8 Perfect Wedding Reception Songs

by Azure

I was thumbing through an old InStyle Weddings magazines (yes, I keep every bridal book I've ever read) and stumbled upon the perfect wedding reception playlist from Lindsey Lohan's ex, Samantha Ronson. Since the guests at your wedding will span many generations, it's easy to get stressed about what to play. You want to play your music, but want everyone dancing. You want to incorporate some rap and hip hop (or whatever genre you and your hubby-to-be love), but don't want to offend...

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Pets and Wedding Entertainment: Who Let the Dogs Out?

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Marta of GigMasters.com Any animal lover knows that pets can quickly become a member of your family. With more couples living together and owning pets together before the wedding, and weddings taking a decidedly personal turn, it’s no wonder that a lot of couples are incorporating their furriest family members into the wedding day. Before deciding whether or not to make your pet a part of your wedding day, there are some obvious things to consider, like...

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Wedding Reception Toasts: 6 Tips to Writing a Successful Toast

by Azure

Toast-making is definitely a skill, and a memorable toast at your wedding is a must! Once you've selected your Maid of Honor and Best Man, and decided on who will be toasting you and your fiance, send them these five toasting tips from Julie Subotky, author of Consider It Done: Accomplish 228 of Life’s Trickiest Tasks: • Focus on the Couple: The number one key to a successful toast it to make it about the couple you are toasting. Don’t talk about yourself. It’s fine to let...

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Vintage Wedding Rentals for Anthropologie-Inspired Weddings and Beyond

by Azure

Adding a few interesting vintage pieces to your wedding ceremony or reception decor will make your special day truly unique. We've found some of the best spots to score vintage wedding rentals, so prepare to be inspired! Ribbons and Rust From antique I Do chairs for you and your groom, to lovely vintage bird cages perfect for an outdoor wedding, Ribbons and Rust has it all. Found Vintage Rentals Rent one-of-a-kind pieces from Found to make your wedding day truly unique. They have...

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Wedding Reception Planning: The Do Not Play List

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Marta Segal Block of GigMasters The Do Not Play Song List: Keep it Short Here’s my embarrassing confession of the day. I like the Macarena. It’s not that it’s my favorite song, or I go around requesting it, but I think it’s catchy. Also, as line/group dances go, it’s pretty easy. But, I am not you. You probably hate the Macarena and want it on your “do not play” list for your wedding band or DJ. What else is going on your do not play list? The...

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Get Wedding Guests Dancing to the DJ at Your Reception: 5 Top Tips

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Ben of Create Excitement, New Jersey's Professional DJ Service Throughout your wedding reception there will be open dancing. This is the time when your guests are able to celebrate your reception with you. It is important to make your own mark on your event. However, taking into consideration your guests' likes and dislikes will allow them to feel part of the celebration. Pass along a few of the ideas below to your wedding DJ, and your guests will be boogie'ing...

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3 Unique Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Bravo Bride If you’ve started planning your wedding you may have realized how quickly costs add up and how expensive your big day can be. With food, beverages, decorations and rental fees, the wedding reception is typically the highest cost. But not too worry; we’ve got a lot of money saving tips to help you stay within your wedding budget. When every little bit counts there are plenty of ways to cut costs without making it look like you cut corners. Wedding...

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Invite Pinkberry To Your Pre-Wedding Festivities For An Extra Tasty Treat!

by Azure

Look out, sweets-loving brides! There’s a new wedding dessert kid in town! Pinkberry, the frozen yogurt shop adored by Hollywood celebs, now brings its swirly decadence to engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and weddings! They’ll hand deliver their festive goodies- fresh delicious frozen yogurt, plus yummy high-quality toppings- right to your door (or your wedding venue's door!). So... you can stick with the traditional wedding cake, but why not forgo...

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Win A Pair Of Custom Hand Painted Champagne Toasting Flutes!

by Azure

At A Wincy Glass N' Design, LLC, they love beautiful art, especially when it’s fun and functional! So to celebrate functional art, they create custom designed hand painted stemware for your most special occasions. You can gift your bridal party with fab and girly floral stemware, or select several hand painted decanters to display gorgeous wedding flowers in for your reception table centerpieces. Every piece from A Wincy Glass N' Design is one-of-a-kind, beautifully done, and...

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Bring On-Trend Translucent Elegance To Your Wedding Reception Decor!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jennifer McGarigle, Founder and Creative Director of FloralArt Exude elegance at your wedding reception with trendy translucent pieces! The Look: A white room provides the perfect backdrop for transparent décor. It allows the subtle shades and lines to be enhanced by space and light. The Wedding Color Palette: While the color is optional, the simplicity of this weightless look suggests a monochromaticcolor palette (orchid pink, ocean blue, or deep coral are...

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