Many times my second photographers enjoy cocktail hour more than I do. This is generally the time I am with a couple getting the great portraits of them out on location or around the country club. But this is a key time for many guests and family. It is time your guests start to relax and enjoy the evening. Think of this as the opening act to the couple’s arrival. I found an article on brides.com that gives some tips on making the cocktail hour cute. At first, I was not so sure. But the reason I like these ideas is it gives the guests a look at your style and also some great conversations for the guests. I really think the more relaxed and fun a cocktail hour is, the more entertaining your reception is too.
- Looking for ways to make your wedding cocktail hour stand out? Serve your cocktails and appetizers on a unique tray or vessel. Your guests will definitely take notice — plus, these cute ideas will help set a creative tone for the rest of reception to come.
- Wood Slabs: For a more rustic look, serve cocktail hour bites and drinks, like these mini mugs of beer, on cut slabs of wood.
- Wood Serving Tray: This clever serving tray is drilled with holes designed to perfect display these miniature tuna tartare cones.
- Whimsical Display: This unique serving tray features a whimsical wave shape and skewers to display tiny, bite-size hors d’oeuvres.
To see the full article and the images go to source Brides.com.
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