Your wedding celebration shouldn’t be all work and no play! The bride and groom deserve to kick back and let loose with their guests. These creative tipsy tips will let you do just that- let the fun begin!
The wedding day is YOUR day to finally kick back after month of planning. Relax and focus on YOU and your beau! We know you want to make it special and heartfelt day but there’s no denying you also want to let loose and have fun! You deserve it! Champagne, beer, wine and cocktails are all part of any wedding, but there are so many more ways to get creative with your spirits with these tipsy tips for the bride and groom!
Before The Wedding
It’s time to let loose a little bride! Being a bride to be can be stressful, but you don’t have to reserve ALL of the fun for the wedding day – check out some super creative ways to get tipsy and have fun with your besties below:
1. Champagne Jello Shots!
Perfect for a bride and her girl gang! A girls night out you won’t soon forget – your bachelorette party is a great place to get creative! Start your evening off with these ADORABLE champagne jello shots. They are super easy to make, infused with vodka and topped with rainbow sprinkles – delish!
2. Tipsy Pinatas!
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Pinatas can be fun at any age- even when you’re a bride! They’re especially great for bachelor/bachelorette parties – allowing you and your girls to release your inner child and kickstart a fun-filled (literally!) evening ahead. Stuff your pinata with your favorite candy and personalized nips with your wedding detail or even a photo of the future Mr & Mrs and get cracking!
3. Personalized Wedding Flasks
There’s no party without THE wedding party! Personalized Wedding Flasks are a practical and fun thank you gift for your bridesmaids and groomsmen to break out while their celebrating. You can give them out as gifts before the bachelor/bachelorette parties to celebrate an unforgettable evening or save them as gifts for the morning of the wedding. Combine them with a sweet and individualized thank you note hanging around the neck for an extra special and heartfelt surprise.
Hangover Survival Kit
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The hangover survival kit is essential not only for the bride, groom, and wedding party, but your guests as well! Enclose it as part of the wedding guest welcome bag and help ensure a morning after they won’t regret. When creating the perfect hangover survival kit, be sure to include snacks and water that your guests can carb up and hydrate before bed.
Most importantly, make sure to throw in all of the classic hangover cures like sports drinks filled with electrolytes and pain relievers to ward off waking up with a headache. If you have an early morning brunch, add some items that will help guests get refreshed if they had a little too much fun – mouth wash and eye drops will have your wedding party on their A-game!
During the Wedding
From the ceremony, to cocktail hour and of course into the reception, there are so many opportunities to have fun with what you’re serving and how!
4. Wine Unity Ceremony
The Wine Unity Ceremony is growing increasingly popular in the wedding world! This ceremony usually takes place just after the rings are exchanged. The union of two wines (white and red) represents different things for different couples, for example, the acceptance of both sweet and bitter times ahead, the blending of two families, or the blending of two people.
The marriage officiant will typically start with a short introduction to the ceremony and what it means to the couple after which the couple each pours a bottle of wine into the decanter (which comes as part of a wedding wine unity set) to symbolize their unity.
5. Signature Wedding Cocktails
Signature wedding cocktails are a delicious and unique way to share a piece of your love story with guests! Incorporating a specific ingredient, spirit or cocktail that nods to where you first met, where you had your first date, or even where you got engaged, gives your guests a tasty reminder of the love you share for eachother.
There are so many cocktail combinations to choose from, check out these signature cocktail suggestions for summertime weddings. When setting up your bar, consider using monogrammed napkins and a personalized wedding chalkboard sign to thread your theme together and showcase your signature drink to guests!
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Mocktails are a delicious way to let your non-alcohol drinking guests in on the fun. Let all of your guest know that you’ve thought about them and go the extra step to make them feel included! Try this Citrus Strawberry Mocktail Recipe for a refreshing touch to your summer wedding for example. You may also consider making a mocktail version of your signature wedding cocktail to save on ingredients while making sure everyone can enjoy your delicious concoction!
7. Fireball Whisky Marshmallows
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If you’re getting married in the summer, these Fireball Whiskey Marshmallows are another great way to surprise your guests with something fun and unique. Fireball has many fans, especially when they’re in the mood to party, paired with a sweet treat, who could resist? Prep time is about 25 minutes to make 40 marshmallows – but give yourself enough time and ingredients to try the recipe once or twice just in case you don’t get it right the first time (see recipe author’s notes for tips).
8. Personalized Wine & Beer Bottles
While growing your own grapevines to make wine is likely out of the question – personalized wine bottle labels allow you to add a cute and personal touch to whatever wine you do decide to serve. Great if you’re planning to put a bottle of white and red on each table – guests will love the extra details you thought of!
If you’re more of a beer lover, try these personalized wedding beer bottle labels. Not only will they look super awesome as your guests roam around the wedding beers-in-hand, but because they’re made out of high quality vinyl, they won’t get ruined while chilling in ice water before and during the wedding.
9. Milk and Cookies “Martinis”
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Unless this is an adults-only affair, make sure to include some cute and kid friendly options too! These milk and cookie “mocktails” are a great way for the kids to get in on the fun without getting too interested in what mommy and daddy are drinking – but let’s be honest, this is just as much fun for adults. We recommend bringing these out as a late night snack towards the end of the reception.
10. Don’t Drink & Drive Cards
Remember to always encourage your guests to drink responsibly! These “Don’t Drink and Drive” cards are both cute and cautionary. Give them out to guests or leave them out at the bar to help guests get home safely. Be sure to include the phone number for a local taxi service, the address of the venue, and/or your referral code for Lyft/Uber, just in case! You can feel good knowing that your guests can enjoy the night without worrying about how they’re getting home or back to their hotel.
For After The Wedding
After an amazing weekend of eating, drinking, and celebrating beautiful love, leave guests with a keepsake they’ll be able to enjoy – keep the party going!
11. Personalized Wine Cork Stoppers
“Tipsy” wedding favors are a great way to keep the party going as well as infuse personal touches your guests can take home with them! These personalized wine cork stoppers are inexpensive and practical – They look great inside small wedding favor bags made out of burlap or in small gift boxes stamped with your monogram. We also recommend putting them at each guest setting (if there’s any wine left, they can come in handy much sooner than expected!) It’ a cute keepsake for guests to bring home and use for years to come!
12. Specialty Beer & Wine Jam Favors
Foodie brides will also love these specialty beer and wine jam favors! Each jam is handmade using unique ingredients your guests will absolutely fall in love with featuring unique flavors for wine lovers such as Strawberries and Champagne or Chardonnay, Peaches and Champagne and Raspberry Merlot. A selection of craft beer flavors including “Brew-ha-habanero” (made made Dogfish IPA), as well as a spirits collection featuring “Jacked Up” made with whiskey or “Blue Chip” made with bourbon.
13. Cocktail Kit Favors
These super cute mini cocktail infusion kits allow your guests to take the party home with them. They come in 1o unique cocktail blends you won’t likely find anywhere else such as Strawberry Hibiscus Gin Fizz, Campfire Bourbon, and Shipwreck Rum. Each kit comes filled with all the necessary ingredients. To make your infusion, simply pour the suggested alcohol into the jar and let it steep for 5-7 days or use the fast method by boiling your spirit and letting it sit to infuse for 30 minutes.
For DIY lovers, check out this super simple DIY Old Fashioned kit – not only does this make an awesome wedding favors but guests will love the built in nightcap!
Now it’s time to have fun! Whatever you do, don’t forget that your day should be dedicated to celebrating the love you share as the bride and groom. Add personal touches where you can and don’t be afraid to stray away from the standard to incorporate creative ideas that best express the love you have as a couple.
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