For modern couples who are turning away from the traditional five sugared almond bomboniere and looking for something a little different, an miniature alcohol bomboniere could be the perfect solution. Whether you choose miniature bottles of wine, spirits, or liqueur, they are sure to go down a storm with your guests.
These seven tips will help you make the most of alcohol miniature bomboniere:
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Match you miniatures to your wedding style
Match your choice of alcohol miniature to the season of your wedding, so for a summer wedding you may choose gin whereas for a winter wedding you might prefer a cream liqueur. Alternatively check out the mood of your wedding. A funky contemporary themed wedding might call for flavoured vodka, whereas a more traditional wedding might be the perfect occasion to give port. If there is a local speciality drink from the area you are getting married, see if you can get miniature bottles of that.
Personalise your miniatures
Many companies specialise in personalised alcohol miniatures, and you can often have a special label printed with you names and the date of your wedding. You can even include photos or your wedding motif if you want to. If you are looking to economise on your bomboniere, you can use standard bottles but add a personal touch by tying a hand made label around the neck with ribbon.
Make a combination bomboniere
For a more sophisticated bomboniere, combine your alcohol miniature with a glass that is suitable for that particular drink, and add some sort of cookie or chocolate that will work particularly well with it. If you choose the right shaped glassware, such as a brandy glass, you can place the bottle and the sweet treat inside the glass and wrap it in clear cellophane.
Consider guest tastes
Not all your guests will be spirit drinkers, so try to vary the bomboniere a little to meet your guests’ tastes. Perhaps you could give whiskey for the male guests and a chocolate liqueur for the ladies. Try to find a non alcoholic alternative for your tea total guests.
Distribute miniature alcohol bomboniere at the end
If you don’t want guests to be knocking back their bomboniere during the reception, you might consider giving them out at the end of the night. Have a large basket filled with a wide variety of miniature alcohol bomboniere at the exit to your venue and ask guests to help themselves on the way out as a nightcap.
Make sure alcohol miniatures are suitable
Alcohol miniatures work best as bomboniere for evening weddings, especially those that are adult only. Be very careful if you give out alcoholic bomboniere at a wedding where children are invited; they may not be given a miniature directly but it would be very easy for them to get hold of one.
Check your venue’s liquor policy
Due to liquor laws some venues have restrictions on you providing alcohol of any kind. Some will let you give miniatures as bomboniere, but others don’t allow this so check your venue’s policy before you start bulk buying mini whiskey.
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