The Best Wedding Day Drinks

Top five beverage trends you need to tap into for your big day.

Wedding day libations don't have to be limited to bad wine and watered-down drinks. These simple tips will help every bride and groom to-be take things up a notch.

Create signature cocktails. The drink newlyweds select to be served at their reception should reflect who they are and why they’re a winning combination, but it also sets the tone for the evening. A cucumber cooler says sit down and relax, while a tiki tipple encourages dancing. Choose the right, tasty tipple.

Be casual. It's chic. Serving a signature sip in something like a Mason jar adds a personal, rustic touch to a backyard or a banquet hall wedding, as does a communal punch bowl. Opt for a meal served family style, or cupcakes instead of cake to further set a casually cool tone.

Personalize. Customized wine glasses featuring hand-painted pictures of the bridal party and groomsmen are popping up at wedding parties everywhere. They make for a whimsical wedding favor or work as place cards. Etsy Artisans can create unique designs in your color scheme.

Serve sustainable sips. More and more newlyweds are serving drinks with eco-friendly origins, including organic spirits and wine as well as certified-biodynamic wines. Rustic recycled glasses complete the scene and are hot registry items.

Treat guests with ice-cold cocktails. Frozen cocktails are a fun and memorable reception detail, especially in the summer heat. The tantalizing Tequila kick in SnöBar’s Margarita ice-pop is just as powerful as a traditional cocktail, but it’s way cooler.

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