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Cheers! Get Inspired by Cocktail Hour Details and Decor


Every good celebration starts with a well-appointed bar and an inspired cocktail hour. Take our advice and elevate your reception with a few of these ideas - your guests will appreciate the time spent on personalization and detail, as well as your hospitality. Read on for some of our favorite ways to personalize your cocktail hour decor and get ideas for signature drinks and libations.

Starting the party with a champagne toast isn’t a bad idea, right? Have your guests grab their escort card attached to a champagne flute on their way in. It’s a classy way to get the party started and a lovely way to display guests names, too.

A note to newlyweds: opt for personalized Mr. and Mrs. flutes for yourselves. They’re a perfect photo opportunity, not to mention a keepsake for years to come!

If you’re a wine lover all year round, repurpose your corks for easy wedding guest name holders. They look great in a place setting, and an assorted collection gives the look a little more variety and character. Drink up!

Inside the reception space, a classic "Eat, Drink and Be Married" sign is perfect placed by the bar, next to a signature drink station, or even a dessert or cake table.

Say “thank you” in one of the best ways we know how, with a practical, personalized koozie or copper mug to take home. Other great takeaways? Have custom mason jars or stemless wine glasses made for the occasion. 

To personalize the experience for all of your guests, make sure there are drink options for everyone. Offer non-alcoholic drinks such as iced tea or lemonade, or get fancy with a signature non-alcoholic option. 

Make the reception extra special with a home-brewed beer or wine blend (points for a custom label) or mini spirit at each place setting. Signature drinks are also a must, and we love when the bride and groom create their own!


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