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Our top 10 Wedding drinks ideas to jazz up your reception!

It is almost guaranteed that nearly all of your wedding guests will expect a glass of something fizzy on your wedding day! Of course, champagne, sparkling wine or Prosecco are still favoured for raised glasses during speeches, but you needn’t stick to serving the bubbles throughout your day.

We have come up with our top 10 wedding drinks ideas that we have seen over the past year;

#1 Pimp your Prosecco

Pimp your Prosecco stations are all over Pinterest and this summer they made an appearance at one or two Fulham Palace Weddings. It is all about the styling with this one, but why not think about giving your guests something sweet to personalise their Prosecco with? Photo by My Heart Skipped Photography from Natasha & Julian’s day.

#2 G&T!

The perfect popular alternative to fizz for a drinks reception, it appeals to both the older and younger crowd and can be a great seasonal drink! Think about using different herbs to work with the time of year and step away from the lemon wedge! Below, Natasha & Julian, used rosehips, pink peppercorns and wheels of cucumber!

#3 Fulham Palace Cocktail Hour

A Fulham Palace Wedding winning formula! After dinner, when weather allows, we bring everyone back to the courtyard and serve your choice of His & Hers cocktails, one for the boys and one for the girls! It gives people the extra boost they need before hitting the dance floor and welcomes your evening guests. Katie & Michael booked the fabulous Andre Saxman Brown to lead their guests into the Courtyard and he was the perfect party starter – guests were dancing from the first note! Photo from Kewei & Martin’s day, photography by Stephanie Swann.

#4 11 o’clock shots

With an hour or two left on the dance floor, 11 o’clock is the perfect time to bring out the shots. Serve classics and new favourites that people are sure to dive in for, Espresso Martinis & Limoncello always go down particularly well!

#5 Give your guests a heavenly hangover cure

Something we have seen more than once this year – baby bottles of Smirnoff vodka tied with personalised ribbon to a little can of Big Tom Juice – and hey presto you have a bloody mary! Use as your wedding favours or simply a fun touch to the end of the evening, your guests will certainly appreciate it the next day! See an example from the summer on our Instagram here…

#6 Alcoholic slush puppies for your evening bar

Served as mini shots or served long – this fun addition to your evening bar is a simple way of giving your guests something to talk about, two easy picks are flavoured frozen daiquiris – think berries, or margaritas!

#7 Keep it close to home

British can be best! England is now home to award winning wines, gins and artisan beers. Forget the booze cruise and think about a trip to the countryside to visit a local brewery, vineyard or distillery to learn more about our home grown beverages. One of our favourites is Chapel Down Vineyard in Kent.

#8 Don’t underestimate the importance of soft drinks

A popular addition to our drinks menus this year is the Mango Mule; Mango, lime, honey and ginger beer on crushed ice! Make your tee total guests feel that little bit more loved by serving soft drinks in bespoke glasses, we love these traditional Mule mugs from Classic Crockery…

#9 Dessert wine or Port

The trend of the wedding ‘cheese’ cake is still ongoing and to make best use of the delicious tower of cheese, we cut up the wheels on the evening and produce a fabulous cheese station. A dessert wine or port goes perfectly with this delicious after dinner treat and adds a special and sumptuous element to the evening.

#10 Botanicals!

Botanicals are certainly the ‘in thing’ right now. They work perfectly with natural fabrics, flowers and the copper craze. There are both botanical spirits, mixers and of course the all natural herbs and we are always delighted to work with clients to produce new creations

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