I should start off by establishing that we have decided to only serve beer and wine at our reception. We’re both big winos and Foxy seriously loves his beer. We realistically can’t afford a full open bar, and we really don’t see the need for a cash liquor bar in addition to an open beer and wine bar. I know people have varying opinions on this, but it’s the best option for us.
Now on to the good stuff. For a small extra fee per person, our venue also allows you to do a champagne toast and/or a signature cocktail to serve throughout the night. Given our budget, we can only realistically do one or the other.
On the one hand, a champagne toast would be pretty schweet, because let’s be real here: I LOVE champagne (or sparkling wine, as the case may be).
Not really a good descriptive photo, but it’s def a usual Sunday afternoon.
Plus, I love the look and feel and vibe of a true, classic champagne toast. And some of the the pictures can be unbeatable!
Image via What It Costs
Image via Salvagente / Photo by Kenichi-Nobusue
Now on the other hand, a signature cocktail is just so fun. For one, it would ensure that there would be at least some type of liquor for those (lovely) sticklers who aren’t big beer or wine fans. Second, we could have fun creating a name for it like “Blushing Bride Blueberry Gimlet” or something equally dorky and mushy. Third…and unashamedly one of the biggest selling points for me…is that we could put said cocktails in super-cute glasses!
Oh yes. I’m a total sucker for the Mason-jar glasses and stripey straws.
Needless to say, we’re pretty set on the signature cocktail—ultimately, we figure people will be more than able to toast with the drinks they will have in front of them instead of champagne. Now we just need to decide what kind of cocktail to serve!
What kind of bar, if any, did you have at your wedding? Any good signature-cocktail ideas??
- Washington DC/Havre de Grace, MD
- Massage Therapist
- Wedding Date:
- June 2012
- Vandiver Inn