Planning a Spring Wedding? Here’s How to Stock the Bar

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From flowers blossoming to the mild temperatures, there were probably a variety of reasons why you chose to have a spring wedding. For one thing, spring weddings are just outside the typical “wedding season,” which is to say that the price of your venue and reception site may be less than they would cost during peak season. Aside from the pros of mild temperatures, pretty flowers, and budget-friendly venue options, spring weddings also offer some diversity to your drink and food menus. 

There are also plenty of seasonal cocktails that you can impress your guests with during the reception. Whiskey, rum, vodka and tequila are some of the most common liquors that they will expect the bar to be stocked with, but a growing number of couples opt to provide their guests with a signature drink. This can be a great way to show off your personality, control costs and help take the pressure off anybody that doesn’t know what to order. 

Here are some of the most popular drink options for Spring 2020 weddings: 

Mango Martini

The martini seemed to have gained much of its notoriety from being the drink of choice for fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond, among many other Hollywood characters. It has evolved over the years to include fresh fruits of the season, like this version that features ½ part mango puree. 

Strawberry Basil Ginger

Drinks with ginger ale, beer, etc. continue to trend regardless of the occasion. When combined with strawberries, that are often considered the most romantic of fruits, you have a recipe for a reception cocktail guaranteed to be a hit. 

Champagne

Whether it’s used for ringing in the New Year Year, or giving a toast during your wedding reception, champagne is always a safe bet for a celebration. Champagne cocktails, like mimosa, bellinis, etc. are great during the spring too. 

Local Craft Beer

The demand for local craft beer continues to expand around the country as a growing number of microbreweries experiment with new flavors of lagers, ales and stouts. Craft beer has actually climbed the ranks to become the preferred beverage served at wedding receptions in San Francisco, Ca. 

Wine

A majority of couples have at least one, if not several, wine enthusiasts on their guest lists. Thus, it’s wise to stock a few bottles of white, red, sparkling and dessert to appease the tastes of everybody.

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