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Creative Lounge Areas You Didn't Know You Needed

Why You Should Consider Renting Lounge Furniture for Your Next Special Event

Photo from Jordan Thompson at Landon Jacob's Photography

Let's start by stating the obvious. There are a lot of reasons why demand for chic lounge areas has really picked up over the past few years, but one reason in particular stands out: it is comfortable. Whether you are planning a wedding reception, baby shower, family reunion, or corporate dinner, your guests are sure to thank you when they arrive to find that their metal folding chair and white cover has been replaced with a cozy couch cushion. Brides, moms-to-be, and other special event planners are trending away from the traditional folding table and chairs and opting for a more chic and intimate set up for their celebrations and... we. are. loving. it. It is quaint, comfortable, and allows you to put your own personal touch on your event venue. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite lounge areas, occasions you can include them, and reasons why we've noticed a surge in demand for furniture rental. Keep scrolling to get inspired and come up with your own design for your next lounge area!


Get Guests Socializing During Cocktail Hour

Isn't the whole point of a wedding reception to (celebrate the bride and groom, of course) but also, to get your guests comfortable mingling and socializing with one another? For probably the only time in your life, you will have all of your friends and family together in one location. Don't put them on metal folding chairs. Just don't do it. This cocktail hour lounge area set up is the perfect way to get all of your people together, drink in hand, tush on the couch, getting to know each other and celebrating your special moment. This really makes it feel more like a family affair and is a surefire way to get everyone comfortable and ready to hit the dance floor for the after party.


Chic Lounge Areas Make the Perfect Photo Op for Guests

Photo from Alicia Lucia Photography.

While the aesthetics shouldn't be your only concern, it is a legitimate one. Fortunately these lounge areas serve a dual purpose; they give your guests a comfortable and intimate place to relax, and they make a super cute, super chic backdrop for pictures. Because, as much as we would like to believe that our guests came solely to support us in our celebration of marriage, let's be real. Weddings are fun, and we all need a picture to prove it. Create your lounge area and leave it as is, or add a photo backdrop, some simple foliage, or a trendy neon sign for all of your guests' Instagram needs. Bonus points if you can find a way to incorporate your wedding hashtag.


Use Lounge Furniture for Special Seating at a Shower

These special pieces are perfect for highlighting your VIPs at a bridal or baby shower. Upgrade from a basic white chair to one of these plush lounge chairs to make your bride or mother-to-be feel like a true guest of honor. We can't forget about our special helpers either! Set both pieces together for the bride and her maid of honor at a bridal shower or a future mom and whoever may be helping her as she opens and tracks gifts received at the shower.


Separate Your Venue Into Different Guest Areas

You hired the best DJ in the area. They're playing the Cha Cha Slide, the crowd is loving it, but in the middle of cha-cha-ing real smooth, you look over and spot your eighty something year old grandma, not too enthusiastic about your music selection. You can't please everyone, and you need to be prepared for guests who may have different tastes about what is "fun" or not. Use a lounge area to accommodate elderly or disabled guests who may not be able (or willing) to participate in all of the after-party action.


However you decide to style your lounge furniture, your guests are sure to appreciate a soft place to land amidst the craziness of the wedding day. There are so many options for guest seating, but creating your own personalized lounge area is sure to be a hit with everyone, especially grandma.

For more information on lounge furniture available to rent at Purdon's, call 859-266-1197 or submit a request to receive a quote!


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