All great weddings have three things in common: great people, great food and an amazing bar. Here are some tips and tricks we’ve picked up along the way to make your wedding drinks stand out from the rest. Thank you to Albert Palmer, D&A Photography, The Saums & Ryan Goold Photography for use of their photos.
If you want to put a spin on what you serve and how you serve it when it comes to the drinks at your wedding, here are our top ideas, from seasonal drinks to Cool Cocktails, Mocktails and More!
Whether a Porn Star Martini reminds you of your first holiday together, or an ice cold beer from your first date, your guests are going to love the personal touches that you add to your big day.
Why not get conversations flowing by really making your reception drinks yours with signature ‘His & Hers’ cocktails? You could get really creative by naming your own drinks as well! Come up with creative names for your cocktails. Our favourite cocktails are First Kiss, Happily Ever After and Blushing Bride.
NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS FOR YOUR DAY
Don’t forget to set up non-alcoholic beverages! Go beyond the traditional water and juice and try a selection of non-alcoholic cocktails, sparkling ciders and waters. There are so many different non-alcoholic options available, so why not try a show stopping Mocktail table. A virgin Sangria or even a signature Mocktail will be sure to get your non-alcoholic drinkers feeling excited and welcome.
If you’d prefer to stick with a bubbly non-alcoholic option, consider a sparkling elderflower with perhaps a drop of brightly coloured raspberry for that extra splash of luxury!
PIMP YOUR PROSECCO STATION
If you are a couple who love a glass of fizz, then you will definitely love the idea of having a ‘pimp my prosecco’ station. Just when you thought Prosecco couldn’t be any lovelier, Bacchus Bars with an array of gorgeous fruits and syrups to add to your fizz to make it even more delicious
Included in the “Pimp Your Own Prosecco Package”:
Prosecco, along with a selection of “Syrups to Pimp Your Own”
Including: Peach, Rose, Hibiscus, Lavender, Raspberry, Strawberry & Blackcurrant
Fresh fruit is lovely in Prosecco so we’ve included bowls of raspberries, strawberries and the prettiest jewelled pomegranate seeds
SEASONAL WEDDING DRINKS
Whatever the season you’ve chosen for your big day, we’ve got you covered with this beverage guide packed with ideas for Seasonal drinks. From a fruity summer Pimms to a winter mulled wine there are so many options that will give you and your guests a day (and a drink) to remember.
Welcome in the warmer weather with a fun refreshing cocktail tailored to you and your fiancé’s taste and style. Spend your Sunday’s sipping Moscow Mules? Add a spring twist with this brightly coloured and tasty pink grapefruit Moscow mule. It is full of spunk and ready to take your guests to the dance floor. For the true mule lovers out there consider having a Moscow mule station for cocktail hour complete with different twists on that ginger filled copper cup. For everyone who has dreamed of their wedding in the stunning spring, we recommend:
1. Icy cold green tea Mojito is a sure-fire way to get your guests feeling cool and refreshed
2. The Perfect Pear: moscato, lemon liquor, lemon zest, lemon juice, seltzer, cut apples & of course pears
3. Mint To Be: vodka, sliced cucumber, mint leaves, and club soda
4. About Thyme: vodka, ruby red or pink grapefruit, elderflower cordial, sparkling water, and thyme
5. Blushing bride: anything pink will do! Raspberry liquor, passion fruit, pink lemonade, or try one of our personal favourites, peach Schnapps with grenadine and Champagne
If you have always wanted your perfect summer wedding, then nothing goes down better on a hot English summer’s day, like a fruity pitcher of Pimms with ice. We also recommend:
1. Rosé Sangria
2. Blood Orange + Thyme Paloma
3. Cucumber and Rosemary Gin & Tonic
4. Grapefruit Mint Bellini
For couples who love an autumnal feel, why not try a tasty cranberry margarita? The rich red colour, floating cranberry’s and finished with a fresh lime is sure to compliment the colour of the turning Autumn trees. We recommend:
1. Apple Cider Bellini
2. Apple Cider Mimosas
When planning that perfect winter wonderland wedding, what better way than to get your guests feeling cosy and warm with a glass of deliciously spiced mulled wine. We also recommend: