Friday, November 02, 2007

Signature Drink. What's the big deal?

I'll tell you what the deal is. Let me first start by explaining what it is for those new to wedding planning. A signature drink is a special drink that you designate as your personal pick for your wedding...your signature.
Often, my clients will pick their favorite drink and put a spin on it by changing the color and name. For instance, Meg's favorite drink is a Mojito. Her wedding colors are shades of blue. So for her Signature drink, we added a bit of Hypnotiq to a standard mojito, added a blue sugar swizzle stick and then re-named the drink "Married Meg's Mojito" and it sat next to "Tim's Tied the Knot".
The great thing logistically about a signature drink is that they alleviate that rush to the bar after the ceremony. Because let's face it, that 5-10 minute wait for the 1st drink at the bar seems like an hour and your college roomate wouldn't dare get out of that line to catch the guy with the tray of spring rolls that just look so yummy. Oh my gosh that's the worst feeling!

So if you have a signature drink station, or have the drink passed right at the entrance of the cocktail reception, you'll immediately cut down the line at the bar. And your old roomate can catch the servers and get all the crab cakes, coconut shrimp, and spring rolls she wants.

Fun tip- have 2 or 3 signature drinks and have a signature drink bar with the drinks poured and ready to be grabbed. Choose drinks that are different colors and are served in different sized glasses. Make sure that you place a little tabletop menu on the display so everyone knows just how special the drinks are.

Photo Credit: Cadence Photography

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