The same as with your food choices, drinks are also seasonal.

We are regularly asked by couples our thoughts on what to offer guests as a reception drink. This depends on many factors firstly budget; if you have healthy one, a simple glass of champagne is always a crowd pleaser. Alternatively it could be in the form of a Kir Royal or classic champagne cocktail with Cognac, sugar cube and bitters to liven up the glass.

If you fancy the idea of Champagne but would like to stretch it a little further the option of a Mimosa (1 part champagne 1 part Orange juice) or Bucks fizz (1 part champagne, 2 parts OJ) will cut down on the amount of fizz needed.

The same as with your food choices, drinks are also seasonal. Pimms is always well received as its quintessentially English summer and the addition of the fruit is pleasing to the eye as it bobs around in the glass. Now with the added option of Pimms  blackberry and elderflower or Winter cup which is served warm, this has become a great seasonal all-rounder.

Also let’s not forget the non-drinkers or those pacing themselves for the wedding breakfast and beyond (Yawn!) Elderflower cordial mixed with sparkling spring water and a sprig of mint hits the spot on a scorcher of a day. Also try old style mini milk bottles brimming with ice cold traditional lemonade sipped through a retro stripy straw.

Maybe pomp and ceremony is not your bag and you would prefer something more relaxed? How about large rustic ice troughs (think old tin bath) filled with a selection of bottled beers and ciders for guests to help themselves?

So as you can see the choices are wider than you may have thought and sometimes thinking outside the traditional glass of bubbly will have your guests talking for all the right reasons.

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