(Closed) Cocktail Hour Seating

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

All cocktail hours that I have been to don’t have a lot of seating. At most of them we just stand around and mingle with friends.  I don’t you have to worry about chairs for everyone.  The park benches and few chairs for older members sounds fine.  

I also don’t think you need center pieces. Instead of flowers at the tables you could put something different.  You can do candles or picture frames.

Post # 4
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi, the cocktail hours that I’ve been to really didn’t have much seating either… one was at a destination wedding that overlooked the sea- so people just sat on sort of the ‘ledge’. And another one I went to had just a couple of chairs, where the old people would sit down, but most people were mingling and taking photos anyway!


The wedding I went to didn’t have any centre pieces or anything like that, but at the other one, my cousin’s, he had a friend someone play the guitar and sing. That was really nice…

Post # 5
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, the cocktail hour shouldn’t have a lot of chairs because people will use them!  Lol.  And if they sit in the chairs they’re not walking around mingling.  So ya don’t need too many.  What your Mom suggested should be fine.  And I wouldn’t worry about centerpieces either, maybe a few votives but you don’t need to break the bank.  Its the reception that people will love, and you’ll have the unveiling of it after the cocktail hour so that’s where the centerpieces count :o)

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