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Bar Talk with Mint & Mirth: How to make mocktails for your non-drinking friends at your boozy wedding

The secret that some bartenders don’t want you to know is that nearly any cocktail can be improvised into a mocktail. Why don’t they talk about this more often? I don’t know. I take the completely opposite stance. I feel that being able to cater to any kind of guest demonstrates flexibility. Today I’m going to share with you some of my go-to mocktail recipes.

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Heather & Johnathan's nerdy summer picnic wedding

These two had some interesting dilemmas: managing expectations from a very Catholic family and a not-so-Catholic family, balancing the needs of disabilities and the recovery community, and having a super low budget. But we can all learn from this bride's kick-ass attitude about keeping things accessible and authentic! Plus, we're totally behind any wedding that ends with a D&D campaign.

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Sariah & Josh's rainbow glow stick island wedding

How often does a real rainbow show up at your rainbow-themed wedding? That alone is a must-see. But there's also a nom-worthy breakfast-for-dinner buffet, tons of glow sticks, and loads of cute wedding party photos to keep you looking. (Take a peek at the slideshow for TONS of funny photos!) And you'll never guess what kind of unexpected wedding crasher made his way to the ceremony!

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Yummy mocktails for non-boozy (but very cool) wedding drink alternatives

So you're planning out your beverage strategy for your dry wedding, or your wedding with kids and future Offbeat Mamas, or just looking to offer some non-boozy alternatives. You can surely offer sodas and coffee, but why not make their experience a little more special with fancy-shmancy mocktails? Adding fancy stemware and a garnish will put those teetotalers in the mood to party, and they won't feel left out from any "signature cocktail" moments.

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Lucy & Dan's vintage vegan Buddhist wedding

This couple collected vintage plates and tablecloths to adorn a sweet little village hall, did a whole lot of DIY, and created a really cool earthy feel. Add in their Buddhist ceremony, vegan reception, and "Who's Who" board (with baby photos of everyone!), and it's a personalized party with panache.