While you can always go traditional with your dress, a cocktail party is a great opportunity to pick something fun and fashion forward.
A fun spin on the bridesmaids’ dress? Pick a color, then let each maid choose her own style and shade.
With fewer scheduled dances and speeches, guests have more time to gawk, mingle, and gossip — all signs of a good party.
At the end of the night, be sure to raise a glass to your friends and family—then let them take over the mic.