Light snacks, simple drinks, and mingling with loved ones between the ceremony and reception is often the most under appreciated part of a wedding. Yes, it might only be 60 minutes, but cocktail hour can be the stepping stone into determining how the rest of the night will turn out. Are you nervous about keeping your guests entertained while you’re swept away to take pictures? Here are our three favorite tips of ways to create the most successful transitioning hour!
Wedding day games have been seen more often in recent years. Simple additions such as cornhole or Jenga gives guests something to do to pass the time as well as socialize with friends.
While beer and wine are the most common offerings, creating a signature cocktail is a great way to show off your personality. Whether it’s your favorite drink or one created specifically for your wedding day, giving your guests another option is great way to liven up the atmosphere (especially for the ones who prefer liquor)!
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Whether you make your own backdrop or rent a photo booth, designated stations gives your guests the opportunity to create keepsakes during your wedding. Bonus Tip: Place an album on a table near the station for your attendees to place images inside for you to look at later!
Remember, cocktail hour is supposed to be a stress free time for everyone. Don’t overthink anything because at the end of the day if you’re having fun your guests probably are too!