Who couldn't use a little pick-me-up after the reception or even the morning after?
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Calling all coffee addicts! Give wedding guests (and yourself!) a little pick-me-up at your wedding. You can serve coffee at cocktail hour or at the end of your reception to keep the party going all night long. Here, we round up our favorite ways couples served a cup of joe on their big day.
Morning-After Coffee Surprise
Guests at this wedding received coffee and lemon-lavender doughnuts when they returned for their cars the morning after the reception.
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Coffee To Go
Guests were given porcelain to-go coffee cups at this Washington wedding, which they filled with either tea or Stumptown Coffee.
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For a late-night jolt at their reception in Sundance, Utah, this couple served doughnuts and spiked coffee.
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Here's a clever idea for a coffee wedding favor: Brown paper bags filled with coffee beans and sealed with a "Love at first sip" sticker label.
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Starbucks To Go
Since this couple was getting married in Washington State, the birthplace of Starbucks, it was pretty much a given that the classic coffee shop would show up somewhere at the wedding. They included the brand's iced coffee to go in their guests' welcome bags.
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New Year's Eve Coffee
At their New Year's Eve wedding, this couple served coffee just before midnight to keep the party momentum going. The cute napkins read, "Up all night," which all of the guests definitely were!
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Seattle-Themed Welcome Box
This couple's Seattle-themed welcome box included a locally made votive holder, two mini bottles of Champagne, a guide to the city, hand-colored chocolates, an in-palette Glassybaby candle holder, and of course, a Starbucks card to use at Pike Place, the chain's original location.
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One of the best ways to serve coffee? In dessert form, of course. The affogato is just a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato with hot espresso poured on top—and trust us, it's delicious.
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This coffee bar, manned by Drip Coffee, used to be a wooden piece of the bride's grandmother’s china cabinet. The bar entertained guests and gave the couple another opportunity to incorporate their wedding logo—onto the coffee-cup sleeves.
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Local Coffee Favors
Coffee favors are even more meaningful when sourced from the wedding location or the bride or groom's hometown, like these beans, which were given to guests along with a baseball cap and the bride's blackberry-thyme jam.
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Don't want to mess with the drink in liquid or bean form? Opt for cute coffee mug favors, like these from Red Wing Stoneware, which friends and family can fill up later with their own blend of choice. Bonus: Include a cellophane bag filled with homemade cookies, and you'll win over coffee and cookie lovers alike.
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Instead of (or in addition to!) wedding cake, serve these mini mocha ice cream cakes by contributing editor and pastry chef Jason Schreiber, which look like cappuccinos, tastes like heaven, and give guests a late-reception energy boost—no additional milk, cream, or sugar required.
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