Instead of simply offering guests one pre-set chair at a standard round table for eight or ten, everyone from wedding planners to corporate event organizers are offering guests several different kinds of spaces to sit during an event. Living room sets, chaise lounges, and playrooms are popping up at all kinds of events.
Ask your caterer about adding some comfortable couches and chairs for your wedding or corporate lunch. If children are included, a play area is almost expected by parents today. Children simply won’t sit still for hours on end; they need a space to play with toys and interact with each other.
Some guests may not want to sit through a full meal and instead may opt to simply snack on cheese and crackers while sitting comfortably on a living room couch or Papasan chair. These alternative seating options offer guests more opportunity to relax and interact without the forced feelings that come with a standard catering table. Add soft lighting, and you might find a few guests drifting off to sleep.
Hosts are finding that guests are willing to stay longer and enjoy more of the event when the guests have comfortable seats. If you are planning on spending thousands of dollars on your wedding, anniversary, or business event, make the most of the time and space and provide your guests with something more than a hard, plastic chair.