Desktop and Tablet header image Mobile header image

plan a beautiful wedding without breaking the bank!

This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what's ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference. Today's tip is all about one of my favorite topics — cocktails! Are you serving a signature cocktail at your wedding?


Craft a signature cocktail for your wedding to save money on your reception expenses. Don't miss this round up of some delicious cocktail recipes!

Wedding Budget Tip #20:

Craft a signature cocktail for your wedding!

We all know by now that one of the biggest expenses for the wedding reception is the bar. There is always the option to have a dry wedding, if your funds are really tight, but if you're looking for a way to toast your guests for less — a signature cocktail is a good solution.

By limiting the amount and varieties of liquor you serve, you'll cut down on the extra expense of having a more fully stocked bar. Of course it is normal for couples to serve wine and beer along with their signature cocktail in order to provide their guests with at least a few options to choose from, but the extra detail of a signature cocktail adds a nice touch.

Some of our favorite wedding blogs feature signature cocktail recipes that are definitely worth checking out. Here's a few of our favorites:

We love the series of cocktail recipes over on Oh So Beautiful Paper!

Another favorite source for cocktail recipes is Something Turquoise!

Signature Cocktail Recipes -- Photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper & Mike Carreiro for Something Turquoise
Photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper & Mike Carreiro for Something Turquoise

Be sure to check out all the fab options for signature drinks on these fantastic blogs! Of course it is up to you to decide on the quality of liquor to serve in your signature drinks, so if you choose a budget brand that could be another way to save money. However, if you're serving just one or two signature cocktails I think it's nice to splurge on the good stuff in order to offer a really nice option for your guests to enjoy.

Check out some of our favorite cocktails we've shared here on The Budget Savvy Bride:


So tell us:

are you having a signature cocktail at your wedding?

Leave a comment below and let us know!


Wedding Budget Tip #20: Serve a signature cocktail instead of an open bar



Want more wedding budget tips? Come back next Tuesday for the next post in this series.

Share this post:

About Jessica

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

Connect with Jessica
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!