One of my favorite things about weddings today is that couples make their weddings so personalized and special. Through special touches, couples infuse unique touches that show guests how much the ceremony and reception are a true reflection of themselves as a couple and their relationship. Andrew and I made a point of doing the exact same thing by making a point of having a travel theme at our wedding. Travel is something that we both love and we share special memories of our travels together. I felt that it made our day extra special.
One of the details we had a blast with was creating signature wedding cocktails to serve to our guests, along with beer and wine. We made a night of concocting various delicious cocktails and gave them fun travel themed names. I know a lot of couples are creating signature drinks for their weddings too, so today I thought I’d give a couple of ideas that can help you come up with a lovely drink for your big day.
1. Make it nostalgic
Spend time reminiscing about the past and think back on all of your favorite memories as a couple. This is a great place to start when dreaming up your signature wedding cocktail. Maybe it was the drink you had on your first date, maybe you recreate a drink from your favorite vacation you took together, or maybe it’s something that has special meaning to you both. Whatever you dream up, having a nostalgic story behind your signature cocktail is adorable.
2. Choose your favorites
It might seem obvious, but serving your go-to drinks as your signature cocktail is a fun way to make your guests learn something about you. Your closest friends and family will probably already know what your favorites are, but many of your guests probably don’t know what cocktails are your faves. Just because you got married doesn’t mean you suddenly adopted his passion for craft beer. Make the bar just as much about you and your hubby as the rest of the wedding with two go-to drinks, his and hers style! I love how some couples choose to call their cocktails “The Bride’s Favorite” and “The Groom’s Favorite.”
3. Go with the theme
If you’re having a difficult time narrowing down a drink, look to your wedding theme for inspiration. If you’re having a retro wedding go with a nod to the prohibition era by bottling up “bathtub gin”(just make yours by infusing gin with fruit) in mason jars. Then, throw it in a bathtub for guests to grab from. Throwing an elegant affair? Go all black and white with your drinks by serving martinis straight up with black olive stirrers. Getting married in the spring? Infuse your champagne with floral lavender by adding a sprig of the purple stuff to each flute. If those lavender sprigs match your bridesmaids’ dresses, bonus points!
No matter how you decide on what to serve at your wedding, creating something custom and personalized is a fun touch. If your cocktails have an interesting story behind them, place a stand at the bar explaining the thought that went into crafting them. Whether it’s the story of the wine from your favorite winery or an explanation behind the theme, guests will love this detail.
Do you have any ideas on how to personalize your wedding day? Let’s chat! Add your comment below.
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