(Closed) Reception Trends

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re also doing the candy buffet which I think is a massive trend now and ongoing. It’s fun, colorful and who doesn’t like candy, right? 

But we are killing the bouquet toss and the garter toss.  Not our cup of tea.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are doing coasters that are printed with the words “Cheers! Slainte! Na Zdravie!” all toasts in our cultural backgrounds – American, Irish, Slovak.

We are also getting cake boxes and having a cake buffet with a sign that says the tradition of putting a piece of cake under your pillow will make you dream of your future spouse.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Love the coaster idea! Where are you getting them from?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are not tossing the bouquet or garter either, we have seen it enough. There are so many incredible vows now but we decided to use the old fashion vows they are so symbolic and they say everthing that a marriage needs without any frills. And at the end of the day thats us.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We’re also not doing a garter or bouquet toss and we’re doing traditional vows.  Ours is more like a great dinner party than anything.  I’m not overly into the photobooths or candy buffets just because it came to being one more thing that we had to spend money one.  Booze and food is our theme 🙂

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m glad to see I’m not the only one contemplating not doing the bouquet and garter toss…I don’t have a ton of single friends and neither does my FI, so I’ve been wanting to skip it, but everyone else around us says keep it. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re using non-floral centerpieces, a beer and wine only bar, and uplighting in our reception  Everything else is pretty standard wedding style I suppose.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We had a candy bar (well, actually, a dessert reception – another one to add to the list), a fauxtobooth, and a smaller wedding (about 70 ppl). We also didn’t have a wedding cake, so no cake cutting. We didn’t give favors, either. And we were married in an off-beat venue, and used carnations.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re doing a generations dance and presenting my bouquet to the couple married the longest instead of a toss.  And we’re framing pictures of all of our married relatives on their wedding days and scattering them on the fireplace mantels, ledges, etc. with labels.  Our family is really excited by that idea and I think my cousins/brother will be stealing it!  It was so cool to see all the generations of brides and grooms going back generations all lined up though!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

We are going to have a dessert bar and a small cake in lieu of just one large cake (I like sweets…and variety!). My BM’s are going to be wearing the same color dress, but in different cuts/styles!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re doing mis-matched bridesmaids, ringbearer books, tiramisu and bread pudding in lieu of fondant cake, and we’re doing  the ribbon wand sendoff!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we are doing a midnight farewell meal and bringing in In-n-out burgers!  we’re keeing it classy, though 🙂 it will follow a 6 course, all organic, seated dinner.

we are also doing an espresso bar, cigar rollar, and we have pana cota after dinner as well as in little mini pies in to-go boxes.

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