Festive Wedding Cocktails and Mocktails


Story by Courtney Murray

You’ve said yes to the perfect dress. The band has been chosen and the buffet menu picked. You’ve tasted every possible cake option and the song list is set. You’ve found your soulmate and it is time for one of the most important days of your life. It’s the moment that you are forever joined with the love of your life….and now it is time to celebrate! No wedding is complete without drinks, and these days they can be as over the top as your nuptials. Most people choose to serve beer and wine during the reception. Some opt to have open bar and really let loose. Many couples choose to do a signature cocktail at their reception. This is where you can let your creativity really shine. From engraved glasses to creative names, a signature cocktail is a festive way to showcase your style as a couple to your guests. Cocktails are another way to incorporate your wedding theme as well. Try serving a martini in your color scheme or accenting your drink with a fruit, flower or garnish. You’ve put hours upon hours of research into your wedding from pouring over fabric swatches for bridesmaids dresses to wracking your brain for the perfect heartfelt vows to recite to your future spouse; so don’t let the bar become an afterthought. Beautifully drawn chalkboard signs and creative drink tags with your newly married name and the recipe give a personal touch. Another fun way to have your beverages stand out is to tie them into the season.


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