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Dazzle your friends and family with a rainbow wedding reception

Planning a wedding reception is a daunting task - you've got plenty of responsibilities to fulfill before you can relax and enjoy that champagne toast. Naturally, one of the biggest decisions you're going to have to make is what kind of theme you'd like. It's important to choose one that reflects what you and your hubby are like as a couple, but it should also be one that facilitates unbridled celebration! What's more joyous than a bright rainbow peeking out through the clouds after a rainfall? If you're still undecided on a reception theme, look to your old friend Roy G. Biv for inspiration. You may find just what you've been looking for!

If you're having an outdoor reception, oval paper lanterns could be right up your alley. They cast a wonderful soft light throughout a space as the sun goes down, and you can find them in a wide variety of colors. If you're planning an autumn wedding, personalized fall leaf petals are another classy way to bring dashes of color to the occasion.

Encourage your bridesmaids to wear fabulously-colored dresses. You can even take it one step further and assign each lady her own hue - then you can easily coordinate the photos to represent the entire rainbow. The groom could simply wear a colorful boutonniere, since he's probably not going to don a multi-hued tuxedo!

As far as centerpieces go, why not place a large personalized custom favor cake in the center of the reception hall? Encourage your guests to take one with them as they leave. You can fill it with wonderful goodies to help mark the occasion, such as personalized lollipops or "key to my heart" bottle openers. Whatever you decide, you'll have no problem finding great favors to keep everyone happy. Edible gifts are always nice, but it's a good idea to include a few longer-lasting items so that your guests will have something with which to remember your amazing wedding for years to come.

The rainbow is one of the most beautiful natural phenomenon, and you'll be on cloud nine watching the dazzling array of colors go by at your reception!