Eliminate the escort cards and the display! Dress up your flirty cocktail and straws with name banners and the selected guests table number. Have the cocktail hour waitstaff waiting for guests as they enter the cocktail hour space with your signature drink. Be sure to remind the staff to alphebetize the drinks by the guests LAST name then by their FIRST name. It can also be helpful to the staff if you were to assist the staff by organizing the name banners ahead of time to allow the staff to be more efficient with other tasks on your wedding day!
Your guests will also be happy to quickly have a drink in hand and not waiting in a sea of people at the bar!
Make a statement with your signature cocktail by adding a small hors d'oeuvre on a straw or drink stirrer. This is a great way to eliminate the costs of the cocktail plate, utensil, and the buffet table r and allows you to have a signature cocktail on your wedding day! Add a warm pastry to a hot cocktail in those cold winter month weddings. Or add a refreshing mozzarella and basil stuffed tomato to a cold drink on a hot summers day! The possibilities can be endless, but be sure that the hors d'oeuvre garnish you use pairs well with your signature cocktail!
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Here are other great tips on how you can provide guests with a signature cocktail on your wedding day but saving you a few of your hard earned dollars!
- Provide your guests access to your signature cocktail at the cocktail hour ONLY! Allow guests to enjoy one or two of your signature cocktails at the cocktail hour and eliminate the option at the reception.
- Serve your guests cocktails in smaller quantities, like in a Collins glass. A Collins glass is a tall, skinny glass that creates an illusion that the drink is bigger than it actually is. Not only will this save you as a couple money but your guests will appreciate you the next day from saving them from the dreaded hangover!
- Provide ONE signature cocktail option and not two or three. Some couples like to provide one signature cocktail that expresses the bride's personality and then one cocktail for the groom's personality. Why not collaborate and create ONE cocktail that expresses you together, as a couple?!
Feel free to leave a comment if you have other suggestions for ways to incorporate a signature cocktail into a wedding without breaking the bank!