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The Best Wedding Locations in Hawaii

From an ocean front estate in Maui to the Garden of Eden, these are the prime spots for weddings

Garden Wedding Reception Ideas

Take the party outdoors without losing any of the charm or fun

Unique Wedding Places in the USA

From the Empire State Building to Mount Rushmore, plan a picture-postcard wedding

How to Decorate Outdoor Receptions for a Wedding

Keep your guests comfortable in a colorful setting

How to Get Married in a Historic Hotel

Create your own bit of history with a wedding at a historic hotel

How to Plan a Museum Wedding

Make your wedding a work of art

Have your Cake and Eat it, too: Reception Ideas for the Eloped Couple

Skip the hoopla and follow your elopement with an intimate celebration

Top Wedding Destinations in the USA

Get married at one of these classic spots for love, American style

Places to Have a Wedding in Chicago

Take your pick from historic to exotic venues in the Windy City

Using the Beauty of an Outdoor Reception to Your Advantage

Allow Mother Nature to play host at your wedding reception

Backyard Wedding Reception Ideas

Take the party outside and have an informal, but wonderful, celebration

Reception Ideas for a Fall Wedding

Borrow liberally from seasonal colors to create a beautiful reception

Unusual Places to Hold Weddings

An unusual location will make your big day an event you and your guests will never forget

Local Historical Venues

Give your wedding a touch of old-fashioned charm by hosting it on historic property

How to Choose a Reception Venue

Pick a space that fits the post-wedding party you want to throw

Traditional Venues for Each Season

Choose the best site for your wedding in spring, summer, winter or fall

Wedding Reception Checklist

Here's what you need to do to keep the day stress-free

Top 20 Questions to Ask the Venue Manager

Get the specifics on wedding reception costs

How to Choose a Wedding Guest Book Attendant

It's an important, but often overlooked job.

Reception Decorations on a Budget

You can be frugal and fabulous

How to Decorate Long Wedding Tables

For an expansive, formal look use long, coordinating runners

Planning Reminder:

outdoor wedding table by lake

Pick reception venue

Want to keep decor costs to a minimum? Consider a winery or other outdoor setting to provide a natural pretty scene. Hotels, country clubs and restaurants are also popular choices -- some will require more decor help than others. If you have your heart set on an off-site caterer, make sure your venue allows it.

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Wedding Glossary

IN-HOUSE CATERING

Catering services supplied by the wedding venue. If a venue offers in-house catering, typically off-site caterers are not permitted.

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