When you plan one of the most important days of your life, you have to put a lot of thought into all the little details. From your dress and accessories, the cake and the flowers, the photographer… the list could truly go on forever! However getting creative with the fine details is also one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning!
When you think of setting the tone and getting your guests in the mood for your reception, what’s the first thing you think of? It has to be cocktails of course! That part after the ceremony and before the reception is possibly one of the favourite parts of a wedding for the guests! It’s also a great time let your personality shine through and impress your guests with unique and personal touches.
Even if a cocktail reception isn’t at the top of your priority list at the minute, you may want to give it some thought! You can get really creative and it helps to bring that extra wow factor to your wedding. We’ve got some top tips from our favourite wedding planners in London,to help create the perfect wedding cocktail that your guests won’t be able to stop talking about!
For those of you who aren’t going for a conventional wedding, you’ll need an equally unique cocktail to match. Once your reception menu is set, it’s time to focus on the drinks you plan to serve. So how about adding a personal touch by choosing your own signature wedding cocktail? With playful names and seasonal flavors, there are so many possibilities to add that perfect personal touch to your wedding cocktail.
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We adore signature drinks, especially when they’re beautifully presented in cute glasses or jars. Your signature drink can be your favorite one that you both adore, or a special one made to reflect your theme and decor. Whatever you choose it’s a great way to add your personality and style to your wedding. How about naming it after you or something that you love? Your guests will be talking about your wedding for years to come, and how you had your very own signature drink! Talk with your bar tender to help decide which flavors work best toegther.
If you’re getting married in spring or summer, we suggest infusing your champagne with floral lavender by adding a sprig to each flute. This aromatic drink will evoke romance and is perfect for your special day. For those of you who are more daring how about this latest trend… more and more bars are infusing original flavors in liqueur like bacon, mango, and even hibiscus flowers. You can’t get much more unique than that!
We also love the idea of using drinks as escort cards to guide guests to their seats. Your guests will be happy to find their seats when it comes with a glass of bubbly! Just tie your little cards around champagne flutes to show your guests the way. Whatever you decide your signature drink will be, how about serving it in personalized glasses that guests can take home after the big day? Writing guests names on each glass is a bautiful keepsake from your big day.
Another idea we love, is adding flowery ice cubes to your wedding cocktail. They are easy to make and a perfect personal touch to any wedding. You can freeze edible flowers or put in some fruits to go with your fruity cocktails. Simple, yet effective!
If you are going to tie the knot in spring or in summer, poptails are an irresistible idea your guests will adore without fail. These refreshing treats are perfect on those hot days. Who could say no to a popsicle on a hot summer day, especially when combined with you favorite liquor!
How about letting your inner child out with a cotton candy cocktail? A cloud of cotton candy gives the perfect touch of sweetness when added to a drink. Or if you fancy going all out, you can even use a machine to make it yourselves. Top your champagne glasses with cotton candy for a fun and colorful beverage!
Cocktail tasting is not only super fun for you before the big day, it’s also great entertainment at your wedding. It will give your guests something to do and get them involved in your big day! Organize a tasting table where they can try wine or local beers for example or have a sommelier on hand to offer a few wines to try and give them some advice.
Don’t hesitate to use unusual serving vessels to serve your cocktails differently. No one will be able to resist a cocktail in an unusual ‘glass’, such as a coconut for example. Something about cocktails served in coconuts just screams relax and chill to us!
If alcohol just isn’t for you or your guests then turn your cocktails into mocktails! Healthy cocktail bars are becoming all the rage lately and are the perfect added touch on your wedding day! Help your guests to stay healthy by serving cocktails filled with fresh fruit and veg. They’ll not need alcohol after tasting mocktails! Chilled, fruity and delicious, they’re easy to make and the perfect refreshment for your guests on your wedding day.
If you need any advice to plan your cocktail reception, contact Aude the perfect wedding planner in London who will help you to create a wedding to remember!are always aware of the latest wedding trends and will help you plan the wedding you’ve always dreamt of from beginning to end… and even the cocktails!