How To: Stock the Reception Bar Like a Champ

by Azure

A few weeks back, Jessica of The Budget Savvy Bride shared her best tips and tricks for pulling off a spectacular wedding on a dime. When asked to divulge her single best budget wedding idea, she had this to say... For my wedding, we found a venue that allowed us to supply our own alcohol, so we shopped at discount stores for our wine and beer for the reception. Cheapo Trader Joe's wine was disguised by custom wine bottle labels we DIY'd so no one was the wiser! If you're savvy...

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6 Disco Stylings to Ramp Up the Heat at Your Wedding

by The Broke-Ass Bride

When you were a kidlet, you dreamed of marrying Tony Mareno from "Saturday Night Fever." You'll Kung Fu Fight all the way to the dance floor. So naturally, you'd want to hustle some disco stylings into your wedding day. While you could pull out all the stops and cha-cha your way down the aisle to your powder-blue, polyester-suited hubz, we've got a few more subtle stylin's for your sizzlin' '70s self. Show your guests that your dancing is "Hot Stuff" with a light-up dance...

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Do a Little (Wedding) Dance…

by Bitchless Bride

Brideys, even if you and your now husband are not big dancers, if you want your guests to dance and be part of the celebration at your wedding, then you must get your asses on the floor. It's as simple as that! Especially if you are choosing to nix the formalities, like a first dance, father/daughter, mother/son, hora or whatever other dances that encourage your guests to even LOOK at the band or DJ. Because if you think about it, the traditional formalities at a wedding are what...

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Your First Dance Beneath… a Teepee?

by Azure

Kate Moss did it last summer and started a major trend overseas. Instead of traditional tents for outdoor weddings, more and more couples are decking out their receptions with teepees! Moss chose to have teepees to keep the kiddos entertained at her I Do's, but that's not to say that adults wouldn't enjoy a little teepee fun too! UK companies like PapaKata rent out Kåta tents (teepee style tents large enough for all your guests), but I have yet to see a US company renting out...

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Spice Up Your Wedding Reception with Creative Touches

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Starting to feel like every wedding reception you’ve been to looks the same? If you’re looking for some creative ideas to incorporate into your wedding day, don’t be afraid to think outside the traditional wedding box. There are plenty of ways to wow your guests and leave your mark on the big day. Here are a few concepts to consider that may help you spark your own unique ideas: Scotch tasting bar. Love scotch (or...

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10 Most Cringe-Worthy Wedding Reception Moments

by Azure

Your wedding day should be full of bliss and it will be!  You will look like a dream, your groom will be as handsome as ever, and those in attendance will be the ones who care for you most.  But the moment you throw an open bar into the mix, even the tamest wedding guest (like great aunt Edna) will let loose.  And when guests let their hair down, cringe-worthy moments ensue! We asked nearlyweds, newlyweds, bridal bloggers and wedding pros to share the most awkward,...

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Gorgeous Tabletops for Your Vintage Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

If you’re a reader of Oh Lovely Day, you know I’m obsessed with all things vintage.  I have vintage-themed pinterest boards.  I can’t get enough vintage inspiration!  One of my favorite places to make your wedding vintage is your table.  If you’re looking to have a vintage wedding, your must-have is a vintage tabletop.  There are quite a few ways to achieve a vintage table look: Use vintage props on or around your tables.  Include old books as part of your...

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Fun Finds for Your Wedding Reception Photobooth

by Brooklyn Bride

  Etsy always has the best stuff for weddings...case in point....Goldylocks.  Totally adorable printable mustaches, lips, bows and speech bubbles perfect to DIY for your wedding reception photobooth.    Do you plan on renting a photobooth for some dress-up fun?

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Budget Wedding Idea: 9 Specialty Beers for Your Reception!

by Azure

  Is your man a big beer drinker? If the answer is yes, have you considered incorporating specialty brews into your special day? We’ve noticed a growing trend of couples’ serving beer at their I Do’s and it’s easy to understand what’s driving this wedding trend. Beer is a budget-friendly alternative to wine, with the priciest 6-pack of craft beer typically costing less than a single bottle of vino. If you’re trying to come up with creative ideas to save your...

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25 First Dance Songs for Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

My main squeeze is amazing, and surprised me with couples dance lessons at the famous Arthur Murray dance studio.  What a guy, right?   We have yet to put on our dancing shoes, but while browsing all the different styles of dance that Arthur Murray offers, I came across some fantastic advice, tips and ideas for all those special dances at your wedding reception.   And what's more memorable and magical than your first dance as husband and wife?  It's major!...

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