7 Cocktail Bars With Monogram Details

Remind 'em whose wedding it is, after all

Updated 02/24/18

Photo by Mike Cassimatis

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.

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Citrus-Themed Monogram

Jacqui Cole Photography

For their Florida nuptials, this couple incorporated an elegant citrus theme that included a botanical-style monogram that was featured throughout the wedding, including on the cocktail bar and on the cover of their ceremony programs.

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Boxwood Cocktail Bar

Aaron & Jillian Photography

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.

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Monogram with Wreath

Aaron & Jillian Photography

At this Charleston wedding, the couple’s cocktail bar was placed beneath a towering live oak tree; the clean, white bar fronts were personalized with the couple’s initials in gold, surrounded by a pretty wreath.

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DIY Moss Monogram

Ali + Julie

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.

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Pink and Preppy

Abby Jiu Photography

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.

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Round Cocktail Bar with Monogram

Mike Cassimatis

This couple’s cocktail hour took place outdoors amid a formal garden setting. The round bar served as the centerpiece for the evening, and was styled with fresh flowers, trailing greenery, and the couple's monogram.

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Marquee Letters

Elizabeth Messina

For a more hip, modern look, top a glossy-black cocktail bar with oversize marquee letters in a retro-style font.

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