I love the idea of signature wedding drinks, coming up with a cocktail that is unique or having a drink there that reflects who you are is just another great way to customize your wedding. I especially love it when couples choose a local brewery for the groom’s drink in addition to the bride’s cocktail. Regardless of what you decide to do here are a few tips to help when choosing your signature drinks.
1. Try to match the drink to the season, nobody wants to drink a long island ice tea in the middle of winter. Choose light, crisp, and cool drinks for the warmer months and dark, complex, warm drinks for the cooler months.
2. Keep simple and reflective of you, if you don’t like vodka, there’s no reason to have dirty martinis at the reception. If you like bourbon then have manhattans or mint julep, if you’re not into liquor then go for wine or beer, just because it is signature drink doesn’t mean it has to be a mixed drink. A signature drink should be drink that you really enjoy and want everyone to experience.
3. Smaller alcohol portions. With a drink that people are familiar with they know how to pace themselves, with a signature cocktail drink they have no idea what the alcohol content is until they are putting ties around their head and doing the worm on the floor. A lower alcohol content will allow your guests to enjoy themselves with out having to regret it the next day.
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David Abel is the owner of David Abel Photography & specializes in Wedding Photography with a very clean and timeless style. David Abel enjoys espresso, woodworking, and has an obsession for lions. Based in Richmond VA David Abel travels both nationally and internationally for weddings. Those few hours when he is not working he spends with his two crazy cats and the love of is life Kristy.