As you approach your wedding day, there are a lot of choices to make. From the colour of table runners to the type of drink you want to serve, and whether you are looking at wedding venues in the Lake District or getting married in a barn, your drinks should reflect you and your partner.
Drinks are served at all stages of your wedding, from getting ready with the bridal party to the speeches. This can cost a lot of money, with some couples opting to place money behind the bar and others buying special bottles for arrivals and speeches. Whatever option you choose, making sure you pick the right drink for you is important.
Here, we will explore your drink options from the most popular wedding drinks to the perfect tie-in alcoholic favours.
The most popular drink to be served at weddings, as with most celebratory occasions, is wine. Whether your choice is white, red, or even something sparkling, wine and champagne are great celebratory drinks to toast your love and union on your wedding day. However, it is not to everyone’s taste and finding a balance can be difficult – you don’t want to be spending over the odds for a drink most people will only sip and leave.
While wine and beer are popular choices for most occasions, you might want a more personal touch to your wedding. Cocktails have a variety of flavours which can cater to different tastes and signify your personality better than the standard drink choices. From fruity depths to refreshing herbals, you can find a drink better matched to you, your guests’ tastes, and easier replicate each drink with non-alcoholic options – making sure everyone goes home happy.
According to Hitched.co.uk, some of the best cocktails for a wedding include: the espresso martini, a negroni, and a dirty martini. Each cocktail represents something different. You might consider choosing a cocktail which would appeal to the majority of your wedding guests, so as to ensure your money is well spent.
Or you can choose a cocktail which truly represents you and your partner. Each cocktail represents something different and finding the drink which is personalised and unique to you can make your wedding that extra bit special. You don’t have to only serve this drink, but instead made a special station where your guests can have your signature cocktail alongside their classic favourites at the bar.
By choosing a personalised cocktail, you will have a refreshing reminder of your wedding day. You could recreate this cocktail for special events, such as anniversaries, or even just be reminded of the day if you order it at a bar.
Choose spirits and flavours which represent you. If your partner is exciting and fresh, they might suit a zesty citrus flavour such a lemon. Or, if you fell in love by the seaside, you might consider a salt rim on your glass. Whatever you choose, both in flavour and decoration, this drink can be as tailored to your relationship as you want.
And more people are choosing to avoid alcohol altogether when it comes to their weddings. In fact, according to Hitched.co.uk with the National Wedding Survey, 10% of weddings in 2021 were completely sober. So why not opt for a dry wedding and make a personalised mocktail instead?
Your drink doesn’t just have to end when you are leaving either – try producing this signature cocktail as a bottled favour for your guests. These can include printed labels with your date and names on, or even personalised to your guests, including mocktails for anyone who doesn’t drink so that they can still enjoy the flavour of your signature drink.
And don’t forget the infamous hangover kit wedding favours too, complete with painkillers, bottles of water, or even the hair of the dog!
Whether you are looking for a timeless cocktail with a small twist or a fully-personalised drink specially made for your day, experimenting with drinks can be a great idea for your wedding. As with each detail, the drinks should be representative of you, and by personalising your drinks you can ensure your guests will remember your wedding every time they enjoy it.