Our brewery venue is big and open, and as a result, everything’s happening somewhat in the same place on our wedding day. We’ll hold a ceremony on the patio, then immediately open up the connected tasting room (they share an indoor-outdoor bar) to start on the reception. That means no traditional “cocktail hour,” because, when you think about it, our whole reception is kind of a cocktail hour. We’re feeding our guests from a made-to-order food truck and nixing the whole assigned seats thing. As soon as we recess down the aisle, our guests should start eating, drinking, and mingling the night away.
Because we will have a long and open reception, and because we’re opting out of some traditional wedding activities (no bouquet toss or cake cutting here), I want to make sure there’s lots for our guests to do all night.
Photos by Meredith Perdue
I’m not sure if it’s a Southern thing, but it seems like nearly every bar down here in Atlanta is filling their rooms and patios with games like cornhole, shuffleboard, and bocce ball. They’re becoming increasingly common at weddings, too.