Five Do’s and Don’ts for your Wedding Cocktail Hour

Congratulations, lovebirds! The journey to your wedding day is an exciting one, filled with decisions that shape your dream celebration. Among these choices, the cocktail hour holds a special place – a time for your guests to relax, connect, and savor the atmosphere. To make your cocktail hour unforgettable, we’ve compiled a list of essential do’s and don’ts, featuring some of our top rentals: Crete cocktail Tables and Noemi Bar.


Do: Set the Stage with Stylish Rentals

Start off your cocktail hour on the right foot with Archive Rentals’ stunning Crete cocktail tables and Noemi Bar.The beautiful natural wood Noemi Bar, effortlessly complements our top-rated Crete cocktail table. 

Don’t: Underestimate Seating Arrangements

Remember, the layout matters. Mix up seating with a combination of high-top tables and lounge chairs to encourage mingling. Maybe even add in one of our lounge packages! Keep it balanced to provide comfort without overcrowding.

Do: Incorporate Interactive Elements

Capture your guests’ attention with interactive touches that take the experience to the next level. Consider setting up a do-it-yourself cocktail station or treating them to the thrill of live music, adding an extra dose of exhilaration to the atmosphere. You might even toss in a game of cornhole for an added element of fun and engagement.



Don’t: Skimp on Attention to Detail

It’s the little details that truly elevate the ambiance. Work closely with your florist to seamlessly weave delicate floral arrangements that beautifully complement your bar setup. Given that this area tends to draw a crowd, ensuring the harmonious pairing of florals and the bar itself is an essential touch.


 Do: Embrace Stylish Decor

Transform your cocktail hour space with decor that aligns with your wedding theme. Our Vintage Brass Candlesticks and Mix & Match Goblets add a touch of elegance to the setting. 


And there you have it, lovebirds, a rundown of cocktail hour do’s and don’ts for your big day! And if you’re celebrating in California—whether it’s the glamour of Los Angeles, the chill vibes of San Diego, or the buzz of San Francisco—Archive’s services have got you covered. Your vision will come to life wherever your heart desires. Cheers to an unforgettable cocktail hour and the amazing journey ahead!



Vendor Tags

Venue: La Quinta Resort

Rentals: Archive Rentals

Linens: BBJ La Tavola

Lighting: Amber Event Prod

Tabletop: The Ark

Entertainment: Elan Artists

Florals: Siren Floral Co

Paper Goods: Ceciles Paper Co

Photographer: Valorie Darling