One of our favorite ways to make the day even more special and memorable to your family and friends is to craft your own signature cocktail.  With a little pop, clink and fizz, these tips will have you ready to say cheers to your next great adventure!

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What do you drink now?

Come up with a list of drinks you enjoy, including a type and brand.  Try asking yourself what flavors you are interested in as well.  Do you prefer strong, sour, or sweet?  

What is your love story?

One of the most dreamy ways to craft your cocktail is to tell the story of your love through it.  Where did you meet your significant other?  If you met in an area that is famous for a certain type of drink you may want to consider using it.  If you’re from Tennessee you’re probably familiar with Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, while if you hail from Alabama you might prefer gin.

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When are you getting married?

Before you decide on a cocktail, you should consider your wedding date.  Save the cold drinks for the summer months! Instead of ordering up a batch of daiquiris in December, try having a spiked cocoa or eggnog with rum.

What is your wedding theme?

Consider the menu, venue and style of your ceremony and reception.  Couples getting married in a barn may want a whiskey over ice in a mason jar, while those getting married in a museum or theatre may want a moscow mule in a copper mug.

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Here are some suggestions to get you started!


  • Negroni
  • Bellini                  
  • Mint Julep
  • Martini
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Gin and Tonic
  • Bloody Mary
  • Sazerac
  • French 75
  • Mai Thai
  • Margarita
  • Pina Colada
  • Daiquiri
  • El Presidente
  • Moscow Mule
  • B-52
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Tara Kneiser Photography

Make it Yours!

The Garnish

Fruit, sugar or salt rim, cookie, cookie rim, candy rim, spices, olives, or mint work well!


Think ribbon, bow, stickers, monogram, paper straw, umbrella!


  • Sweet on You Strawberry
  • Maid of Honor Mojito
  • Mint for You
  • The Blushing Bride
  • Something Blue
  • Berry Happy Together
  • Love is in the Apple Martini
  • Say “I Do” Sangria
  • Marry Me Margarita
  • Cloud Nine Wine
  • Love Potion Patron

What are/were your signature wedding cocktails?