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No wedding is complete without some delicious drinks to sip on throughout the celebration. Like many couples, you may be choosing to hire bartenders to serve guests at the bar, but you may also want to set up another drink station to be sure all guests are taken care of. Here are a few creative wedding drink station ideas (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) that will help quench your guests’ thirst.
Craft Beer Bar
Do you and your partner love a good craft beer? Then bring your passion to your celebration with a craft beer bar. Get a few kegs of your favorite local craft beers, and then set up keg tap faucets and glasses so that guests can pour themselves a pint.
Coffee and Tea Station
This is the perfect idea for a brunch wedding, and will be much appreciated by the guests that want a little caffeine pick-me-up. Put out a few coffee carafes with your favorite coffee blends, as well as one with hot water for the tea lovers. If you’re really a coffee aficionado, you can take it up a notch by having a barista there to serve slow drip coffee. Finish off this drink station with milk (including a non-dairy option), sugar, and honey.
DIY Mimosa Bar
Speaking of brunch – you can’t have a brunch wedding without mimosas! Let guests make their own mimosas by offering a variety of juices, such as grapefruit, mango, cranberry, and (of course) orange. Be sure to keep the bubbly in a bucket of ice to keep it chilled. You can put out bowls of fresh fruit so that guests can add them to their drinks.
Mason Jar Cocktails (or Non-Alcoholic Drinks) Station
Mason jar cocktails will match beautifully with rustic farm weddings. Your bartender (or a trusted friend) can pre-mix cocktails of your choice in mason jars – choose no more than three different options so that guests don’t have to dig around to find something they like. Alternatively, you can fill up these mason jars with refreshing lemonade or mocktails, which will be particularly great for an outdoor wedding. These jars should have a label on them saying what exactly is in the drink. Fill up a large steel bucket with ice, and put the pre-filled mason jars in the bucket so that guests can grab a refreshing beverage whenever they want.
Hot Chocolate or Cider Station
If you’re having a winter wedding, guests will love enjoying a warm mug of a sweet and delicious drink. Serve hot chocolate or apple cider (or both!) in mugs that coordinate with your wedding aesthetic. For hot chocolate stations, don’t forget marshmallows and whipped cream. For cider stations, be sure to offer cinnamon sticks.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, if you’re throwing a wedding in the heat of the summer, freshly squeezed lemonade is exactly what guests will want to cool off. Use glass drink dispensers filled with lemonade so that guests can serve themselves. If you’d like, you can also offer iced tea so that guests can get a caffeine boost – or make their own Arnold Palmer!
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