(Closed) how to get people outside for reception

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
29 posts

I’m just a plain and simple girl but personally i would just leave the doors open, have a carpet or rug between spaces, or maybe even flowers or something outside to draw the attention of the guests. Sorry if this doesnt help 🙂 it is pretty late …haha

Post # 4
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Maybe you could have your venue set up an extra (but smaller) bar or drink station outside?  I was in a wedding with a similar sort of set up, and having the extra bar outside helped people realize it was part of the reception/cocktail hour.  Of course, just leaving the doors open and letting a few key people know beforehand so they can spread the word always helps!

Post # 6
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Totall agree with guinness. Bars send people running! =) Since it’s early, what about a bloody mary bar or a mimosa bar?

Post # 8
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

turn on the fire alarm?

haha. Sorry just being a nut – honestly, leave the door open I’m sure some people are smokers and will wander outside at sometime and others will follow to simply enjoy the day. 

Post # 9
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We had a similar kind of venue which had a patio we could use.   We just left one of the doors open and our guests wandered out there on their own. 

If you want,  you could put a few small floral centerpieces on the tables outside to tie in the wedding decor.

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