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How to Plan a Coffee Themed Wedding

Posted October 7, 2011 | 28 Comments

So, we’ve all heard the song this song by Landon Pigg… right? It’s one of those songs you might not recognize from the title but once you have a listen you’ll remember it. The soft melody reminds you of all things warm and fuzzy… like falling in love and, yes, a coffee shop. (Well played, Landon.) Today, we’re showing you how to plan a coffee themed wedding, whether that means you’re getting married in a coffee shop or blending together a few key elements to tie together your coffee theme. Read on to find out how to plan a coffee themed wedding, find inspiration for coffee wedding centerpieces and decor, learn how to make your own DIY coffee themed wedding favors and more! Enjoy!

coffee themed wedding

source | photography by birdsong photography

How to Plan a Coffee Themed Wedding

We’ve heard of unique wedding ceremony spots before, but a coffee shop? This one’s a first! Francisco & Rebecca tied the knot in a small, intimate wedding ceremony in a coffee shop where they shared one of their first dates. (Awwwwww.) What a perfect way to tie a sweet memory and your love for coffee! These images were taken by the lovely Hyer Images based in Madison, Wisconsin.

coffee themed wedding
coffee themed wedding
coffee themed wedding

photography by hyer images

Getting married in your favorite spot, the place you met or your first date is a terrific way to share a chapter of your love story with your guests. And, can we just add how adorable this couple is? Cheers, you two!

How to Plan a Coffee Bar

If you’ll be tying the knot with a coffee themed wedding – or, you’re blessed with a sweetest little coffee shop around the corner that doesn’t mind a few guests in attendance, make a great first impression with plenty of coffee drinks. In lieu of alcohol (or in addition to) opt for yummy coffee instead. Buy plenty of flavored creamers, offer sugar and swizzle sticks, personalized coffee cups and plenty of delicious donuts for dunking.

Signature drinks for the bride and groom…

coffee themed wedding


coffee themed wedding


And, you know how you’ve seen these chalkboard mason jars? Here’s a unique twist – for coffee!

coffee themed wedding


Grab a few mugs for your bridesmaids…

coffee themed wedding


… and, a few manly mugs for the groomsmen…

coffee themed wedding

Or, just for the bride + groom…

coffee themed wedding


coffee themed wedding


… and, personalized spoons for your coffee + sugar…

coffee themed wedding


Coffee Bean Place Cards

For a cohesive theme, you’ll want to incorporate coffee-inspired details into your decor. For example, you can have ordinary place cards… or, you can up the ante with these coffee bean place cards:

coffee themed wedding

source | photographed by revert photo

coffee bean place cards

source | photography by fs weddings

Coffee Bean Centerpieces

For easy centerpieces, just add whole coffee beans to clear vases and fill with candles or flowers.

coffee themed wedding


coffee themed wedding


Caramel Coffee Warmers

coffee themed wedding


These delicious caramel coffee warmers and cookies are placed on top of guests’ coffee cups to keep ‘em piping hot. The steam makes the warmers ooey gooey for a delicious treat.

Coffee Wedding Favors

What’s a coffee themed wedding without coffee favors? Package up coffee beans in mason jars, jelly jars, boxes, kraft bags, burlap sacks, etc.

coffee themed wedding


coffee themed wedding


coffee themed wedding

source | photography by erin hearts court

coffee themed wedding


We think these coffee scoops would look adorable attached to your coffee wedding favors with a ribbon:

coffee themed wedding


Make DIY Wedding Favors

coffee themed wedding


Our favorite DIY coffee themed wedding favors come from this beautiful tutorial by Intimate Weddings. There’s even a FREE printable label! Check out the full how-to here.

The Perfect Coffee Wedding Ring Shot

And, don’t forget the perfect coffee ring shot! Here’s one of our favorites:

coffee themed wedding

source | photographed by miller + miller photography

We hope you’ve enjoyed these coffee themed wedding finds! Now, go grab a latte!

Happy Planning!


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28 Responses to “How to Plan a Coffee Themed Wedding”

  1. Emma | EmmalineBride (@emmalinebride) (@emmalinebride) (@EmmalineBride)
    October 7th, 2011 @ 1:59 am

    How to Plan a Coffee Themed Wedding http://t.co/sYWS5s4u

  2. I like weddings (@ilikeweddings)
    October 7th, 2011 @ 2:04 am

    Keeping this in mind for the future! | How to Plan a Coffee Themed Wedding | Emmaline Bride http://t.co/ilMxiZud via @EmmalineBride

  3. Stephanie @ Little Wed Hen
    October 7th, 2011 @ 2:42 am

    As an unashamed caffeine fiend, I have to say that I’m quite a fan of this one! I love the first pic with the “I do”/”me too” mugs.

  4. Jessica@TWB
    October 7th, 2011 @ 6:18 am

    I feel like I just drank 10 cups of java after looking through all these great ideas!

  5. Ashley Morton (@PremiereEvMn)
    October 7th, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    For a cold, Fall day, who doesn’t want a nice warm cup of coffee? I LOVE this Theme!! What do you think?? ~ Ashley http://t.co/vc22RsBJ

  6. Emma | EmmalineBride (@emmalinebride) (@emmalinebride) (@EmmalineBride)
    October 7th, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    Love coffee? Don’t miss this! http://t.co/sYWS5s4u

  7. susie (@susie)
    October 7th, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    A coffee-themed wedding? Why didn’t we think of that @xbuzz? http://t.co/nTRvyPpA

  8. Andréa Piazza (@glittersntgold)
    October 7th, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    @these_words_are RT @emmalinebride Love coffee? Don’t miss this! http://t.co/Smy1B2lR

  9. How to Plan a Wedding from Beginning to End
    October 7th, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    A coffee themed wedding, that’s a new one, I wonder what the ceremony hall would look like.

  10. Cris Stone (@kissmytulle)
    October 7th, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    Simply brilliant post from Emmaline Bride on how to plan a coffee wedding:… http://t.co/2sCYy03D

  11. Cris of Kiss My Tulle
    October 7th, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    My best friend works at Starbucks and did a coffee theme for her wedding. Baby blue and coffee brown. Every got mini bags of coffee beans for favors – VERY popular. Plus, the venue smelled amazing!

  12. Allie@HoneyBeeInvites
    October 7th, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    Oh I need all of those adorable coffee mugs! :)

  13. MagnetStreetWeddings (@MagnetStreetWed)
    October 9th, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    How to: Plan a Coffee Themed Wedding http://ow.ly/6Qwnx via @EmmalineBride {Can’t get enough of this. Such adorable ideas!}

  14. Monica montemayor
    October 10th, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    I am so excited about this post. I love coffee…I am really thinking of using this as a bridal shower theme.

  15. Emma | EmmalineBride (@emmalinebride) (@emmalinebride) (@EmmalineBride)
    October 12th, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    @glamourmag Loved your write up. Thanks! Too many coffee drinkers crashed the server but it’s back up now. ;) http://t.co/sYWS5s4u

  16. Emma | EmmalineBride (@emmalinebride) (@emmalinebride) (@EmmalineBride)
    October 12th, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    Phew! Back to normal! I guess too many coffee-obsessed brides were nuts over this post ;) http://t.co/bbZmUOKR feat. today in @glamourmag! ♥

  17. Sarah {A Paper Proposal}
    October 12th, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    WOW! This is a great post! You’ve pretty much thought of everything and then some. Great ideas!

  18. Casey Ardoin (@caseymichele22)
    October 12th, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    What a cute idea! Coffehouse wedding via @EmmalineBride http://t.co/NqypOSl7

  19. Rachel Boatwright (@rachelxcrashes)
    October 12th, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    How to Plan a Coffee Themed Wedding | Emmaline Bride http://t.co/1Ko9k92m via @EmmalineBride too darn cute :) must remember in 5-10 years!!

  20. Diana (@intriguedinrva)
    October 12th, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    How to plan a coffee themed wedding RT @EmmalineBride: @glamourmag http://t.co/VBkZ4wyn

  21. Kaori (@BuckedbytheStar)
    October 13th, 2011 @ 1:37 am

    A coffee shop wedding♥ http://t.co/nCeK1PJh (@fancysamosa)

  22. 0246kenichi (@NENRIN_)
    October 13th, 2011 @ 2:31 am

    ビンにキャンドルが入ってるやつがいいね!RT @BuckedbytheStar: A coffee shop wedding♥ http://t.co/Oma4VGtY (@fancysamosa)

  23. Holly Stern (@HarringtonEvent)
    October 13th, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    It’s a coffee lovers dream! Creative ways to tastefully incorporate coffee into your wedding! http://t.co/TLSSNb62

  24. Nikki A. (@DaysGoneDesign)
    October 14th, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    So I didn’t quite have a Coffee Themed wedding, but my husband did propose at our favorite coffee shop. These… http://t.co/87vMF0Pv

  25. Photogenix
    October 15th, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

    I love this. Would give me an opportunity to mix all 3 of my passions – photography, weddings and coffee.

  26. thomas scibilia
    October 17th, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    the “spray painted coffee beans” are infact “cofee joulies” they cool off and keep coffee at the proper drinking temperature for a long time.

  27. EmmalineBride
    October 17th, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    Thanks for clarifying, Thomas!

  28. Kathy
    October 27th, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    The picture of the silver coffee beans – These are NOT spray painted, these are metal -www.joulies.com/ – these are actually little metal beans for keeping your coffee hot – just a warning, don’t try to spray paint coffee beans silver, they don’t look like this and it ends up a huge mess! ;)

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