All posts tagged: cocktail hour

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The Ultimate Food-And-Drink-Pairing Cocktail Hour

Ding ding ding! It’s five o’clock (somewhere?), and it’s time to talk about cocktails. And weddings. Because that’s what we do around here. So settle in, because today we are taking a two-handed approach, with a glass in one hand and an hors d’oeuvre in the other. For a post-ceremony indulgence that will knock the socks off of your wedding guests, a food-and-drink-paired cocktail hour is a one-two punch for the senses. The name pretty much sums it up, but this type of cocktail hour service pairs a tasty, small bite of food with its perfect alcoholic complement. A food-and-drink-paired Read More

bride holding pink bouquet and pink signature wedding drink in her hand while smiling for the camera

Top 10 Signature Drinks For Summer Weddings

So, you’re having a summer wedding? With tons of beautiful flower options during the warmer months and outdoor wedding venues calling your name, it’s easy to get caught up in the heat (hehe) of the wedding-planning moment, but let’s remember one thing for just a second: your wedding guests are going to be hot. They’re going to be thirsty. So whatever other planning detail you’re focusing on right now, put it aside for a moment—it’s time to think about how to keep your summer wedding cool and refreshing. That’s right. We’re talking signature wedding drinks. Whether you’re a bourbon lover, wine Read More

How To Choose A Signature Wedding Cocktail

Today we’re diving into one of the most fun items on your wedding planning to-do list: creating your signature wedding cocktail. While having a bar at your wedding reception isn’t a requirement, a little libation can certainly liven up the party and give your guests the liquid courage to hit the dance floor in just enough time for “Uptown Funk.” And the best part? You can achieve an awesome array of booze without shelling out major cash on an full-liquor open bar. Many Zola couples opt for the more economical route of serving just wine and beer in addition to Read More

Top 10 Tips For A Successful Cocktail Hour

Even if you’re a skilled cocktail party hostess, tackling the wedding cocktail hour is no easy feat. For starters, there are quite a few vendors to book and guest flow to consider. Then comes the intricacies of figuring out your floor plan, deciding what to serve, and determining the feel for this portion of your wedding day. On top of all of that, you won’t even be there for most of it (or maybe any of it) depending on your photography timeline, so you won’t be playing host(ess) the way you would any other cocktail party. But, there’s good news: with a Read More