Remember the bar is one of the few places wedding guests will look at all night long. Here, we share our favorite ways to make it something worth seeing at your reception!

When it comes to wedding décor, there are certain details guests will remember and others that don't make a major difference. Since your reception bar is one of the first things friends and family go to, it's worth investing in something beautiful and unique. From draping a pre-existing bar with lush greenery garlands to building a rustic wooden structure for your outdoor reception, we found 17 ideas to serve cocktails in style.

Creating a memorable bar is easier than you could have thought. Whether you're lucky enough to have a picture-perfect built-in bar at your venue or you're creating something entirely from scratch, there are many inspired ways to upgrade your wedding watering hole. To easily transform your reception space's built-in bar, we love the look of oversized glowing letters. If you're hosting a wedding where you need to bring in your own bar tendering station, consider using an antique dresser for a reclaimed look. (It's a great pre-wedding DIY project you and your groom can work on together!) Want to highlight your wedding locale? For a seaside bash, convert a rowboat into a bar counter or use vintage barrels for a vineyard reception. You can also go super simple by decorating with flowers or adorning your bar with handmade chalkboards that serve as the cocktail menu.

Ready to get inspired by these pretty ideas? Then click through to see all our favorite ways to wow your guests as they're grabbing your delicious signature cocktail!

At left: For their romantic outdoor wedding, this couple turned to Found Vintage Rentals to transform an antique dresser into a beautiful, statement-making bar.

Photo: onelove Photography

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