If you're looking for a way to get wedding guests mixing and mingling, we love the idea of setting up a station offering tasty make-it-yourself treats or interactive activities that will get everyone involved and having fun. It's also a way to surprise your guests and put a personal stamp on the wedding festivities. To help you get inspired, here are some of our favorite creative interactive bar ideas to incorporate into your ceremony or reception.
Biscuits (above): Invite your guests to help themselves to freshly-baked buttermilk biscuits and all the fixings.
Photo: Faye Cahill
Mimosas: A make-your-own mimosa bar brimming with a variety of fruit, juices, and champagne is perfect for a brunch or lunch reception.
Photo: Justin & Marty Photography
Pickles: Surprise your guests during cocktail hour with a bar fully stocked with crunchy pickles of all kinds, from sweet and sour to dill and spicy, along with other pickled veggies like green beans and beets.
Photo: Walter Wilson Studios
Candy Apples: A make-your-own caramel apple bar is such a fun idea for a fall wedding.
Photo: Pen & Paper Flowers
Popcorn: Offer fresh-popped popcorn with an array of sweet-and-salty seasonings for guests to enjoy throughout the wedding festivities.
Photo: Mary Jane Photography
Fresh Herbs: Instead of rice, invite guests to fill a paper cone with fresh herbs like sage, rosemary, and lavender to toss during the recessional.
Confetti: Alternatively, have an interactive confetti bar with jars of colorful glitter and sequins for guests to toss during the recessional or later on the dance floor.