Once you’ve officially exchanged “I dos,” the first thing guests will do is make a beeline for the bar. And since the cocktail bar will be a very popular spot throughout the night, that means it’s an opportunity to add personalized details—i.e. show-stopping design that will impress your guests.
Elevate a standard bar setup by adding some customized details, like your monogram or initials. After all, we love any opportunity to add a personal stamp to the occasion. If you’ve already ordered a custom monogram for, say, your wedding invitations, you could turn the same design into a decal that can be affixed to the front of the cocktail bar. Or, if you’re up for a DIY project, you could fashion your initials out of wood or moss. Need more inspiration? Keep reading for even more stylish ways to customize your bar and ensure that your cocktail hour stands out.
Boxwood Cocktail Bar
To give the reception a modern, English-garden feel, the couple decorated dinner tables with tall, pedestal-style arrangements of greenery to resemble large topiaries; the cocktail bars were decorated with boxwood greens and featured their initials.
DIY Moss Monogram
The groom made these wooden drink stations himself and added the couple’s initials to the front, which he fashioned from moss. One station offered wine and beer, while the other featured a selection of tequila.
Pink and Preppy
The couple drew inspiration for their wedding monogram—a pink-and-white trellis pattern combined with their intertwined initials—from Lilly Pulitzer. The perfectly preppy design was featured throughout the celebration: on their wedding invitations, on the lounge pillows, and on their cocktail bar.