Summer Wedding Drinks

Instead of your standard beverage offerings, why not add a little charm and some fun to your summer wedding nuptials with creative drink options? Here are five fun and whimsical ideas to cool down guests on a hot summer’s day:

Juice Bar: Refresh overheated guests with an assortment of fresh juices in various flavors. This works great for a brunch reception, but can be a fun and unique option for afternoon or evening gatherings as well. For a more mature option, offer liquor mix-ins to allow guests to sip on a refreshing libation, like screwdrivers, mimosas, or vodka cranberry.

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Lemonade Stand: Add some rustic charm to an outdoor wedding or reception with an old-fashioned lemonade stand, complete with hand-painted wood signs and a tip jar. In addition to standard lemonade, offer lemon-inspired cocktails, like Lemon Drops, Lemon Martinis, Hard Lemonade, or Lemonade Sangria. To add a bit of whimsy, leave bowls of quarters on every table so guests can “buy” their drinks at the stand.

Soda Bottles: Stir up feelings of nostalgia by serving a variety of sodas in old-school glass bottles. Set up a few rustic metal beverage tub and put bottles on ice, or create a colorful display with fruit-flavored sodas.

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Ice Cream Concoctions: Cap off the night with a sweet treat by offering guests a variety of ice cream-laden drinks, including milkshakes, ice cream floats, and homemade cream sodas.Kellie Kano Photography

Coffee Bar: Providing coffee for your guests isn’t a new idea by any means, but you can cool down on a warm summer day by offering a variety of iced varieties. At the very minimum, iced coffee is a great refreshing option, but depending on complex your coffee bar is, you can also offer iced espresso drinks or blended coffee smoothies.