drink me quick

Personalised edibles have become increasingly popular favour choices and I’m sure you’ve also heard of mini-drinks as favours too. One of our notonthehighstreet.com wedding couples, Kirsty and Rob, recently told us that they gave each of their loved ones a mini bottle of Moet as favours. Jo, from the weddings team, went to a wedding recently where the father of the bride made mini-bottles of delicious sloe gin for each guest. We thought both of these were lovely ideas and they inspired me to think of ways you could adapt this idea and do it yourself.

Weddings are about celebrating, congratulating and raising toasts – so a little tipple to either share together on the day or take home and enjoy later seems very fitting. This doesn’t have to cost the earth and it is totally ‘D.I.Y-able’. See for yourself…

1. Source some ‘shot-sized’ bottles or little jars. These Glass Jars, come in a set of six and would be perfect for the task. Matching fun drinking Straws to your wedding colour scheme, would work as a great finishing touch.

2. Select your beverage! If you decide on a single ‘shot’ beverage, this will make your planning much easier, as bottles can be prepped months in advance. However if you want a cute mini-cocktail (as pictured), this is likely to be more tricky to arrange and will need to be made much closer to the wedding day. Perhaps you could ask the your reception venue for a bit of their help with this?

3. As we will all have noticed, alcohol (like many things) is becoming increasingly expensive. If you can’t nip over to Calais before the day, then keep your eyes peeled for drinks deals in the months leading up to your wedding. The average shot size is about 30ml so you use this as a marker for quantities.

4. Finally here’s the really fun part – choose how you are going to decorate your mini-alcoholic delights! Bottle labels can add a fun and personalised stamp to your favours and your wedding day styling. My favourites include; the Oval Bottle Labels, the Personalised Wine Bottle Labels and the Small Personalised Labels. For a versatile and cheaper choice, why not use some Old Fashioned Gift Labels, to tie around the neck of your mini bottles or jars. They can double up as place names and have a simple rustic charm. You also have the option to decorate them with Ribbon or Twine and Stamps, for the perfect DIY final touch.

Final tip: don’t leave the non-drinkers or kids out of this fun favour idea. Get creative and think of alternatives. Instead of a mini-mojito, soda with a dash of lime cordial would look the part and has the same refreshing taste and colours (without the kick)!

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