Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday's Montage: Beverage Bars for your Wedding

Smaller weddings make ambitious projects more doable since there are less people to accommodate. One way to really wow your guests is to offer one or more beverage bars. You can set something up for just about any type of drink – coffee and tea, sweet treats like floats or milkshakes, juice bars, and even grown-up concoctions including martini bars.

The most important thing to remember when setting up a beverage bar is to include enough different options so that it’s fun - but not so many that it’s overwhelming.

Coffee and Tea tables should feature different coffees, espresso and lattes, as well as hot water with bowls of tea bags available. 

Put out cream, sugar cubes, fancy liqueurs and even flavoured syrups Don't forget toppers like freshly-whipped cream and shakers filled with cocoa, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Small bowls of garnishes that include cinnamon sticks and shaved chocolate add a nice touch.

More complicated beverage bars for indulgences like floats and milkshakes are manned better by a professional. 

Different flavours of soda and ice cream can be dolled out by a hired bartender to alleviate messes and confusion. Also be sure to offer seltzer water, whipped cream, sprinkles, syrups, cherries, and vintage striped bendy straws.

Cocktail bars could be self served as seen below, If you’re putting out a martini bar, offer up a variety of garnishes like olives, pearl onions, orange and lemon slices, lychees, carved radishes, and even edible flowers. 

Have your bartender create a signature martini for extra pizazz. Great opportunity to show off personal napkins too!


By Jayleen Deelman, Associate Planner with DreamGroup Productions

Jayleen Deelman has been with DreamGroup for 2 years and after proving herself as our Star Wedding Coordinator now takes on the role of Loving Planner. Jayleen is upbeat, good natured, and always smiling. She is attentive and with her passion for everything weddings she is key in carrying out a fluid and enjoyable wedding day experience. Clients adore her sweet disposition and her desire to make their wedding a memory they will never forget.

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