Never sacrifice comfort for anything, not even if you have all it takes to make up for it in other aspects of the lounge party. Cocktail hour is an extension of your reception, so there’s so much need to give people the avenue to relax from the initial festivities. What’s the essence of investing in a Pinterest-worthy lounge space that ends up being under-used?
There’s a litany of ways to create a reception that lovingly meets the eye, while also keeping guests cozy and wanting to hang out more. Have multiple pieces of furniture in different locations and maybe stock with warm pashminas if the air is cool at night, or add a fun bar cart for after-dinner drinks.