I remember when it came to choosing food and drink for
my our wedding, I knew that drinks wise I didn’t want champagne on arrival. In truth I am more of a Prosecco fan and I think its one of those drinks that a lot of people sip on whilst hating it. As it was in November I opted for mulled wine. We had reception drinks outside and after photos post ceremony, the warm spicy wine was heavenly.
I think if I had had a summer wedding I would opt for a cocktail, it’d probably come in cheaper than buying bottles of champagne. It also means that you can recreate it each summer in your garden and think back to your wedding day, people drink champagne allll the time. I have it on cornflakes. Yawn.
With regards to cutting costs, its quite easy to make your own rose syrup, elderflower liquor and lavender syrup. They can all be made months in advance (usually better that way). Cocktails are one of my favourite things about summer, and I am pretty sure it is not possible to drink one without a pretty straw. Dot Com Gift Shop also do pretty glassware , I am also loving the big drinks dispensers from John Lewis, they are plastic so great for outdoor parties and I think reasonable at £20.