You have the flowers picked and the menu is in place, now its time to focus on the cocktails. Signature wedding cocktails have long been the trend but more recently we have seen couples take them to the next level by using one of their go to cocktails from their favorite restaurant, or by putting a personal spin on an established cocktail. Consider the following tips when you are planning out your signature wedding cocktail.
Make it personal: Whether you decide to choose your cocktail by tying in the colors of your wedding or by picking a favorite cocktail of you and your fiance, go with the cocktail that best represents you as a couple as well as individuals. If you and your fiance differ from your choice cocktails, why not offer his and her drinks? This way you can offer something personal from the both of you. Other ways to personalize your cocktails is by including monogramed stir sticks, designed straw flags, and fun signage.
Ingredients: Ingredients are key. Be sure to check with your venue to see if the ingredients you need for your chosen cocktail are available, or if your cocktail calls for a premium liquor or special addition that they don’t typically have on hand. If an ingredient isn’t something your venue keeps in stock, don’t fret usually the Beverage Manager will be able to special order it for your wedding day. Another component that often gets forgotten are garnishments that need to be muddled, zested, twisted, etc., most likely the garnishments needed are stocked daily, but we recommend double checking just to be sure there will be enough on hand for your cocktails.
Overall Experience: Not only do you want your cocktail to taste delicious, you also want your guests to be wow’d by it’s presentation. You can do this by creating unique signage, using different glassware then what would normally be used, including colored sugar or salt, or by incorporating an element of fire or ice. No matter how you decide to present each cocktail, ensure the overall look and feel compliments the rest of your wedding day’s decor and design.
Signature cocktails are a fantastic way to personalize your wedding day and add some fun to the festivities! Have fun with the process, and make sure the cocktails you choose are a perfect representation of you and your fiance!
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