Hiring a venue for your wedding reception is just one tick off your checklist. You're going to have to style every aspect of it to make sure it resonates with your theme — including the wedding bar. The bar is usually centrally located at most wedding venues, which means that you can turn it into a fabulous focal point with plenty of spectacular ideas. Here are a few to get your creative juices flowing:
Extend Your Wedding Theme To The Bar
If you've already planned a theme for your wedding, then you can extend the same idea to the bar. For example, if you're planning a rustic wedding theme with lots of earthy tones, then a timber bar with barrels and tree log displays could work well for you. If you're planning a black tie event, then a marble bar with sleek floral arrangements is the perfect idea for you. If your wedding is more beach-style, then a cabana bar might be a good fit. Consider the materials and colours you're already planning to use for the rest of the wedding venue and find a way to extend them to the bar.
Incorporate a Bar Background
A background for your bar is a great way to characterise the space and really make it yours — and it will look phenomenal in your wedding pictures. The backdrop design can range from just your names to a few images to floral décor. You want to ensure it resonates with your wedding theme for a cohesive appearance overall. For example, a beach wedding bar with surfboards as the background can complete the look beautifully. A black, luxe backdrop for a more formal wedding will also work together. You can choose to be as creative as you like with your bar background to really make it stand out.
Accessorise The Bar
You can really dramatise the bar with accessories to make it really stand out at your wedding venue. You can opt for gorgeous floral arrangements, greenery, lanterns, champagne bottles, fruit bowls, stacked glasses, decorative ice buckets, potted plants and stylish decanters to add some visual interest to the bar. Additional lighting can also accent the bar space beautifully while adding functionality. You'll want to ensure the middle of the counter is clear for serving your guests. Instead you can also use floor space to accessorise the bar the way you want.
Work with wedding hire services to find venues and plan your perfect day. If you have to incorporate a bar on your own, the sky's the limit when it comes to creativity.