7 Things To Do at Your Wedding Reception Other Than Dancing

7 Things To Do at Your Wedding Reception Other Than Dancing

Let’s be real — not everyone can clap on the twos and fours. For your friends and family who are rhythmically challenged, save your money on a DJ and build a different experience that’s fun for them, and for you, too. Here are 7 alternatives to dancing that can take your wedding from status quo to status whooooa.

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7 Not-So Obvious Details You Need to Tell Your Vendors

7 Not-So Obvious Details You Need to Tell Your Vendors

The big to do’s come easy when you first get engaged — set a date, find a place to get married, and book someone to feed everyone — but what most people don’t realize is that the minor details they forget to mention to their wedding day team can actually make or break your celebration.

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Master the Menu // Being Mindful of Your Guests' Dietary Preferences

Master the Menu // Being Mindful of Your Guests' Dietary Preferences

Weddings are the ultimate sensory experience — the sound of a band, the smell of fresh roses, the texture of a hemstitch napkin, the sight of family and friends over candlelight...and the taste of a great meal!

When planning the menu for any event, it’s important to consider all of your guests and their needs. From kosher to vegan to gluten free and more, here are few tips on how to curate the perfect menu for your special day.

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Ask A Wedding Planner // How to Handle Plus Ones

Ask A Wedding Planner // How to Handle Plus Ones

Dear Ciera,

So my partner and I are pretty much paying for our wedding ourselves. We have an amazing group of supportive friends that we’ve known for years, and we are the first of the group to tie the knot. While some of the couples are engaged, others are still casually dating, and we’re not too keen on covering the bill for basically strangers, but we don’t want to make our friends feel bad without a date. How do we figure out who to offer plus ones to?

Sincerely,

Over this Guest List

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Get Your Drink On: Self-Serve Cocktails & DIY Recipes from Our Favorite Bartenders

Get Your Drink On: Self-Serve Cocktails & DIY Recipes from Our Favorite Bartenders

Use a large vessel. At DIY weddings, there isn’t always a paid bartender on staff to take care of all that stirring, shaking, icing, and pouring. A lot of weddings have gone the way of the serve-yourself bar. If there isn’t a bartender on hand, use a punch bowl with a ladle or a decanter with a spout instead of a pitcher.

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Get Your Drink On: How to DIY & Pre-Mix Cocktails For Your Big Day

Get Your Drink On: How to DIY & Pre-Mix Cocktails For Your Big Day

With the ever-increasing popularity of craft cocktails, it might seem nearly impossible to serve your favorite cocktail and still stay within your budget. Luckily, there’s a DIY solution that won’t break the bank: pre-batched cocktails. By making large quantities of the drink before your wedding, you can ensure that the drinks will be quick, tasty, balanced and consistent. To help guide your quest for the perfect signature cocktail, we’ve put together a how-to guide for one method of pre-batching cocktails.

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