Unforgettable Wedding Receptions


How to Choose the Best Wedding Reception Site for Your Personality

It's not like you listen exclusively to elevator music or your wardrobe consists entirely of muted gray pantsuits and boring brown blouses. So why, on one of the most important days in your life, would you accept anything less than a perfectly personalized wedding reception?

10 Wedding Reception Rituals We Wish Would Die Already

We like sipping champagne, eating cake and flirting a little at receptions. But we're tired of dancing the Macarena. That -- and a few other traditions -- need to go away.

Your Cheat Sheet for Your Wedding Reception's Schedule of Events

No rest for the weary bride! Even after you've booked the photographer, DJ and cake baker, you've got to put all the pieces of the puzzle together into a fabulous reception. A solid time line will help you pull off the party -- we've got one you'll love.

10 Ways to Keep Guests Entertained Until Your Reception Send-off

A $30,000 wedding with a guest list of 150 means you're paying $200 per person. That's $40 per hour for a 5-hour party. But if your guests are bored to tears, they leave after dinner ... and you've blown $120. Our tips will make sure that doesn't happen.

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Wedding Florist

Only a florist can transform that blah ballroom into a lush tropical paradise. So how do you weed out the amateurs from the experts? Start with our list of recommendations.

10 Classic Father-daughter Dance Songs

He was the man in your life for the first 18 years, so be sure to honor Dad on your wedding day. Whether you want to share a laugh while you're spinning around the dance floor, or cry on Daddy's shoulder to a sentimental ballad, we've got a song for you.

10 Alternatives to Wedding Cake

Your dress is couture, your bouquet is one-of-a-kind, and your venue is completely original. Of course you're not going to have a boring white wedding cake. Your guests will go gaga for these sweet treats.

10 Picture-Perfect Wedding Poses and Candids

With an event as important as your wedding, there are certain images you want to capture to remember the moment. What classic photos do you need to complete your album?

The Bride's Ultimate Guide to Choosing Her Perfect Wedding Gown

You've got the perfect guy. Now you've got to get the perfect gown! With countless silhouettes, necklines, embellishments and colors (yes, there are multiple shades of white) to choose from, you need a friendly guide. That's where we come in.

Are designer wedding gowns worth the cost?

No way will anything but Vera Wang do! For brides who demand the best, it's a designer gown or nothing at all. But to rationalize spending tens of thousands of dollars, you'll have to convince yourself the dress is worth it ... and is it?

A Girl's Glossary of Wedding Dress Terms

Shopping for a wedding dress should be fun, not confusing. But let's be honest, there's an entire lexicon of terms for specialty fabrics, gown shapes and embellishments. Never fear, we have a handy reference guide for all your gown-related queries.

10 Signs You're Turning into Bridezilla

What's white and sequined and full of wrath? Bridezilla, of course! You want to be a blushing bride, not one that's flushed red with rage. Here are 10 indicators you're crossing that line, lady.

10 Great Wedding Themes

Choosing a theme isn't exactly a piece of (wedding) cake, so we've put together a list of 10 creative motifs to inspire you, whether your aesthetic leans toward a trendy city ceremony or geeked-out vows on the deck of the Starship Enterprise.

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Planner

Some brides love all the considerations and decisions that go into planning a wedding -- others can't stand it. You can hire a wedding planner to streamline the process, and you can use our 10 tips to streamline the process of hiring a planner!

Do you need a calligrapher for your wedding invitations?

Calligraphy is an ancient handwritten art form that maintains a firm foothold in the world of weddings. With a renewed appreciation for craftsmanship coming in vogue, mass-produced is out and artisan is in.

Unforgettable Wedding Reception Venues

Your reception venue should reflect your tastes, personality and interests. Think outside the reception hall; you never know what's available to rent until you ask! Explore our album showcasing 19 unforgettable venues.

Wedding Flowers Inspiration

Need some wedding flowers inspiration? In our gallery, find the perfect flowers for your ceremony and explore some unique and elegant wedding floral arrangements.

How -- and Why -- to Choose a Reception Dress

It's beautiful, elaborate and -- let's be honest -- unwieldy. So why not ditch that wedding dress after the "I-dos" and slip into something more comfortable and fun? Here's our case for the reception dress.

How to Stock the Bar for Your Wedding Reception

It's a time-honored tradition to celebrate your wedding day with spirits, but stocking the bar for the reception can be more difficult than you think. How much alcohol should you get, and what should you do if you're on a budget?

10 Biggest Wedding Expenses

The wedding industry capitalizes on sentiment, tradition and trends. The bride who buys into the idea that her wedding is the most special day of her life will spend more than $30,000 on her nuptials. These big-ticket items eat up a budget faster than she can say "I do".

DIY Wedding Bouquets

Flowers can be a magical element in a wedding, but they can also break the bank. Not to worry, though. There are some tricks around this expense.

10 Popular Wedding Floral Trends

Chic brides keep up with all the wedding trends, from dresses and cakes to music and color schemes. And while flowers may seem timeless, blooms change with the tides, too. Stay savvy, ladies!

10 Unexpected Wedding Expenses

First comes love, then comes marriage, and then comes the bill before the baby carriage. Weddings are a lot of great things, but cheap isn't one of them. Even a budget wedding can get out of hand due to costs you didn't anticipate.

10 Centerpieces You Can Make Yourself

If you want to dress up a table, making an eye-catching centerpiece is one of the best ways to do it. And you don't have to be a professional florist to make it look pretty and polished.