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This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Reception Advice posts.
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Ah, ye olde BYOB debate. Second to the "Are potluck weddings tacky?" debate, this is one that people have some pretty strong and pretty divided opinions about. As always, our answer is "It's ALL tacky — so what?" but there are some issues more complex than just subjective etiquette and tastefulness police at play here.
We decided the cheapest way to decorate a literary-themed wedding is to take quotes from our favorite authors and poets about love, hope, marriage and happiness, and get a friend with good penmanship to put them up on the chalkboards for us. I wanted a good mix of science fiction and classical writers that we both loved. I'd share with you all these awesome, (and researched!) steal-able quotes…
One of my biggest fears with getting a fancy dress is how to pee. Not because this isn't a fabulous idea, but because I'm recovering from a back injury that uh, interrupts my flow, shall we say. Recently I was in New York and discovered the pStyle. So this is my plan for the wedding…
The first dance is something I'm particularly excited about, but here is the issue — the groom only knows how to waltz in 3/4 time. So here's the deal… I'd like to know your favorite modern songs in 3/4 time, ie, Waltzin' Songs. My groom and I would like something sweet and peppy, and not too "classic." Got any ideas?