Weddings are fluid events as guests are constantly floating from one activity to the next. In an effort to create an environment that feels seamless, you need to create vignettes and seating areas for your guests to feel comfortable. Here are a few key tips on how to achieve this for your wedding!
CONSIDER YOUR ELDERS
It’s a thoughtful gesture to have reserved seating for your elderly attendees like your grandparents. They will appreciate that you thought of them and be extra cozy on a plush reception couch.
GREET YOUR GUESTS
You never want your guests standing around and wondering what they should do, so show them! Have an opening table at each stop on your wedding timeline with a cute sign welcoming them to that activity. At the ceremony location for example, have a guest book table and a welcome table with cold refreshments. These two tables will create zones for guests to gather.
DON’T JUST THINK SEATING
You can’t shake hands or give hugs with your hands full! Have high cocktail tables for guests to gather around and rest their beverages.
MAKE IT COHESIVE
When renting your cocktail hour furniture make sure it aligns with your wedding colors, theme and venue. You want these areas to look like they were meant to be here and not an after thought.
WHEN YOU NEED THEM
The best examples of places you need these areas are the following; gift table, guest book table, welcome table, cocktail hour tables and seating, kids area, place card table, wedding favor table, reception seating and the sweets table.