If you’re wanting to take a slightly different approach to the traditional post-ceremony drinks reception or are looking for ways in which you can jazz up your evening celebrations; a wedding drinks station may be just the thing to excite and delight both you and your guests.
From buckets of bottles to make-your-own cocktails, your drinks station can be as lavish or laid-back as you choose. It is yours to envisage in the way you feel best reflects you both and how you want your special day to be, although with so many creatively thirst-quenching ideas out there, you may struggle to choose just one…
For a fun and fruity twist on the traditional champagne reception, a bellini bar is a simple and sophisticated solution. Choose two or three or your favourite fruit purees for you and your guests to top with fizz and there you have it - bellini bar ready!
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For a more casual option that is sure to please the crowd, you could create lots of smaller drinks stations in the form of bottle-filled ice buckets. From beer to mini fizz bottles; alcopops to soft drinks, these smaller stations can be adapted to suit all tastes and ages.
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If you have a particular tipple that reminds you of a special time you enjoyed together, a wedding drinks station is the perfect way to share it with your friends and family. This is a lovely idea for a unique wedding drinks reception, as it really kick-starts the day on a personal (and hopefully delicious!) note.
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Your Cocktail Creation
Alternatively, why not create a bespoke cocktail especially for your wedding day? Using ingredients and flavours that are significant to you both, you can enjoy inventing – and of course, testing – a unique concoction that is reflective of your relationship.
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Soft Drink Stands
For your younger guests and those who fancy a refreshing sip without the boozy kick, soft drink stands are a great idea. From fruit infused water to sweetened iced tea; cloudy lemonade to creamy milkshakes, there is a delicious array of different thirst-quenchers you can offer.
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A particularly popular choice for Summer Weddings; G&T stations offer you and your guests the chance to choose from a selection of different gins, mixers and garnishes to create your perfect pick-me-up. This works really well as a reception drink alternative or as a way to welcome your evening guests and kick-start the party!
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Be it tea, coffee, hot chocolate or all three, a brew bar is the perfect station for your guests to enjoy after the wedding breakfast, or even alongside dessert – and for those who are craving slightly more of a kick, you could always offer a nip of something stronger…
If a drinks station appeals to you and your wedding vision, you may also want to consider a Food Station. You’ll find a whole host of interactive and innovative ideas around this in our selection of Food Station Ideas.