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7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

Hi, loves! Emma here. I’m not lying when I say that coffee ranks pretty high up there in my list of my favorite things. From espresso to cappuccino to Keurig blends (like this, my latest obsession) to pumpkin-spice fall flavors coming out next month, I’d say that coffee is a fascination. Earlier I told our Twitter followers about the funny thing I almost did this morning so you can imagine that coffee is a pretty wonderful start to my everydays. It wakes me up, smells heavenly, and it’s the juice that keeps me going, going, going. So when I saw wedding coffee bar ideas popping up on our Pinterest boards, I knew I had to turn this into an inspiration post. Because, when you get down to it, coffee and weddings are both pretty amazing; add in a few handcrafted touches and the result is awe-inspiring. If you’re a coffee-addict like me, you’ll love these seven things every wedding coffee bar NEEDS to have. Enjoy!

7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs

1. A Stunning Display

First, you need a central table where guests can help themselves to coffee. This is one of my most favorite setups to date:

wedding coffee bar via 7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

photo kristyn hogan via style me pretty

2. Coffee. And a lot of it!

Keep coffee hot in these, which also doubles as a dispenser.

coffee bar wedding perfect blend banner via 7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

photo: bellapop

3. All the Fixin’s

Cream? Sugar? Stirrers? Make sure you’ve got ‘em! (Pssst. Include a small basket for discards.)

coffee bar wedding via 7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

photo: bellapop

4. Coffee Sleeves

While not totally necessary, coffee sleeves are an insanely creative touch, especially when they’re personalized! You can make your own for SUPER CHEAP.

custom coffee sleeves wedding via 7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

DIY Coffee Sleeves

Want to make your own wedding coffee sleeves? DO IT. I saw these and was ready to get my Sharpie marker reader to make ‘em myself. At home. Just for fun.

diy coffee sleeves wedding via 7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

photo of wedding coffee cups: robin proctor photography

o Paper Coffee Sleeves (um, 50 of them for like $2? Sweet.)
o Markers
o Pretty Penmanship + Patience to Write 100+ of Them

Write a custom message (your names, wedding date, or guests’ names and table assignments as makeshift escort cards!) on the sleeve; place over disposable coffee cups (like these). Easy!

5. Coffee Cups

Whether you use mugs…

coffee mug tree wedding coffee bar inspiration via 7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have


… which you can also away as favors…

wedding mug coffee favors via 7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

photo: benjamin photos via bridalhood

… or you use disposable cups (go eco-friendly! use these instead of the others)…

eco friendly disposable coffee cups via 7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

… guests obviously need something to hold their cup of joe.

6. Fun Decor

Add a few decorative touches to draw attention to your coffee bar! Some of my favorites? Apothecary jars filled with whole coffee beans, ‘love is brewing’ or ‘the perfect blend’ banners, or vintage inspired tin coffee signs (like this one and that one, shown below):

coffee bar wedding ideas via 7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

via style me pretty, photo: kate webber

7. A Chalkboard or Sign

Tie it all together with a sign…

love you like coffee in the morning via 7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

via style me pretty, photo: jennifer bergman weddings

… or a chalkboard, for a coffeehouse feel. Add these as a definite crowd-pleaser!

espresso bar chalkboard sign

photo: brianna wilbur via rustic wedding chic

BONUS: Take-home Coffee Bean Favors

And, last but not least, a fun idea we love (whether or not you do a wedding coffee bar) is to have take home coffee favors for guests. These adorable handmade bags by Mavora are perfect!

coffee favor bags


thank you wedding coffee bag


Are you having a coffee bar at your wedding?



4 Creative Ways to Customize Your Bouquet (+ Win!)

Hi, loves! It’s time for another giveaway, but first… have you ever wondered how to customize your bouquet? You can add a personal, handmade spin to nearly every area of your wedding, so why not do the same to your bouquet? Whether you’ve selected fresh floral blooms or a handmade, last-forever bouquet, we’re going to show you how to customize it. Read on to find out four creative ways to customize your bouquet PLUS enter for a chance to win one of them by SparkleSM!

4 Creative Ways to Customize Your Bouquet

1. Wrap it up

Bouquet wraps come in all kinds of shapes, colors, and types, but we’re quite partial to the rhinestone kind! They’re sparkly and handmade and perfect for the bride’s bouquet. These rhinestone bouquet wraps are handmade by SparkleSM.

Customize your bouquet with a crystal bouquet wrap


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Customize your bouquet with a rhinestone bouquet wrap


2. Add heirlooms

If you have heirloom brooches or vintage hat pins from your grandmother, mother, or special member of your family, you can incorporate them into your bouquet design. Just bring them to your florist and ask if they’ll incorporate them to your design.

3. Make your own bouquet

One surefire way to customize your bouquet is by making it yourself! You can have complete customization about what sizes, colors, and types of blooms are added. Plus, you can be very specific on cost. You can do it customize your bouquet for less if you buy wholesale wedding flowers and/or buy flowers in bulk. If you buy flowers that are in season and are in bloom all year around (like roses as one example), you’ll save even more! Not sure how to make your own bouquet? It’s easy to learn! Check out this DIY boho wedding bouquet we shared or get inspired with these DIY bouquet ideas made by real brides.

4. Add a personalized charm

These bouquet charms can be personalized with your initials and the wedding date, as well as a custom stone. We spotted them over at juliethefish designs.

Customize your bouquet with a just love bouquet charm

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Customize your bouquet with a custom wedding bouquet charm

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Giveaway: Customize Your Bouquet with a Wrap

Now that you’ve learned some creative ways to customize your bouquet, it’s time to win one! We’ve teamed up with the lovely SparkleSM to offer a beautiful rhinestone bouquet wrap to one lucky reader. Get the full scoop below!

o Enter between 7/23/14-7/29/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Custom designed and hand sewn, the Emme rhinestone crystal bouquet wrap is the perfect final touch to highlight your bridal bouquet! The Emme design (shown in image below) measures 5″ long, and can be tied either vertically or horizontally depending on the size of the bouquet and overall look.
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/30; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $55; no cash value
o Shipping cost responsibility of winner
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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Bridal Cover Ups for Winter Weddings

As it starts to get ridiculously chilly outside — especially here in the Midwest — we thought it was a great opportunity to share bridal cover ups for winter weddings. When A & I got married, we chose an early December wedding in Michigan. We lucked out with pretty gorgeous weather for winter, along with a little sprinkle of snow as we exited the church after the ceremony. I chose a faux fur stole and it was the perfect accessory to keep my shoulders warm. However, anytime from October through March is anyone’s best guess at how chilly you will or will not be in your wedding gown. And, like Halloween when your mother made you wear a jacket over your costume, no one wants to cover up their gorgeous dress. In this post, you’ll find a few hand-picked suggestions for bridal cover ups that will warm you up without ruining your style. Plus, we’re giving away a wearable item for the bride to wear while running errands, lounging, and wearing on the honeymoon by ArenLace. Read on to find out more…

Bridal Cover Ups

1. Lace Long-Sleeved Bolero

bridal cover ups lace keyhole back

photo: glory by jeannie lee, photo: happymary photography

2. Sequin Jacket

I don’t know where this specific jacket is from, but this sequin jacket is cute. I also love this short sleeved sequin jacket and this cashmere sparkly sweater in charcoal or gold.

bridal cover ups sequin jacket

photo: marianne wilson photography via style me pretty

3. Faux Fur Stole

bridal cover ups faux fur stole

memory store

Or try a pop of color.

bridal cover ups red faux fur stole black faux fur stole

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4. Wrap Sweater

bridal cover ups winter

photo: braedon flynn photographhy

5. Cardigan

bridal cover ups cardigan sweaters

left: via, right: jeff loves jessica

Bridal Cover Ups for Getting Ready

Now that you’ve seen some bridal cover ups for your wedding day, it’s time to win a cover up for getting ready or your honeymoon! Enter for a chance to win a long sleeve off-the-shoulder bridal shirt by ArenLace with your choice of “Bride”, “Wifey”, “I Do”, “Mrs”, or “Engaged” on the front in rhinestones. Choose black, dark grey, light grey, or white. Prize value: $34.95. No cash value. FREE shipping included to the U.S. only. Enter between 11/26-12/2/13 (11:59pm EST). Winner will be randomly selected and announced on this blog post. Winner has 72 hours to respond to email; winner must ‘order’ prize within 6 months. Good luck!


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Happy Planning!