If you are looking for a practical way to entertain your guests you may consider setting up several stations around your wedding reception with “bar” areas that they can help themselves at anytime. A coffee bar is one of the types of stations that can be kept running during your entire reception. Let’s face it, some people enjoy a good cup of coffee before and after their meal, why make them wait for a single cup of coffee right during dessert? And if you are having an autumn or winter wedding, a steaming cup of coffee as they enter the reception will warm them up and keep them awake to kick up their heels for a night of dancing!
What should you include in a coffee and tea bar besides the named beverages? Make sure to supply the bar area with all the little additions that will turn the coffee bar into an extraordinary bar. Don’t just limit yourself to the standard beverages but also include if possible powdered drink mixes such as hot cocoa for the children and young at heart. You could also have the catering hall provide cappuccino, espresso, lattes, or even warm apple cider. Provide extra special touches such as powdered chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla powder, nutmeg, whipped cream, marshmallows, caramel or even chocolate syrup. You could even add stencils in the fun shapes of hearts or other wedding themes so that they can sprinkle a little love into their drinks.
Of course when you have coffee, incorporating a bite of chocolate is always a smashing idea. If you are planning on a coffee bar after your main course, include such treats as bite sized wrapped chocolates, brownies, small muffins, fudge, and other delectables.
Image credits : Kristyn Hogan | Dresser turned tea station : woodnotephotography | Tea and coffee vintage sign : Anna Delores | donuts : Esther Sun Photography | coffee bar & cup of tea : Caroline Tran | pecan pie : stylemepretty | heart shape pies : thisloveofyours.com/