Posts Tagged ‘Reception’

Watch: Amazing Mother-Groom Wedding Reception Dance-Off

Monday, June 1st, 2015

We’ll admit to having seen our fair share of wedding reception dance-offs over the years. But this epic mother-son dance-off may just be the most impressive display of rug-cutting skills we’ve seen so far. Check out this duo’s range! Behold, and judge for yourself.

Would you consider a mother-son or father-bride dance-off at your wedding reception? Let us know in the comments below.

Great Catch: A Father-Daughter Dance for Sports Fans

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

If the conventional father-daughter (or mother-son) dance just isn’t for you, take a cue from this sports-loving duo, and think outside the box by putting your own personal spin on the wedding tradition. Bonus points: cleverly incorporating baseball into your wedding. This sweet, nostalgic moment is definitely one to remember.

Would you consider a non-traditional father-daughter or mother-son dance at your wedding? Tell us in the comment section below.


The Best of the Web for Grooms – July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18th, 2014


photo credit - Inlux Photo

Want to incorporate your love of sports in your wedding photos? Take a cue from groom Nick Jones, who created a photo commemorating his favorite basketball team — the Cleveland Cavaliers — at his Akron, OH wedding. When word of LeBron James’ potential return to Northeast Ohio came out the previous week, Jones amassed his jersey collection for his eight groomsmen to wear while he stood in the middle, recreating James’ powder toss. The guys then wore the jerseys for their introduction at the reception, Fox Sports Ohio reported.  The future newlyweds went to a Cavs game for their third date, so luckily, Jones’ bride-to-be, Christa Deckard, was on board with the idea, too.

One father of the bride took a gamble by ditching the father-daughter dance song the two had previously selected for the occasion and went with an original song he wrote instead. The results, of course, were amazing. Check out the bride’s emotional reaction in the video above.


photo creditPeter Callahan

Believe it or not, one of the major wedding elements guests remember most isn’t what the newlyweds wore, the couple’s first dance or the awkward family speeches, but the food! Whether it’s a formal sit-down, a more casual buffet or something a little off the beaten path, guests will definitely take note of the food served that night — and whether they had to stop at a drive-through on the way home. Bon Appétit shares nine tips for serving delicious reception meals.

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Entertain Your Wedding Guests with Custom Lawn Games

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013


Want to get in on the popular lawn game trend on your wedding day? Games like cornhole (which can be played indoors or outdoors) not only spice up your reception or rehearsal dinner and create a fun atmosphere for your guests, but also serve as a great ice breaker for those who don’t already know everyone or aren’t into dancing.

We recently discovered Custom Wedding Games (a division of Victory Tailgate), which creates custom cornhole games for weddings. The regulation-sized cornhole game, which measures 24×48 inches, is constructed with cabinet-grade ½-inch plywood tops and 2×4 framing with folding legs. The game’s boards feature attractive custom designs (with your choice of colors, fonts and text) and come with hand-sewn, custom-designed bags. Custom designs include monograms, photos, silhouettes, home states, licensed NCAA schools and more.

Additionally, Custom Wedding Games offers cornhole games in tailgate size (24×36 inches), Junior Size (12×24 inches) and desktop size (5×10 inches). To create a custom cornhole game for your wedding, visit their online store, reach them toll free at 888-577-4460 or email


What type of lawn game would you have at your wedding reception?

Exploring the [Wedding] Man Cave

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

neon man cave sign recently unveiled their 11 Wedding Trends for 2011, and #6 on that coveted list, immediately preceding “Pre-Wedding PJ Parties,” is Wedding Man Caves:

“Blackjack tables, brandy bars, PlayStations and stogies. The man cave has officially moved from the home to the wedding, so create your own and don’t be surprised if you see all the male wedding guests in the new “groom’s corner” at the reception.”

Wha–wha–what’s this we hear? Caves? for Men? at Weddings?

Admiral Ackbar It's a trap scene

A man cave at a wedding? Yea, I’m pretty sure we’re all thinking the same thing.

Imagine you and your better half making your way into the reception venue at her little brother’s wedding. While she scurries to the ladies room, you beeline to your happy place (yes, the open bar), behind which — in a space the venue might normally reserve for guest books or coat racks — you behold an odd but alluring glow. You creep closer and suddenly find yourself immersed in the musky radiance of manly sanctuary: brown leather Martini Cigar chairs and ottomans surrounding a Foosball table built for 20, boxes of imported Cubans, a flat screen TV with Blu-ray, the opening credits of Wedding Crashers, and a top-of-the-line golf simulator currently occupied by — yes, I believe that’s Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.

Chances are you probably won’t even enter the sanctuary. Clearly this is one of two things: (a) a cruel mirage or (b) a trap of some kind devised by the women in attendance. What bride would ever agree to a designated corner of man pleasure? Is she asking us to disappear for the remainder of the wedding, to socialize with our fellow XY chromosomes and pay little to no attention to the evening’s events? Good god no. It must be a clever ruse to determine which of us men are strong enough to resist the temptation and actually (gulp) enjoy the wedding.

Ugh! This is hard!!

But fear not, men. Thanks to the ladies at The Knot, 2011 is our year not only to incorporate man caves into our modern wedding vocabulary but also to push the boundaries of what is acceptable. Bring a dartboard to the next wedding you attend, set it up in a vacant corner and invite the men folk to play a few rounds. Call it an emerging wedding trend. Begin a local message board and swap stories of success and disaster, i.e. 3/5/2011 bare knuckle boxing ring FAIL. If any of the women question it, blame The Knot.

For starters, I’ve created a suggested Wedding Man Cave outline for the calendar year — things we can gradually incorporate into the caves on a month-to-month basis:

FEBRUARY – Tournament-edition billiard tables
MARCH – Old-school multi-player GoldenEye on N64
APRIL – Astronaut gear
MAY – Throwing knives
JUNE – Laser tag
JULY – Live re-enactment of The Godfather
AUGUST – Bobby Flay working a grill
SEPTEMBER – Mario/Luigi impersonators
OCTOBER – Boa constrictors
NOVEMBER – Straight up bounce house
DECEMBER – Straight up bounce house with boa constrictors

Dream big, men. Dream big.

With love and encouragement,


the groom says

Brian Leahy is founder of The Groom Says — a safe haven for grooms who need a hand with wedding planning and brides who need a hand with their grooms. Check out the blog for some laughs and inspiration, and be sure to follow The Groom Says on Twitter and Google+.

Would you consider having a man cave or groom’s corner at your wedding? Do you think this trend is here to stay? Let us know by posting a comment below.

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