Picture this: you’re at your wedding reception and dinner has ended. You just cut your cake with your new spouse; your wedding venue is on schedule to serve plated slices of cake and fresh, piping cups of everyone’s favorite hot beverage: coffee.
This has to be a favorite part of the reception for many guests because, really, is there anything tastier than wedding cake and fresh hot coffee? No, obviously not. :)
If you’re renting cups and saucers, they’ll be placed on the table before the reception begins and there’s a carafe at each table with hot coffee for guests to serve themselves. Guests serve it up, add cream, add a little sugar, boom.
But some coffee lovers? Yeah, they’re looking outside the coffee service train and opting for a more fun, hands-on coffee approach. Let’s discuss the hot coffee trends we’re seeing at wedding receptions, both indoors and outdoors.
Wedding Coffee Cups + Ideas
These hot coffee trends include things like:
1. Giving wedding coffee cups, disposable or re-usable, to guests as favors
One of the most popular ways to add your own personalized touch to your wedding reception is by giving coffee cups for wedding favors. Or even, wedding coffee cups — disposable — that can be used during the wedding reception.
Here are a few examples, starting with wedding coffee cup favors that are glass and reusable. These are a popular choice as favors because they’re so functional. And can you imagine guests waking up every morning and reaching for their new favorite mug — yours! — and remembering your wedding day? That’s what makes them extra-special.
Wedding Coffee Cup Favors
Reusable coffee cups make great favors! You can get these glass mug wedding favors engraved with your names and the date, a favorite saying, phrase, etc. We recommend two places to get your glass wedding favor mugs: Beau-coup and The Custom Gift Company.
First, let’s check out a few examples from Beaucoup. These are stylish and fun coffee mug favors available in bulk. You can see more styles here.
For a different style, check out these wedding coffee cup favors by TheCustomGiftCompany. These are lovely, too! They offer a different style and design; many phrase options are available. You can see the variety here.
See more options here.
Want to buy glass coffee cups in bulk for weddings? You can get these clear styles for a cheap price and add your own DIY touches.
How can you DIY them up? That’s easy! If you have hand-lettering skills, you can use these permanent glass markers to write names of guests. In this way, you can use the coffee cup favors as unique place cards that double as favors.
If your handwriting skills aren’t so great, or you don’t have the patience to write on 100+ cups (ha!) you can add these tags — shown below — instead and tie the tags to the mug handles with twine or ribbon.
Kraft Favor Tags
Get these from SallyFashionStore.
These are available at SallyFashionStore.
And if you simply want to give the coffee mugs as favors, use these easy tags — cheap! from here. Tie them to the mug handles and place the coffee cups at your wedding guest place settings. They’ll look amazing!
Wedding Coffee Cups Disposable
For another option, choose hot coffee cups that are disposable — and personalized! These cups from ForYourParty are designed to use at your wedding coffee bar and make the cutest accents.
You can get these wedding coffee cups from LabelsRUs.
They offer a ton of designs to coordinate with your theme. You can buy wedding cup favors for guests from their shop.
If you’d like to buy wedding coffee cups / disposable sets, you can customize the coffee sleeves with a personalized stamp by SouthernPaperAndInk. I love this idea for anyone who wants to roll up their sleeves and get a little crafty! Just get your custom stamp, like this:
Or choose a different design, like this one by PrintSmitten…
… and then order these coffee wedding cups which are disposable and available in bulk from here.
These bulk disposable wedding coffee cups are a great purchase, have high-ratings, and they’re a perfect 8 oz size. The 200-pack of cups include coffee cups, sleeves, and lids. See it here.
2. Setting up an amazing wedding coffee bar
You can also get eco-friendly birch wood coffee stirrers for your bar here.
Short on space? Need to make your own coffee bar table? Here’s one we spotted, which you’ll love to use again at home. I know I’d love one of these! By Vasagle.
Add this accent sign: you’ll use it again at home! By BurntJuly.
Planning more of a modern style vs. rustic? Opt for this acrylic sign by EvergreenDesignSigns as an alternate style.
3. Serving up specialty + insanely delicious coffee brews
This may involve setting up a special coffee machine set up for instant coffee, like these k-cups in a large Keurig® maker set up on a separate table.
By the way, we highly recommend Tayst k-cups to serve up at your wedding. I’m a bit of a coffee nerd and I’ve tried them myself; they’re truly delicious and have just the right taste.
According to their website, they’re made from superior coffee beans that are roasted fresh and packed into compostable pods. Yep, the compostable pods work in your same machine but won’t add to plastic waste! The bio-based materials the grounds are packed in give nutrients back to the soil and reduces plastic waste in our landfills. Win-win. (Find out more about how the Tayst coffee pod is constructed here.)
Some couples set up a machine to make guests’ choice of instant coffee or even fancier cappuccinos or espressos at-the-ready.
And it’s moments like these when you can’t, you absolutely mustn’t, forget the frother!
4. Sending home coffee wedding favors with your guests
Some popular coffee favors include:
• Whole beans inside these personalized coffee bags
You can source whole coffee beans from here. The bags are designed to keep your coffee fresh, so that’s a huge bonus!
• Single coffee pods inside a burlap bag
You can make your own coffee favors: order a large quantity of biodegradable k-cups from Tayst here.
Then, place one inside a burlap favor bag — like these in bulk — for very little waste and a sweet little take-home gift. We like this combination because Tayst is so good about limiting waste, so it goes hand-in-hand with their compostable pods.
5. Creating a coffee and donut bar
A donut bar is easy to set-up! You can offer donuts on a wall, on a stand, or in take-home favor bags. But listen to me, the donuts almost never make it home, they get eaten way ahead of time. :)
You can get any of the needed donut bar set up accessories, shown below, from ZCreateDesign.
If you’re sending guests with take-home favors of donuts, get these favor bags which are grease-resistant, personalized, and highly-rated.
And if you prefer a different style, these donut favor boxes are SO CUTE! By LilLoveBugsEvents.
Along with your donut bar, you’re going to need take-home cups of coffee.
Here is the shortlist for where to buy disposable wedding coffee cups we found (pictured earlier in this blog post).
Buy Wedding Coffee Cups Disposable
Glass Wedding Mug Favors
Get them from:
And we highly recommend the SAMPLER BOX FOR $8: get your very own Tayst Trial box for only $8 for a limited time!
We hope this article helps you as you pick out wedding coffee cups disposable or reusable for your reception! We also shared some other fun ideas like how to give coffee favors and how to package them.
After all this talk about coffee, how about trying some fresh coffee at home? You can get an awesome sample box from those eco-friendly pods we mentioned by Tayst here. You will not be disappointed: this coffee tastes awesome! And I’m picky about coffee, so that’s saying a lot. :)
• Click here to try a sampler box!
Coffee Pods or Ground Coffee Gifts
Coffee pods and monthly subscriptions make great gifts. So if you already love coffee, we recommend going with a bigger assortment, like their gift boxes.
Here’s one we received to sample from Tayst and wow, the packaging, the coffee, the mug, the tote bag — everything! — was 100% amazing.
And there you have it: the best wedding coffee cups disposable / reusable, where to buy coffee favors + how to make your own, where to source compostable coffee pods, ground coffee, and more; and lastly, where to get a great coffee sampler box or gift box for coffee lovers.
Oooh, we’re crazy about coffee here, as you can see! So, let us know if you have any questions about wedding coffee cups, favors, or setting up your coffee bar in the comment box below or contact us. We’re here to help!