All That Glitters... How To Throw A Sparkly Wedding Reception

New Year's Eve parties are happening this weekend, most of them full of shiny golds and silvers, glitter and sequins, confetti and all things sparkly. It's a time to get excited about looking forward to all the possibilities of a brand new year. 

Your wedding reception is similar in that it's a time to celebrate your new marriage and looking forward to all of the possibilities of your brand new life together as husband and wife. If you're the type of person that loves all things glitzy, then WhereBridesGo.com has the perfect wedding accessories online to make your reception the brightest and best party of the year! 


Wedding reception decorations in metallic colors and shiny glitter can give your party a very exciting and festive feel. It seems to put people in a celebratory type of mood. There are lots of places to tastefully add these accents that will make your wedding reception absolutely incredible.

The table decorations are a great opportunity to use this sparkly theme. Candle holders, drink coasters, table numbers, and even the place card holders look amazing and really stand out. These can be combined with a pop of your favorite color added in here and there, or as a solid background like for the tablecloth. Going with all white or all black can look incredible too. Add in a few sprinkles of confetti and you've get an impressive table.  

  

Don't forget to make the head table extra special. The decorations for where you and your wedding party will sit should match the rest of the room, but with a little bit of something extra. Use glittery glasses for toasting, maybe some large metallic chargers under the plates, and don't miss out on decorating the chairs too. 

You can bring your shiny theme to the cake table as well. The wedding cake topper is always an excellent place to get creative, and you can even bring some sparkle to the utensils you will be using to cut and serve dessert. 

The favors are a perfect way to send your wedding guests home with a bit of sparkle to keep and remember this amazing celebration by. Just like the card states on our Golden Elegance Bottle Opener Favor, each guest can "Leave a little sparkle wherever you go..." If you decide to use a shiny mini picture frame for place cards, those also double as wonderful favors. 

You may want to do something a little more special for your wedding party. Many of our groomsmen and bridesmaid gifts have the additional option of personalizing each gift at no extra cost. You can add their name or a heartfelt message to let them know how thankful you are that they shared in your very special day.    


This is just one possibility among many that you will find at WhereBridesGo.com for all or your wedding needs. You will discover a wide variety of styles, colors, themes, and more when you browse through our online wedding accessory store. In addition to everything that you'll need to decorate your reception, we also carry ceremony items and gifts for everyone in your wedding party, including the bride and groom. WhereBridesGo.com should be your first stop for wedding planning, because after all, it is "Where brides go... for what brides love!" 



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Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

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Fun Bridal Shower Games That Everyone Will Love

Did you realize that December happens to be Bingo Month? While most of our thoughts tend to be on the holidays in December, finding out that particularly interesting fact made us start thinking about Bridal Shower Bingo, which led to thoughts of other fun bridal shower games to play. Today we've listed a few different activities to try for this type of party, many of which you can purchase the pieces for at WhereBridesGo.com.  


Bridal Shower Bingo
While the general concept remains the same, there are a lot of different versions of bingo cards for bridal showers. One version of "Bridal Bingo" that we carry in our online wedding accessory store has squares that are already filled with phrases you might hear at the shower. Our "Bride To Be Bingo" lets your guests fill in the squares (or circles, in this case) with items they believe the bride will open. 

Another way to get a fun bingo game from us is in our "Bridal Shower Game Packet" combination set. It not only has the bingo cards, but also Two Truths & A Lie, Wedding Preparations Word Jumble, and Meet the Real Bride & Groom. All you need for your guests are a few pencils and some great prizes. 


Wedding Rehearsal "Bow-quet"
One entertaining tradition at a bridal shower is to collect the bows and ribbons from every gift and make a bouquet for the bride to carry down the aisle at her wedding rehearsal. With the popularity of gift bags that don't normally use bows, you may want to remind the guests to throw some ribbon on the package. Another alternative is to form a few paper flowers from tissue paper found inside the gift bag instead. 

WhereBridesGo.com's "Bridal Shower Bouquet of Fun" is another wonderful combination set that not only has a sweet heart-shaped bow holder to make playing this game easy, but it also includes cards for recording all of the gifts plus 2 more games: Breaking the Ice, and What Will She Say.


Put A Ring On it!
Everyone will be wanting to get a good look at that gorgeous engagement ring on the bride-to-be's finger. This game allows each of the guests to wear a ring of their own. The trick is that you will pick a word or phrase that no one is allowed to say, such as "wedding," "bride," "groom," etc... If someone does utter the off-limit words, the person that catches them doing it must surrender their ring. The guest wearing the most rings at the end of the shower is the winner. 

Bridal Shower Game Dice
This game from WhereBridesGo.com is a great way for guests to break the ice and get to know each other. A small group could all play together, and a larger shower could have a set of game dice at each table for smaller groups to play with. Simply roll the dice, answer the questions, and get to know each other. This usually ends up causing quite a few laughs, and occasionally a few embarrassing stories even surface. 

Toilet Paper Wedding Dress




You'll need an active and creative group of guests for this game. The title pretty much sums up the activity. Everyone will divide into teams, one player on each team is the model, and everyone else is given a roll of toilet paper. Working together, teams must fashion the most beautiful bridal gown before time runs out, or before the dress falls apart! The real bride gets to be the judge for this one.

Guess Who - Bride or Groom?
This cute game is all about the engaged couple. A list of questions are provided, and shower guests must take a guess at who is the answer to each one - the bride or the groom? In our version, you circle a mustache if you guess groom, and a lovely set of lips if you guess bride. It's an excellent way to get to know the couple better. 
The main reason for showering a bride with gifts is to celebrate the fact that she is about to marry the person she loves. Playing bridal shower games adds extra excitement and fun for everyone in attendance. You can find most of the games above at WhereBridesGo.com, as well as the best bridal shower decorations and accessories for the rest of your party planning. 


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Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

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How To Throw An Amazing Engagement Party

The time of year between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day is know as "Engagement Season." Lots of men choose to "pop the question" during the holidays because that's when a lot of friends and family are already gathered together to share in the special moment, and the romance surrounding Valentine's Day is simply irresistible to a romantic soul.


An engagement party is an excellent way to celebrate with all of your family and friends before the task of wedding planning starts. WhereBridesGo.com has some suggestions for throwing an incredible celebration. 

Decide Who Will Host
Traditionally, the bride's parents always hosted engagement parties. Today, not many people choose to stick to tradition, so it's perfectly acceptable for anyone that wants to host the party to do so. Other relatives or close friends may want to throw a celebration to officially announce your engagement. Lots of couples even decide to throw their own engagement event. If the bride and groom, as well as each of their families, are from different towns, more than one party may be needed.  

Compile a Guest List
You will need to decide whether this is a party for only family and your closest friends, or if you want to open it up to a larger group of people. One thing to keep in mind is that you should only invite guests that will also be invited to the wedding.  

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Pick a Time & Place
If this party will be the big announcement to everyone, then you will want to have it as soon after the proposal as possible. Even if everyone already knows, it's best to throw it fairly soon after getting engaged. That way you can begin focusing all of your attention on wedding planning after the party. As for the venue, that will depend on how formal your party will be and the amount of people you want to invite. Also consider whether you prefer to serve a full dinner or simply hor d'oeuvres. 

Decide the Party Style
An engagement party can be a small get-together, a gigantic formal event, or anything in between. If you are having the party in a fancy restaurant, the decorations will need to be a bit more formal. On the other hand, if you choose to have the celebration in a more casual venue or even at home, your party style can be anything you like. Have some fun with it, and make sure that no matter who throws the party, the feel of the event reflects the newly engaged couple.  

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Take Lots of Photos
You will want to remember every moment of this special celebration before the big day. Hiring a professional photographer will guarantee that you get lots of great photos from the engagement party. If you don't want to go that far, encourage your guests to share their pictures with you. This is a great opportunity to get some wonderful pictures to use on your wedding website. 

Get Ready To Toast
This is most definitely the type of party that requires a toast or two. The host will be expected to say a few words about the people they are honoring. The future bride and groom should say something too. If you can work the proposal story into the toast, that will save you from having to tell it over and over to each person individually. 

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When you are ready to start shopping for engagement party decorations, toasting glasses, invitations, and more, you will find everything that you need at WhereBridesGo.com. While you are there, go ahead and take a peek at the incredible items we have for your upcoming wedding too. After all, WhereBridesGo.com is "Where brides go... for what brides love!" 



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Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

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