15 Creative Wedding Coaster Ideas

One of our favorite handcrafted details for a wedding bar is a bespoke coaster. We’ve seen coasters given as wedding favors, used as escort cards, printed with a thank you message to wedding guests, and used as a unique advice guest book alternative, just to name a few ideas. A coaster is a conversation starter for guests and offers functionality as a drink ‘saver’ or label, as well as to protect a tabletop. As a drink saver, guests can place a coaster above the rim of their glass to signify the drink is still being consumed so it is not bussed. And, as a label, guests can identify a drink as theirs by writing their name on it (these are one example). A wedding coaster can also be used just as a festive addition to your decor. To inspire your reception, we’ve rounded up fifteen creative wedding coaster ideas below. Take a peek and let us know if you plan to use wedding coasters and, if so, tell us what yours will say!

Wedding Coaster Ideas

1. Enjoy Coaster

This wood coaster is perfect for a rustic wedding! We love the elegant calligraphy.

wood wedding coaster enjoy

julie song ink, photo: ryan ray photography via style me pretty

2. Initial Here

For a handcrafted wedding, personalization is key! A coaster like this is one way to show off your new initial.

floral monogram wedding coaster

when it rains

3. Thank You to Parents

We talked about unique ways to thank parents at your wedding recently. This coaster is another fantastic idea!

thank you parents wedding coaster

photo: emma case

4. Polka Dotted

This festive polka dotted monogram coaster is one of our favorites: it can be customized to suit your color palette and shows off your monogram.

polka dotted monogram wedding coaster

dear lc

5. Wedding Coaster Favors

Wrap up a set of coasters and give them to guests as favors.

wedding coaster favors

photo: ryan timm via style me pretty

Here’s an example of coaster wedding favors you can have customized:

custom wedding coaster favors

my little chickadee creations

6. Don’t Take My Drink

Earlier we mentioned how a wedding coaster can be used as a drink saver, when placed on the rim of a glass. This coaster reads, “Please don’t take my drink, I’m dancing”, as one example.

dont take my drink wedding coaster

tea and becky

7. Wedding Advice

Place these wedding advice coasters at the bar and guests can write their well wishes! Plus, you don’t have to fuss with a traditional guest book: this takes the place of one.

advice wedding coaster

david’s bridal

8. Chalkboard

Guests can write their names on these chalkboard coasters so they don’t lose sight of which drink is theirs.

chalkboard wedding coasters

kate aspen

9. Hip Hip Hooray

Gold ‘hip hip hooray’ wedding coasters are a fitting touch to a festive fête.

hip hip hooray wedding coaster

odd daughter paper co.

10. Thank You to Guests

What could be better than heartfelt thank you coasters for wedding guests? Add your own personalized message.

thank you to guests wedding coaster

dinglewood design

11. Photo Save the Date

You can have your engagement photo placed onto a coaster and sent as a unique save the date, well ahead of the big day.

wedding coasters personalized with photo

via evermine

12. Eat Drink & Be Married

We love this modern “eat, drink and be married” coaster set. It ties into nearly any wedding theme you can imagine!

eat drink be married wedding coaster

ruffhouse art

13. Escort Card Coasters

Meet the escort card coaster: it’s an escort card and drink coaster in one! Two birds, one stone.

coaster escort cards wedding

photo: k seidl photo via style me pretty

14. Happily Ever After

Bright and cheery, these happily ever after coasters are a delightful touch.

lived happily ever after wedding coaster

print smitten

15. Save the Date Coaster

Last but not least, this save the date coaster is another favorite way to set the tone of your event and tie in your theme, too.

save the date coaster

fossil letterpress

Which of these wedding coaster ideas is your favorite?

Tell us with a comment below! We’d love to hear from you!

xo,
-E.

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014).You can also find me over at Emmaline Baby & Home.
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  • http://www.occasionsinprint.com Occasions In Print

    These are so great! My favorite are the coasters for guests to give advice and the coasters to put messages for your guests!

  • Laura | Artifact Uprising

    I ADORE this idea! What an incredible idea to have another piece of customization at your wedding. Bravo!

  • Ellie-The Head Chick

    Thank you for including our personalized love bird coasters among all the great coaster creations!