A table with a black tablecloth and a framed mimosa bar sign with pitchers of 2 juices and 3 types of berries to mix with champagne

Some couples make the drink options available at their weddings more personal by choosing a signature drink. Choosing a signature drink for your wedding can even save you money. Have a limited bar with beer, wine, and the signature drink. Sometimes the two people getting married each choose their own drink to give people a choice. Take a few things into consideration to help you pick just the right drink to serve.

Keep It Seasonal

First, keep in mind the season when choosing a signature drink for your wedding. People order some flavors and types of drinks more in the winter and others in the summer. A hot toddy isn’t a summer drink, for example.

Make It Personal

Pick a drink with a story behind it. It could be what you were drinking when you first met or something that combines your favorite flavors, for example. Make the signature drink fit the theme. Then give it a fun name, perhaps something that plays off your names.

Keep It Simple

Don’t choose a complicated drink that’s time-consuming to make. Complicated signature drinks equal long bar lines. This won’t go over well with guests, even if the drink tastes amazing.

Make It Look Appealing

Some people won’t be comfortable carrying around a huge blue drink with an umbrella. Choose a signature drink that won’t embarrass the guests who opt to try it. Some people try to have the drink (or at least the napkin) show the wedding colors.

Keep It Low in Alcohol

Choose a signature drink that’s low in alcohol. This means people can drink more than one without becoming too drunk. Drunk guests can ruin a reception, so don’t encourage over-imbibing.

Make It Original

Even if it’s just a slight twist on a standard cocktail, guests are more likely to try something original. Work with a bartender or mixologist to help you come up with something different that tastes great.

Use Only Common Bar Ingredients

Save money and make things easier on your bartender. Choose a signature drink that only uses common bar ingredients. Stay away from ingredients that are only available part of the year or only available by special order.

Stick With Lower Sugar Signature Drinks

Super sweet drinks won’t go as well with the food and are less healthy. This means avoiding sours and lots of citrus, which make for sweet drinks.

Keep Glass Types in Mind

People typically serve certain drinks in certain types of glasses. If your heart is set on a particular type of glass to go with your theme, choose a suitable signature drink. Something served in a shot glass won’t work if the guests are using mason jar glasses.

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