wedding reception ideas

Pop the Champagne… It’s a Party After All!

It’s easy to get so caught up in wedding planning stress that you forget one very important thing – you are supposed to actually have fun at your wedding! So, on the morning of the big day, take a few deep breaths – don’t worry if the limousine is ten minutes late, forget that your Uncle Larry showed up with a surprise Plus One, and make sure you have your spare (comfortable) dancing shoes packed. Here’s a few more [...]

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The Secret to a Perfect Moscow Mule Cocktail

Even though the Moscow Mule cocktail first became popular in the 1940s and was the “it drink” for many years, it eventually lost its popularity. However, the Moscow Mule has made a comeback in a big way! Soooo, you may be wondering  what’s the “secret” that is mentioned in my title. Well here it is… The “secret” to making the perfect Moscow Mule is the copper mug that has been associated with the cocktail since its inception. While the Moscow Mule is a delicious [...]


Impress Your Wedding Reception Guests … Serve the Meal in Shooters

Trying to figure out what sort of meal service you want at your wedding reception luncheon or dinner can be a challenge.  For example, do you want a sit-down dinner, a buffet, or hors d’oeuvres only? If want your guests to be impressed with your creativity, consider serving some or all of the food in shooters, especially if you are DIY-ing some or all of your reception meal. It really is easier than you might think!Some key points to [...]

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Signature Wedding Cocktail

One of the biggest expenses for a wedding reception is an open bar. Costs can spiral out of control pretty fast, since most venues charge you for every bottle that is opened, even if it was used for just one drink. If you are handling the bar details yourself, it can be an overwhelming task and expensive to stock it, hire a bartender, and the like. One way to save money on the alcoholic beverages is to offer just wine [...]


A Cake For The Groom

Everyone is familiar with the traditional wedding cake and almost all couples have a sumptuous creation. Another dessert that you might want to include is the groom’s cake. The groom’s cake is a great addition to the wedding dessert selection and one that will surely delight your groom. A groom’s cake is typically a surprise for him from his bride. The flavor is most-often chocolate and the range of designs is endless. Designs for the groom’s cake seem to fall in to three groups. One is [...]


Fourth of July Wedding

Fourth of July — a day of celebration — so why not celebrate your wedding on the 4th, too! If you are planning a wedding on the Fourth of July, you may want to think about incorporating a patriotic dessert in to your wedding reception menu. Since your guests may miss their usual July 4th festivities, this will acknowledge the holiday and give your guests the opportunity to celebrate! You don’t have to have a red, white and blue wedding cake if that is not your style. It’s easy [...]


Ooh La La – French Fries For Your Wedding Reception

Who doesn’t love French Fries … crispy and delicious … and there is one more trait … versatile! You may think of French Fries as strictly the domain of fast food restaurants. However, if you haven’t thought of French Fries for your wedding reception, it’s time to consider this growing trend. French Fries can fit in to just about any style of wedding reception … from elegant to casual; from traditional to rustic. They can be part of a main course sit-down-dinner or a casual buffet [...]