Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas

We’re big fans of cocktail hour here on Oh So Beautiful Paper. At a wedding celebration, the cocktail hour kicks off the post-ceremony reception, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot of money to make a big statement. Just a few details, like personalized napkins or coasters, are a fun way to incorporate your personal style, stories, and tastes. Here are a few fun cocktail hour ideas for your wedding! – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

How gorgeous is this garland around the bar? | Photography: Tec PetajaDesign, Coordination, Paper, and Florals: Bash, Please via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Love this wooden drinks menu with hand drawn illustrations and lettering. | Photography: Flora + Fauna, Signage: Paper Tangent, Event Coordinator: Flutter Fete via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Custom coasters add a personal touch. | Photography: Max Wanger, Hand lettering for Coasters: Bernadette Pascua, Event Planning: Bash, Please via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These napkins are a modern take on monograms. | Photography: Our Labor of Love, Event Planning: Bash, Please via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Mirrors with calligraphy bring glamour to the bar. | Photography: Tory Williams Photography via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy bar accessories – like these napkins, drink stirrers, and bar sign – create a cohesive and elegant look. | Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography, Cocktail Napkins and Drink Stirrers: Laura Hooper Calligraphy, via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These paper maché letters are easy to personalize. | Photography: Kelly Stonelake Photography, Paper Goods: Hen & Co., Planning, Coordination, and Design: Going Lovely via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use a framed chalkboard to display your signature drinks options. | Photography: Our Love Is Loud, Bar Sign Calligraphy: Whimsy Design Studio, Event Design and Planning: Cammye with We Tie The Knots via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

For the tropical or botanical-inspired wedding, these calligraphy leaf drink markers are a must. | Photography: Something Minted, Calligraphy: Pink by Peach, Wedding Planner and Creative Director: The Wedding Project Photography via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Custom drink stirrers carry on the theme of your wedding in a subtle way. | Photography: Milou + Olin Photography, Event Planning, Flowers, and Stationery: Bash, Please via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Ice breaker! Guests will love reading these fun facts as they mingle. | Photography: Flora + Fauna, Signage: Paper Tangent, Event Coordinator: Flutter Fete via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Cocktail Hour Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

You can’t miss this graphic, graffiti-inspired drink menu. | Photography: Jes Workman, Paper Goods: Boldhouse, Event Design: Art & Soul Events via Green Wedding Shoes

p.s. More cocktail hour and reception signage inspiration right here!

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