8 Cocktail Hour Décor Ideas You (and Your Guests) Will Love
Whether yours is being held in a lawn next to your outdoor ceremony venue or in the hall next to your reception room, you should definitely consider how you can make your guests as comfortable, happy and entertained as possible while they wait for the reception (and you!). Spoiler alert: There's more to it than an open bar and bite-sized apps (but not much). Find some fresh, simple ways to decorate your cocktail hour space, below.
You can make casual hors d'oeuvres or charcuterie plates feel elevated with stunning centerpieces and florals.
Make sure your guests have lots of surfaces to sit and place their cocktails while they mingle—linen-draped tables and casual chairs are perfect.
The more seating there is, the better—you might not want to make your guests (especially the elderly ones) stand for an hour plus. Try a cozy-chic lounge area.