How to Enjoy Your Wedding Reception

It’s your big day, and you’ve been planning your heart out. The reception is your chance to kick back and enjoy yourself and your new spouse. But how do you get there after investing so much time, effort and money to create the perfect occasion?

  1. Focus on the big picture. Forget about all the details. It’s okay if the cake isn’t quite centered on the table. It’s okay that your Great Aunt Bertha squeezed herself into her own wedding dress today. It’s okay that the caterer swapped purple potatoes for Yukon gold. All those mishaps pale in comparison to the fact that you married your true love.
  2. Get comfy. It’s always a good idea for brides and grooms to have a back-up pair of shoes that will enable you to dance all night without pinched toes. A reception dress that enables a bride to hug, twirl, and bust a move doesn’t have to be expensive but is totally worth the effort. Hairpins bugging you? Grab a bridesmaid and duck into the ladies room to pull them out and redo your ‘do.
  3. Leave it to the professionals. You did your homework in the planning stage, choosing your reception hall, caterer, photographer, DJ and other professionals based on their experience and positive reviews from other newlyweds. So relax! Our job is to make sure you have a great time on your wedding day.
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Alternative Bouquets and Boutonnieres

Maybe you’re allergic to flowers. Maybe you just want something less conventional for your big day. Whatever the reason, if you are looking for some alternative styles for your bouquets and boutonnieres, we’ve sought out some of the season’s most eye-catching ideas. Enjoy!


Check out these unusual bouquets at WeddingOMania.com that range from pinecones to seashells to lollipops.

OneFabDay.com has nine showstoppers to consider.

Check out the fun ideas at Offbeat Bride.

BridalGuide has 25 options involving feathers, fans, birdcages and more.


Rock N Roll Bride offers ten different boutonniere ideas employing buttons, paper and even action figures.

Emmaline Bride has 21 unique boutonnieres to inspire you.

You’ll find 20 “quirky” alternatives at Chic Vintage Brides.

Head back to Offbeat Bride for 23 edgy designs.

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Financing your dream wedding

Honestly, it’s pretty easy to get carried away with wedding planning. But going over what you can reasonably afford will only add stress to your relationship with each other – and your parents, if they end up pitching in more than they had planned.

According to PureWow.com, the average cost for a wedding in Nebraska is $14,388. Of course, it’s entirely possible to spend a lot more than that…and it’s equally impossible to have a dream wedding and reception for a lot less.

SheKnows.com can get you started with five quick tips for keeping your wedding on point but in line with your dollars. Check out BridalGuide‘s list of 75 ideas to keep you within budget. And MoneyCrashers.com has a good run-down of some easy ways to save money on your wedding.

Don’t forget to have that very necessary talk with your partner, your parents, and your partner’s parents. Martha Stewart Weddings has a few pointers to make that conversation a little less awkward.

And don’t forget to sit down with Complete Weddings + Events for the best deals on DJ, photography, video, lighting and photo booth services.


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