The cocktail hour at weddings is always memorable (good or bad), but these party ideas will ensure a seamless and fun transition from ceremony to reception for your guests. It’s a tough call – your guests want to get to the reception and get fed, and you want to get those stunning sunset pictures. The key to keeping party-goers patient is an enjoyable cocktail hour with plenty of activities, drinks, and small bites to tide people over. We rounded up some of the best ideas for cocktail receptions including unique drink displays, bar setups, and pretty decor!
Create a party-encouraging backdrop for your guests to snap photos in front of!
A variety of craft beers and local wines is sure to please!
Photo by Rima Brindamour Photography
These fun coozies customize a wedding and serve as a great favor for guests!
Incorporate the cocktails and drinks into the decor! Copper Moscow mule mugs and a boatful of beer are never a wrong call!
We love the idea of using drinks as escort “cards” to guide guests to their seats.
A fun bar with craft cocktails is a sure way to keep guests busy.
Photo by Krista Mason Photography