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Unique Wedding Receptions

Will Diana and Drew win a thousand-dollar gift certificate for a wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses?
Will Diana and Drew win a thousand-dollar gift certificate for a wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses?

Instead of a formal dinner or buffet, why not go for a whole new type of wedding reception? Many couples want the traditional church wedding, but not the same expected wedding reception. They want something unusual and deeply personal.

A campfire reception is not only unique and fun but also helps the bride and groom save money. The menu should be pure childhood fun. Consider burger sliders and grilled cheese sandwiches. S’mores make the perfect dessert for campfire receptions. Actually, s’mores bars are a hot new trend for Indian wedding receptions. You can be cutting edge with graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate.

Believe it or not, another hot trend is the barn reception. With the rise in rustic chic wedding, the barn is the perfect venue to create a setting defined as country elegance. You can retain the country, down-home feel or merge glamour and rustic appeal. One couple draped white fabric from the roof and hung crystal chandeliers in the barn. The clashing styles of country rustic and romantic elegance somehow merges into an amazingly beautiful venue.

Are you and your betrothed wine aficionados? A wine tasting reception may be the ideal twist for your special day. Offer each guest samples of three or more wines. You may want to provide note cards with information about each wine. The guests may really appreciate being invited to share your interests and learn more about wine.

Wedding food trucks are a popular alternative or addition to regular catering. Instead of having a sit down dinner, you may want to create a street fair party. Include fair foods like funnel cakes and cotton candy. You might want to set up game booths and a photo booth to reflect the street fair atmosphere.

Do you love horses? Have you always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon? Would you want your reception surrounded by animals such as renting a venue at a zoo or aquarium? You can make your wedding reception to be the perfect complement to your big day. Share an adventure with your guest. Depending on the activities, you may want to urge people to dress casually for the reception. You’ll want to encourage everyone to participate and enjoy the day with you.

There are so many ways to make a truly memorable wedding reception. If you are looking for ideas, create a list of your favorite hobbies, activities, and interests. Have you and your beloved been more likely to watch football together than go dancing? If your wedding reception resembles a huge Superbowl party, it become more meaningful and special for you and your guests than the traditional wedding reception that is just like every other wedding reception.

For more ways to create the perfect wedding reception, visit the Best for Bride blog. There you will find many great tips for making your dreams come true on your special day.

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How to Choose The Perfect Wedding Colors

The first thing anyone does when planning a wedding is deciding on what colors they’d like for their wedding. Usually, women already know the answer after the ring is slipped on their fingers, but there are a few who have no idea what color combinations they’d like to use for their special day. Thinking up the perfect color palette shouldn’t be stressful but fun! Here’s some great tips on how to choose a winning color combo that will dazzle all and help make your big day beautiful and special, just like you dreamed of the day you said yes!

Favorite Colors


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Most go off of their favorite colors. Many love pink, while others may adore lavender or lilac. To help if choose colors, make a list of your top five favorite colors. Then slowly go through the list and start picturing your cake, flowers, centerpieces in that very color. Does it appeal to you? Maybe a lime green won’t look so great for bridesmaid dresses? But your next color on the list, a pale green would look lovely for and early spring wedding. Also be aware of color combos you’re interested in. Maybe there are two colors on your list that would look fabulous together!

To make an educated decision on colors and see them in person, visit a local fabric store and collect color swatches or chips of colors you’re thinking of using. This way you’ll know the exact name and shade you’d like to use so it won’t be mistaken for a regular green or blue. According to The Knot, getting access to a Pantone book, which is a collection of colors that graphic designers use for their work, will provide great insight on all the different variations of the hues you like.

Set The Mood

Another great way to choose your wedding colors is to think ponder what type of mood or emotions you’d like your wedding guests to feel at your big day. Are you going for a high-energy party or maybe you want something more romantic? Pinpoint what type of aura you’d like to create and think of colors that will help evoke those feelings.

Accents On The Dress

Wedding Dress


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These days, the traditional rule of just white for your wedding dress is totally outdated. You can add splashes of color with a silk sash or make a bold statement with colored heels. Whatever it is, you can easily and beautifully incorporate your wedding colors into your wedding gown. If you’re thinking about doing this, imagine what colors you loo good in and then test out sashes at a local wedding shop to see what you’d like the rest of your wedding decor to be.

Decor, Flowers and Cake

Wedding Cake

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If you already know the type of cake, flowers or invites you know you want to have for your wedding start looking at how your color combos will match with them. You’ll be able to find flowers in any shade you choose so that’ won’t be hard, and decor accents come in all colors of the rainbow these days, so you’ll easily find matching coordinates. As for the cake, color reigns supreme here and it’s an great way to incorporate your wedding’s color combination.

Once you pick your wedding colors, the rest of the planning should be relatively simple.

Head over to for a wide selection of wedding decor in every color imaginable, in addition to hundreds of beautiful wedding dresses and gowns for the entire wedding party. Best For Bride is your one-stop shop for all your bridal needs!