The ceremony is over and you are officially hitched! Congratulations! Let the Celebration begin!
The first stop is the cocktail hour. One of the reasons many couples are having first looks or delaying the start of the cocktail hour is so they can join in with their friends and families.
Decorations for the hi/lo tops can be as simple or elaborate as you like. It’s an area that can be a bit playful and more relaxed. For the athletic couple, dig out some of those old softball/baseball cards, put them on a stick and tuck them in a bud vase with some greenery, in a small design or even in an apple or artichoke.
Are you into craft beers? Collect bottles and add a few stems - hops bloom in late summer and would be a fun touch. Consider these options – glass vase with a single large flower and perhaps a rustic or gold wire accent, trio of glass vases with flowers, wrought iron urn with roses or greenery, flower floating in glass, small, short clutch of flowers leaning in cube, small lanterns and objects special to the couple such as a stack of books.
Use your cocktail hour to show your personality and give your guests a hint of what’s to come.