What's Your Signature Sip?

Your hairstylist knows exactly what you want for your big-day ’do. It’s got to be…
a) soft curls with a pretty flower.
b) an au courant side bun with twists and braids.
c) a French twist or a chignon.
d) something simple and natural – I’ll get a bridesmaid to help me.

As you walk down the aisle, guests will gasp when they see you in …
a) Alençon lace from head to toe and the veil worn by every woman in your family.
b) a dramatic fitted dress with an on-trend peplum.
c) an understated ball gown with a cathedral-length train.
d) an unfussy sheath, ensuring you’ll be comfortable enough to dance the night away.  

As the florist showed you all sorts of flowers, you couldn’t help but be drawn to …
a) lilies of the valley, sweet peas,  hydrangeas and garden roses.
b) identical buds tied in a tightly packed bouquet.

c) a combination of cascading orchids and English roses.
d) poppies and lots of greenery.

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When telling an old friend about the planning process, you realize that …
a) incorporating all the meaningful details is a delight! After all, you’ve been dreaming of this day since you were 9 years old.
b) your stylish friends and a pile of posh magazines have influenced your swanky event.
c) your family has definite ideas about how things will go, so you can happily defer to tradition.  
d) everyone is still stress free, thanks to low-key planning!

Top contenders for the reception venue included …
a) Bellingrath Gardens and The Ezell House.
b) Mobile Museum of Art and Space 301.
c) Country Club of Mobile, The Grand Hotel and The Battle House Hotel.
d) True Midtown Kitchen and The Wash House.

You didn’t hear it from me, but there’s going to be a special surprise at the reception. You can’t wait for the …
a) daddy-daughter dance that leaves everyone misty-eyed.
b) wardrobe change into a sassy second dress.
c) breathtaking display of colorful, bursting fireworks.
d) special appearance by an ice cream truck.

When your mind wanders to baby names (and we won’t tell your mother-in-law!), you usually consider …
a) family names, especially unusual ones that could be a middle name.
b) anything as unique as my child will be!
c) royal names, like William,  Catherine, Elizabeth or Charles.
d) waiting to see what hubby thinks when the time comes. 

Answer Key

Mostly A’s: Love is in the air for the romantic bride. Your guests will bubble with excitement when you pass around a Raspberry-Rose Sparkling Cocktail – fresh raspberries, simple syrup, rose syrup, lime juice, cognac and champagne.

Mostly B’s: As a stylish modern bride, your chic wedding will be straight out of an Emily Giffin novel. Serve the trendy Godiva Chocolate Martini for a decadent dessert. It’s a smooth, rich combo of Godiva chocolate liqueur, crème de cacao, vanilla vodka and half-and-half.

Mostly C’s: The classic bride will throw an affair to remember. Show your sense and sensibility with a fresh take on the traditional Bourbon Fizz, made from bourbon, lemon juice, sugar and a splash of club soda.

Mostly D’s: A fun, playful event seems natural for the easy-going bride. Have a blast with the bright, flavorful Pomegranate Margarita, a sassy blend of fresh pomegranate juice, white tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice, served frozen or on the rocks.

Margaret McCrummen

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