Wedding Planning Tips | A Toast To Signature Wedding Cocktails

Signature wedding cocktail signage and florals

With the rise of mixologists and craft beers, signature wedding cocktails have become a wedding staple. Gone are the days of boring, run-of-the-mill beverages. Now, couples are opting for custom cocktails that reflect their tastes and add a unique touch to their special day. So, let's dive into the world of signature wedding cocktails and discover how to design the perfect one for your wedding day.


What Is A Signature Wedding Cocktail?

Often these days, signature wedding cocktails are the client's favorite drinks with a fun name. Now there's nothing wrong with that. However, a true signature cocktail is more than just your favorite drink with a fun name. It's a delicious concoction created custom for your wedding. Your signature wedding cocktail is made by finding the tastes and flavors that evoke special memories like a first date or engagement and putting them in a glass.


Tips For Designing Your Signature Cocktail


1. Work With A Mixologist

 It is wise to enlist the help of a local mixologist to craft your one-of-a-kind wedding beverage. They have the expertise and skills to guide you through the process and create a drink that perfectly captures your personality and story as a couple.


2. Incorporate Local & In Season Flavors

When working with a mixologist, it's essential to incorporate local flavors and consider what's in season. By doing so, your signature cocktail will embody the spirit of your wedding location and create tasteful memories of your wedding day for guests to reflect on. 

Seasonality is important when it comes to selecting ingredients. Not only does it help make your signature cocktail more attainable for your bartending team, but it will also bring the cost down by avoiding rare or off-season ingredients.  


3. Consider Your Wedding Aesthetic

Another aspect to consider when designing your signature cocktail is how it aligns with your wedding's aesthetic. Just like flowers, herbs, and berries can complement your wedding bouquets, bridesmaids' dresses, and tablescape. They can also enhance your drink's presentation. Imagine delicate edible flowers floating in your champagne flute or a sprig of fresh herbs as a garnish in your glass. These small details not only add visual appeal but also tie everything together.


4. Consider Drink Execution

As unique as your specialty wedding cocktail may be, it is absolutely crucial to ensure that your bar service team can execute your vision. Communicate your ideas clearly with the bartender or mixologist, and make sure they have the necessary resources to bring your signature cocktail to life. Sometimes, they may need assistance sourcing specific garnishes, glassware, or ingredients. In such cases, you can order the garnishes yourself or our team will work with local suppliers specializing in procuring unique ingredients.


Designing a signature wedding cocktail is an exciting and creative process that allows you and your fiancé to leave a lasting impression on your guests. It's an opportunity to showcase your unique love story, favorite flavors, and style as a couple. So, raise your glasses high and toast to a wedding filled with unforgettable moments and a signature cocktail that perfectly captures your special day! 

Be sure to check out our portfolio to get a glimpse of some of our favorite signature wedding cocktails and adorable bar signage!

Signature wedding cocktail water color signage
Champagne glasses
Bride and groom kissing and holding a signature wedding cocktail

Photography | Justin Leon Brown
Photography | Dana Cubbage
Photography | Waking Starlight