It’s hard to think about spring and summer when the snow is falling as I type this post, but if you’re planning a warm weather wedding the time will roll around before you know it. Making your own unique coolers  is a nice beverage alternative to sodas. Think about adding macerated strawberries to old fashioned Frescas and garnish with fresh mint. Try adding Rainier cherries to freshly squeezed lemonade.

Rainier cherries image courtesy of La Tartine Gourmande. Click here for original post.

I recently read an article about how punch is making a comeback. Gone are the days of tacky punch bowl jokes and hello to fun and festive parties tapping into this “communal cocktail.” Offer your guests a plethora of choices with a punch bar! Not only will your guests have their choice of delicious refreshment, it will look pretty too.

Punch Bar image courtesy of weddingbee.com.
Adding wine pairings to your food stations is another fun element to consider. Try a mini chicken pot pie or shrimp scampi station paired with Chardonnay, and a beef tenderloin station paired with Cabernet. Be sure small flights are poured at each station, giving your guests the chance to sample several different wines that they might not normally try.

Please feel free to share your summer/spring wedding beverage ideas! Happy Wedding Wednesday!