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:
2. Coffee. And a lot of it!
Keep coffee hot in these, which also doubles as a dispenser.
3. All the Fixin’s
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.
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.
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…
… which you can also away as favors…
… 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):
7. A Chalkboard or Sign
Tie it all together with a sign…
… or a chalkboard, for a coffeehouse feel. Add these as a definite crowd-pleaser!
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!
Are you having a coffee bar at your wedding?