Stock the Bar

7 Jan

The bar  is typically somewhere that guests frequent a lot during your wedding, and yet it tends to go unnoticed in the planning stages. Here are a few great options to spruce up your wedding watering hole.

personalized drink buckets are a great option to store iced wine, beer to go, or water before the ceremony.

credit: Etsy seller "A Southern Bucket"

credit: Etsy seller “A Southern Bucket”

Vintage bath tubs, old canoes, or a wheel barrow are great for “drinks on the go”. Store just about anything in them, but make sure to have a small bucket near by for guests to put drink tops after popping their favorite beverage.

credit: theknot.com

credit: theknot.com

Never be afraid of signage! Hanging a unique Bar sign or banner behind the bar draws focus in just the right way to a really awesome setup.

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credit: Mazel Moments

credit: Green Wedding Shoes

credit: Green Wedding Shoes

 

Have a bar within a bar. Setting up a Brandy or Whiskey Bar is the perfect way to pay tribute to your favorite drink. When setting up a brandy bar make sure to bring it special brandy glasses, a few of your favorite options and signage to describe what guests are drinking.

credit: Grey Likes Weddings via SheFinds.com

credit: Grey Likes Weddings via SheFinds.com

Renting specialty bar furniture can transform a space into a glamorous and unique atmosphere. Custom furniture can be created by the best vendors in the area such as Amaryllis, or brought in by Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

credit: Events by Design

credit: Events by Design

Small details in Coasters and stir sticks are easy finds and tie back into the overall theme. Make sure to keep them personal and fun so guests are drawn to use them.

credit: The knot

credit: The knot

credit: Miss Pickles press

credit: Miss Pickles press

 

Collect vintage and glass decorative bar bottles to hold your liquors instead of boring containers they are purchased in. Have the bartender keep them up on the top of the bar for guests to admire.

credit: Engaged and Inspired

credit: Engaged and Inspired

If your budget allows, add in flowers and props to the ends of the bar. It helps to soften the space and it is a small touch that goes a long way.

credit: Braedon photography via Lover.ly

credit: Braedon photography via Lover.ly

Give take home champagne favors to guests that they can pickup adjacent to the bar. These are not only a crowd pleaser but look glamorous staged together with ribbon bows and oversized tags.

credit: Elizabeth Anne Designs

credit: Elizabeth Anne Designs

My personal and always favorite favor is a really bad ass koozie. I have a collection that is quite ridiculous and I think it’s the perfect gift to the beer drinkers at your wedding.

credit: Etsy

credit: Etsy

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