Signature wedding cocktails are just one of the latest trends to show up on the wedding scene.
Signature wedding cocktails allow guests to imbibe in the style of the bride or groom. However, they are one extra detail of the wedding to plan out and budget for aside from other things like your candles, decor and floral arrangements. How do you pick out your signature wedding cocktail? Would you want one? Should you do it? These are all questions you have to think about if you're thinking about having a signature cocktail on your big day. So let's go through some reasons why you should or shouldn't have signature wedding cocktails.
You should have signature wedding cocktails...
Because you want to
Hey, if you're thinking about it, you should do it! It's a cute little addition to add to your menu on the day of your wedding. In fact, you might already have an idea of what you want your drink and name to be.
Since you're already serving alcohol
If you're already planning on a bar, it's an easy addition. So, go ahead and have a little menu with his and hers signature wedding cocktails along with the other beverages you are having served at your wedding.
If you don't like beer or wine
Having just beer and wine bars at weddings is pretty popular because most people will drink beer or wine. The bonus is it's less expensive. However, if you don't care for either, but still want to have a drink at your reception or cocktail hour, you can make it your signature.
Because your life has its own signature drink
Maybe you're known for drinking margaritas, Jack and Coke or vodka cranberry's, this can be your drink. You can add a twist to your favorite drink, and add a cute name to make it your cocktail for the event.
You should rethink having signature wedding cocktails...
If you don't like to drink, or don't like mixed drinks
It's totally fine if you aren't a big drinker, but that means you don't need to put forth the extra planning here. Since you don't drink, or don't drink liquor, you can just stick with beer and wine, or nothing and save yourself some planning.
If you just want beer and wine
Nothing wrong with this. Serving just beer and wine is less expensive and a little easier than a full bar for your wedding. Picking out specific wine and brews for your wedding can be just as fun. Plus you don't have to come up with a name if you're just serving your favorite craft beers. You can even get engraved glasses for your event if you want to give it that extra WOW! factor.
If it's not in your budget
Sometimes you've got to make cuts into your budget. One of the easiest places to make cuts in your wedding budget is in your bar. If you have an open bar at your wedding you have to pay for your bartenders, possibly along with setting up. If an open bar is a must, but your budget is tight, keeping it to beer and wine will cut costs.
All in all, having a signature wedding cocktail can be a fun addition to your wedding, if it's right for you. However, it's not necessary to throw a fabulous wedding.