If you want to create an atmosphere where guests feel free to dance the night away at your reception, nothing says "bring on the party" better than a lounge area. Let's face it: After hours of boogying down on the dance floor, your guests are going to love having a place where they can refresh their beverage and carry on a conversation all while giving their tired toes a well-earned rest. Adding a lounge area also gives you a chance to change up your décor. Bring in new lighting, fresh seating, and flowing drapes to create a look that stands apart from the rest of your reception. Or if you’re not a fan of the nightclub vibe, try designing a calm, outdoor lounge where guests can relax, take in the scenery, and converse during cocktail hour, in preparation for the rest of the evening’s exhilarating activities.