21 Ways to Serve Coffee at Your Wedding
If you're a couple who shares a mutual love for coffee, you're probably looking for a special way to serve the beverage during your wedding. Whether your first date took place in a café or some of your fondest memories include cozying up together with your favorite mugs in hand, your big day wouldn't be complete without a coffee station—especially if the setup offers a personal nod to your relationship.
As luck would have it, there are plenty of ways to share your passion for caffeine with your guests in a meaningful way. If you have a go-to shop, ask them to set up a station at your reception—it's a fun, but subtle nod to the daily routine you've created together. Looking for a streamlined, simple approach? Create a self-serve table with Keurig machines and different flavor K-Cups. Alternatively, reinvent your caffeinated selection in a celebratory way (think coffee with Kahlúa shots or coffee-flavor desserts). Ultimately, how you decide to serve coffee is up to you—but we hope you'll keep this personalized idea in mind: This bride ordered custom coffee cup sleeves by Paperless Post, which displayed her and her husband's names. Searching for more fun monogram moments? Offer lattes decorated with your new initials on top (thanks to cinnamon or chocolate powder).
The best part about this much-loved drink, however, is that it can be served at just about any point in your event. Whether you kick off your evening ceremony with a fresh brew or send guests home with some decaf, you'll find that almost no one says when offered a hot cup of joe.
Display a sign over your coffee station that reads "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Brewed" to attract guests to the setup in a clever wedding-themed way.
If you and your fiancé have a go-to coffee shop, ask them to cater your event. Frau Nora & Herr Max brought their brews to this reception so attendees could get a feel for the couple's favorite hangout spot.
Looking for a unique way to display your new monogram? Hire a barista, like Cappuccino Man, who can sprinkle your crest onto foamy latte tops (using cinnamon or chocolate!) for a presentation that looks as good as it tastes.
Give guests a post-party boost with caffeinated favors, like these from Grady's Cold Brews; the couple personalized them with fun labels that read "Love Is Brewing."
If your favorite coffee shop has a catering cart service, hire them to work your wedding. Bonus points if they bring a little piece of their café to your event. Jubilee Roasting Co., for example, provided this wood and tile bar that was decorated just like their shop.
Use a coffee stand to create a unique décor moment. This setup, rented from Just Brewed Coffee, featured a metal sign and awning that felt decidedly industrial.
Offering coffee from your first date spot is a way to integrate your love story into your big day. That's why this couple asked Not Just Coffee to provide a station for their reception—the addition was a walk down memory lane.
For most brides (and bridesmaids!), caffeine is a must in the getting-ready suite. If you agree, create custom coffee cups for your attendants and pass them out on the morning on the wedding—they're keepsakes they'll actually use.
Coffee Shop Look
Your coffee setup doesn't have to be catered to feel upscale and authentic. Take notes from Storyboard Wedding and The Perfect Palette, who created this wood and metallic display which featured different style Keurig machines. The natural bar and industrial accents gave this station a Brooklyn coffee shop look.
Enhance your big day's rustic aesthetic by transforming an antique wooden dresser into a coffee station. Simply Sera Events designed this setup; she left the drawers open and filled them with flower arrangements by Bela Tulla Floral Studio.
Make like this couple and customize your coffee cup sleeves with messages that call out special members of your wedding party and important family members.
If you and your fiancé are self-proclaimed coffee addicts, use your bar to display your love for one another and the drink. This couple hung a sign by Shimmer and Stain from their station that read, "I love you more than my morning coffee," which was really saying something.
Create an interactive experience for your guests by hiring a barista—this expert came from Public Espresso—to demonstrate different brewing techniques that attendees can recreate at home.
Your guests won't see a coffee-flavor wedding cake coming. Amy Cakes created these espresso chocolate confections, proving there are several ways to reinterpret the drink on your wedding day.
Serve your favorite coffee and food pairing come the dessert hour. This groom ritually drinks made-to-order espresso with crêpes—so that's exactly what Hedge Coffee offered on his big day.
Pass around small coffee mugs during your cocktail hour for a pre-party pick-me-up. Sole East did just that during this interlude; the tiny, easy-to-drink portions were perfect for a quick caffeine boost.
Coffee and Kahlúa shots are a match made in heaven (just like you and your soon-to-be husband or wife!—plus they make for the ultimate dessert cocktail that'll get guests' energy up (and ready for more dancing) after dinner. G Catering & Events prepared these celebratory shooters, complete with a sprinkle-rim, and served them with cookies.