Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2016 - Ever After Banquet Hall
We are trying to keep costs manageble for our wedding. We are having an open bar (even though cash bars are pretty much the norm here), but we are only serving beer and wine. Fiance already thinks a lot of my ideas are over the top and unnecessary. You know, crazy stuff like centerpieces and favors LOL I am hesitant to even bring up the idea of a signature cocktail knowing he will think it excessive. I hear so much about them (I work in a bridal shop LOL), but I have not actually ever been to a wedding that had them. What do my fellow bees think?
Post # 2
You definitely don’t need a signature cocktail, but if you’re not offering any liquor, it might be a nice touch. If you decide to do one, I’d suggest something relatively neutral that a lot of people will like, as it’ll be the only liquor available.
For our wedding, we had two – a “his,” which was a Bourbon cocktail with honey, lime & grapefruit and “hers,” which was a cucumber martini. People liked them, but it definitely didn’t make or break the wedding (though we had a full open bar with liquor).
Post # 3
Most weddings on the west coast (that I’ve experienced) stick with beers and wines. I love cocktails but I’m picky about my liquor–I’ll probably pass on a Jack Daniels or tequila-based drink, or something super sweet. I’d be thrilled to have two choices (one clear alcohol and one dark) for variety, but I doubt anyone will be scandalized that you don’t have a signature cocktail.
And so what if he thinks it’s excessive? You’re not psychic, maybe he’ll love the idea or be willing to compromise. Or maybe he won’t, and that’s whatever, you gave it a try.
Post # 4
I thought a signature cocktail was a drink that the bride gets only. Sooo I’m way off. Side note, my venue does not allow hard alcohol, which is fine with me. However, I don’t like beer or wine. Would my venue allow me to have a drink of hard alcohol if I’m the only one that is drinking it?
Post # 5
You don’t have to. Most won’t remember it anyway. You don’t have to do favors either
Post # 6
Depending on who you have there it’s a bit of a waste, I only drink cider or gin. So it wouldn’t work for me. If you have a group of girls that love a certain spirit you may be able to do it 🙂
Post # 7
My poll response isn’t listed: They’re a trend. If you like the idea, have one. If you don’t or would rather spend the money elsewhere, do that. NBD.
Post # 8
We weren’t planning on having one, but during one of our tastings, our caterer/bar mentioned a cocktail they’ve been making in house that sounded so good. We tried it and liked it enough to make a little room for it in our budget.
I think that you’ll have happy guests either way!
Post # 9
I’d skip it. I think it’s silly when it’s not a open bar and only beer, wine, and a floofy sweet cocktail.
Post # 10
It’s not necessary, but it’s a nice way to have more options without doing a total open bar. We are doing Moscow Mules and spiked lemonade as ours.
Post # 11
I would have one as an option because it would be a way for us to relive the wedding for years to come. We could just mix up our signature coctail on anniversaries and holidays and remember how much that day ment to us. It would be soemthing that we both like and would share with our guest on our special day. If there isn’t soemthing that really has any meaning to you as a couple or if you think you would never want to just mix it up at home I would skip it.
Post # 12
- Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI
We had 3 but also had beer and wine and everyone ordered them! Since we had a brunch reception we stuck to “Bloody Marry Me” and “Just Married Mimosas” and “Chicago River Romance” which was an iced coffee with vanilla vodka and Kahluha in it since DH loves iced coffee all year and I can only handle it spiked and we had our first kiss on the Chicago river. For the non drinkers we had a fancy mocha called Love Buzz because well I’m addicted to coffee and I couldn’t get married without lots of coffee options!
Sorry, that was a lot of explanation for saying we had cut a lot of costs but signature drinks and a foodie brunch was an area we focused on because it was important to us and made our wedding unique. If that’s not important to you I think it’s fine to skip it!
Post # 13
I think you have to be careful. Some places try to use watered down booze and a lot of sweet mixer.