Here's everything you need to know about hosting a fun and fabulous wedding soiree.
A well-stocked bar, guests in gorgeous gowns and sleek tuxedos, as well as an Instagram-worthy bar setup - a cocktail night, is the most fun shindig of the wedding celebration.
So, if you are planning to get yours just right, we spoke to the experts at The Wine Company to help you out.
Brides Today: Can you tell us the pros of having a well-stocked bar for a wedding celebration?
The Wine Company: There are no cons for a well-stocked bar. During the occasion of a wedding, its all bound to get utilised, one way or another. Having a bar stationed at least in 2 to 3 different zones helps with managing the crowd and the bar service. If you have asked the wedding planner to do craft cocktails for you request them to pre batch them so that a cocktail doesn't take more than 3-4 minutes, and cuts the waiting time down for the guests. Often, we tend to remove focus from non-alcoholic beverages. A bar's approach should be more inclusive and entice the remaining guests that don't consume alcohol.
BT: Please share your favourite classic cocktails that are a must-have for every wedding bar.
TWC: Caprioska, Gin & tonic, Cosmopolitan ( with Jamun Juice creates a little more body for the beverage), Whisky Sour, Sangria, French 72 ( bubbly with gin) and Pina Colada
BT: Can you suggest 5 classic mocktails that a couple can serve at their wedding for the non-drinking guests?
TWC: Sweet Lime Basil Collin (Sweet Lime and basil with a hint of black salt and topped up with soda and sprite), Virgin Guava Mary, Pomegranate Spritzer, Fruit Punch, Virgin Hot toddy
BT: Are there some winter-specific hot cocktails that are trending in wedding parties?
TWC: Hot toddy, Hot buttered rum, Irish coffee, Mulled wine
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