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How To Style Your Wedding Reception

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 10, 2014

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Need receipes for transfoming a netural reception space into the beautiful scene you have in your head? WeddingWire’s FallBook 2014 will walk you through four key areas that are often overlooked — the welcome table, the lounge, the bar, and the sweetheart table — and show you how to outfit each according to three different styles, using rental furniture and shoppable accessories.

12 Oh-So Brilliant Table Name Ideas

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 08, 2014

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Photos (from left to right): Donna Von Bruening Photography and Sun & Sparrow Photography

Been there, seen that — numbering each of your reception tables one through let’s say 25 might be the traditional go-to choice, but you don’t have to go that route! Feel free to steal some of our recently-married couples ideas of oh-so brilliant names like robin (birds), recess (school-themed), daffodil (flowers), dewey (beaches), farenheit 451 (books), charlotte (cities), sycamore (trees), or the notebook (movies) here.

14 Ways To Dress Up Your Place Settings

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 17, 2014

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Photos (from left to right): Signs and Wonders Photography and Rachael Hall Photography

Your reception tables are where your guests will be spending the most time during your entire wedding, so why not put a little personality into your place settings? Little did you know, there’s more to it than just a china, flatware, glassware, linens, and menu cards. Get creative with the rentals you have available to you. All it takes is important extras like on-theme objects, fun favors, and patterned linens. Read more ideas here.

16 Unique Table Number Ideas

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 07, 2014

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Photos (from left to right): onelove photography and We Heart Photography

Table numbers are an essential reception element: They are usually displayed at the center of each dinner table to help guests identify their assigned seats. But you don’t have to stick to basic (or boring) cards. Instead, use them as an opportunity to build upon your wedding’s overall sense of style. To help you get inspired, our Decor Editor has transformed these ‘tops with unexpected and not to mention affordable ideas such as petite paintings, nail heads, balloons, lucite, buttons, and chains. 

DIY Photo Booth Backdrops in 5 Steps or Less!

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 11, 2014

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Photos (from left to right): Crystal Downs 

The number one way to please wedding guests these days? A space entirely devoted to #selfies. Hiring a professional photo booth service guarantees the best shots, but there’s no need to panic if that’s outside your budget. WeddingWire’s SummerBook 2014 has six backdrops (i.e. painted noodles, party streamers, lace doilies, yarn, cupcake foils, and cardboard tube flowers) for six weddings, all of which cost less than $35 to make! Hang on a blank wall at your reception and don’t forget to download WedSocial to watch all those iPhone camera rolls come in.

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