I read your article on how to cut costs when planning for a wedding, I need to know, how does serving cocktail at a wedding help to cut cost? Please I need clarification.
Before I answer your question, let me refer other readers to the article you’re referring to: 4 Ways To Save On Your Wedding
Now back to your question. By creating and serving cocktails rather than several varieties of drinks (beer, spirits such as rum or vodka, malta, soda, juice, water etc), you will be limiting your guest to a few signature cocktails created and mixed for your wedding. Cocktails by default come with alcohol within but you can modify it accordingly and serve a non-alcoholic version (mocktail).
Cost wise, you are now going from serving all those varieties of drinks to just one type which drives down the cost significantly depending on the type of cocktail you choose and the underlying ingredients you use. By serving cocktails, you’ll also help curb the drinking habits of alcoholics present as chances are they’ll prefer their staple beer or spirits.
If you decide to serve such on your day, make sure you make it appealing. Cut slices of fresh fruits into the drink (pineapple and apple slices will work). Serve your drink in a nice cocktail glass or glass cup and place some garnishes in the rim of the glass or have it floating on the drink. For more visual effect, serve a flaming cocktail 🙂
Here’s a link offering thousands of cocktail recipes. You can get an idea of the ingredients used and it would help you estimate the cost appropriately: http://www.drinksmixer.com/cat/1/
Hope this helps!
— Ask AANW