Cocktail Wedding Reception Options

If you have decide to have a unique wedding that doesn’t include a traditional seated wedding dinner, then cocktail wedding reception is the right option for you. Cocktail party weddings are currently most popular new style of wedding. It’s ideal for young couples who want to have a glamorous but casual marriage reception. The best thing about these type of receptions is that they are affordable to every budget and very fun.

Choose a Unique Venue

Since you are not throwing a traditional wedding, you have to choose a unique venue that will perfectly enhance the original style of your wedding. Visit http://allsmiles.com.au/ to check amazing and affordable cocktail wedding venues. Depending on the size of your guest list, we suggest renting a loft, an art gallery, a wine bar, or a museum. If you plan to throw your wedding outside consider renting a tent. If you have a large list of guest, you may also consider renting a standard venue like a wedding hall, country club, or ballroom. However, cocktail wedding tend to be smaller. Also, if they are planned in larger venues, they will lose some of their unique and special charm and ambiance. Cocktail weddings must be chic above all.

No Seating

A cocktail reception is distinguished from a traditional wedding by its lack of traditional seating. So, you don’t have to include a bunch of tables and chairs. The vibe of the reception is to drink amazing cocktails, socialize and dance. You should have some type of seating and tables for your guests because no one wants to hold a drink, a plate of appetizers, and eat at the same time all the time. However, the seating should be something very elegant. We suggest getting small tall tables with bar stools. However, the stools should have backs for additional comfort. You can also add some low sofas with side tables or some coffee tables. Your focus should be on creating a casual and chill atmosphere. Everything should be elegant, but not dull and stiff.

Food and Drinks

You will serve food, but not a full meal. Imagine your wedding like an extended cocktail hour. You must have plenty of tasty and refreshing cocktails, and you must have easy-to-eat finger foods and small bites appetizers. Since you won’t be serving a dinner, have in mind that you must have plenty of these appetizers. The food should cover a 45 minute cocktail hour. When it comes to drinks, you must have a variety of cocktails, wine, and beer. Many couples also have a signature drink. Since you won’t have a full dinner, schedule your wedding at a convenient time. You don’t want your meal time to be close to the reception. The close it is, the harder will be to go on the hors d’oeuvres.

Music and Wedding Dress

The music should be chill and soothing. It is best to opt for light jazz. When it comes to wedding dress, a princess style ball gown is not suitable for a cocktail wedding. We suggest wearing an elegant 50’s or ’60’s retro inspired dress in combination with original bridal jewelry.

Gemma Harrison

About Gemma Harrison

Based in California. Half gamer and wine drinker.
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