Many couples spend hours trying to come up with ways to work their personal style into their wedding reception. Food stations with favorite appetizers, signature cocktails, personalized favors, and special photos adorn many a reception. But what about a customized room setup?
Many venues have standard floor plans that work very well in the space and they are happy to share these with their couples. However, any good venue will work with you to create a new and custom layout that works with your vision and their venue space. Ask your venue if they have additional tables in different shapes and styles (think a Farmhouse table used for your Sweetheart Table) that you can use to add an extra special touch. Some venues also have other kinds of furniture that you can use to add a lounge (or lounges!) to your space.
If you decide to add a lounge, make sure your reception space is big enough to accommodate the extra furniture. Even if you are not having traditional round tables for guest seating, lounge furniture can be large and you don’t want it to take over the dance floor! If your reception space is smaller or an irregular shape, consider breaking up one big lounge into two or three smaller ones. You could place one by the dance floor, one closer to the bar, and one on the far side of the room away from the music. People will appreciate a place to take a break without missing out on any of the action and your older guests will be glad of a place to sit and talk without the DJ overwhelming them.