Wedding Planning

Fresh Ideas for Your Wedding Cocktails

No offense to your vows or the delicious cake, but cocktails are pretty much every guest’s best friend.  So make your cocktails even prettier with these fun bar accessories.

No offense to your vows or the delicious cake, but cocktails are pretty much every guest’s best friend.  So make your cocktails even prettier with these fun bar accessories.

Bar Decorations

Decorate your cocktail area with punny beer coasters and wine signs to help guests differentiate between the pinot and the cab.

 

Add some flair with over-sized and sparkly confetti. This would be especially cute if you are having a pre-reception cocktail hour (while you take all of those pictures) and you need to pep up your round cafe tables.

Cocktail Napkins

You can do so much better than plain old white napkins.  And if a traditional monogram isn’t what you want either, these fun napkins are the perfect alternative. For guests that don’t know many of the other guests, they might enjoy bonding over these word search napkins while waiting for their drink.

Okay, so these personalized ‘fun facts’ napkins are a bit of a splurge, but aren’t they fantastic?  Regale your guests with the very best trivia about your love story and the wacky idiosyncrasies you love about each other.

These simple black and white napkins are chic and simple. You might love this sweet little car (above), but my favorite is definitely the love definition (below). But I’m a word nerd, so…

Identify your drink.

Especially if you are only serving wine, or a couple of signature cocktails, you want guests to be able to tell their drinks apart.  These black, white, and gold wine tags are way cooler than your mom’s crystal charms.

I absolutely order you to get these fun umbrellas if you are having a retro or tiki wedding. They belong in your mai tai.  They just do.

Cocktail Flags

If you are looking for a simple and affordable DIY project for your reception, consider the humble cocktail flag.  All you have to do is choose a pattern that matches your theme in fabric, washi tape, or paper.

Have your drink stirrers serve double duty by adding your wedding’s Instagram hashtag into the mix.

Festive Straws

For a modern wedding, these neon straws are the ultimate.  Add a chalkboard flag effect by writing on black washi tape with a white Sharpie.

For a Fourth of July wedding, nothing beats these chic red chevrons.

Credits: Wine Sign//Beer Coasters//Large Confetti//Word Search Napkins//Fun Fact Napkins//Just Married Napkins//Love Definition Napkins//Wine Tags//Drink Umbrellas//Fabric Flag//Washi Tape Flag//Instagram Flags//Monogrammed Swizzle Sticks//DIY Poms//Mr. & Mrs. Flags//Neon Straws//Chevron Straws