A wedding cocktail bar was a hot trend a couple of years ago and now it’s almost classics, we see many bars at large weddings. Besides, there’s a cocktail hour at many weddings, too, so a bar space is a must. Need some ideas and advice to organize a wedding bar of your dreams and amuse your guests as much as possible? Let’s start.
Stick to your wedding theme and style at your bar, especially if it’s not far from the reception. Keep the music a bit down to let people talk at ease and create mellow vibes. Don’t forget of decor itself: natural foliage and blooms, centerpieces and marquee lights, signage and banners will make your bar space awesome. Add a personalized touch to the bar: monogrammed napkins or barware can help you with that.
Knockout Signature Cocktails
Match your signature cocktail to your color scheme, reflect your personalities: take a favorite cocktail of one of yours, choose the cocktails that reflect your origin or remind of hometowns. Maybe your go-to sip is whiskey lemonade, while your fiancé’s is gin and tonic. Feature both cocktails on the menu and give them creative names to reflect your personalities. Highlight your cocktails with some beautiful glasses that fit your wedding style and add stirrers as personilizing touches.
Make sure you’ve got a few drink selections for non-drinkers, especially if it’s an outdoor summer wedding, and don’t forget about kids if they are invited. For hotter months, try water infused with cucumber, melon and mint—with lots of ice. During cooler months, serve something cozy and seasonal, like hot apple cider with cinnamon sticks. Work with your caterer or mixologist to come up with something inventive like a mix of grapefruit and orange juices, or a little coconut milk and a small scoop of orange sherbet on top.
Serve something slightly salty, sweet, bitter and savory, or provide several dishes to complement to your signature cocktails. Don’t forget to ask about any special diets or allergies ahead of time to ensure everyone has something to enjoy (and so anyone with allergies knows what to steer clear of). Offer some seasonal appetizers and you can also forgo typical utensils entirely by offering all bites on edible spoons or in mini crispy cones.