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Cocktail Kits for Virtual Wedding Guests!

Did the pandemic push you to pivot your party? Bring the celebration to wherever your guests are tuning in from by sending DIY cocktail kits!

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Personalizing a virtual wedding

With large gatherings on hold for the moment, many couples are opting to live-stream their small at-home wedding ceremonies to remote guests. This provides an excellent opportunity to include as many people as you want. Anyone that may not have been able to travel or would have put your guest list overcapacity at a traditional venue

There are so many ways to personalize a Zoom wedding to make the experience just as special as an in-person event. You could book a virtual DJ, set a dress code, or even hire a virtual wedding coordination company like Wedfuly or LoveStream to handle the tech. If you're looking for a unique way to bring the party spirit to your guests who can't physically be there, we think sharing alcoholic spirits is a lively idea. 😉

Bringing the party spirit to your guests

Perhaps you and your partner found love over tasting craft cocktails. Create a unique wedding toast by sending your guests a creative DIY cocktail kit! Each of your guests can then make their own signature cocktail using the ingredients you send via mail. They'll have something tasty to sip while they watch you tie the knot. After the ceremony, you can all raise your glasses for a virtual “cheers!”

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DIY Cocktail Kits for Your Virtual Wedding

Start by choosing a cocktail recipe to create for your guests. Bourbon is a wonderful choice for cocktails because it’s easy to utilize. Many classic cocktail recipes feature bourbon and feel sophisticated, but are actually quite simple to make. I know that a key to being savvy is to keep things simple and stress-free as possible. So choosing an uncomplicated but tasty concoction featuring bourbon is a recipe for savvy DIY success!

What you'll need to make a DIY cocktail kit:

For this example, I used Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon. Their bourbon is expertly handcrafted and aged a minimum of 6-7 years. Mellow and perfectly balanced, with spicy and caramel aromas and delicate flavors of oak and summer fruits. It’s a special bottle for a special day!

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Websites like Canva or Picmonkey make it easy to effortlessly design themed recipe cards to enclose in your kit.

To assemble, line your boxes with paper shreds or raffia in your wedding colors. Then, add the components of your cocktail! Start with your liquor, then add mixers or syrups in mini jars or bottles (readily available at craft stores). My recipe included fresh orange, so I put a whole orange in my boxes. Finally, finish with decorative items like paper straws, a silk flower, or even a jigger and/or mixing spoon if you desire!

How to Make Your DIY Cocktail Kit a bit more Savvy

Sending a full-size bottle of something might not be within your budget for every guest. Perhaps you'd send a full-size kit to your VIPs, ie family or wedding party members who were unable to attend. Sending miniature bottles or enough for 1-2 cocktails per person is perfectly acceptable and way easier on the wallet!

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Would you consider making a DIY Cocktail Kit for your guests?

This is a care package any guest would be thrilled to receive, am I right? Your loved ones will feel like they’re right there with you to toast your new life together. These boxes could also be used as a great Groomsman or Bridesmaids Proposal Idea, or a Virtual Bachelorette Party! Just personalize with a cute card to make it extra special!

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Sarah Tracey

is a wine, food, and lifestyle expert based in New York City. A certified sommelier, she worked her way up from spit-bucket emptier at a local winery to Michelin-starred Wine Director in top NYC restaurants. Sarah is well known as the resident wine expert at Martha Stewart Living online and also for her blog, The Lush Life. She regularly shares food pairing, home entertaining, and beverage expertise with ‘O’ The Oprah Magazine, People, Food & Wine, Forbes, The Food Network, Elle, Refinery 29, Life & Style Weekly, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, PureWow, Brides, and Cheddar TV.