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Entries in Wedding reception ideas (7)

Friday
Dec162016

Wedding Tip #12 - First Dance | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

Advice to Help You Through the Wedding Planning Process

 

Wedding Tip #12 - First Dance | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

First Dance - Traditionally performed to slow music, the first dance now has blossomed into a time to really showcase a couple’s personality. Choreographed dances are not only fun, they make for great feed on your wedding video and are an opportunity to get the whole bridal party in on the fun out on the dance floor.

Find more helpful hints and tips on Wedding Reception Dancing HERE.

Friday
Dec092016

Wedding Tip #10 - Traditional Reception Dance Sequence | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

Advice to Help You Through the Wedding Planning Process

 

Wedding Tip #10 - Traditional Reception Dance Sequence | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

Traditional Reception Dance Sequence -

  1. The new couple has their first dance together
  2. The second dance involves the father-of-the-bride, father-in-law and stepfather’s where applicable.  They can cut into the dance during the song or can each have their own song.  Keep in mind song length if many dances are scheduled or invite guests to join you during each song.
  3. While the bride is dancing with her father(s), the groom begins dancing with his own mother, than mother-in-law and stepmother. 
  4. After dancing with your respective parents, if you have children, this is their opportunity to have a special dance with their parents.
  5. Next the new couples parents share a dance.
  6. The dance floor opens to everyone to join.

Find more helpful hints and tips on the Reception Dancing Timeline for your Wedding HERE.

Friday
Sep092016

Wedding Tip #17 - Dance Lessons | Lucky in Love Blog

Advice to help you through the wedding planning process

 

Wedding Tip #17 - Dance Lessons | Lucky in Love Blog

Dance Lessons ~ Not everyone finds the attention of dancing comfortable. If either of you has "two-left-feet," dance lessons may very likely save the day. Plus the classes make for excellent pre-wedding date nights!

Find more helpful planning tips and tricks about your Wedding Reception HERE

Monday
Jun272016

10 Creative Seating Chart Ideas

Earlier this week we focused on unique and non-traditional seating ideas, today we're delving into creative ideas for your seating chart.

Seating charts are one of the first items your wedding guests look for when they enter your reception area making them the perfect opportunity to showcase your personalities and wedding theme. Plus we adore the idea of these wedding necessities playing double duty by also acting as your wedding favor.

The ideas are endless on how to display your guests names for table assignments, we've rounded up 10 of our favorite creative seating chart ideas that add fun and functionality to your special day.

Seating Chart Ideas from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

{Image Sources: Orange escort card featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Sarah Kate Photo; Bookmark escort card featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Justin & Mary Photography; Archery arrow escort card featured on Mod Wedding, photo by Rebekah Westover; Ombre escort cards featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Birds of a Feather; Laurel leaves escort card featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Braedon Photography; Geometric hanging curtain seating chart featured on Grey Likes Wedding, Photo by Christopher Howard; Scroll-style escort card featured on Brides, Photo by Vue Photography; Luggage tag escort cards featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo Stephanie Fay Photography; Horseshoe escort cards featured on Woman Getting Married, Photo by Paper Antler; Potted succulents and cacti featured on Bridal Guide, Photo by Ashleigh Taylor}

10 Creative Seating Chart Ideas 

  1. Edible: Use seasonal and local fruit to showcase your hometown heritage or highlight the season of your wedding. (Apples for the Washington native and lemons for a Summer wedding or mini pumpkins for Fall.)
  2. Bookmarks: Wedding favor for the bibliophile or not, these useful escort cards and favors keep for years.
  3. Arrows: In Native American culture it is said that two crossed arrows reflect friendship. What better way to symbolically honor your friends who have gathered to celebrate you on this special day?!
  4. Ombre: Elevating the simple, pretty and purposeful, we love simple escort cards elevated with the use of an ombre color palette.
  5. Foliage: Perfect for Winter, Spring and Summer weddings with fresh green leaves or beautiful red, orange and brown leaves for Fall, the combination of foliage and metallic pens are elegant and budget-friendly option.
  6. Hanging displays: From branches to arbors, try hanging your escort cards for an eye-catching and unique display. 
  7. Cocktails: The perfect transition between the cocktail hour and the wedding reception is the have your signature drinks also tell guests where they will be seated.
  8. Luggage Tags: This double-duty escort card and wedding favor is perfect for the travel-loving couple.
  9. Horseshoes: Equestrian lover of not, horseshoe escort cards are favors that send your guests home with a little extra love and luck.
  10. Potted Plants: Another seating chart that doubles as a wedding favor, sweet little pots filled with plants, are an eco-friendly option. 

Seating Chart Ideas from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Sarah Kate Photo

Seating Chart Ideas from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Justin & Mary Photography

Seating Chart Ideas from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Mod Wedding, photo by Rebekah Westover

Seating Chart Ideas from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Birds of a Feather

Seating Chart Ideas from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Braedon Photography

Seating Chart Ideas from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Grey Likes Wedding, Photo by Christopher Howard

Seating Chart Ideas from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Brides, Photo by Vue Photography

Seating Chart Ideas from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo Stephanie Fay Photography

Seating Chart Ideas from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Woman Getting Married, Photo by Paper Antler

Seating Chart Ideas from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Bridal Guide, Photo by Ashleigh Taylor

 

Wednesday
May202015

6 Reasons to have a Photo Booth at your Wedding

Stand-alone booths, green-screen back dropped booths or a custom created area, photo booths are a wedding trend we hope never goes away.  Here are 6 reasons why a photo booth at your wedding reception is a good idea:

1.  Photo booths are great entertainment. Remember how fun it was to see how many friends you could pile into a classic photo booth? Some things never change!

2. They make great wedding favors.  Gone are the days of the Jordan almonds in boxes; take your photo-favor to the next level and offer key rings for guests to put their photos into or bookmark sleeves.

3.  Snap & sign! Photo booths are the modern guest book.  Guests can sign words of advice or congratulations next to their photos.

4.  There is no age limit.  Even your youngest guest will be able to get in on the action.  And who wouldn’t want to capture Great Grandpa and Grandma in a quick kiss?!

5.  They are good time fillers.  Photo booths give your guests something to occupy their time while your finishing up photos or need a break from getting down on the dance floor. 

6. They can be another décor element of your wedding theme.  Having a vintage circus inspired wedding? Be sure to offer red clown noses and tiny umbrellas.  1920’s inspired wedding? Create a vignette with vintage furniture that looks like it’s straight out of The Great Gatsby. 

Find Photo Booth vendors at in the BanquetEvent.com Weddings Directory.

Monday
Apr272015

Wedding Trend: Personalized S'more Favors

Spread S'more Love at your wedding!  Looking for a fun wedding reception activity? A unique favor for your guests?  Look no further than the humble S'more.  Perfect for our Pacific Northwest nights, these fun wedding activities are always a hit and double as the perfect wedding favor. 

This favor also embodies flexibility with wedding budgets.  Whether your a DIY bride or not, these favors are the perfect vehicle for thanking your guests and we've collected a few of our favorite S'more words of thanks.

Celebrate S'more
Spread S'more Love
Sending you S'more Love
Once S'more a happy ending
Have S'more for being our guest 
S'more thanks for celebrating with us
A day of happiness and S'more to come
S'more laughts and hugs, S'more hugs and kisses
S'more love and laughter, S'more thanks for being part of our happily ever after 

Looking to take your S'more to the next level? Check out these customized options from Candy With A Twist. These S'mores are extra special because they can be personalized to match with your wedding day. You can choose a design or just have a monogram! Check out their full shop for details.

Custom S'mores
S'more wedding favors

Images via Candy With A Twist

Find wedding venues with fire pits on the Banquet Event Wedding Resource Guide.

Tuesday
Mar172015

St. Patricks Day Spirits!

Signature cocktails are one wedding trend we hope never goes away!  In honor or Saint Patricks Day, we've collected 4 green-hued cocktails that we hope inspire you to start thinking of creating your own yummy drink that goes with your wedding!

Happy St. Patricks Day!  

St. Patricks Day Cocktails
Paste Magazine; Cosmopolitan