Post # 1
Need ideas for about 15 tables (a mix of high top and regular) for a cocktail hour between our ceremony & reception. Our reception centerpieces are simple pillar candles with few flowers mixed in.
So what would work for the inbetween time?
Post # 3
If the cocktail hour is in the same location as the reception, just use the reception set up. If not, I think candles and maybe some scattered flower petals would be nice, simple, and similar enough to your reception centerpieces to look tied together nicely.
Post # 4
Maybe just a few candles and petals. I don’t think the coctail hours needs to be as fancy as the reception or anything….just keep it simple!
Post # 5
we went with super simple bud vases with a few white flowers in each. we just told the florist to use left over flowers from our other arrangements. she didn’t even charge us for them.
Post # 6
I agree with everyone to keep it simple, simple flowers in a small vase, or simple candles.
I will throw an idea out there that I did, where we put memory boxes on each of the cocktail tables. Each memory box was different stages of life of my husband and I (babies, toddlers, pre-teen, teens, etc.) and was filled with photos and small trinkets from our childhood. Overall our guests liked them (and it also gave our inlaws a chance to get to know us,) and it gave them something to look at during cocktail hour.
Post # 7
@AnnieAAA: Wow that is such a neat idea!!
Post # 8
I agree with the pp. Keep it small and relatively simple. It is nice for your guests to have room to put down a purse, camera etc besides their glass.
This is a cute one for a cocktail hour that is an easy DIY. You can use those inexpensive martini glasses from the $ store and just a few flowers.
A couple more simple ideas
Post # 9
@julies1949: wow that margherita glass idea is incredibly cute, good idea!
But yes- keep it simple.. no need to use lots of resources ($$) to decorate the area
Post # 10
I too do NOT think it’s necessary to do anything special during cocktail hour. Most people are standing and milling around and won’t even remember. I remember the centerpieces from the reception (1/2 lit lanterns and the other 1/2 flowers) but STRUGGLING to remember the cocktail hour tables!