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11 Wedding Ideas for the Beer and Cocktail Lover

From creative cocktails to thoughtful favors, there are plenty of boozy ways to kick your reception up a notch. 

wedding party toasting during reception

wedding party toasting during reception

Photo: Nick + Danée

While alcohol isn't essential to throwing a killer party, it's a great way for you and your S.O. to show off some personality, whether it be via a customized koozie or a twist on the traditional toast. Plus, your guests are bound to love these fun and festive (not to mention boozy!) ideas.

Here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate your favorite alcohol into your wedding day. 

bar with variety of beers on tap

Photo: Bryan Sargent Photography

We love that this couple offered a variety of beers on tap for their guests.

beer with personalized labels

Photo: Chelsea Elizabeth Photography

Have personalized beer labels made up with your names and wedding date! Plus, they'll make great favors. 

signature cocktail menu

Photo: Bernadette Pollard

Name your signature cocktail a play on both of your names, the city you're in, or something else that's cute and quirky. 

menu sign

Photo: Reese Moore Weddings

Display cute signs like this one by the bar for a whimsical touch to your decor. 

personalized cocktail napkins

Photo: evanR photography

Fun cocktail napkins add a personalized (and cheeky!) touch to your bar.

groomsmen toast

Photo: Tara Peddicord Photography

Have a pre-wedding toast with your nearest and dearest to calm those day-of jitters.

bourbon at wedding

Photo: Allison Kuhn Creative

Champagne is great, but you don’t have to toast bubbly during your reception if it’s not your fave. Serve your beverage of choice to kick off your celebration!

labeled cocktail stirrer

Photo: Captured by Kate Photography

Cocktail stirrers can be labeled with the drink’s name so your guests can easily see what’s inside.

burger and beer hors d

Photo: Mle Jayne Photography

Pair your favorite mixed drinks with mini appetizers that complement them. Who can deny a good slider and beer?

beer cap magnet favors

Photo: Red Trolley Studio

Beer cap magnets make adorable keepsakes!

koozie favors

Photo: Jaimie Nicole Krause

Give out personalized koozies that guests can use long after the party's over.