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Cocktail Hour 101: Why They’re Essential & How to make yours A-mazing

Jul 24, 2019

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Cocktail Hour 101: Why They’re Essential & How to make yours A-mazing

I feel like cocktail hour gets the least amount of love in the wedding world. I mean some couples don’t even want to have one, and honestly, I totally get it. Couples don’t want their guests to have to wait to eat dinner or want them standing around while photos are being completed, but, I’m here to tell you that if planned correctly, it can be super fun for your guests and is actually essential to the flow of your wedding. 

In the video below we’ll talk through the importance of Cocktail Hour and give ya some tips on how to make yours one for the books! 

5 Reasons Cocktail Hour is Essential to your Wedding

  1. Time for Pictures 
  2. Time for Vendor Set up
  3. Time for Guests to Mingle
  4. It “book-ends” your Reception 
  5. It adds more structure and allows family and the wedding party to eat first 
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5 Tips to Make your Cocktail Hour One for the Books

  1. Add an activity 
  2. Have a Specialty Drink
  3. Order plenty of Appetizers 
  4. Create a playlist 
  5. Make it intentional and pick a practical location 
cocktail hour appetizer

You’ve Got This! 

Now that you are confident in the fact that you need a cocktail hour and that it can be fun, get to planning! Work with your planner to come up with the perfect setting. 

Have questions or super cool ideas? Let me know! Drop your question or idea in our private Facebook Group, Jackson & June Bridal Connection. Click here to join!

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