4 Unique & Boozy Wedding Ideas

Elena Edwards
Mar 27, 2020

What's a wedding without booze? A meeting? Check out 4 unique and boozy wedding ideas to bring on the fun and create a truly memorable event.

1. Champagne Toast or Cocktail Hour BEFORE the Ceremony.

First things first. Consider holding a champagne toast or cocktail hour before the ceremony.

Why we love it:
This is a great way to spend more time with guests, and get your guests ready to party!
Most ceremonies are outside. So, unless it's exactly 72 degrees and partly cloudy, you and your guests will likely be somewhat uncomfortable for the hour that is the ceremony.
Hot, cold, buggy, sweaty, or windy, everyone will be more relaxed and able to enjoy the ceremony with a drink already in their systems.

bride and groom clink glasses for champagne toast at wedding. incorporate unique and boozy elements into your big day
Photo: Brittany Coleman Photography

2. First Shot as Newlyweds

Take a shot right after pronouncement as husband and wife.

Why we love it:
This is one of our favorite boozy wedding ideas. The most nerve-racking part of the day is over. You made it down the aisle without tripping, you didn't say the wrong girl's name during vows (Friends reference), the flower girl didn't have a meltdown, and the dog ring-bearer didn't run off. Take a shot together, you earned it!

bride and groom make speech and raise their glasses for a toast. incorporate unique and boozy elements into your wedding.
Photo: Stout Studios
Venue: Lightner Museum

3. Signature Drink(s)

Incorporate a signature drink or drinks into your bar package.

Why we love it:
It's a great way to add a personal touch. Did you have a specific drink together on your first date?
Or, do "His & Hers" signature drinks so guests can enjoy each of your favorites.

Martha Stewart Weddings- 30 His & Hers Cocktails to Inspire Your Own Signature Drink:

guests dance with drinks in hand. treat your guests to boozy elements for the evening.
Photo: We Are The Bowsers

4. Seasonal Offerings

Lean in to the current season with seasonal drink offerings.

Why we love it:
It makes sense and adds to the overall atmosphere, and even decor.
Here's a few to get you started:
Winter: Hot cocoa/coffee bar with Irish Whiskey and Baileys
Spring: Fresh fruit Sangrias (red and white)
Summer: Pina Coladas and Daiquiris
Fall: Spiked cider with fresh apples and cinnamon sticks

HGTV-50 Signature Wedding Cocktails:

Coaster reads "Please Don't take by drink, I'm dancing." Boozy elements for wedding
Photo: Brittany Coleman Photography

Implement boozy wedding ideas for an even more memorable event. After all, guests that drink are guests that will dance!
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