At Westminster Hotel weddings, we work with the couple to create their signature style in every element of their NJ wedding, and one of the area where our wedding couples get most excited about adding their custom touch to their wedding plans is their drinks offerings. With both indoor and outdoor wedding venues, we can help style wedding drink bars to suit any style of celebration, from elegant formal to rustic glam to cultural weddings. To help inspire you, here are the top 10 wedding drink trends for 2014:
1. Arrival drinks: The moment when guests arrive is the moment to impress them, so have chilled bubbly on platters hand-passed by servers, or present your signature wedding drinks at minute one.
2. His and hers signature cocktails. His choice might be a bourbon bar, and her choice might be a sweet, fruity, colorful cocktail. Arrange your drink bar to feature both signature drinks, or set each of yours on different drink stations, with chalkboard signs announcing your custom drink choices.
3. 1920s drinks. The Great Gatsby is still inspiring weddings, so think champagne cocktails and gin fizz drinks.
4. Mini food and drink pairings. Pair a mini beer with guest favorite pigs in a blanket, done gourmet stylish by our chefs, or other drink and food pairings that our team can help you create.
5. Champagne bars. Let guests build their own by providing bubbly, fruit, berries and garnishes.
6. Mason jar cocktails. The mason jar has evolved from rustic wedding charm to a new incarnation as a top way to serve drinks. For vintage flair, add a striped straw.
7. Prosecco for toasting. It’s less expensive than champagne, and has a delicious taste.
8. Beer bars. Top beer brewers offer seasonal beers to go with guest-favorite brand beers, and you’ll also find specialty wedding beers like Sam Adam’s Brewlywed that comes with a champagne-style top.
9. Mini spirit favors. The mini spirit bottle has made a comeback, with personalized labels added to budget-friendly mini bottles of spirits, like sloe gin, vodka and also Godiva liqueur.
10. Ice cube art. Add some flair to your drink presentations with ice cube spheres, oversized ice cubes, and ice cube cylinders to go in highball glasses.