28 Fun Swizzle Sticks to Upgrade Your Signature Drink
Concocting a signature cocktail for your celebration can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of wedding planning. To fully embrace the personality behind their drinks, many couples go the extra mile and spice up their unique libations with memorable add-ons, like monogrammed cocktail napkins and straws. As for another one of our favorite drink decorators? Custom stirrers, which are also known as swizzle sticks.
Swizzle sticks serve a purpose that goes beyond a garnish—they can boost the taste of cocktails by ensuring the ingredients are well-mixed and their customization potential can further pull your wedding theme together. Much like your signature cocktail, these stirrers are a reflection of your personality and are yet another creative way of making your big day unique. Luckily for you, some of our favorite real weddings have featured chic swizzle sticks, which means there are plenty of options out there that can inspire your own.
Not only do your custom stirrers say something about you and your fiancé, but also the overall vibe of your day. Whether it's a black geode swizzle stick for your modern event or a sweet bow or monogrammed option for a more traditional look, there are so many different ways to interpret these drink accessories. Throwing your celebration in the summer? These popsicle swizzle sticks, which were calligraphed by Sophia Loves Letters, elevate guests' cocktails and keep them cool at the same time. From venue-matching picks and crest-adorned styles to escort card stirrers and varieties with witty sayings, the following stirrers are worth checking out.
For a contemporary celebration, it doesn't get any better than these geode-topped stirrers from The Roc Shop.
Paper straws aren't only useful for sipping, but also for stirring. These floral versions matched the vine motif on this couple's For Your Party napkins perfectly.
Don't limit your drinks to just one type of swizzle stick. This couple mixed it up with geode and phrase-adorned stirrers from Prim & Pixie for the cocktails at their event.
Let guests know the notes in each rosé on the menu by writing them out on graphic stirrers.
Sweeten up your signature sip by using rock candy in place of a stirrer.
If you're searching for the perfect swizzle stick for your big-day beverage, draw inspiration from your recipe. Honey dippers were an appropriate choice for this lemonade drink that was infused with the sweet ingredient.
Greet your attendees with your drink of the day and a flag stirrer (these were calligraphed by Spurlé Gul Studio!) that says, "Welcome."
Gift each person their own swizzle stick—like these pennant versions from Stephanie B. Design—for a unique favor that they can use again.
Encourage guests to sample your cocktail hour beverages by opting for stirrers with a witty phrase, like these which read, "Bottoms up."
Looking for more places to use your custom monogram? Cocktail napkins and custom swizzle sticks are another great way to incorporate your initials.
Fruit skewers are a unique (and tasty!) way to stir your favorite drinks.
Make like this bride and pay homage to your family members by putting their photos on your custom stirrers.
Even the smallest additions can elevate your signature drinks, as evidenced by these tiny pink bow swizzle sticks that the bride made herself.
Offering more than one signature sip? Identify the different recipes by using stir sticks emblazoned with each drink's name.
Treat your guests to a drink as you guide them to their table via stirrer escort cards, like these by Scripted Ever After.
For a modern event, we're loving the look of these minimalist initial swizzle sticks.
A summer celebration calls for tropical drink umbrellas. These options even had the same pattern from the couple's big-day stationery.
Include your new name (or even your wedding hashtag!) on your signature drinks' swizzle sticks.
The swimmer on this sip's straw appears as though she's about to dive into the beverage—the perfect touch for a Palm Springs wedding.
Use your stirrers as a way to nod to your theme. The versions at this fox-themed event had the couple's initials on one side and picture of the animal on the other.
Escort Card Stirrers
Hand-painted stir sticks doubled as escort cards and helped guests find their seats in the reception hall. A sweet phrase the bride always said about her fiancé was embossed into the paper goods, including the cocktail napkins.
Traditional Swizzle Sticks
The bride's parents still have their own stir sticks from their wedding and love creating stirrers for parties and events they host. So, they created custom stir sticks for their daughter and son-in-law featuring two lemurs on tandem bikes, an inside joke between the couple.
Man's Best Friend Stirrers
As a nod to their beloved dog who couldn't be at the wedding, this couple named their signature cocktail after him, "The Maximillion," and served the drink with acrylic stir sticks in the pup's likeness.
His and Hers Stir Flags
Different stir flags were created for each of the "his" drinks, a Jack Rose, and "her" drinks, a Blue Lemonade.