Gone are the days where serving your weddings drinks meant waiters circulating with champagne and an over-crowded open bar; nowadays unusual wedding drinks are de rigueur, and the way you serve your drinks is just as important as what’s in the glass.
From bar carts to DIY delights, we’re obsessed with creative drink station ideas, and know you’ll love them as much as us.
Bar carts are an ever-popular wedding drinks station choice; they’re ideal for outdoor weddings as they can be wheeled out onto the lawn, prime for sipping in the sunshine. And even if an unexpected shower descends, it can be easily pushed back into the dry.
Adorn the bar cart with sparkling straws, various liqueurs and assorted cordials to create an outrageously cool “pimp your prosecco” station.
Create a DIY drinks station and your guests can tailor their drinks especially to them. Provide endless bottles of prosecco and several syrups for a build-your-own bellini bar. Make sure to provide sparkling and still water for tee-total guests
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Make sure your guests know you’re serving an amazing selection of drinks with stylish signage that ties in with your wedding stationery. We’ve seen everything from full bar menus listing everything that is served, to cocktail ingredients lists displayed in unique and exciting ways. Just make sure it’s not simply an A4 sheet of paper with a list on, and you’ll be good to go.
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One of our favourite drinks station ideas we’ve ever laid eyes on was an old wooden rowing boat, full to the brim with ice and chilled beers and ciders. This is perfect for relaxed summer weddings, taking place outdoors – maybe not so suited to a stately home venue.
Add bowls of freshly cut up fruit to your wedding drinks station so guest can create personalized Pimms concoctions, or add a fun element to their prosecco. Plus, you’re helping your guests out with one of their five day – it’s a win for everyone!
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Don’t forget the little ones on your big day! A milkshake bar can be a fun idea, especially if you offer up cookies too, for a milk and cookies treat in the evening. Be sure to serve them in mini bottles to avoid wastage, though.
Suck it up
If your budget allows, mini champagne bottles complete with snazzy straws are a gorgeous drink station idea. Double them up as favours to save you one of the tasks on your to-do list.
Hot chocolate bar
If you’re having a winter wedding, a hot chocolate bar towards the end of the night will make for a really cosy night cap. Channel Starbucks with a variety of syrups, from hazelnut to mint, so everyone can have a hot chocolate tailored to their liking. Fancy something a bit stronger? Offer up mulled wine at Christmas weddings, or Christmas cocktails.
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