Jan. 24, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: 2012 Wedding Trends: Cocktail Wedding Receptions

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Unique, modern and budget friendly…..Wedding Reception Trends for 2012


Always dreamed of an exquisite wedding reception, full of glamour and extravagance, but realize your budget can’t quite handle it? You’re in luck! One of the big trends when it comes to wedding receptions in 2012 is a cocktail reception instead of a sit down dinner.


Cocktail Reception
Photo from Christina Gapic Photography


A cocktail reception can be just as extravagant as a dinner, but doesn’t have the price tag to match! By focusing on gorgeous linens, elegant glassware and dishware, and serving hors d’oeuvres instead of a plated meal, you can create an exquisite reception at an affordable price.


Here are 4 tips to create your own unique cocktail reception without breaking the bank: