Tips on making your cocktail hour better.
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 the 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.