The big fat Indian wedding calls for celebrations of all kinds ranging from pre-wedding functions leading up to the actual wedding reception. With weddings comes a great deal of merry making with fancy drinks and signature wedding cocktails only adding to the merriment. Here are some refreshing ideas that you can incorporate into your pre-wedding parties with regards to the drinks served.
Cocktails are a good way to break the monotony of the usual whisky-on-the-rocks, vodka-and-tonic and rum-and-coke options. You can get really creative in this area by discussing various cocktail options with the head bartender who will be overseeing drinks made at your wedding. If you have settled on a signature wedding cocktail, make sure it’s something interesting and delicious at the same time. Or you could even have a cocktail menu with 4 or 5 different cocktails noted down for your guests to choose from. Get creative with names like Blushing Bride perhaps for a Vodka Cranberry-based cocktail, or Something Blue for a Blue Curacao-based drink.
A wedding in Goa or any other beach side destination definitely calls for cocktails with an island twist, complete with mini-umbrellas. Jamaican Passion for a rum-based cocktail or Mermaid Martinis are perfect for beach weddings! Not only do they sound like fun, but they are also bound to taste yummy.
You can do the same for mocktails so that those who steer clear from alcohol aren’t left out.
Adding a personal touch to small things can add a lot to your wedding function. Personalized wine bottles have become the norm of the day. A lot of couples are now placing bottles of wine printed with the wedding theme on the guests’ tables. A personalized wedding wine bottle or a champagne bottle with a Thank You note is also an excellent wedding favor.
Coasters printed out using the wedding theme along with monograms of the couple are also a great idea.
Attention to Detail
You can also get creative when it comes to the smaller things which you think might go unnoticed. On the contrary, attention to detail with finer things can really add a wonderful touch to your wedding.
Ice cubes with rose petals add an elegant touch to the big fat Indian wedding. You can fill an ice bucket with ice cubes that contain tiny rose buds and place a bottle of wine or champagne on each table, creating a very sophisticated touch to your reception. There are a lot of ideas that a wedding planner can give you, so don’t hesitate to ask them for more ideas.
Wedding drink stirrers are another way to add some fun into the reception. You can either have your monogram on the stirrers or perhaps even bride-and-groom-themed stirrers. A beach wedding could have palm tree stirrers or stirrers covered with sea shells.