planning a vintage wedding? Feast your eyes on the loveliness in this treasury at Etsy. You’ll find sparkling stones, silver-and-white details, and elegant lace, and all of it is perfect if a vintage wintertime wedding is in the works for ...

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Festive Exit

Looking for an alternative to rice, birdseed, or bubbles for your exit from your ceremony or reception? Check out these fun streamers from Etsy seller RomancingJuliet. Create your own pack of 50 streamers in your choice of color. Coordinate with ...

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Martha’s Good Things for Fall

Planning a fall wedding and not sure to start? Look no further than DIY diva Martha Stewart for your inspiration. Her slideshow of 40 “Good Things for Fall Weddings” includes ideas for decorating, gifts, favors and more. Some of the ...

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Comfort Food

If you’re planning a wintertime wedding, help guests warm up by serving some of their favorite comfort foods at the cocktail hour and reception. We love this idea from the always-creative Martha Stewart: miniature macaroni and cheese. Serve in individual-size ...

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On the Rocks

Looking for a unique way to decorate your bar and keep your liquor cold? Check out this idea from Martha Stewart Weddings: bottles of vodka encased in ice and frozen fruits and flowers. The complete instructions are here, and as ...

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Beyond the “Monster Mash”

If you’re planning a wedding near Halloween, guests will be disappointed if something spooky doesn’t appear on your DJ’s playlist. Most couples go-to Halloween tune is the classic “Monster Mash,” and while there’s nothing wrong with the song, there are ...

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Stylish Halloween Wedding

Yup, we thought we’d never see those three words together, either, but the folks at Aisle Say, the blog at Brides.com, asked a top wedding planner for her tips for planning a stylish, not tacky, Halloween wedding. The news is ...

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