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Can't decide between an open bar, cash bar, or no host bar? Maybe you're considerig a dry wedding? Find expert-approved guides to bar services for weddings, signature drink ideas, and everything else libations and drinks.

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The Ultimate Wedding Alcohol ListInject some life into your wedding reception with this list of must have spirits and other social lubricants.

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8 Popular Wedding Cocktails

18 Popular Wedding Cocktails

List

We’ve narrowed down a list of some of the best wedding cocktails to consider for your big day (as well as some fun, flavor options to make them your own).

Cash Bar at Your Wedding

Cash Bar at Wedding Explained + 6 Tips to Save Money

How To

One way to save money on your big day is to have a cash bar wedding. Our guide includes cash bar etiquette and invitation wording samples.

How Much Do You Tip Your Wedding Bartender?

How Much Do You Tip Your Wedding Bartender?

Advice

Planning a wedding day has a lot of moving parts to keep track of. One major thing is how much to tip specific vendors, especially when it comes to the wedding bartender.

Budget for an Open Bar

How Much Should You Budget for an Open Bar at Your Wedding?

Advice

Eat, drink and be merry. But how much will it cost to have an open bar at your wedding?

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What Drinks Are Served at Cocktail Hour?

Advice

Discover how to perfectly tailor your cocktail service to the desires of your guests with these classic cocktail hour beverage options.

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How to Choose a Signature Wedding Cocktail

A signature wedding cocktail can be a great way for couples to express their tastes and style by adding a personal touch to their reception. Get inspired and find out the Most Popular Wedding Cocktail of 2019.

Best Wedding Wine
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The Best Wine to Serve at Your Wedding

There are so many types of wine—white, red, rose, Champagne—how do you choose the best wine to serve at your wedding? Check out the Zola guide here.

How Much Do You Tip Your Wedding Bartender?
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How Much Do You Tip Your Wedding Bartender?

Planning a wedding day has a lot of moving parts to keep track of. One major thing is how much to tip specific vendors, especially when it comes to the wedding bartender.

Glasses with wine bottle
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What Drinks Are Served at Cocktail Hour?

Discover how to perfectly tailor your cocktail service to the desires of your guests with these classic cocktail hour beverage options.

Best Sparkling Wines to Substitute Champagne
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Best Sparkling Wines to Substitute Champagne

Sparkling wines might be synonymous with Champagne, but they are in no way limited to the French beverage. Check out some sparkling wine substitutes here.

Unique Wedding Signature Cocktails
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Unique Wedding Signature Cocktails

Here are some ideas for unique wedding signature drinks that you and your wedding guests will love.

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How to Make a Mimosa Bar

A DIY mimosa bar by Zola is exactly what you need to take your brunch to the next level and create a fun experience for the entire party. Here's how to do it plus four drink recipes to try!

Hand holding wine glass
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The Ultimate Wedding Alcohol List

Inject some life into your wedding reception with this list of must have spirits and other social lubricants.

A closeup of a table adorned with flowers and rows of cocktail glasses are shown, alluding to one of the many wedding bar ideas couples can choose from when planning their wedding.
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31 Creative Wedding Bar Ideas Your Guests Will Love [+Printable Drink Recipes]

The wedding bar is one of the most frequented spots at any reception, so why not make it an area to remember?

8 Popular Wedding Cocktails
Venues & vendors

18 Popular Wedding Cocktails

We’ve narrowed down a list of some of the best wedding cocktails to consider for your big day (as well as some fun, flavor options to make them your own).

Budget for an Open Bar
Venues & vendors

How Much Should You Budget for an Open Bar at Your Wedding?

Eat, drink and be merry. But how much will it cost to have an open bar at your wedding?

Cash Bar at Your Wedding
Venues & vendors

Cash Bar at Wedding Explained + 6 Tips to Save Money

One way to save money on your big day is to have a cash bar wedding. Our guide includes cash bar etiquette and invitation wording samples.

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