Wedding Welcome Drinks... on a Budget!

Here at Coolaz we strive to be the best value in the market and certainly if you are shopping around for bonbonniere wedding stubby holders you will find our pricing very competitive and our design ideas second to none. Our team will help you to create the perfect look and colour scheme for your wedding stubby holders, we work closely with all of our brides to make sure that each design is exactly as it should be and that your wedding stubby holders look fabulous against the rest of your wedding printables on your big day. 

With summer around the corner and the sun bringing some inspiration to help you on the path to successfully planning your wedding here are a few fun and helpful hints. 
 

Coolaz's Top 10 Colourful Cocktails for your wedding stubby holder to keep cool

The drinks that I have chosen for you to welcome in your guests will pack some punch (pun intended). They all have great flavours and smells to help create a sensory of wonder for your guests, I have also chosen some colourful cocktails to inspire your wedding stubby holder colour scheme - and to keep you in budget! The criteria for your signature cocktail menu should be uncomplicated drinks that are not too strong and have a twist of elegance. Here are a few ideas for you to consider; 

Pimms & Lemonade
1 Part Pimm's
3 Parts Chilled Lemonade
Jug of Ice, Cucumber, Mint leaves, Orange slices, Strawberries. 

Summer would simply not be summer in the UK without a glass of Pimm's in hand. This fuss free welcome drink has become synonymous with many summer events including festivals, weddings, sporting events especially the tennis at Wimbledon. Now the best thing about serving this simple mix at your wedding reception is that it will go far! Mix up your jugs and let your guests pour a glass or two for themselves, or your waiters can do the job for you. 

Dark & Stormy
1 Part Rum
2 Parts Ginger Beer
Twist of Lime

Plenty of ice makes this refreshing signature cocktail perfect for a summer welcome drink idea. Decorate each glass with a slice of lime and use paper straws to match your wedding theme! 

Blackberry Punch
Fresh Blackberries
Gin
Soda Water
Sugar

A light sparkling refreshment that would be ideal to hand out as a welcome drink in the afternoon. The crushed berries and sugar create a sweet element and a vibrant colour, great if you have hues of pink or purple in your wedding colour scheme or as a contrast to a spring green or lime. 

Watermelon Sparkle
Light Rum
Pureed Watermelon
Soda Water

Watermelon is not only a funky fresh and super sweet fruit to use in your welcome drink punch but is also a stunning colour combination to have as part of your wedding theme. Check out our article and latest designs for this colour scheme here: Watermelon Wedding Theme 

Cherry Blast
Vodka
Cranberry Juice
Soda water

Serve this berry delight with fresh cherries, a lovely offering for an autumn or winter wedding, where the colour choices may be tones of red with rustic wooden decorations. Choose tall Collins glasses so that you can add plenty of ice, great as a refresher and also to make the drinks stretch that little bit further. 

Mini bottles of Champagne
Not only do these cute little bottles look great, but they are also individual and unique, limiting the amounts your guests will have as there is only a glass or two in each bottle. 

Luxury Lemonade
Citron Vodka
Sparkling Lemonade

Yellow has become increasingly popular on the wedding scene, especially when it comes to a spring or summer wedding as it brings a fresh and bright vibe, looks great among wedding decorations and stunning against a sharp grey groom's suit! Teamed with a touch of green, perhaps a grape element, spring of mint or wedge of lime, this lemon fizz will be a refreshing surprise for welcoming your guests. 

Orange Kiss
Vodka
Vermouth
Soda Water
Orange Slice

Great for a summer garden wedding, this wedding cocktail will offer a subtle blend of colour to add to your wedding theme, orange striped paper straws are a must with this one and mint leaves to decorate. Fill mason jars with ice and pour this delicious mix, load up your serving trays and your guests will be thanking you for a refreshing signature welcome drink. 

Blueberry Twist
Vodka
Coconut Water
Blue Curacao
Blueberries

White and dark blueberry makes a stunning combination for your wedding colours and this cocktail is something a little different to help introduce your guests to your wedding theme! Coconut water is an acquired taste but is also high on the list of trendy health drinks hitting the shelves so is readily available and adds a unique touch to your signature cocktail. Check out our article about blueberry ideas for your wedding theme HERE! 

Mojito Classic
Mint Leaves
White Rum
Lime Juice
Sugar, Soda & Ice

The ultimate in pitcher cocktails this classic will be as elegant as your wedding day and will go that extra mile with your guests. After all, who doesn't love a delicious welcome drink in the form of an icy cold Mojito! 

*Credit to Crazy for Crust, Dishing up the Dirt & Picklee for their inspirational images and cocktail ideas! 

I hope that the above ideas are useful and help you make those welcome drinks stretch a little further. Some brides may choose to half their servings of cocktails for ladies only and serve beers for the male guests. Often a great way to keep costs down is to serve a few varieties of bottled beers. That way the guys will stick to one or two bottles before heading into the reception. 

A great way to make the beers last longer is to extend how long each bottle remains cold. Serve each beer in a stubby holder or provide each guest with a personalised wedding cooler as part of your bomboniere favour gift idea! What better way to keep the beers looking stylish and matching your signature cocktail colours! Check out a few of our favourite designs below... 

Happy Planning!