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World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio


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Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now it’s time to cut loose with your closest friends and family members, right? Not so fast, say experts ranging from gift-bag suppliers to band leaders to babysitters. First you’ve got to select the menu and music. But that’s just the beginning of countless details to be nailed down before cutting the cake—and the rug. In this series sponsored by World Kitchen, we delve into the ABCs of wedding planning, fashion and receptions throughout the months of March and April. So be sure to tune in every day. And don't forget to share your favorite shows with fellow brides-to-be (and their beaus). World Kitchen: All the right ingredients.

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The most eco-friendly weddings start when your guests sit down for dinner, says Kate Harrison, author of The Green Bride Guide. ?The majority of the environmental impact from a wedding comes from the food. Because you're... more

Naomi ?The Cake Aussie? Levine has made name for herself as a master baker whose creations have been the toast of many a Midwest wedding since 2004. So we were curious to learn what confectionary delight she served at her own... more

There's no question that ice sculptures are among the must-have features at any memorable reception these days. But what to chisel? Master sculptor Max Zuleta lays out the selection process. ?We talk to clients and collect a wish list. And... more

Lauren Housely of wedding-planning firm Ryan Alexander Events has some noteworthy advice for keeping family dramas to a minimum at the reception. ?The first thing is communication. Not so much talking about your expectations... more

How do you ensure kids are on their best behavior at a wedding reception? Sara Shacter has just the answer. ?It's a humorous book of wedding etiquette,? she tells I Do Radio host Angela Chester of her new children's tale, Heading to the... more

Let's face it: everyone loves watching a wedding ceremony culminate with the groom kissing the bride. But equally enticing is the swag that awaits the guests at the reception—particularly it's been assembled by the likes of Sara... more

Before attending your next wedding reception, you'd be well advised to pick up Dawn Bryan's lastest book, The Art and Etiquette of Gift Giving. For in it is everything you need to know about being a gracious guest while avoiding faux... more

The Wedding 101 Show host David Rothstein tackles common blunders made by brides and grooms on their big day. ?The first mistake they make is having separate rooms at their reception—one room for dinner and dancing, and... more

Wanna throw a sophisticated reception? Then be sure to tune into The Wedding 101 Show as host, and veteran Chicago-based band leader, David Rothstein delves into the dancing-between-courses craze. ?We do it probably 80 to 90... more

What's au courant in terms of tykes attending the reception? Plenty, notes Debbie Quain—though not all of it necessarily good. ?Usually, when you have kids at a wedding, you want to create a menu for them that's kid-friendly, like... more