Category Archives: Cocktail Hour Ideas

Planning Your Perfect Cocktail Hour

Cocktail hour is the time for guests to get a glass of wine, beer, or a mixed drink, and it also serves as the buffer between the ceremony and reception. If the bridal party hasn’t taken photos prior to the ceremony, this is the best time to get those perfect shots.  For the guests this...

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Incredibly Delicious Hors d’oeuvres

You want to offer enough variety in hors d’oeuvres to keep guests from getting bored and just enough quantity to take the edge off their hunger. Ideally, you would serve six to eight different hour d’oeuvres and count on guests eating one of each during cocktail hour. When choosing appetizers, avoid repeating ingredients that will...

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Your Guide to Bar Basics

Your choice of location will factor into your bar and alcohol options. If your reception is at a hotel catering facility, private club, or restaurant, your venue will most likely be your supplier.  Alcoholic beverages are a high markup item, and the bar tab for cocktail hour and the reception amounts to one of your...

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Candle Decor 101

Candles add a warm glow to wedding décor. They’re cozy and glamorous, instantly creating a perfect feeling for any occasion. They also cast a flattering, warm light that your guests will be thankful for. I wouldn’t suggest spending too much money on candles for a daytime wedding, unless your wedding will extend till sundown or...

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Specialty Bars on a Budget

A specialty-wedding bar should be planned with as much attention to detail as the menu. Your cocktails should be carefully thought out ingredients, measured, and blending just right, then displayed cohesively with the rest of your wedding décor. For any wedding a traditional, fully stocked bar is always a generous option however, if the expense...

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