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  • Writer's pictureCaylee May

Adding Spirit to Your Wedding Ceremony: Creative Ways to Incorporate Alcohol

Updated: Apr 3

As a wedding celebrant, it's always a huge privilege to witness couples celebrate their love in unique and creative ways. One trend that's been gaining popularity is the incorporation of alcohol into the wedding ceremony. Whether you're a wine enthusiast, a whiskey connoisseur, or simply love a good cocktail, there are several creative and meaningful ways to include alcohol in your special day. In this blog post, we'll explore some inventive ideas to add a dash of spirits to your wedding ceremony that goes beyond the traditional champagne toast.

unity shot decanter and shot glasses
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1. Unity Shots

Toast to Unity: One creative way to symbolize your union is through unity shots. Each of you sips from separate glasses, and then you both take a third shot from a shared glass. This action beautifully represents the idea of two individuals coming together to form a stronger whole. It's a toast to your future as a married couple and the unity you'll share.

2. Wine Blending Ceremony

Blending Love: If you and your partner appreciate wine, consider a wine blending ceremony. Mix two different wines to create a unique blend, symbolizing the coming together of two distinct individuals to create something beautiful and harmonious. This ritual beautifully mirrors the blending of your lives.

3. Wine Boxes with Love Letters

A Message in a Bottle: This heart warming idea involves placing a bottle of wine and heartfelt love letters to each other in a special box during the ceremony. Seal the box, and on your anniversary or a special milestone, open it together to savour the wine and read the letters. It's a touching way to celebrate your love journey.

4. Cocktail Blending

Craft Your Love Story: For those who love cocktails, consider mixing your favourite drinks together to create a signature cocktail that represents your unique love story. It's a fun and personalized way to celebrate your union and show your guests a taste of your relationship.

5. Champagne Tower

Elevate Your Celebration: Create a champagne tower for a visually stunning addition to your ceremony. Pour a glass from the top, and let the bubbles flow down. This not only adds an elegant touch to your event but also symbolizes the overflowing joy of your new life together.

6. Whiskey or Bourbon Tasting

Cheers to Whiskey Lovers: If you and your partner are whiskey enthusiasts, a tasting ceremony can be a unique addition. Each sip can symbolize a different aspect of your journey together. It's a tribute to the depth and complexity of your love.

7. Craft Beer Exchange

Raise a Glass to Love: Share your love for craft beer by exchanging your favourite brews during the ceremony. This act symbolizes the coming together of your unique tastes and your shared journey.

8. Liquor Ceremony

Merging of Tastes: Pour various spirits into a single glass to symbolize the merging of your personalities. Each spirit represents different facets of your lives, and as they blend together, they create a harmonious and unique union.

9. Signature Drink Competition

Friendly Cocktail Challenge: Add a fun twist to your ceremony by having a friendly competition to create your signature drinks. Let your guests vote on their favourite, and the winning drink can become a special part of your wedding celebration.

Adding alcohol to your wedding ceremony is an excellent way to make it uniquely yours and add a touch of fun and personalisation. These creative ideas allow you to raise a glass not only to love and commitment but also to your individuality and the beautiful journey you're about to embark on together.

Cheers to love, laughter, and a lifetime of happiness! 🥂💍


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