Cocktail-Hour Must: Provide Comfortable Seating
You'll want to give people room to mingle easily, so don't crowd the room with chairs. Just provide enough seating so that your older guests have a comfy place to rest.
Top-Shelf Idea: A combination of low chairs, coffee tables and higher tables with bar stools will give your cocktail hour a different feel than your sit-down reception dinner. Want a cozier vibe? Build a virtual outdoor living room with overstuffed armchairs, rugs and vintage wooden end tables.
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