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Outdoor Reception/Cocktail Hour Additions Your Guests Will Remember

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Hydration Station

Incorporate a refreshment station to keep your guests feeling hydrated and ready for the long, exciting day ahead. Flavored water, lemonade, iced tea or even mocktails will not only be appreciated by your guests but will also be aesthetically pleasing! There are so many ways to style your refreshment table that can fit the theme of your special day. Take this idea one step further and add a snow cone cart!

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Fun Activities

Have a bunch of interactive activities to keep your guests busy and having fun. Try including bocce ball, croquet, ring toss, or cornhole. A guest book is another activity that will keep guests busy and participating and will also be a keepsake for you!

a cup of tea on a table

Signature Cocktail

Add in a pretty signature cocktail that matches the theme of your wedding. By having your signature drink passed around, you can help to eliminate long lines at the bar. This trend can bring something special to your wedding that your guests will love and remember. Brainstorm a name for the drink like “The Blushing Bride.” Not to mention the signs are the cutest!

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Outdoor Furniture

Consider renting outdoor seating and furniture if your venue does not provide it. Don’t forget your guests will have to be in those heels all night! Make sure to also have cocktail tables. Not only can guests rest down their drink to play some of the activities you set up, but they are a great spot for them to gather and mingle. Think about reserving a special spot for your elderly guests to sit. Your grandparents would appreciate it!