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Wedding Reception Advice

After spending up to or over a year planning your wedding reception, you want to make sure it goes off without a hitch. But from choosing the wedding cake to planning the reception decor, you are probably going to encounter a lot of questions. And while you can probably get advice from your friends and family, turn to the experts at TheKnot.com for definitive answers to your toughest wedding reception questions. We have advice for choosing your wedding cake, such as "Does a wedding cake have to be white?" and "How much does a wedding cake cost, anyway?" Plus, get tips to answer wedding food and drink questions like, "Do we need to have a full bar for a lunch wedding reception?" and "How can I save on wedding reception catering?" You can also find advice for wedding reception etiquette questions, such as, "What are the rules for a cocktail wedding reception?" and "What are our wedding reception head table options?" Or this common issue: "How can we tell our guests that we are offering childcare at the reception?" Finally, get tips for decorating your reception with answers to questions like, "How can we create a wedding reception video slideshow?" and "What are some original ideas for wedding place cards?" Have a question you don't see answered? Submit it to Carley and you just might see the answer show up on our site!

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At a friend's recent wedding, one of our mutual friends got a hold of the mike and delivered a drunken, somewhat inappropriate, and definitely unexpected toast. How can I stop this from happening at my wedding?

First of all, chances are your mutual friend feels too embarrassed to ever try that move again. But just in case, be sure your event planner, day-of coordinator, and/or emcee know specifically who's delivering each toast... read more

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