Planning your wedding beverages
Planning your wedding drinks, just like your menu, requires a little care. This is the first hospitality your guests will likely receive on your big day and their chance to join in the celebration of your marriage in earnest. As your guests leave the ceremony or arrive at your wedding reception venue, imagine what you want them to receive; that English summer classic the Pimm’s no.1 cup or a glass of bubbles? Champagne steeped in French history or Prosecco for a touch of La Dolce Vita? All of the above or with a dash of fresh white peach in the Prosecco for a bellini? The choice is yours and yours to savour. To ensure there’s something for everyone, many bride & grooms will offer a few choices and include a mocktail or freshly squeezed juice for the non-drinkers. How many of each you offer is entirely up to you and to be based only upon what you think will be most popular. The experience of most caterers will lead them to guide you towards one drink per person for every 30 – 40 minutes of reception time but only you know your guests so while that’s a good minimum, the party element may require more!
Chose your favourite styles or your favourite flavours but whatever you choose, make sure they are your favourites; your wedding day will see you surrounded by your closest friends and family so if you’re a devoted fan of the gin martini don’t be afraid to offer a few, your guests will immediately appreciate it wouldn’t be your day without them, and wouldn’t expect anything less.