(Closed) Signature Cocktail?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is a Signature Cocktail necessary?
    It's not a REAL wedding reception without one : (0 votes)
    Not necessary, but it makes any reception that much better and worth the extra cost : (12 votes)
    40 %
    They are cool, but a waste of money. Stick with the basics. : (13 votes)
    43 %
    What's a Signature Cocktail? : (5 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    xstitchgal75:  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
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    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
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    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    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
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    7440 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    You don’t have to. Most won’t remember it anyway. You don’t have to do favors either

    Post # 6
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    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    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
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    xstitchgal75:  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
    Hostess
    1440 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    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
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    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
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    1960 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    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
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    1949 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
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    Busy bee
    • 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
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    1290 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think you have to be careful.  Some places try to use watered down booze and a lot of sweet mixer.  

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