Cocktail Style Weddings

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Cocktail Style Wedding Planners In Melbourne

Are you the sort of person that loves a good party and doesn’t want their wedding reception to be boring.? If so maybe a cocktail style reception is the way to go. Cocktail weddings create the best atmosphere for a great party if done well and it doesn’t mean you cant make it look nice.
Weddings can sometimes be a bit stiff and boring and if you have been to a few they can all be a bit the same. A cocktail style wedding if planned and designed right will definitely be more fun and memorable.

With our expert party advice on format , layout and décor our experienced staff can really make sure you wedding is one big party. Feel Good Events can help create the best wedding experience possible for you and your guests.

Cocktail Wedding Decorators In Melbourne

If you are looking for wedding decorators in Melbourne to help create your cocktail style wedding then look no further than Feel Good Events. With a wide range of hire products you can choose to DIY your wedding equipment or get the full service and let us decorate for you.

Contact us today for help with your cocktail wedding Decorating and Planning

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What Is A Cocktail Wedding?

A cocktail wedding simply put is a wedding that has a more relaxed style when it comes to food and format. They usually have finger food and possibly grazing tables rather than everyone sitting at tables. Drinks can be cocktails but this is not a must.
Furniture and layout is usually different with more bar tables and only some banquet tables for sitting at. Ottomans and more relaxed style seating are also used more for a cocktail wedding.

This format usually allows for more room to be creative with your décor and styling to create something more wow.

Why Choose A Cocktail Wedding?

Most couples tend to choose a cocktail wedding as they can to be more relaxed and comfortable for the guests. With less time taken up by a 3 course structured meal it allows more time for the party which makes your wedding more fun.
If you have a large number of guests ,choosing this format will usually allow you to fit more guests into your venue as well.
In some cases it can be cheaper to do cocktail style but it depends on what type of food is being served.

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Cocktail Style Wedding Checklist

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Cocktail Venue

Cocktail parties typically need a smaller venue than for a sit down function as you dont need room for all the tables. Choose a venue that will keep your guests together and isnt a massive space.

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You can still go all out when it comes to decorating your cocktail wedding. Pick a style of decor that also matches the venue style. In some cases you will have more to spend on decor as you have saved on food costs.


Bar tables and stools and other types of bar furniture will work well with this format. You also want to have some lounge areas for older guests to sit on as cocktail furniture may not always be suitable for everyone.

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Mix it up with your lighting and remember a cocktail wedding is supposed to be more fun. Mood lighting to begin with then party moving lights for later on is the way to go.

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Cocktail Food

Grazing tables are super popular at the moment. They work well because they look fantastic and allow your guests to eat when ever they want. Roving finger food of different styles is also a must.

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Cocktail Drinks

As cocktails can be expensive you dont need to have a big range. You can have a 2 or 3 different cocktails throughout the night and the other drinks can be your standard beer , wine and champagne.


Cocktail weddings usually allow more time for dancing. Dj’s work really well for this format as they can play all night without breaks. Dj’s will also be able to play a wider variety of music.

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Photo Booth

Photo booths are great for capturing fun memories but also suit a cocktail format really well. This gives your guests something else to do and adds to the fun element.

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Wedding Games

Having more free time at a cocktail wedding allows more time to have some fun wedding games. These can be inside or out and the more people involved the better.

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Cocktail Wedding Services

Wedding Services All Organized By Us To Make Your Wedding Planning Easy And Stress Free.

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Expert help to make sure your cocktail wedding is the best party ever without any stress.

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Your wedding venue decorated to your own personal style with help from our stylists.

Equipment Hire

From furniture to decorations , all your hire needs from the one place to make planning simple.


All your hire and decorating products delivered and installed by our team of experts.

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Experienced coordinators by your side throughout your wedding to keep everything on track on the day..

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From grazing tables to Melbourne’s best cocktail style caters, everything organized by us.

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DJ’s , bands and roving entertainment supplied by us to fire up the party and add the fun element.

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Wedding Suppliers

From flowers to photographers , we work with some of the best wedding suppliers to make make your planning easy.

Wedding Product Hire

Find Inspiration and choose the wedding equipment hire you need from our wide range of hire products.

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Please Note, there is a minimum spend of $1,000 on equipment to qualify for delivery/pick up (Delivery, Labour & Pick up at additional cost)

If your party equipment hire does not meet the $1,000 minimum spend amount our Do-It-Yourself service (with NO Minimum Spend) may better suit your needs. Visit our Do-It-Yourself page for more information.

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