One of the wedding trends that is becoming increasingly popular is cocktail wedding receptions. It can be both stylish and cost-effective and makes it easier on a tight budget to still give your guests an elegant experience. If you would define yourself as a non-traditional couple and would like to have an informal celebration. This would also be a perfect option for the couple who eloped or had a civil ceremony and would like to celebrate with family and friends after they’ve said “I Do”.
No worries about creating seating charts, escort cards, place cards and formal sitdowns which is so often associated with a traditional wedding reception. A cocktail wedding reception is a wonderful option for couples who want their guests to enjoy drinks, dance all night and eat when they’re hungry without the strictures of convention. It also opens the doors to many location possibilities which would not be available to you.
Cocktail wedding receptions can be held poolside, on a terrace, on a city rooftop (which would be beautiful at sunset), at an art gallery or even in a room in a museum. You will open the door to many unique reception locations if you choose this idea, often costing a fraction of the price of a traditional wedding reception. If you decide to have a cocktail reception, please remember timing and location plays an important role. Cocktail wedding receptions are best held between 5pm-7pm or a 3-hour cocktail party from 4pm-7pm.
Happy Planning – XOXO