15 Lounge Ideas for 15 Wedding Styles

Photo: Aaron Young // Featured: The Knot Blog

Creating a lounge space at your reception helps the overall flow of your space and allows guests to mix, mingle and sip cocktails comfortably. Lounge decor ideas we love? Bring indoor furniture outside, cluster colorful throw pillows on ottomans, and display engagement photos! Take a cue from these real wedding photos and translate your wedding style into a practical and pretty reception lounge.

For the Vintage Wedding

Photo: Aaron Young Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Aaron Young Photography

(From the album: A Casual Vintage Wedding in Orange County, CA)

For the Glam Nautical-Inspired Wedding

Photo: Kristen Taylor // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Kristen Taylor Photographer

(From the album: A Glamorous Nautical Wedding in Detroit, MI)

For the Modern Wedding

Photo: Denise Cregier Photographer // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Denise Cregier Photographer

(From the album: A Classic Wedding in Rye, NY)

For the Shabby Chic Wedding

Photo: Dominique Attaway // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Dominique Attaway

(From the album: A Rustic Elegant Wedding in Charlottesville, VA)

For the Formal Outdoor Wedding

Photo: Yvette Roman Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Yvette Roman Photography

(From the album: An Elegant Wedding in Santa Susanna, CA)

For the Colorful Eclectic Wedding

Photo: Aaron Delesie // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Aaron Delesie

(From the album: An Eclectic Wedding in Santa Barbara, CA)

For the Rustic Wedding

Photo: Eclectic Images // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Eclectic Images

(From the album: An Eclectic Bohemian Wedding in Austin, TX)

For the Romantic Chic Wedding

Photo: Love Ala Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Love Ala Photography

(From the album: A Gilded Glamorous Wedding in San Juan Capistrano, CA)

For the Contemporary Garden Wedding

Photo: Karlisch Photography & Steve Wrubel Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Karlisch Photography & Steve Wrubel Photography

(From the album: A Modern Wedding in Philadelphia, PA)

For the Luxe Wedding

Photo: Domino Art, Inc. // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Domino Art, Inc.

(From the album: A Glamorous Wedding in Miami Beach, FL)

For the Eclectic Wedding

Photo: Hugh Forte Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Hugh Forte Photography

(From the album: A Fun Vow Renewal in San Juan Capistrano, CA)

For the Rustic Lodge Wedding

Photo: SMS Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: SMS Photography

(From the album: A Luxe Country Club Wedding in Jasper, TX)

For the Modern Industrial Wedding

Photo: Leigh Miller Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Leigh Miller Photography

(From the album: A New Years Eve-Inspired Wedding in Kansas City, MO)

For the Traditional Preppy Wedding

Photo: Faith West Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Faith West Photography

(From the album: A Nostalgic Pink Wedding in Andalusia, PA)

For the Elegant Vintage Wedding

Photo: Anne Marie Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Anne Marie Photography

(From the album: A Regal Wedding in Kerrville, TX)

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