Cocktail Hour

A wedding cocktail ‘hour' is a festive gathering, usually following the wedding ceremony where guests mingle as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served.

It's during the cocktail hour that the couple and wedding party often take formal (or not-so-formal) group wedding photos.

If you're stumped and need a jump-start for helping your clients to create the ultimate pre-wedding party, i.e. the cocktail hour, for their wedding guests, the Washingtonian has you covered:

Everything You Need to Know About Creating Your Wedding Cocktail Hour

your-guide-to-cocktail-hour11The window between “I Do” and “Let’s Boogie” sets the tone for your reception. (It also occupies guests while the wedding party poses for portraits.)

Make it memorable by keeping it to one hour—and by including these must-have ingredients. Everything You Need to Know About Creating Your Wedding Cocktail Hour | Expert Advice | Washingtonian Bride & Groom

 

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Synonyms:
Cocktail Reception
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