A Wedding Trend You (and Your Guests) Will Love: Interactive Bars

Updated 09/10/14

Chalk Shop Events

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.

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.

Candy Apples: A make-your-own caramel apple bar is such a fun idea for a fall wedding.

Popcorn: Offer fresh-popped popcorn with an array of sweet-and-salty seasonings for guests to enjoy throughout the wedding festivities.

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.

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