Wedding Reception Ideas

We break down everything you need to know about planning your wedding reception—from the basics like setting your wedding budget and finding a reception venue to the small (but important!) details like table setting ideas, place cards, wedding favors, and reception playlist ideas. Plus, we share helpful tips for making your seating chart!

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Legendary Baker Sylvia Weinstock Came Out of Retirement to Create Jennifer Gates' Six-Tier Wedding Cake
The famed designer, 91, has made cakes for Oprah Winfrey, Robert DeNiro and, now, Bill and Melinda Gates' daughter.
When's the Right Time to Finalize Your Wedding Reception's Floor Plan?
Ultimately, you'll need to confirm the layout several times throughout the planning process, as your plans may need to shift to accommodate other details you've chosen along the way.
How to Style Your Wedding Cake Table
Styling ideas from wedding designers that are easy to incorporate into your wedding

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This Is Why It's So Important to Factor the Reception Meal Into Your Wedding's Overall Timeline

You'll want to know what you plan to serve—and how many total courses—before you start mapping out the rest of the day.