One way to incorporate a bit of fun and personality into your wedding planning is by serving a signature cocktail with a clever name at the reception. If you already have a favorite drink, that part is easy. Coming up with a clever name, on the other hand, can be a little tougher. WhereBridesGo.com has a few tips that should get your creative juices flowing.
Use "Wedding Words"
Incorporating common wedding words or phrases is a simple way to come up with a cute name while keeping everything on theme. Just about any pink drink could be called a "Blushing Bride." If one or both of you enjoy drinking Old Fashioneds, call it a "Something Old" in relation to the saying "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." As a matter of fact, any cocktail with blueberries or a blue hue in it works with this idea too. For Bloody Mary drinkers, consider serving a "Bloody Marry Me."
You could pull inspiration for your signature wedding cocktail from the season or the town that you are getting married in. These may inspire a name and will definitely help you choose a drink to serve. Another idea is to come up with a cute name that incorporates your occupation or a favorite hobby. If you happen to have first or last names that mirror particular drinks, then it will shouldn't be too hard to put a personal twist on the cocktail name.
Ask a Bartender
If you find yourself struggling to come up with a signature wedding cocktail name that you both like, ask an expert. A seasoned bartender may be able to come up with a creative idea for you, especially if they work in a bar that hosts a lot of wedding receptions. Some wedding vendors, like wedding coordinators and caterers, most likely have some great name ideas to share. It doesn't matter if the name has been used before by another bride and groom. It will most likely be new to your wedding guests, and if it fits the two of you as a couple, then use it.
Keep It Simple
The simplest way to plan for serving a signature wedding cocktail is to simply decide on your favorite drink and then use a generic yet perfect name for each. His favorite drink is labeled "The Mr." and hers is "The Mrs." Viola! Signature wedding cocktails with very little thought involved but still a wonderful addition to your wedding plans.
Our online wedding accessory store doesn't sell the ingredients to put into your signature wedding cocktails, but we do offer beautiful wedding party glassware and wedding toasting flutes. You can find specialized glassware for you (the bride and groom,) the entire wedding party, or possibly order enough for each of your guests and use them as your wedding favors. We also have personalized wedding cocktail napkins to fit any theme or color scheme. When you're ready to start shopping for your wedding ceremony and reception items online, head to WhereBridesGo.com. After all, it is "Where brides go, for what brides love!"
~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team
Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant