Three Fun Ideas For Your Wedding’s Cocktail Hour
A cocktail hour is the best way to entertain your guests while you are busy taking wedding photos, fixing your outfit or catching a break before you get to the reception. In order to please restless guests, most couples set up a bar so that they can have a drink or two before dinner starts. If you want to do more than the average couple, here are three fun ideas that can boost your wedding’s cocktail hour.
1. Customize Your Cocktails
While your guests will certainly appreciate a bar that can make classic drinks and mixes, they will be delighted with more exciting options. You and your partner can come up with your own signature wedding drinks inspired by your favourite colours, movies, songs, television shows, books or hobbies. You can even draw inspiration from each other and base the cocktail mixes off of your personalities — you can make a sugary drink tosay you are sweet or serve a spritzer to represent your bubbly attitude.
2. Fine Finger Foods
By the time cocktail hour rolls around, your guests are going to be hungry— to prevent your wedding attendees from rushing off to the nearest café or fast food joint, ply them with delicious finger foods before dinner begins. Choose a trusted catering company like The Food Dudes to take care of your reception dinner, as well as the cocktail hour appetizers. They specialize in creating gourmet appetizers with fun twists like truffle beef sliders or mushroom grilled pizza dough. The catering company has options for meat-lovers, vegetarians and vegans — they also offer menu customization for any other dietary specifications like allergies and food sensitivities. You can make sure that your guests are fed and happy by hiring a reliable professional service to dish out a great selection before dinner.
3. Set Out An Amazing Guest Book
Instead of setting out a plain booklet, use your imagination to come up with ideas for a creative guestbook for you to treasure when your wedding is over. You could have guests sign something unexpected like a board game, a poster, a novel or a map. Some couples have asked guests to write messages on blank postcards and then place them into a large box. If you want to really want to embrace the unique, forget about asking guests to sign altogether — have them draw or add a photo taken at the wedding. Some couples even get attendees to sign guest books with fingerprints using different coloured inks and paints to make a beautiful art piece.
Don’t treat the cocktail hour like it’s a boring intermission until the real party starts—you should make sure that your guests are enjoying themselves for the entire wedding. All you have to do is get creative with your cocktails, serve delicious finger foods and set out an amazing guestbook. With a bit of effort and imagination, the attendees are bound to be pleased with every single moment of your big day.