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Six Awesome Wedding Cocktail Hour Ideas

Traditionally the wedding cocktail hour is known for the time when guests can mingle with one another after the ceremony and the wedding party can take those amazing photographs together.  Left to their own devices, the wedding cocktail hour can be a bit awkward, especially if you’re not quite familiar with everyone who has been invited. While the bride and groom may not be there to mingle with their guests right away, this is a great opportunity to show a bit of their fun-loving side as a couple.  Here are some great ideas to do during the wedding cocktail hour. Read our six wedding cocktail hour ideas below:

Choose a signature drink and name it after the couple

Spice up the drink selection of your favorite yummy cocktails and name it after the bride and the groom.

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Set up a lawn game area

Have different games available for guests to play.  Make sure it is games where they can play with a drink in their hand.  Favorite types of games include corn hole, horseshoes, giant Tic Tac Toe or Bocce ball. This is also a great way for your guests to break the ice and get to know one another.

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Hire a caricature artist

A unique idea for your wedding cocktail is to have a caricature artist present to draw your guests.  This is not only a great way for your guests to have a bit of fun but they also get to take home a sweet souvenir.

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Personalized cocktail napkins

These napkins aren’t just personalized with the bride and grooms name. You can have fun tidbits of information about the couple on each napkin. These little fun facts can include how they met, who told who first that they loved them or places that they traveled together. They are a great way of letting people get to know you as a couple a bit more.

These napkins aren’t just personalized with the bride and grooms name.  You can have fun tidbits of information about the couple on each napkin.  These little fun facts can include how they met, who told who first that they loved them or places that they traveled together. They are a great way of letting people get to know you as a couple a bit more.

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Roast marshmallows

Having an outdoor wedding? A great activity to do with your guests during this wedding cocktail hour is to have s’more bar stations. Guests can pick up a cocktail and then head on over to a s’more station to build a treat loved by all.

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Mariachi band cocktail hour

Looking to draw up excitement and festivities during cocktail hour?  A mariachi band will help you do just that! Their fun music will help everyone get ready for a fun event and party.

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Do you have more wedding cocktail hour ideas? Please let us know in the comments below.

Jennifer Sitko Skarakis, a graphic designer and design enthusiast, is the founder of Sendo Invitations and editor of The Sendo Blog.

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