So you have your dress selected, first dance song picked, and even your wedding website built – what’s one more way to add a personal touch to your wedding day? Customize your big day with a signature wedding drink! One of the growing trends we love seeing is the wedding couple’s signature wedding drink. This is a great way to put another little touch on your day in a really memorable way for your guests. Do you and your partner unwind on weekends with Bloody Mary’s? Or perhaps, you first locked eyes across the room over Manhattan’s. Share a memorable cocktail with your loved ones by featuring it at your reception.

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You don’t have to have a signature drink, already, to incorporate one into your big day, though. Have a little fun home bartending and you can come up with some of your own sweet concoctions. You can want to invite a few close friends to help sample – I doubt anyone will object to taste testing.

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Signature drinks also save you a trim some funds allocated to your alcohol budget. Borrowed and Blue estimates that a full and complimentary bar for 4 hours and 200 wedding guests will cost you a whopping $8,000. Yes, you read that right. Instead of paying hundreds, if not thousands, on an open bar, you can create a cute drink menu and display it on your tables – or on the bar – itself, giving guests a limited, but tasteful, selection of preplanned drinks.

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 Happy bartending!