Designer Spotlight: How to Get the Party Started

Well hello again bloggers, it’s Maxine returning to offer some stationery advice for your wedding. This time around I thought I’d focus on the reception. Weddings are the perfect occasion for families and friends to get together, celebrate and kick up the heels.

Here are a few ideas of how to make sure your day ends with great memories and hopefully dancing on the tables!

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New Trend: Wedding Photo Booths

OK, photo booths at weddings may not be an entirely new thing, but they’ve really become a hot commodity over the last year or so. And boy, are they hot right now!

Photo booths are a great way to get your guests out of their chairs, laughing, mingling and just having a great time at your reception. And the best part? They can be as cheap and charmingly DIY or as expensive and glamorous as you want them to be.

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Tips: Top 10 Wedding Pet Peeves to Avoid

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We’ve all been there. Bored, annoyed, pushed into doing something we don’t want to — weddings aren’t all smiles and happy tears, are they?

While planning your wedding, don’t forget to think about your guests and the various things you could do to ensure they have the best time possible. It may be your day, but your guests are a pretty big part of it!

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Tips: The ‘What,’ ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of the First Dance


The first dance is often the most romantic part of weddings, next to the vows of course. It’s two or three minutes that the bride and her groom can make all their own, forget about the hustle and bustle of the day, look into one another’s eyes and get lost in the moment.

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Tips: Choosing a Live Band or a DJ for Your Wedding

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The music you choose for your wedding reception is a fairly major decision to make. Sometimes it’s what can make or break the event, so be sure to take time to decide what would suit you best and peruse all your options.

First, think about what type of wedding reception you’d like to have — formal, casual or themed — and determine what music genre best complements that style.

To help you find your way through the maze of entertainment possibilities, I’ve put together some of the pros and cons of hiring a live band or a DJ for your wedding.

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