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Food DIY

Our DIY wedding food posts include everything from how to cater your own wedding or make your own wedding cake, plus cute cake stand DIY tutorials, wedding alcohol calculators, and industry insider tips from caterers.

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Set out popcorn and flavor shakers for a fun (and cheap!) cocktail hour snack

Picture it: a big vat of popcorn and a few different shakers of dry flavors. Obviously salt is a biggie, but mix it up with cinnamon and sugar, cayenne and Lawry’s… maybe lemon pepper and basil? Your imagination is the only limitation here. Just think how spectacular this would be alongside a circus-themed wedding!

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Offer an Italian soda bar for a non-boozy reception alternative

Do I have a nonalcoholic, kid-friendly, super-fun reception idea for YOU. Rachael and Chris had a tea-party themed wedding, but they kicked things up a notch with a nonboozy bar at their reception. Specifically, an Italian soda bar!

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9 kitschy wedding recipes to steal from Charles Phoenix’s test kitchen

If you haven’t heard of Charles Phoenix, maybe you have heard of his chermpumple — the turducken of desserts? It’s a three-layer cake with a cherry, pumpkin, and apple pie stuffed in each layer. Wouldn’t that be amazing at your wedding? Here are even more awesome kitschy wedding food ideas from Charles Pheonix’s test kitchen

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Creative wedding candy buffet ideas for grownups

Planning a big ol’ sweets table as your dessert, cake alternative, or as guest favors? This can either be a spend-fest or an exercise in skillful saving, depending on your choices and a little bit of luck. From cheap candy alternatives to space hacks, we’ve compiled a big list of candy buffet ideas to save money and make your candy buffet win over every sweet tooth on your guest list.

Mocktail recipes for weddings

18 delicious mocktail recipes to thrill your teetotaling guests

We’ve talked about delicious mocktails and non-boozy drinks before, but we knew there were more drool-worthy recipes out there to inspire your DIY bar, signature drinks, or to suggest to your bar service.

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Use floral-infused ice blocks instead of bags of ice

What you’re looking at are the prettiest blocks of ice ever. They’re the best thing for all your wedding ice needs. Offbeat Bride Maria explained how they were (surprisingly) affordably made…