(Closed) Actual Mechanics of a Lounge area/reception

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Try renting it.  There are plenty of home staging companies out there, I know I have seen a show filmed in Houston about that on HGTV.   I would start there and move on to theatrical rental companies.  But you will find some great lounge worthy pieces at Marshalls and TJMAXX, if you want to keep them or resell them.  You also might watch Craigslist, I have gotten a ton of stuff on there for really cheap.  Target and Walmart have some cheap versions of some modern furniture also.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You can definitely rent lounge furniture. Another option, if you have any crafty friends, is to make some. Most lounge furniture involves 2 x 4’s, plywood, fabric, and stuffing. It shouldn’t be too hard to make some armless couches and chairs..of course this is coming from a girl who grew up using a skill saw =) 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@katieebee: Side affect from having renovation happy parents…LOL! You dream it up and my dad would make it =) Too bad I don’t have enough room for a lounge area. They always look so nice and elegant yet cozy at the same time. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would love to have a lounge area at my reception, but I don’t even have a venue yet, so that is very much still a wish – LOL. I’m thinking that I will rent furniture for the lounge area if that ends up being a go for us.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My venue is a yacht club so they have plenty of lounge furniture, but it is blues, greens, and other colors that don’t match at all. So we are looking into some white slipcovers. If they have anything you could use slipcovers could be an option.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m having a wedding in my parent’s backyard, but the yard doesn’t have enough room for seating/tables for 150…so we’re doing a lounge setup for a cocktail/dessert reception. 

I’m renting the furniture from a local rental company. I shopped around, because the three different companies had a wide variety of different styles of furniture, and prices. Here’s a few examples of what i’ll have:

I’ll be buying/making (depending on time) pillows that will match my theme, to make it fancier. I’ll have little end tables with centerpieces on them, and will have about 15 cocktail rounds placed around, with centerpieces on them as well.

So far I have yet to find EXACTLY what I have in mind, as far as pictures go, but I fell in love with this:

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2010/11/17/romantic-north-carolina-wedding-by-smitten-photography/

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are doing our rentals from all occasions rentals. This is the main website, but you can check on here to see if they have one in your area.

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