I decided to make a Flip Flop Basket for our reception, because I was at a wedding last year and ...
One of our gorgeous centerpieces!
The other centerpiece
the crystal columns!
the fireplace with our ceremony set up
giant gummy bear
A tree to honor my nana
our signature frames
Lounge furniture...taking a rest ;)
One of our awesome ring shots
enjoying the toast
he LOVED his motorcycle!
end of our first dance
so much fun!
Yeah don't hit the ceiling
My new sister in law caught the bouquet
end of the night love circle
Our reception was AMAZING! We wanted to have fun and boy did we!
Bring a back up dress...I know this sounds crazy, but one of my friends dress busted at the side, another's dress KILLED her back, so much so she left 2.5 hours early and another had wine spilled all down the front. Though mine was perfect, bring a back up outfit just in case, so if something bad happens it doesn't ruin your night.
If you have a big room I recommend tall centerpieces...it really filled the room and short ones are often times lost behind the napkins. We did two different ones and we got a lot of compliments on the contrast...people enjoyed having different things to look at. I loved our bouquets and I used them in sparkly vases to decorate the head table along with the sparkly candle holders. Then had the crystal columns on each side, which were AMAZING! Using the bouquets we already paid for to decorate with saved money.
People LOVED the lounge furniture...it was a great place for them to take a break from dancing and relax and it set a nice feel for the room.
The signature frames worked great for our "guest book" and look awesome in our house. I do recommend attaching a feather as I did to the pens...it keeps people from accidentally taking them, so you don't have a bunch of different inks.
Our cake was very tasty, but the ice cream was the HUGE hit! People were eating it before dinner and are still talking about how awesome it was :)
The photo booth was great! I will write a separate review on that later.
He LOVED his motorcycle and it went off without a hitch! He was so surprised and everyone loved it, but the most talked about thing was a surprise first dance! I will be posting that with pics and video later.
We just used the lighting that the facility already had, we saved a TON of money, we still had a romantic feel and our party still went til the end...if you are afraid you need lighting to set a mood to keep a party going...you don't.
We didn't have an open bar and we didn't have any complaints at all, so if you are one of those brides that can't afford it...don't stress. We have had SOOOOOOOOO many people tell us that our wedding was the best they have ever been to and we didn't have any alcohol paid for...if you can awesome, but don't think you can't have an amazing wedding without it.
We did Mexican food and got a lot of compliments...make sure you do food you like and are excited about...it is all about you and your personalities coming out.
Most of all relax and make sure that you two have fun together.
Any questions? I would love to answer them for you!