DIY PROJECTSReception

Let Me Entertain You, Kid-Style

Ah yes, one of the big questions. What about kids at the wedding? I know people who are all over the map on this one. Some would not dream of a wedding reception without their cousin’s sweet little tyke sitting in the pews; others can only envision that same tyke running around

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Food + Beverage

Milk Bar – A fun non-alcoholic option

My favorite gentleman and I met when were 11 years old, and started out as friends. Early in our planning we decided to have some nods to friendship and childhood present at our wedding; our cake has in bold capital letters “FIRST COMES FRIENDSHIP” and our “guestbook” is an 11×17 sheet of paper with

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Music + EntertainmentReception

Choosing A Over B

When we created a budget, we knew that we would have to make decisions about where our financial resources would be allocated. Some were easy, like not spending a lot on attire, invitations, centerpieces and favors. Other decisions were a little bit harder because we really wanted our focus to be on

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Food + Beverage

Sparkling Cider Toast

I could give or take champagne, but sparkling apple cider? I’d drink that stuff by the gallon if I could. So when we were planning the toast, the first thing I thought of was one of the sparkling cider variety. Why not? It was cheap (2 for $3 per bottle if it’s on

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inexpensive wedding foods
Food + Beverage

Top 10 Inexpensive Wedding Foods

There are two things to note: Besides their price and availability, another great thing about these particular items is that they’re filling.  It doesn’t take a lot to get full from these items. These are only suggestions; all these items do not have to be served together.  Your menu should be cohesive.

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Reception

Where to Sit?

When we were reviewing our reception setup with our site manager, she asked if we wanted to do a head table or sweetheart table. We kind of looked at eachother blankly because we hadn’t really thought about it. Eileen proceeded to show us photos of what the different setups would look like

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DIY PROJECTSReception

Ladies Room Baskets

Our reception is located on the 22nd floor of a condo in Ocean City. The bathrooms for the venue are shared with the pool locker rooms. Luckily, with it being the off season, the pool probably won’t be in use and the bathrooms will be clean and not smell like chlorine. Regardless,

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DIY PROJECTSFood + Beverage

This Way to the Bar!

We went back and forth on what to do for the bar at our wedding. We have a few non-drinkers coming to the wedding, including my fiance. It seemed silly to pay $27 per person for open bar when there are at least 10 guests who don’t drink at all (this would

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Music + Entertainment

D.J.s are Electric!

Choosing music was one of the most difficult things for Nathan and I. We tossed around the idea of a D.J., live band, and kind of just doing it on our own with an Ipod. The last one quickly became a non-option. We didn’t want to be worrying about music lags with

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Music + Entertainment

Limoncello Toast: Booze, Not Bread!

As I’ve mentioned before, Dan and I are trying to be budget savvy while still having flair at our wedding. We don’t want to sacrifice the “wow-factor” just because we’re making economical decisions. One thing that was really important to Dan was to be able to toast his new bride (i.e. me)

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