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10 Steps to a Fun After-Party (That Won’t Break the Bank)

Keep the party going after the flower girl has passed out and the band has packed up. Nail down a few key plans for a smooth transition from the reception to late night. First, look at your guest list to determine what kind of after-party you should have: Is your bridal party full of up-all-night... read more

9 Ways To Pull Off A Modern Regal Wedding Style

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Regal is all in the details! Create a sophisticated reception style by layering shimmery and feminine extras on a foundation of crisp whites and gray. Luxe details to steal now: sheer sequin tablecloths over simple linens, artistic paper flowers paired with silver branches and monochromatic centerpieces that ooze lushness. See nine ways to capture a... read more

11 Gorgeous Centerpieces With Fruit

Use fruit in your centerpieces to stay on budget for reception decor. DIY your cocktail hour centerpieces or fill out dinner table floral arrangements with pretty fruit details. Like flowers, fruit comes in a vibrant range of pretty colors -- just think about all the colors we name after fruit (lemon yellow, peach, apple green...)!... read more

21 Guest Books That Make Great Keepsakes

Yes, the guest book is a record of all the friends and family who attended your wedding. But it can also be a sentimental keepsake that you use or display after your wedding day. Make your alternative guest book something that reflects you as a couple: a collection of corks for the wine enthusiasts, a... read more

7 Places to Use String Bistro Lights at Your Wedding

Talk about mood lighting! Decorative bistro lights, also called string or market lights, add a twinkling atmosphere to wherever you put them. And guess what: These lights aren't just for outdoor receptions. See where these 19 weddings used bistro lighting to brighten up the wedding night and create effortless ambience. 1. Under the Ceremony Arch... read more

Play Cornhole At Your Cocktail Hour! These 12 Couples Did

Indulge your guests' competitive sides with a friendly game of cornhole at the cocktail hour. Also called bags, bean bag toss or corn toss, the game is simple: two teams of two try to throw bean bags into the hole on the opposing team's board. The best part? You can design the platforms any way... read more

Do These 13 Things To Make Guests Happy

Guests will undoubtedly gush over your gown, be amazed by your centerpieces and snap photos of the wedding cake. But give them a charging station for when their phones hit 3% battery power or blister Band-Aids in the bathroom for when their heels start hurting, and your wedding will go down in history with... read more

17 Takes On the Wedding Getaway Car

After the sparklers have fizzled out and the confetti has been thrown, hop into a ride that fits your wedding style. Ride off on a tandem bicycle after a casual backyard ceremony, hop into an antique car at your country club reception or step onto a NYC tour bus with all your guests at your... read more

10 Pretty Centerpieces (Without A Flower In Sight!)

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Beautiful centerpieces can be yours without a single stem! Get creative with elements that tie together the style and theme of your wedding. (Bonus: You'll likely save some money in the process, too.) Think antler candlesticks for rustic weddings, coral and candles for beachside weddings and stacks of pretty books for vintage weddings. Here are... read more

8 Dangerously Delicious Fall Wedding Cocktails

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Mix up a cozy fall cocktail for your reception, engagement party or last-minute DIY dash with the bridesmaids (they deserve it!). Slice up seasonal garnishes like apple, pumpkin, fig or pear and put your mixology skills to the test. For the novice bartender, simply follow the recipes below to make a tasty autumn-inspired wedding cocktail!... read more
No matter where you wed, first impressions are essential. A personalized entryway will make your site more welcoming and help guests feel at home almost immediately. If you're having an outdoor wedding, hang leis of orchids or sun-catching glass ornaments on the surrounding trees. For a ballroom, have your florist create an escort card table arrangement with plenty of height so it's the first thing guests see. A rustic affair calls for tons of lanterns lining the pathways.  
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