Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Looking for a great and stylish way to add an element of surprise to your wedding reception? Try one my favourite growing trends: lounges! Setting up a separate lounge area, either for cocktail hour or drinks and dancing after dinner, will keep your guests interested and comfortable, and it will add that WOW factor. Lounges are also great if you are having a cocktail-style reception, they provide a wonderful backdrop to a more laid back party and casual-style bite-size foods and hors d’eouvres (which can also be easier on the budget). This type of set up will make the experience more interactive for your guests, as they will have the opportunity to move around and easily mingle with other guests. There are many great rental companies out there that will work with you to accomplish the perfect look to accompany your reception and give you exactly what you are looking for. Fabrics, pillows, candles, etc. are all great ways to add lots of visual interest to the space and really personalize it, and remember, whether you are setting up your lounge indoors or outdoors, arrange the furniture in a way that will allow guests to easily move from one area to another and ensure the flow of conversation. Here are some lovely spaces that completely inspire me...I hope you like them as much as I do. Enjoy!