1.28.2010

{DIY} Beverage Stand

I am completely enthralled with DIY beverage stands. From a self-constructed lemonade stand pre-ceremony, to 'serve yourself' pre-mixed elixirs at the reception, the possibilities are endless.

Pre-ceremony, try serving yellow or pink lemonade (spring), peach iced tea (summer), apple cider (fall), egg nog, or hot chocolate (winter). Display clear plastic cups, small glasses, or mason jars next to your drink dispenser(s). For an extra-chic touch, offer drinking straws or stirrers.


To save yourself a bartender at your home reception, try pre-mixing a few 'signature' drinks and set them up in beverage dispensers so that your guests may help themselves. This works especially well for backyard receptions. Here are some ideas of which I am especially fond:


A rustic, self-constructed lemonade stand is given a dose of country charm with mason jars, wildflowers, and a hand-painted sign.
Credit:
JK Photography


What could be better than cookies? Cookies with drinks! Give your guests options by offering multiple drink choices, and switch it up with ladles in top-opening jars. A colorful banner gives your beverage stand some character.
Credit:
One Love Photo



Chalk boards are a cute way to announce your beverage stand, and a hand-sewn linen adds a cheery focal point to an otherwise simple display.
Credit:
Fred Marcus Photography

Paper straws and vintage milk bottles make any drink irresistable.
Credit:
ModernLola (for drinking straws)



Tie the knot with these adorable knotted drinking straws.
Credit:
Martha Stewart Weddings



Save money (and look marvelous doing it) with a DIY reception bar. Pre-mixed drinks allow guests to pour their own and act as their own bartenders.
Credit:
Project Wedding

Stay tuned tomorrow for a hand-picked selection of the most unique (and affordable) beverage dispensers on the worldwide web!

bonafidebride

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the last ones! Do you know where I can get them?

BridalHood said...

Loving paper straws - we'll have those at our picnic the next day!

bonafidebride said...

I am glad you like them! I will post some great beverage dispensers tonight.

I, too, love paper straws. They always seem to turn a glass into a Glass, with a capital G.

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