Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thirsty Thursday Thoughts

One of the important elements of a wedding reception are the drinks!!  Whether you're having a wedding with or without alcohol, there are still ways to have fun, creative drinks that look good with the decor.  

If your wedding is more formal-but you're trying to cut on cost, consider having a signature drink as opposed to a full open bar...

If you're having a more causal out door wedding, consider a passed signature cocktail.  I love the little swizzle sticks with yours and your new husbands name on them!  

Especially if you are getting married in the spring or summer, we want to make sure your guests are hydrated at all times-they have a lot of dancing ahead of them, and they need their fluids!!  

I love these glass dispensers.  These are great for a more budget wedding where the need for a bartender is eliminated.  You could even have some of these pitchers with alcohol and some without (just be sure to label them clearly!  You don't want grandma getting drunk when she's never been a drinker!!)
Of course there are a lot of ways to personalize and dress up the drinks...consider these sticks from Miss Pickles Press...
How cute is this mojito set up?!  You could use this as your signature drink AND your favor-by allowing guests to take them home.  

Another idea I really love is having a "grooms drink" and a "brides drink".  This one is a great grooms cocktail, and not too feminine-so the men at the wedding won't feel silly holding a girly martini with an umbrella in it :)

How about you lovely brides out there?  Any of you have creative, different cocktail/beverage ideas for your wedding?  I'd love to hear about them!

Happy Planning!!



Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

these all look so refeshing, i don't know which to choose!!

i'll have what you're having!

Sprouted Kitchen said...

love the swizzle sticks! i'm not into pink, but what a great looking drink!

Tim and Jennifer said...

Those are awesome!!! I also love the soap on the post below. I am going to try and make it for fun! what a great birthday gift even :)