Here are three great ideas to keep in mind when you’re planning the refreshments for your wedding.

Limiting the bar selections at your  wedding reception can make that bar bill a bit more pleasant.  Go with wine, beer and a signature drink that matches your theme, your color, or your personality. As we get into the fall, we’re seeing a lot of pumpkin and cranberry martinis; at my New Jersey beach weddings, Blue Margaritas and Bay Breezes are always a big hit!   Your banquet manager or bar manager can help you create a drink that’s perfect for you.
You don’t even need to have liquor at your wedding reception; pick an assortment of wines that are local to the place your getting married or some of the significant places in your history as a couple.  These could be places you went to school, moved to afterwards, or just dreamed about.   All are  wonderful inspirations.  One of my couples picked a selection of wines from a winery near their college, where they met.  Another chose  six wines that all had dog theme names.  (The Dog Lovers’ Wine Club is a great resource finding great wines with dog names and labels!)   What a great way for everyone at your wedding to get a little inside glimpse of your story as a couple!index.cfm.jpg
A sparkling wine bar is a festive, upscale idea that doesn’t cost a lot.  In addition to offering two choices of wine ( Prosecco, Asti and Cava are less expensive choices), put out bowls of strawberries and raspberries, pitchers of peach, orange and pomegranate juices and maybe some Cassis for Kir Royales.