Cocktail hour is a great time to serve food inspired by your heritage. Guests, especially those unfamiliar with your traditions, have the opportunity to sample cuisines they may never have tried before.
For a bride rarely seen without a lollipop in her hand , you can create the Vodka Jolly, a vodka-and-tonic garnished with a Jolly Rancher lollipop. It is a fun drink that celebrated her personal style. Sangria was the wedding beverage of choice for a couple who met at a bar. The woman was drinking sangria that night; the two met when her future groom asked what was in her glass.
Create a Connection
One way to involve your guests in your wedding day is to ask each guest to hold a smooth stone during the wedding, make a wish for them, and then place the stone into a communal vessel. The newlyweds can incorporate the stones into their garden to remind them of those who shared their day.